17 May '18, 8am

7 ways cities can encourage better energy performance in rentals

Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) released a new report, "Better Rentals, Better City: Smart Policies to Improve Your City's Rental Housing Energy Performance (PDF)," which aims to inform city leaders on mechanisms that can boost energy performance improvements in rental housing that benefit tenants, landlords, community leaders and the environment. While much of RMI's research and analysis on home energy performance has focused on real estate transactions to stimulate the market for home energy upgrades, existing rental housing upgrades remain a critical yet unaddressed issue in reducing the overall footprint of the residential sector in a particular city and nationally — given that 37 percent the U.S. housing stock is rented. Plus, for many of us, poorly performing rentals are all too familiar. For many of us, poorly performing rentals are all too familiar. When I was in co...

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