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Appliance Energy Efficiency: Opportunities, Barriers, and Policy Solutions


October 1, 1997

Research Report a972

Authors:

Steve Nadel

Description:

Surveys the types of programs that communities, utilities, and states have used to improve the efficiency of existing housing stock. The programs include: mandatory energy conservation ordinances or standards; retrofit loan programs; and home energy rating systems linked to energy-efficient mortgage products. The report presents case studies of retrofit energy efficiency programs.