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Over the next decade, energy consumption in the residential subsector is expected to grow faster than in the rest of the building sector owing to expected increases in both the number of households and in per capita energy use as incomes rise.

Residential Energy Efficiency

Residential buildings account for most of the energy used in buildings overall and thus offer significant potential for energy efficiency.

Over the next decade, energy consumption in the residential subsector is expected to grow faster than in the rest of the building sector owing to expected increases in both the number of households and in per capita energy use as incomes rise.

Improvements in residential energy efficiency would provide multiple benefits to individual households and society at large but are often blocked by a number of barriers.