Tag: split-incentives

December 14, 2008

Retrofitting Existing Affordable Housing

Here are three questions from a student at Rutgers who was working on a paper about the costs, benefits, and barriers of retrofitting affordable housing to improve energy efficiency: Are the tenants of green affordable homes seeing true savings? Are they increasing awareness about other environmental issues to communities that normally wouldn’t? How are policies creating incentives for developers to build green when the savings goes mostly to the tenants? These are good questions and ones that are difficult to get definitive (or in my case, short) answers. (more…)