Improving the Energy Performance of Buildings

Improving the Energy Performance of Buildings

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This study examines how policies to increase energy efficiency in buildings in the European Union and Australia have worked and draws implications for the design of similar public policies for the United States. It appears that effective policies to promote energy efficiency can be devised using information disclosure, building codes, financial incentives, and benchmarking. Insights are presented to help designers of analogous U.S. policies.Building codes in Australia are regulated at the national level. In the 2006 revision of the Building Code of Australia (BCA), new residential, commercial, and public sector buildings and major ... The Green Star program is a design- based energy performance rating analogous to the U.S. Green Building Councila#39;s LEEDanbsp;...

Title:Improving the Energy Performance of Buildings
Author:Charles P. Ries, Joseph Jenkins, Oliver Wise
Publisher:Rand Corporation - 2009-09-21


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