These graphs show the changes in emissions, emissions drivers, and policy in the Buildings sector in the US
Emissions Building sector emissions
Emissions grew slowly, but steadily, until 2005, when emissions peaked and slowly declined.
Emissions Drivers Contribution of key drivers to increase or decrease of annual buildings emissions
Growth in population and floor space per person were the largest drivers of buildings emissions. In the late 2000's, energy efficiency gains caught up with slowing floor space growth.