In this paper, I propose that the EPA regulate buildings emitting more than 100 or 250 tpy CO2e by forcing states to enact more energy-efficient building codes for those buildings. Part II describes regulation of GHG emissions under the CAA. Part III discusses why the Tailoring Rule is legally suspect. Part IV describes the legal implications of using building codes to regulate GHG emissions under the CAA. Part V shows why using building codes to regulate GHG emissions is good policy. Part VI concludes.
Recommended CitationAlbert Monroe, Using Building Codes to Rewrite the Tailoring Rule and Mitigate Climate Change, 30 Pace Envtl. L. Rev. 58 (2012)
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