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NCJ Number: 68342 Find in a Library
Title: BUILDING TO SAVE ENERGY - LEGAL AND REGULATORY APPROACHES
Author(s): G P THOMPSON
Corporate Author: Environmental Law Institute
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 277
Sponsoring Agency: Ballinger Publishing Co
Cambridge, MA 02138
Environmental Law Institute
Washington, DC 20036
National Science Foundation
Arlington, VA 22230
Grant Number: APR 7504814
Sale Source: Ballinger Publishing Co
Harvard Square
17 Dunster Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: PART OF A SERIES PROVIDING INFORMATION ON LEGAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE STRATEGIES FOR STATE AND LOCAL ENERGY CONSERVATION PROGRAMS, THIS BOOK FOCUSES ON BUILDING REGULATIONS AIMED AT REDUCED ENERGY COMSUMPTION.
Abstract: THIS BOOK IS ABOUT BUILDINGS, HOW ENERGY IS USED IN THEM, AND HOW STATE AND LOCAL LAWS CAN EFFECT BUILDING AND OPERATING PRACTICES THAT CONSERVE ENERGY. THE PRIMARY PURPOSE IS TO INCREASE AWARENESS OF BIG OPPORTUNITIES TO IMPROVE ENERGY PERFORMANCE AND WAYS TO CAPTURE THOSE OPPORTUNITIES. IN ADDITION, THE BOOK IS A HISTORY OF AMERICAN ENERGY REGULATION, THE PRESENT STATUS OF THIS EFFORT, AND ITS FUTURE TRENDS. THE TEXTS OF NOVEL REGULATIONS AND STATUTES ARE INCLUDED, ALONG WITH GUIDELINES FOR FINDING ADDITIONAL LEGISLATIVE INNOVATIONS. FURTHER, NEW APPROACHES THAT STATES AND LOCALITIES CAN EXPLORE FOR IMPROVEMENTS IN ENERGY REGULATION ARE PUT FORTH. FINALLY, MORE SYSTEMATIC IMPROVEMENTS IN THE METHODS OF CONTROLLING BUILDING DESIGN ARE URGED, AS ARE PRICING ENERGY AND SHAPING PUBLIC OPINION ABOUT RESOURCE CONSUMPTION. THE DOMINANT VIEWPOINT IS PRO CONSERVATION, PRO ENVIRONMENT, AND PRO CONSUMER. INTRODUCTORY CHAPTERS OF THE BOOK DEAL WITH THE TRADITIONALLY WASTEFUL ENERGY USE OF AMERICAN BUILDINGS AND IDENTIFY THE CURRENT PRESSURES UNDER WHICH THE NEED FOR CONSERVATION HAS EMERGED. SPECIFIC BUILDING FEATURES WITH ENERGY CONSERVATION POTENTIAL ARE THEN ADDRESSED, INCLUDING THERMAL EFFICIENCY OF THE BUILDING ENVELOPE, LIGHTING CONTROLS, VENTILATION AND AIR INFILTRATION, AND BUILDING EQUIPMENT IMPROVEMENTS. THE CONCLUDING CHAPTER IS DEVOTED TO DESIGN FEATURES, SHADING, AND THE GENERAL ORIENTATION TO ENERGY CONSERVATION. TABULAR DATA AND AN INDEX ARE PROVIDED. THE APPENDIX CONTAINS A CALIFORNIA BUILDING ORDINANCE. (MRK)
Index Term(s): Architectural design; Consumption rates; Energy conservation; Energy requirements; Governmental planning; Municipal ordinances; Regulations; Standards; State laws
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