Barack Obama and Joe Biden's Campaign Promise

Urban Policy

Strengthen Livability of Cities



Use Innovative Measures to Dramatically Improve Efficiency of Buildings:

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    Buildings account for nearly 40 percent of carbon emissions in the United States today and carbon emissions from buildings are expected to grow faster than emissions from other major parts of our economy. It is expected that 15 million new buildings will be constructed between today and 2015. Barack Obama and Joe Biden will work with cities so that we make our new and existing buildings more efficient consumers of electricity.