Presentation on theme: "Energy Services for Tenants 2011 LIFE Regional Meetings."— Presentation transcript:
Energy Services for Tenants 2011 LIFE Regional Meetings
The Landlord Property may be investment, not home Current investment climate not conducive to energy efficiency improvements Market is generally indifferent to energy efficiency improvements Landlord may be physically remote from properties Landlord may have had bad experiences or mistrust tenants Landlord may not understand tenants
The Tenant Tenants may care little about condition of property Tenants don’t wish or can’t afford to pay high cost of energy efficiency improvements Low income tenants may not understand their rights and be afraid to make waves Tenants may have had bad experiences or mistrust landlords Tenants may not understand landlords
Landlord – Tenant Relationship Legal/Professional Relationship Lease Agreements – Oral or Written Mandatory Obligations Paying Rent Promptly Providing Heat and Hot-Water Taking Care of the Living Space Social Relationship Getting along as neighbors Maintaining mutual respect, even with conflict
Energy Efficiency Programs Energy efficiency programs are available: Weatherization Assistance Program EmPower New York Assisted Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Multifamily Performance Program
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