1. While I applaud the HUD effort to reduce energy demand in Senior Housing the challenge comes with lighting levels. Seniors require on average 8 to 10 times more lighting due to decreasing eyesight with age. Unfortunately no one seems to want to address this. USGBC is an example of blindly forging forward with the LEED program ignoring the reality of all segments of our society. We are all working hard, A/E and the Construction industry to conserve energy and reduce the impact to our environment but we have a responsibilty to ALL segments of society most importantly our aging population.

  2. Then why is HUD recapturing housing authority reserves and why is Congress cutting the capital fund budgets of Authorities both of which could be use to pay for this.