Cost savings from U.S. state building energy codes: A first look

Jeff Deason, January 1, 2012

 

recent CPI study estimated the impacts of U.S. building energy codes on energy use and carbon emissions in new homes.  While energy savings is a very logical place to start in measuring the effectiveness of these codes, it’s also important to understand their impact on costs.  Much of the appeal of energy efficiency programs lies in the persistent finding that they are very cost-effective, often paying for themselves with their own energy savings over time.

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