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Better building codes for energy efficiency

Bion D. Howard

Better building codes for energy efficiency

a national analysis of the energy and environmental benefits of the 1989 CABO Model Energy Code compared to current state energy codes

by Bion D. Howard

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Published by Alliance to Save Energy in Washington, DC .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Building laws -- United States,
  • Buildings -- Energy conservation,
  • Energy conservation -- Law and legislation -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesNational analysis of the energy and environmental benefits of the 1989 CABO Model Energy Code compared to current state energy codes.
    Statementby Bion D. Howard, William R. Prindle.
    ContributionsPrindle, William R., Alliance to Save Energy (U.S.), Council of American Building Officials.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination72 p. :
    Number of Pages72
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17636175M
    OCLC/WorldCa24786161


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