The greater New York-New Jersey area has more than 2,800,000 apartment units that make up 37 percent of the total housing stock. Despite multi-family units being a sizable chunk or real estate in and around the Big Apple, energy efficiency spending in that sector equates to just 2 percent of the total for all energy-efficiency programs.
The meager rate of investment still earned the New York region a title as one of the leaders in multi-family energy efficiency, according to a new report from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy: Scaling up Multifamily Energy Efficiency Programs: A Metropolitan Area Assessment.
The report creates a baseline for the relatively sad state of multi-family energy efficiency programs across the U.S. Boston and Austin were the only two cities where program dollars that go to multi-family accounted for more than 10 percent of the overall spend.
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