Residential Multi-family Comprehensive Best Practices Report

The Residential Multi-family Comprehensive Best Practices Report (Volume R5) presents results of a comparative analysis of six residential multi-family, each of which had the goal of improving the overall efficiency of multi-family buildings, typically defined as having more than four units of housing. The programs were primarily focused on resource acquisition. Unlike the single-family programs presented tin Volume R4, the multi-family programs had to address concerns related to equity and income, as well as higher potential barriers to participation. Four key crosscutting themes that affect multiple program components were identified: the multi-family sector faces major barriers related to financing, split incentives and transaction costs; the complexity of multi-family buildings creates technical barriers; multi-family programs often emerge from concerns about equity and the impact of rising energy costs on those with limited or fixed incomes; and complex implementation structures are not uncommon.

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