Infographic: How Energy Codes Make Homes More Energy Efficient

Since the 1980's, American homes have gotten more energy-efficient, even as our use of cell phones, video game consoles and other electronic devices has soared. This is largely due to improved energy codes for new buildings, which result in lower utility bills, as well as reduced environmental impact.  The savings also comes from improved efficiency requirements for electronic appliances, including refrigerators, TV's, diswashers, etc.

This infographic from the Global Buildings Performance Network and the Institute for Market Transformation explains how.

infographic: how energy codes make homes more energy efficient