WVXU: UC study shows disparity in energy bills

WVXU’s Cincinnati Edition spoke with a University of Cincinnati professor about her study that identified disparities in energy efficiency among the city’s multifamily rental market.

Unlike homeowners, renters are at the mercy of landlords to make improvements that could save money on monthly energy bills. Uninsulated walls, drafty windows or old HVAC systems can result in uncomfortable living spaces and high utility bills, which can place a disproportionate financial burden on tenants.

A map of Cincinnati shows the neighborhoods with the highest energy burden.

UC identified neighborhoods with the greatest energy burden ratio. Graphic/UC

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