Assessment to the U.S. Congress and U.S. Department of Energy on High Performance Buildings
The United States enjoys one of the highest standards of living in the world. One contributing component of this standard of living is the supporting array of buildings and infrastructure. According to the Environmental Protection Agency this building stock constitutes approximately 40 percent of the total yearly energy expenditure of the nation, and accounts for 12 percent of total water consumption, 68 percent of total electricity consumption and 38% of total carbon dioxide emissions into our atmosphere.
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