buildings

Rapidly growing energy consumption in India increases faster than other regions

 Residences share of electricity rises 46% 2015 to 68% in 2040 EIA’s International Energy Outlook 2017 (IEO2017) projects that among all regions of the world, the fastest growth in building energy consumption through 2040 will occur in India, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. In the IEO2017 Reference case, delivered energy consumption for residential and commercial

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US federal government energy costs at lowest point since fiscal year 2004

Energy costs for petroleum fuels such as jet fuel, gasoline, and diesel decreased 40% According to the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP), the total real energy cost for the U.S. federal government to operate its facilities, vehicles, and equipment in fiscal year (FY) 2016 fell to $16.1 billion, the lowest level since FY 2004, according to the U.S. Energy

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Canada’s existing buildings hold key to climate targets – Pembina

Clear strategy for energy-efficiency upgrades needed for deep emissions reductions Governments at all levels in Canada are moving toward requiring new homes and buildings to be constructed to low-carbon, ultra energy-efficient standards by 2030, according to a Pembina Institute study. But Canada still lacks a comprehensive strategy to achieve the significant reductions in carbon pollution from existing buildings that

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Technology to achieve Net Zero Energy ready for most buildings, cost remains a challenge

Drivers behind net zero energy projects include regulation, operating cost reductions, energy security, consumer demand A new report from Navigant Research analyzes the global market for net zero energy (ZNE) buildings in the residential and commercial sectors, examining major market changes, as well as drivers and barriers, key technology and design trends, and related regulation and

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Energy intensity decline in government buildings exceeds commercial sector

4% of government-owned buildings are federal, 24% are state, and the remaining 72% are local About 14 per cent of commercial buildings in the US are owned by a government agency at federal, state, and local levels. The latest data from EIA’s Commercial Building Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) show these buildings have significantly reduced their energy intensity

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US energy-related CO2 emissions up 1% in 2014, reverses recent trend

In 2014, US GDP grew 2.4%, while energy use per GDP and carbon per unit energy declined 1.2% and 0.3%, respectively U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions were 5,406 million metric tons (MMmt) in 2014, 1% (51 MMmt) above their 2013 level, according to the US Energy Administration. Energy-related emissions also increased in 2013, but because

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China increases energy efficiency in buildings after demand jumps

Building energy consumption in China rise significantly, government improves building codes, energy use standards From 1998 to 2012, the energy consumption of buildings in China grew by about 7.7% per year, much faster than China’s average annual population increase, which was less than 1% per year. This consumption growth was driven by growing incomes and modernization

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