Sharing the Benefits of Building Green: A Study of the High Point Community
This study addresses four major questions: Did the additional investments in sustainability at High Point provide sufficient financial return to warrant the initial capital investment? Are the residents of High Point aware of the sustainability features in their community, and how heavily are they engaged in conservation in their daily lives? If there have been substantial utility cost savings at High Point, how are current public policies shaping the distribution of those savings among local utilities, the Housing Authority and the residents? Is the current distribution of the benefits optimal to achieve the community's social, economic and environmental goals, and if not, how might public policies be changed to produce better results?