Posts tagged with energy legislation

That sexy, sexy insulation

In his speech last Tuesday, President Obama defended the reputation of insulation, stating “See, I told you, insulation’s sexy.”  His assertion that insulation is a hot and sexy building material is based on the cost-effectiveness of insulation for both new construction and retrofits.  And when he stated that “if you saw $20 bills just sort […]

Buildings Energy Efficiency: A Necessary Consideration at Copenhagen

Over the opening days of the Copenhagen Climate Negotiations, which began this Monday, each country has been asked to consider how it can contribute to the 25-40% carbon emission reductions climate scientists believe to be necessary to keep climate change below the 2C mark.  Key issues at stake for the 170 nations represented include commitments […]

Energy Efficienct Building Codes in the Waxman-Markey Bill

The FAS Building Technologies program has just released a policy analysis titled “Implementing Energy Efficiency in Building Codes Based on the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009″, written by FAS intern Amit Talapatra.  Link to the full PDF of the paper here.   The purpose of this analysis is to provide better understanding of […]