Policies for Better Buildings: Cost-Effective Ways Cities Can Cut Carbon, Slash Costs, and Create Jobs

Carbon, Legislation, Low- and Zero-Energy

Rocky Mountain Institute outlines a cost-optimized point-of-sale policy that can yield over $4 billion in lifetime energy cost savings for existing buildings—in conjunction with existing policies—reduce CO2e emissions in the buildings sector by 67 percent, in support of the target City’s 2050 goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent. The actions outlined in this paper can enable cities to start driving carbon emissions reductions in their existing buildings.

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