Tag: energy efficiency

Absolute zero

Decades of underinvestment and underbuilding continue to deepen a national housing shortage decoupled from demand since the 1980s. This was recently underscored by a...
renewable energy for net-zero buildings

Five technologies that will enable net-zero for buildings

With the Biden administration setting aggressive goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, building owners and operators should expect increasing emphasis on energy efficiency in...
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Rate Desk May 7, 2020

 May 7, 2020 edition of Yield PRO TV Rate Desk with Michael Thomas. Getting to a green property by leveraging rebates, local requirements and...

Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act and renewal of Tax Provisions on energy efficiency

NMHC and NAA strongly support the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act and signed onto a recent coalition letter that signals support for the Act....
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Measuring Multifamily LEED Certifications

A report by RentCafe examines the extent to which the multifamily housing industry has adopted energy efficiency in its buildings. It uses LEED (Leadership...

LED lights the way to savings

The price for LED (light emitting diode) bulbs has plummeted more than 90 percent since 2008 and today’s bulbs use 70 to 90 percent...
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California mandates solar panels for new apartments

Today the California's Energy Commission in a unanimous 5-0 vote mandated the installation of solar panels on every new home and low-rise apartment building. The...

Buy or rent your property lighting?

From the first utterance of “Let there be light,” to dramatically altering civilization with the prevalence of electricity, light has always been significant to...

H2O Degree’s new catalog features utility management, leak detection, submetering, thermostat control and reporting...

H2O Degree, the leading supplier of utility management products for multifamily facilities for over a decade, announces a new 60-page catalog, “Utility Management Solutions...

Energy update

Given the drag higher energy costs can have on net operating income, more multifamily owners and managers are zeroing in on reducing energy use...

Why is Apple getting into the energy business?

Your company may not be going as fully or directly into the business as Apple, but you may soon want to join the ranks...

Making sense of the new refrigerant and energy guidelines

In 1987, the Montreal Protocol was introduced after finding that man-made chemicals, specifically chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), were creating a hole in the ozone layer. This...

Getting inside multifamily’s utility management operation

“In many states we’re seeing an increase in the trend to mandate submetering for any residential and commercial new building construction. Around eight states...

Lightening the load

Speed Queen, Whirlpool and Maytag all offer laundry systems that also have less impact on the environment than previous models, while making life easier...

Walking on sunshine

The recently released MIT study, “The Future of Solar Energy,” takes an in-depth look at the solar power industry, and provides up-to-date information on...

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