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Energy Efficiency

energy efficiency“Energy efficiency is a way of managing and restraining the growth in energy consumption. Energy efficiency offers a powerful and cost-effective tool for achieving a sustainable energy future. Improvements in energy efficiency can reduce the need for investment in energy infrastructure, cut energy bills, improve health, increase competitiveness and improve consumer welfare. Environmental benefits can also be achieved by the reduction of greenhouse gases emissions and local air pollution. Energy security – the uninterrupted availability of energy sources at an affordable price – can also profit from improved energy efficiency by decreasing the reliance on imported fossil fuels.”

— International Energy Agency

Additional Resources:

25 Energy Efficiency Policy Recommendations

National Healthy Housing Standard 2013