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Building Better: How High-Efficiency Buildings Will Save Money and Reduce Global Warming

Building Better: How High-Efficiency Buildings Will Save Money and Reduce Global Warming



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Building Better
How High-Efciency Buildings WillSave Money and Reduce Global Warming
Building Better
How High-Efciency Buildings WillSave Money and Reduce Global Warming
Environment AmericaResearch & Policy Center
Julian Prokopetz and Rob Sargent,Environment AmericaResearch & Policy CenterRob Kerth,Frontier Group
March 2010
Environment America Research & Policy Center wishes to thank Jim Edelson, SeniorConsultant or the New Buildings Institute; Jennier Amann, Director o the BuildingsProgram or the American Council or an Energy-Ecient Economy; Aleisha Kahn,Executive Director o the Building Codes Assistance Project; Andrew Goldberg, SeniorDirector o Federal Relations or the American Institute o Architects; and Nathan Will-cox, Energy and Clean Air Advocate or PennEnvironment or their review and insightulcomments. Thanks also to Tony Dutzik o Frontier Group or his technical and editorialassistance.Environment America Research & Policy Center would like to thank the Energy Founda-tion, the John Merck Fund, the Meadows Foundation, the Trull Foundation, and theRE-AMP Global Warming Strategic Action Fund or making this report possible. The authors bear responsibility or any actual errors. The recommendations are those o Environment America Research & Policy Center. The views expressed in this report arethose o the authors and do not necessarily refect the views o our unders or those whoprovided review.© Copyright 2010 Environment America Research & Policy CenterEnvironment America Research & Policy Center is a 501(c)(3) organization. We are dedi-cated to protecting America’s air, water and open spaces. We investigate problems, cratsolutions, educate the public and decision makers, and help Americans make their voicesheard in local, state and national debates over the quality o our environment and our lives.For more inormation about Environment America Research & Policy Center, or or ad-ditional copies o this report, please visit www.environmentamerica.org.Frontier Group conducts independent research and policy analysis to support a cleaner,healthier and more democratic society. Our mission is to inject accurate inormation andcompelling ideas into public policy debates at the local, state and ederal levels. For moreinormation about Frontier Group, please visit www.rontiergroup.org.
Cover photos: (Inset, top to bottom) Home solar panels, VELUX/ESTIF; window installation, istockphoto.com/Chris Price; compact fourescent bulb, Eric Delmar; smart development, Sacramento Municipal Utility District; (large photo) Aldo Leopold Center under construction, Aldo Leopold Center.Layout: Harriet Eckstein Graphic Design

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