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Designing building energy efficiency programs for greenhouse gas reductions

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2011

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Blackhurst, Michael, Lima Azevedo, Inês, Scott Matthews, H., and Hendrickson, Chris T., 2011, Designing building energy efficiency programs for greenhouse gas reductions: Energy Policy, v. 39, iss. 9, p. 5269-5279.

Summary

Costs and benefits of building energy efficiency are estimated as a means of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Pittsburgh, PA and Austin, TX. The analysis includes electricity and natural gas consumption, covering 75% of building energy consumption in Pittsburgh and 85% in Austin. Two policy objectives were evaluated: maximize GHG reductions given initial budget constraints or maximize social savings given target GHG reductions. This approach evaluates the trade-offs between three primary and often conflicting program design parameters: initial capital constraints, social savings, and GHG reductions. Results suggest uncertainty in local stocks, demands, and efficiency significantly impacts anticipated outcomes. Annual GHG reductions [...]

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ISSN WECC 0301-4215

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