130 pages, 6" x 9" format
Significant information on worldwide energy use and residential sector energy
use is presented, including many factors that are unique to the residential sector.
Energy performance measurement methods and data are also presented.
Simplification of residential sector energy performance measurement is a key theme.
If residential energy performance is easy to understand, more people can be engaged
in discussing and promoting improvement. Unfortunately, fixation on carbon has
led to the current situation, where almost nobody understands and acrimony prevails.
Simple key performance indicators are used to present the state of the world
residential sector, with additional detail on the United States and Europe, as well as
developed countries as a bloc and developing countries as a bloc. Knowledge about
the residential sector is used to identify policy considerations. The last part of the
book is about energy and carbon reduction policies: how historical policies have not
worked and the general extent of what must be done if real results are desired.