Publications

Publications

Utility Customer Systems for Landlords


Abstract: Published in July 2017. Commissioned by the NRDC, this document is intended to help utilities assess the attributes and functionality needed for a Landlord Portal as part of their customer-facing website. A Landlord Portal is an online interface — a series of webpages — that provides tools, information, and services needed by utility customers who own and operate multi-tenant buildings, such as offices and apartment buildings.
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Multifamily Housing Resiliency Audits


Abstract: Published in August 2016. Climate change resiliency strategies have the potential to work in tandem with energy efficiency and other climate change mitigation efforts. Increased building resiliency provides tangible and intangible benefits such as safety, comfort, cost savings, and durability. In the wake of severe weather events that disproportionately affected low-income communities and multifamily housing, New Ecology, Inc. has developed a multifamily resiliency audit protocol to complement our energy and water audit protocol. The purpose of the audit is to provide concrete, actionable recommendations that enable building owners to make improvements to resist damage from severe weather and to recover more quickly with less cost and harm should damage occur.
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The Costs & Benefits of Green Affordable Housing


Abstract: Published in 2005. “The Costs & Benefits of Green Affordable Housing” is a systematic study that evaluates the costs and benefits of greening in the affordable housing sector. We surveyed green affordable housing projects around the country and conducted detailed case study analyses of the costs and benefits of 16 projects for which adequate data was available. Green building continues to evolve as a robust movement to create high-performance, energy-efficient structures that improve occupant comfort and well-being while minimizing environmental impacts.
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