27 Aug '13, 9am

Improving the Energy Efficiency of Rental Housing

I’m now visiting the United Kingdom, where this situation has an additional twist. As of January 2009, rental buildings in all E.U. member states must post a “Display Energy Certificate.” These certifications resemble the energy labels used in the U.S. on electrical appliances (Energy Guide labels and Energy Star Labeling system sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency and the US Department of Energy for labeling the most energy-efficient products on the market; applies to a wide range of products, from computers and office equipment to refrigerators and air conditioners. labels) or on cars (the labels that show miles per gallon). The ratings are based on the actual energy usage of a building, with a ranking from A to G (A being the most efficient and G the least).

Full article: http://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/blogs/dept/guest-blog...

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