Wednesday, January 6, 2016

New U.S. building energy efficiency code will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by about one gigaton

According to Department of Energy, this is the “largest energy-saving standard in history” and one that “will save more energy than any other standard issued by the Department to date” — a standard governing commercial air conditioners and furnaces, devices seen as consuming a huge amount of energy across America.
The total amount of energy that it saves over the lifetime exceeds 15% of current U.S. annual energy consumption. The Obama administration has launched new efficiency standards covering more than 40 products since taking office, and the net amount of greenhouse gases that these standards will prevent is more than 2 gigatons. For the comparison - in 2013 alone, the U.S. emitted 5.5 gigatons of carbon dioxide.  Read more at