Federal Agencies Request Data Transparency from Utility Companies

HUD, DOE, and EPA write joint letter pushing for free and public utility data

Leaders from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Department of Energy (DOE), and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sent a joint letter to prominent national utility companies this week, requesting that the companies make their data on the utility usage of multifamily housing free and readily available to the public. 

Most utility companies do not currently share whole-building utility information with multifamily housing residents. The federal agencies stated that easy-to-access utility data could help multifamily residents accurately assess their current utility usage to decide whether energy-efficient solutions are right for them.

“Thanks to the President’s Inflation Reduction Act, we are investing billions in much-needed energy efficiency upgrades at the properties where many of our most vulnerable populations call home,” said HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge. “In order to do that, we need to provide the properties we serve with accurate data. Today, we join the DOE and EPA to ask utility companies to help us by making information available on energy and water usage for all.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For officials in the EPA, DOE, and HUD as they seek to ensure access to utility costs for potential multi-family housing residents.
  • For wisdom for Secretary Fudge as she collaborates with other department secretaries on housing issues.

Sources: Department of Housing and Urban Development

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