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Buildings - Fossil fuel reduction opportunities - energy efficient technologies 9 Items
With significant investments in efficient technologies and smart controls—probably requiring a transformation of the real-estate industry—the U.S. can achieve building energy savings of 38%. With the widespread adoption of integrative design, those savings could potentially rise to 69%. Both figures assume a 70% increase in floorspace by 2050.
To determine how much residential building energy can be saved at what cost we created efficiency supply curves.
To determine how much commercial building energy can be saved at what cost, we created efficiency supply curves.
As the market share of compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) has increased, their retail price has decreased more than 75%, thanks to “learning curves.”
The U.S. housing stock is aging. Almost 40% of pre-1990 homes contain heating systems that are more than twenty years old, making them ripe for deep retrofits. These retrofits could take advantage of right timing by improving the building envelope while replacing the furnace with a smaller, more efficient one.
From 2010 to 2050, the commercial U.S. building stock will change with new construction and demolitions to the existing stock. As the stock changes, efficient equipment and insulation will be installed in 95% of commercial buildings. For Reinventing Fire, we forecasted what the uptake for efficiency could be in the commercial sector.
From 2010 to 2050, the residential U.S. building stock will change with new construction and demolitions to the existing stock. As the stock changes, efficient equipment and insulation will be installed in 95% of residential buildings . For Reinventing Fire
, we forecasted what the uptake for efficiency could be in the commercial sector.
The efficiency gains identified in Reinventing Fire
would reduce physical energy use intensity by 60% for residential buildings and 42% for commercial buildings.
Providing your design team with targets and guides can be useful. This table provides a set of benchmarks for specific components in an office building based on best practices garnered from RMI’s experience.