The Promise of Energy-Efficient Buildings

January 22, 2021

A national group representing home builders is lobbying to weaken proposed new construction codes aimed at improving energy efficiency of houses and other types of buildings, says a New York Times op-ed. In 2016, data scientist Henry Kelly explained in Issues how improving the energy efficiency of buildings will be essential for providing comfortable living and working spaces without increasing emissions of the greenhouse gases that drive climate change. Indeed, he calls for expanded federal support for research on technologies and designs that boost energy savings.

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