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BUILDING DECARBONIZATION

Big homes hinder emission cuts

US homes are large by any international standards. Full grid decarbonization and electrification of residential energy uses — along with extensive house renovation — are all required, but smaller homes could make this much easier to deliver.

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Cabrera Serrenho, A. Big homes hinder emission cuts. Nat. Clim. Chang. 12, 705–706 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-022-01434-1

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