Comment 5752

By seancb (registered) - website | Posted March 07, 2007 at 15:47:20

Regarding energy costs... The landlord may have control over which appliances are installed, but that is the end of his or her control. Ultimately, it is up to the tenant to control how much usage the appliances get. Putting the heat on with the windows open, leaving lights on all day... energy responsibility is a shared one, and generally it is the occupant who has the greatest control over energy usage. There needs to be a way to generate an incentive to the owner for upgrading in terms of efficiency, as well as to the occupant for managing their usage. It seems the government has failed to provide such incentives so far...

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