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Ordinances to enable energy efficiency in rental housing in the United States

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dc.contributor.advisor Harvey Michaels. en_US
dc.contributor.author Coleman, Patrick J., M.C.P. (Patrick Joseph). Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Urban Studies and Planning. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us--- n-us-ma en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-11-01T19:57:06Z
dc.date.available 2011-11-01T19:57:06Z
dc.date.copyright 2011 en_US
dc.date.issued 2011 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/66882
dc.description Thesis (M.C.P.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Urban Studies and Planning, 2011. en_US
dc.description Cataloged from PDF version of thesis. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 138-144). en_US
dc.description.abstract Improved energy efficiency in rental housing is important from the perspectives of environmental, economic, and social policy, but upgrades to such buildings lag those of owner-occupied properties. With myriad reasons to improve the efficiency of this sector, this thesis seeks to better understand the barriers and strategies to achieve this goal. This research was inspired by recent partnerships among municipalities, community-based organizations, and utilities in Massachusetts, which create a new medium to serve the rental sector. Upon investigation of the policies of five jurisdictions throughout the United States, this thesis finds that well designed policies may 1) establish a minimum standard of energy efficiency in rental properties, 2) enable energy efficiency program administrators to focus attention beyond basic measures to deeper retrofits, and 3) facilitate the valuation of energy efficiency in housing markets. Additionally, this research presents a cross-cutting analysis of policy options, highlights key elements, and offers suggestions to complement existing efforts in Massachusetts, such as these partnerships, to improve the energy efficiency of rental properties. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Patrick J. Coleman. en_US
dc.format.extent 144 p. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.rights M.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.rights.uri http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582 en_US
dc.subject Urban Studies and Planning. en_US
dc.title Ordinances to enable energy efficiency in rental housing in the United States en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree M.C.P. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Urban Studies and Planning. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 758249326 en_US


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