How Madison Wisconsin Incentivizes Energy Efficiency in Student Housing How Madison Wisconsin Incentivizes Energy Efficiency in Student Housing
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How Madison Wisconsin Incentivizes Energy Efficiency in Student Housing

by K Walters

February 27, 2013

At Focus-UW we are working on persuading off-campus rental property owners to make their housing more energy efficient to create a market of sustainable housing options for students living at University of Wisconsin-Madison. A roadblock our campus currently faces is the fact that students in Madison generally live in off-campus housing or apartments for only one or two years. Therefore, rental property owners do not see how engaging in environmentally sustainable practices or making their properties more energy efficient will be of any benefit to them. At the same time, for the students who desire to live in more environmentally friendly housing, there is no easily accessible database that exists for them to find information about the energy efficiency or sustainability of properties off campus.

original image (cc) flickr user Peter Alfred Hess

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How Madison Wisconsin Incentivizes Energy Efficiency in Student Housing