To the Editor:

The title of your Martha’s Vineyard Commission energy policy article (on page 6 of your December 24 issue) misleads your readers. Admittedly, it costs about five percent more to correctly construct a new, policy-conforming building, but when one looks at the big picture (which includes pollution costs, health costs, military costs, and climate change costs) the Martha’s Vineyard Commission’s new policy will yield substantial savings.

For facts on energy and money-saving opportunities, I suggest your readers visit www.energystar.gov. Note that homeowners can receive $750-$1,250 to participate in the new home program.

Chris Fried