News Analysis

Feds Forecast Steady Drop in Building Energy Use

June 3, 2013

Driven primarily by efficiency regulations for lighting and HVAC equipment, individual homes and commercial buildings show steady declines in energy use through 2040, says the agency. Architecture 2030, which crunches the numbers each year, has released a chart comparing 2013 projections with prior ones, declaring, “The building sector is tracking ahead of the 2030 reduction targets.”

Although this year’s AEO appears to bode well for the design and construction industry, revealing major opportunities to take energy savings even further, the analysis also raises some red flags.