How cities can improve homes

Published by GreenBiz: The way we use energy makes a big difference in our lives in how safe, comfortable and productive we are. In addition to impacting our individual lives, energy use in homes makes up a large part of energy use in the United States. The residential sector accounts for 20 percent of U.S. carbon emissions. Fortunately, cities are at the forefront of helping to make sure that homes are more efficient and comfortable. New Buildings Institute has been working with Rocky Mountain Institute’s Residential Energy Plus team and cohorts of cities and partner organizations such as Earth Advantage and USDN to help cities develop and pass policies that reduce emissions in the residential sector.

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