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Beacon Blog: Why green building codes aren’t the total answer

Check out the latest Beacon Blog… Nick Collins says green building codes aren’t the total answer – size and occupant behaviour have a part to play too.

A new report by the US National Bureau of Economic Research has found that building codes that require energy efficient features haven’t done anything to lower energy consumption in California.

This matches evidence from Beacon’s demonstration projects that improving energy efficiency and home performance can lead to ‘take back’ – greater efficiency leading to more consumption as households enjoy more warmth comfort and changing the way they use their homes.

Read the blog here

Arik Levinson, author of the US research, is talking about it in Wellington on 16 February: How Much Energy Do Building Energy Codes Really Save? Evidence from California
DATE: Monday 16 February 2015
TIME: 12:00 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.
VENUE: Adam Auditorium, City Gallery, Civic Square.

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