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Tackling Efficiency Paradoxes: Responses to “Energy-Efficient” 10,000 sq ft Houses and 50-inch Televisions

Energy efficient products and homes can at times be in conflict with energy and greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals. Bigger "efficient" homes and products frequently require more energy than their smaller counterparts. Blending energy efficiency and conservation to reduce energy consumption may be the solution.

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Authors:

  • Sam Rashkin - US Environmental Protection Agency
  • Margie Lynch - Consortium for Energy Efficiency
  • Chris Granda - VEIC

Categories:

  • Energy Planning
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Building Efficiency