Friday, January 10, 2014

Economic Stimulus & Energy Efficiency

Imagine if the government made LEED more accessible to the lower rung of the economic ladder. If say, a non-LEED home sells for $100k, but with $30k of updates the home could be LEED.

However, the home-buyer can only afford the former home. A program could be created where the government owns a slice of that home, the $30k slice. Then all new build homes could be LEED. So when the home is sold, the government would get its money back or could allow the next buyer the option of the government to retain that same slice. No need for interest charges on the $30k, as it would already be made back by increased economic activity.

*I sent this message to both of my Senators Brown & Portman.

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