The Use of Energy Labels in Two European Countries
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A version of this article appears in the March/April 2008
issue of Home Energy Magazine.
March 09, 2008
Since the energy crisis of the 1970s, and especially since the 1990s, when climate change and energy consumption became strongly linked, North America and Western Europe have focused on saving energy in the building sector. In the United States, the EPA Energy Star appliance and new-home labeling programs have been a success. And the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) just signed an agreement with its Canadian counterpart (CRESNET) that will lead to a common Home Energy Rating System (HERS) for North America.
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