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New study shows homes in UK have dropped energy use and #co2 emissions in last 40 yrs. How does US compare?

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Green building measures are providing substantial benefits in the United Kingdom’s housing sector. From 1970 to 2011, the average energy use per household in the U.K. has dropped nearly one fifth despite a massive expansion in central heating and appliances, according to the U.K. Housing Energy Fact File 2013, published yesterday by London’s Department of Energy and Climate Change and commissioned from Cambridge Architectural Research. In addition, the average internal temperatures in U.K. homes are 4 C (7.2 F) warmer than they were 40 years ago, offering residents better comfort. Credit: U.K. Department of Energy & Climate Change, the United Kingdom Housing Energy Fact File 2013 The report shows that overall household energy costs in the U.K. rose by less than 0.4 percent per year on average, for a total increase of 16 percent over the past four decades. However, during t...

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