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Understanding Building Energy Codes and Standards

Energy-efficient buildings offer energy, economic, and environmental benefits. They reduce energy expenditures and environmental pollutants. They also create economic opportunities for business and industry by promoting new energyefficient technologies.

Energy codes and standards play a vital role by setting minimum requirements for energy-efficient design and construction. They outline uniform requirements for new buildings as well as additions and renovations.

Permission Date: 
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Title: 
Understanding Building Energy Codes and Standards
Author(s): 
Bartlett, R., MA Halverson, and DL Shankle
Publishing Organization: 
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Publishing City: 
Richland
Type of Source: 
Article/Report
Date Accessed: 
September 28, 2017