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Daytona Beach


Applied Aviation Sciences

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Shelter is one of life’s basic necessities. However, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, residential and commercial buildings account for nearly 40% of the total carbon dioxide (CO2) released in the United States annually [1]. The percentage is even higher in China, which leads the world in CO2 emissions from buildings. Most of this CO2 comes from burning fossil fuels to provide the energy necessary to cool, heat, and light homes, office buildings, and retail space. CO2 emissions from residential and commercials buildings are forecast to increase more than emissions from any other sector over the next 25 years. This added output of greenhouse gas emissions certainly will have an adverse impact on the climate. However, this need not be the case.

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Journal of Climatology & Weather Forecasting



Longdom Publishing