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State Standards for Nationwide Products Revisited: Federalism, Green Building Codes, and Appliance Efficiency Standards

@article{Klass2009StateSF,
  title={State Standards for Nationwide Products Revisited: Federalism, Green Building Codes, and Appliance Efficiency Standards},
  author={Alexandra B. Klass},
  journal={Harvard Environmental Law Review},
  year={2009},
  volume={34},
  pages={335-368}
}
This Article considers the federal preemption of state standards for building appliances and places the issue within the ongoing federalism debate over the role of state standards for “nationwide products” such as automobiles, pharmaceuticals, and other consumer products. Notably, residential, commercial, and industrial buildings make up approximately 40 percent of total U.S. energy demand and the same percentage of U.S. carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, while the appliances within those… 

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