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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Location Efficiency and Housing Type: Boiling it Down to BTUs

Title:
Location Efficiency and Housing Type: Boiling it Down to BTUs

Abstract:
This study contrasts energy use in conventional, automobile-dependent locations with more location-efficient, transit-oriented locations; multifamily housing construction with single-family detached and attached houses; and conventional cars and homes with their energy-efficient counterparts (e.g., Energy Star homes and hybrid cars). The paper finds that housing type and location, along with energy-use features of homes and vehicles, all have an important role to play in achieving greater energy efficiency.

URL:
http://epa.gov/smartgrowth/pdf/location_efficiency_BTU.pdf

Source:
U.S. EPA

Resource Type:
Article/report

Date of Publication:
2011

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