The future of air conditioning for buildings. Executive summary.

  title={The future of air conditioning for buildings. Executive summary.},
  author={William Goetzler and Matt Guernsey and Jim V. Young and Jay Fuhrman and Omar A. Abdelaziz},
The Building Technologies Office (BTO), within the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, works with researchers and industry to develop and deploy technologies that can substantially reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in residential and commercial buildings. Air conditioning (A/C) systems in buildings contribute to GHG emissions both directly through refrigerant emissions, as well as indirectly through fossil fuel… 

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