Study of energy use by low-income residents

Study of energy use by low-income residents demonstrates benefits of green building: High Point residents spend at least $200 less per year on water and energy – Cedar River Group’s study of the beneifts of green building in a Seattle Housing Authority building is featured in SHA’s newsletter. The article quotes Tom Byers of Cedar River Group: “The thing that struck me most was the realization that three elements will be needed to achieve the nation’s goals for conservation and greenhouse gas reduction: 1) capital investment by property owners and developers; 2) day to day actions on the part of those who live and work in the buildings; and 3) wise public policies that bring these forces into alignment.”