Buildings are responsible for approximately 40% of overall national energy consumption and renewed investment in energy efficiency (EE) projects and measures in that sector, in particular, could potentially save consumers and the U.S. economy billions of dollars, create jobs and significantly reduce the emission of greenhouse gasses. Accordingly, a comprehensive and well crafted economy-wide EE solution should include programs for the upgrading or retrofitting of existing residential and commercial structures. Although there is already investment in these types of projects, significant potential still remains for further investment. The subjects discussed in this paper could serve as a useful starting point for the development of such a program.
Environmental Law | Law
Bundling Solutions for Financing Building Energy Efficiency Retrofit Projects in Residential and Commercial Buildings,
Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School, June 2012
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