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Negative Life-Cycle Emissions Growth Rate Through Retrofit of Existing Institutional Buildings

  title={Negative Life-Cycle Emissions Growth Rate Through Retrofit of Existing Institutional Buildings},
  author={Somayeh Tabataabaee and Benjamin Weil and Ajla Aksamija},
Buildings account for about one fifth of the world`s total delivered energy use, and thus methods for reducing energy consumption and carbon emission associated with buildings are crucial elements for climate change mitigation and sustainability. Voluntary challenges, mandates, and, particularly, public institutions have articulated these goals in terms of striving for “net-zero energy” buildings, and mandated measurable reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. Typically, the definition of net… 
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