Climate Change, Energy Efficiency, and IEQ: Challenges and Opportunities for ASHRAE
- Author(s): Fisk, William J.
- et al.
In the U.S, buildings consume approximately 39percent of primary energy, including 70percent of electricity . Buildings are responsible for approximately 38percent of U. S. carbon dioxide emissions . The process of HVAC, for maintaining acceptable indoor environmental quality (IEQ), consumes 37percent of the energy used in buildings .