Allocation of green building policies in the United States

Tobi Adekanye

Carnegie Mellon University

Tobi joined the Department of Engineering and Public Policy at CMU in January 2016. Prior to joining CMU, she completed her Bachelors program in the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department, University of Lagos. She then joined the Energy Science, Technology and Policy program (ESTP) in CMU for her Masters degree. Her present research interest is examining the effectiveness of energy efficiency policies in promoting energy consumption reduction in commercial buildings. Also, she is looking into modeling the energy consumption patterns of both green and non-green buildings. This research aims to better inform policy so as to develop better energy efficiency targets in the United States.


In 2014, buildings accounted for 41% of total US energy consumption, the largest among any sector. Because the majority of U.S. electricity is generated from fossil fuel-based sources, buildings are also responsible for the... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Alex Davis (Carnegie Mellon University)
  2. Tobi Adekanye (Carnegie Mellon University)
  3. Inês Azevedo (cAR)
  4. Paulina Jaramillo (cAR)

Topic Areas

• Sustainable energy systems , • Public policy and governance


TS-4 » Special Session: “Can We Really Deliver Net-Zero Buildings As Part of Sustainable Communities?" (09:45 - Tuesday, 27th June, Room G)

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