12 Feb '13, 7pm

New more efficient US homes eat up as much energy as they did a decade ago, because they are 30% larger

New more efficient US homes eat up as much energy as they did a decade ago, because they are 30% larger

Energy Information Administration /Public Domain A number of years ago I disagreed with Martin Holladay at Green Building Advisor (I do this a lot) about The Myth of Resource Efficiency. He suggested that people would spend the money that they saved by having more efficient houses on having bigger houses, or that improvements in vehicle efficiency would lead to more driving, or even that improvements in refrigerator efficiency would lead to larger fridges. I disagreed, suggesting that this Rebound Effect, or Jevons Paradox, wouldn't happen because the rising cost of energy would eat up those savings. And besides, how do you squeeze in a bigger fridge? Energy Information Administration /Public Domain In the four years since I have been proven wrong again and again, from LED lighting to flat screen monitors, and even to refrigerators. People have consistently figured out new...

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