CABA Information Series
(IS-2013-94) An introduction to US policies to improve building efficiency
This report summarizes major efforts in USA on energy policies to encourage energy efficiency in residential and commercial buildings. It covers the energy programs operated by the federal government, states, municipalities, utilities, and nonprofit organizations. It was prepared both as an Energy Policy introduction for Americans and as a US Energy Policy summary for Chinese energy policymakers and energy efficiency practitioners (as it was commissioned by the China Energy Foundation). It is believed to be also useful to other countries when developing appropriate energy programs and policies.