Will Energy Performance Disclosure Laws for Buildings Become the Norm?

August 1, 2011
Michael C. Nines, P.E., LEED AP
The Association of Corporate Counsel's "Green-house Counsel"

It's summer and most of us are thinking of staying cool during these long days of near triple digit temperatures. Much like we do in our own homes, business leaders are ever increasingly concerned with keeping energy consumption and costs to a minimum. These goals are also consistent with meeting corporate sustainability objectives to reduce greenhouse gases and other related environmental impacts from the consumption of energy. However, in order to reduce energy consumption (and related costs) you need to know where you stand. As the saying goes, you can’t manage what you don’t measure.

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