09 Feb '18, 4pm

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Building energy codes are a critical piece of the puzzle in the fight against climate change. Carbon emissions reduction plans must include energy codes that are regularly updated in order to effectively fight climate change. Renewable energy, like solar and wind, are popular and effective energy sources that will drastically reduce our carbon emissions. They are buzzwords that fill our social media feeds and are sexy alternatives to coal and oil. They also remind us that a world beyond fossil fuels is achievable. But what about energy efficiency? Building energy codes effectively reduce carbon emissions, while reducing the occupant or owner’s ongoing costs. Because energy efficiency is often “invisible”, it is critical that states lead by example and set energy codes that move toward zero energy. NEEP recently published a paper titled “Building Energy Codes for a Carbon C...

Full article: http://www.neep.org/blog/building-energy-codes-critical-p...

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