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Comparative Analysis of U.S. and China Building Energy Rating and Labeling Systems

Rating the energy performance of buildings is an emerging policy tool in both the United States and China. Although rating policies and practices between the two countries differ in terms of approach, structure, administration and support, the goal of encouraging greater energy efficiency and fewer greenhouse gas emissions in the building sector is shared. This … Continued

Empowering the Market: How Building Energy Performance Policies Encourage U.S. Energy Efficiency

There is tremendous potential to achieve energy and greenhouse gas reductions in the U.S. building stock. Today, U.S. policymakers are turning their attention to existing buildings, where opportunities for greater energy efficiency are abundant but fraught with barriers that continue to severely impede progress. This paper examines how mandatory rating and disclosure policies can help … Continued

The Future of Building Energy Rating and Disclosure Mandates: What Europe Can Learn From the U.S.

Worldwide, commercial building energy rating and disclosure mandates are becoming more common as policymakers target the building sector in energy and climate protection policies. Although the United States has no policy equivalent to the European Union’s Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), rating and disclosure policies are beginning to appear in states and local jurisdictions. … Continued