Alliance to Save Energy has a resource page on multifamily housing with some great information.

 

As demand for apartments and condos rises, builders and building owners of multifamily buildings are prioritizing energy efficiency to make their properties especially attractive and affordable.

Rising Need for Multifamily Housing

Multifamily buildings – which usually consist of five or more units – make up about 18% of the nation’s housing. That percentage is growing because:

  • Over 80% of multifamily housing units are rented, and the number of people looking for rental apartments is growing due to uncertainty in home values, limited finances and the need for flexibility in the event of relocation.
  • Cost-conscious home buyers are turning to condos instead of single-family homes for their cheaper purchase price, utilities and transportation costs.
  • Multifamily housing often is closer to the office, stores and entertainment than single-family homes.

Read more at: Energy Efficient Multifamily Housing

 

 

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