Achieving Energy Efficiency Through Weatherization
Local governments are taking steps to bolster the energy efficiency of residential, commercial and pub¬lic buildings through weatherization projects and policies. This guide examines the multiple benefits of weatherization and the action steps cities can take, while highlighting several examples of innovative city initiatives.The practice of protecting a building and its interior from the elements, particularly from sunlight, precipitation, and wind, and of modifying a building to reduce energy consumption and optimize energy efficiency. Also known as weatherproofing.Energy efficiency is the process of using less energy to produce the same or increased functions. Often used mistakenly as a synonym for ENERGY CONSERVATION. The ability or potential of a physical body to do work. The most common forms of energy are heat, light, mechanical (moving parts), and electrical.