Ann Arbor wants to make rental housing, new buildings greener

Read the full story at MLive.

Renters are a big part of Ann Arbor’s population, but the places where they live aren’t always energy-efficient.

Recognizing rental properties account for about 55% of the city’s housing stock, city officials are hoping to find ways to make them greener to reduce community carbon emissions.

They also want newly constructed buildings to be eco-friendly and sustainable.

To that end, City Council voted 8-3 last week to create a new full-time community engagement specialist position to help create and launch a new green rental and building efficiency program.

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