Environment America Research & Policy Center wishes to thank Jim Edelson, SeniorConsultant or the New Buildings Institute; Jennier Amann, Director o the BuildingsProgram or the American Council or an Energy-Ecient 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 insightulcomments. 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, cratsolutions, 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 inormation 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 inormation andcompelling ideas into public policy debates at the local, state and ederal levels. For moreinormation 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