The Green Room: Rental Housing in Washtenaw County and Wasted Energy: Who Pays?
Energy conservation is low-hanging fruit--no new technology, power plants or pipelines are required. But it can be a stubborn nut to crack if there is no financial motivation to conserve, and the question of motivation all depends on who pays the bills.
- www.A2Energy.org: Pages of resources devoted to both landlords and renters.
- City of Ann Arbor Ordinance requiring that a budget plan for heating bills be submitted to all prospective tenants.
- www.greenleaselibrary.com: Green leases align the financial and energy incentives of building owners and tenants so they can work together to save money and conserve resources.
- A Renter's Guide to Energy Efficiency