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October 2013 Energy Awareness Month

For Immediate Release

Contact:  Charla Jackson Peter

October 9, 2013

(502) 564-7630, ext. 454

October 2013 Energy Awareness Month

Kentucky Housing Corporation Highlights Home Energy Awareness at Kentucky Affordable Housing Conference

Frankfort, KY, Oct. 9, 2013 – Kentucky Housing Corporation highlighted the advantages of home energy improvements in one of the session tracks on the first day of its Oct. 9-10 Kentucky Affordable Housing Conference in Lexington to coincide with Gov. Steve Beshear proclaiming October as “Energy Awareness Month in Kentucky.”

Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson presented the proclamation as part of his presentation during the opening session of the conference.

“Issues of energy, the environment and the economy are intertwined in the challenges for quality education, jobs, the health of our citizens and a competitive workforce,” said Lt. Gov. Abramson. “That is why Energy Awareness Month is the perfect time to recognize some of the common-sense actions each of us can do to save energy, save money, help our economy and improve the environment.”

Gov. Beshear’s energy strategy, Intelligent Energy Choices for Kentucky’s Future, establishes a statewide goal to meet 25 percent of Kentucky’s energy needs through increased energy efficiency, conservation and the use of renewable energy resources by the year 2025.

“Investing in home energy improvements is one of the soundest investments a homeowner can make for the longevity of the home,” said Richard L. McQuady, chief executive officer of Kentucky Housing Corporation.  “Through the partnerships in support of KY Home Performance, homeowners can get a detailed report that shows where the home is losing energy and what improvements will provide the most energy savings and comfort.  Whether it is a home rehabilitation or including energy efficiency measures in the construction of a home, having an energy strategy will make a positive impact on the lives of Kentuckians.”

During his remarks to the conference audience, Lt. Gov. Abramson recognized three successful statewide energy programs – the Kentucky School Boards Association, which has brought cost-savings measures to schools through the School Energy Managers Program; the Kentucky Department for Local Government’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Initiative, which helps local governments make improvements to public facilities and save money in times of lean budgets; and the Kentucky Housing Corporation’s Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program.

For many years, KHC has provided resources, guidance and financial assistance to help make homes comfortable and affordable. 

For more information about Kentucky’s energy and environment programs, visit . For information relating to ENERGY STAR:

For more information about KY Home Performance, visit


Kentucky Housing Corporation, the state housing finance agency, was created by the 1972 General Assembly to provide affordable housing opportunities.  As a self-supporting, public corporation, Kentucky Housing offers lower-than-market rate home mortgages, housing production financing, homeownership education/counseling, rental assistance, housing rehabilitation, and supportive housing programs for special needs populations.

Kentucky Housing Corporation prohibits discrimination in employment based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, age, disability, or familial or veteran status.