A Boost for the Green-Building MOVEMENT

Ferenc, Jeff
November 2007
Heating/Piping/Air Conditioning Engineering;Nov2007, Vol. 79 Issue 11, p5
The author reports on a bill signed by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger which mandates the disclosure of commercial-building energy-consumption data and benchmarks. The bill requires electric and gas utilities to maintain energy-consumption records for all non-residential buildings for which they provide service. The author stresses that the law is a major boost for the green-building movement because it gives measuring building performance a sense of urgency.


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