Research Tags: Green Building

Lifting the High Energy Burden in America’s Largest Cities

A report by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy shows that low income households, renters, and African American households face greater energy cost burdens than higher income households, homeowners, and white households.

The Impact of Energy Efficient Design and Construction on LIHTC Housing in Virginia

Housing Virginia and Virginia Tech's Center for Housing Research released this 2014 study that demonstrates the impact of energy efficient construction requirements in affordable rental housing. The report shows that the average resident of an energy efficient apartment saves $54 per month on their electricity bill, which amounts to $648 annually.

Home Energy Efficiency and Mortgage Risks

A 2013 report from the UNC Center for Community Capital exploring correlative data between energy efficient certified homes and mortgage default rates. This is the first academic study on this topic.