Building Energy Codes: Policy Overview and Good Practices
Globally, 32% of total final energy consumption is attributed to the building sector. To reduce energy consumption, energy codes set minimum energy efficiency standards for the building sector. With effective implementation, building energy codes can support energy cost savings and complementary benefits associated with electricity reliability, air quality improvement, greenhouse gas emission reduction, increased comfort, and economic and social development. This policy brief seeks to support building code policymakers and implementers in designing effective building code programs.
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- Technical Report
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- National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
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- USDOE; Clean Energy Solutions Center
- Country of Publication:
- United States
- 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY, AND ECONOMY; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; building codes; energy consumption; energy efficiency; reliability; greenhouse gas emissions; comfort; economic and social development; policy design
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