Building Energy Consumption

Election Results Bring Both Uncertainty and Hope for Energy Efficiency

What do the 2016 election results mean for energy efficiency? American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), November 10, 2016 Now that the hard-fought 2016 election is over, I think it is useful to consider its impact on energy efficiency policy. No doubt, a lot of uncertainty remains because of President-elect Donald Trump’s lack of […]

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Healthy Buildings, Healthy People

Harvard strengthens ‘living laboratory’ to help mitigate climate impact Harvard Gazette, October 6, 2016 Healthy buildings and clean air keep people healthy. That simple premise is driving a series of studies being conducted by Harvard researchers, some of which have gathered insights from University dorms and office buildings. It is part of a multiyear partnership […]

The Stakes Are High for California Policymakers With SB 32

California is about to find out what a truly radical climate policy looks like Vox, September 9, 2016 Within the United States, California is No. 1 (by far) in solar power and No. 3 in wind power. It boasts the third-lowest carbon dioxide emissions per capita behind New York and Vermont. Since 2000, the state has managed to shrink its overall carbon footprint slightly […]

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Agriculture and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

A Zondits Rundown: Agriculture and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Research estimates agriculture produces about 13% of total global emissions, making it the world’s second-largest source, after energy production. Researchers estimate that current technologies, policies, and practices will get us just 21% to 40% of the way to the 2015 Paris Agreement global emissions target—meaning many nations […]