According to a recent UN report, around 2.5 billion more people (that’s 2 out of 3) will be living in cities or other urban centres by 2050, and the number of 25 to 34-year-olds living with housemates (or parents) has increased by 39% percent from 5.7 to 7.4% (2005 to 2015). These two facts highlight the need for more sustainable urban planning and public services.
And coming to the rescue is Tucson’s own RentLab! Rentlab, created by Jacqui Bauer, its President & CEO, this company helps renters have a voice when it comes to utility bills.
Working with cities and universities to drive sustainability, efficiency, and affordability in rental housing RentLab uses a customizable Smart Living Dashboard and scoring system in pursuit of community greenhouse gas reduction and sustainability goals.
This impactful company got the nod of approval at IdeaFunding, held on October 16th at the TCC Ballroom and got a $5000 cash prize sponsored by Arizona Commerce Authority and the $500 Surprise Energy Booster Award from TEP.
Good news for RentLab, renters, and our communities!
If you want to hear more about Jacqui and Rentlab, come to this month’s Startup Drinks, where she’ll be our Spotlight company.