As our country continues to focus on saving energy and reducing emissions in the face of global climate change, it is turning to the building sector for viable solutions. The effects of energy use in residential and commercial buildings are nationwide, worldwide and varied. In the U.S. alone, residential and commercial buildings account for 40% of all energy consumption and 70% of electricity usage.
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Additional resources are also available from the Building America Solution Center.
The U.S. Department of Energy's Building Energy Codes Program offers experience ranging from energy to wastewater and all sections of green building programs in between.