Energy Efficiency


Improving the energy efficiency of commercial buildings makes sense from both an economic and social perspective. Developers employ differing strategies to reduce a building’s total energy usage, depending on the local market. 与此形成鲜明对比的是, arbitrary federal or local mandates imposing energy efficiency targets for commercial buildings oftentimes are based on assumptions having little to do with existing technical capabilities or economic reality.

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能源之星 is a program created and administered by the Environmental Protection Agency. The program has two components: the 能源之星 appliance labeling system, which helps consumers identify energy efficient microwaves, 电视, 和其他物品, and Portfolio Manager, an online tool used to track energy and water consumption in buildings.

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