Partnership for Advancing Technologies in Housing
use in building is responsible for about a third of U.S. greenhouse gas
emissions, and rising. Major improvements can be made in the quality of
housing, while reducing energy use by 50% or more and lowering costs.
The PATH initiative will bring together building suppliers, assemblers,
insurance companies, and state and local regulators to explore and
demonstrate how innovation in construction markets can achieve
environmental goals with an affordable, attractive product. Discussions
are underway with jurisdictions in Colorado, Florida and California.
HUD, DOE and NIST are playing major roles.|