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Chapter 2: Global Opportunities and Challenges in Energy and Environmental Issues in the Buildings Sector

    Abstract:

    The following sections are included:

    • Introduction and Global Energy Use in the Buildings Sector

    • The US Building Sector

    • Building Technologies and Opportunities to Reduce Energy Use

    • China and India: Two Emerging Giants

    • Critical Needs and the Changing Energy Landscape

    • Summary and Future Directions

    • Acknowledgments

    • References