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HUD Awarded With The Smart Energy Decisions 2023 Diversity, Inclusion, And Equity Award

The award recognizes organization-wide initiatives to promote Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), with a special emphasis on enhancing and promoting energy and sustainability programs.

September 26, 2023

The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Public Housing has been awarded with the Smart Energy Decisions (SED) 2023 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award. The award was received by Dr. Charles Marshall, HUD’s energy director on behalf of his team. 

HUD’s Secretary Marcia L. Fudge said, “HUD is honored to receive the Smart Energy Decisions’ 2023 DEI Impact Award for our efforts in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in clean energy. HUD has worked hard to build an agency that affirmatively reflects the real world we live in. Our strategic efforts to expand diversity, equity, and inclusion are the foundation of our agency and will continue to evolve and grow in the future.”

Nominations for DEI projects and key figures were sourced from various sectors including commercial, industrial, institutional, and government. A committee of industry peers and experts chose the winners from seven categories.

Smart Energy Decisions is the first web-based information source solely dedicated to addressing the informational needs of large power customers ranging from commercial, government organizations, industrial education and healthcare institutions. The primary purpose of SED is to deliver analysis, news, research, and opinion via newsletters and events to enable the community to make better decisions. Their goal is to bring change in favor of dramatic energy transformation taking place in the electric power market impacting the customers, utilities, and suppliers.

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Department of Housing and Urban Development. “HUD Earns Smart Energy Decisions’ 2023 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award”. Department of Housing and Urban Development, September 20, 2023,


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