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EPA Study Finds Where You Live Matters More Than How You Live

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Image credit: EPA. click to enlarge Kaid Benfield , Alex Wilson and others including myself have been making this argument for a while: where you live matters more for energy consumption than what you live in. Now the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) confirms it in a new study prepared with the Jonathan Rose Companies: The paper finds that a home's location and access to transit -- in other words, its location efficiency -- are as important to reducing energy use as are energy-efficiency measures in homes and cars. The study also confirms the importance of housing type- that the single family home is an energy hog compared to row housing or multi-family housing. ... Read the full story on TreeHugger






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