Energy Usage Study Features Bright Power


EnergyScoreCardsTM is featured in this study analyzing whole building utility usage databases for the nation’s multifamily housing stock. The study was conducted by Recap Real Estate Advisors, a respected provider of financial and advisory services for multifamily rental housing, with funding support from Living Cities and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

Multifamily Utility Usage Data: Issues and Opportunities
by Todd Trehubenko and Deidre Schmid
June 16, 2011

“This report demonstrates the need for more data collection, not simply for the sake of having more data, but to provide information that is useful in helping to move the industry forward,” said Ben Hecht, President and CEO of Living Cities. “This type of data would be helpful to lenders as part of their underwriting processes and helpful to owners as they are making critical decisions about efficiency plans. It would help to bring about a major change in the way that business is done as it relates to housing energy efficiency.” Press release from Living Cities, July 21, 2011.

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