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Strategy of the Month: Location Efficiency and Housing Type

Strategy of the Month
August 2011   
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This month, we highlight a recent study — funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — that examines how housing type and location influence household energy consumption. Some of the key findings include:

  • Housing location and type have a major impact on household energy consumption;
  • Households residing in multifamily homes located near public transit consume substantially less energy than households in low-density, auto-dependant developments; and
  • While energy-efficient features in homes and cars are effective in reducing energy use, they are not as significant as housing location and type.
Learn more about this important new study and its findings here.

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