27 Jul '16, 6pm

Home Energy Magazine - Blog :: Boosting Insulation Can Reduce Energy Use, Pollution

Those of us working within the building industry or energy efficiency space in existing homes know that boosting insulation levels can reduce energy use, cut consumer costs and greenhouse gas emissions. Yet, there’s been a modest amount of data to quantify the extent of the benefits—particularly at the state level. Until now. New research from the Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) finds that increasing insulation levels in existing U.S. to the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) level would: Cut total U.S. electricity consumption by 37 billion kilowatt hours, equal to the annual use of 3.4 million homes Slash natural gas consumption by 9% Cut Propane Use by 10% Reduce Fuel Oil Consumption by 12% The report includes state-level data, showing the estimated percentage of energy savings by category (electricity, natural gas, propane) and quantifi...

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