Building Decarbonization

Decarbonization of Buildings: A Review of Climate Science, Policies, Practices, Data, and Recommended Actions for Buildings and Building Materials

This “open file” research report was written to provide a comprehensive review of climate science, climate policy, the status of US energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and the decarbonization of US buildings. The report discusses the importance of a “total carbon” approach when setting policy or making decisions related to insulation materials, which deliver substantial benefits for energy efficiency and the avoidance of building operational GHG emissions.