Rising rents have been a topic of concern recently, making apartments nationwide a challenge to the low-income population. However, a new study shows that not only are they concerned about the price of rent, it's secondary to their concerns about utility prices.

Renters agreed that multifamily properties with green energy and water saving features would help reduce utility bills, and 84% of renters said these would be better places to live.

In fact, renters are so concerned with their utilities that 47% said they would even pay more in rent in order to live in an environmentally-friendly rental, if it would help lower monthly costs.

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