Researchers say making buildings more efficient could cut utility costs in Missouri

The federal Clean Power Plan to cut carbon pollution could provide tremendous financial savings for property owners in Missouri, according to research from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

While the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan does not explicitly require buildings to adopt certain energy efficient standards, it requires states to develop a plan to cut carbon emissions. The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy ranks the Show Me State is 44th in the nation for energy efficiency.

If Missouri includes measures to make buildings more efficient, that would slash energy bills and air pollution, the Georgia Tech report said.

Researchers also found that retail and office buildings would benefit the most from Clean Power Plan measures.

Read more: St. Louis Public Radio


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