Rental properties account for nearly half of Ashland's housing units. Renters often do not have the power to make significant building upgrades, and property owners often have little incentive to do so, or limited ability to recover the upgrade costs. In most cases, it is certainly worth having a conversation.
Renters and owners are all encouraged to make use of the energy assessment tools mentioned above. The online assessment only takes a few minutes, and the in-person energy review takes less than an hour. Both tools provide a good starting point for conversation. When both parties take an interest in climate and energy improvements, everyone can benefit.