/28th October 2016, RENEWABLE MARKET WATCHTM/ The building sector accounts for more than 41% of primary energy consumption in the US in 2015, contributing an increasing portion of the country’s carbon dioxide emissions reveals Renewable Market Watch™ in its report Drones in Building and Construction Inspection Global Market Outlook 2016÷2025. If energy efficiency rules and eco-design product standards were harmonised across the globe, the savings in energy and greenhouse gas emissions would be enormous, a new study has found. Up to 7,600 TWh of electricity would be saved by 2030 – a 13% reduction on the business as usual scenario. Global energy efficiency and eco-design measures could save the equivalent to almost double the annual electricity consumption of the United States making an estimated €280 - €410 billion in savings on energy spending, the study carried out for the European Commission says. At the same time, 4,450 Mt of carbon emissions would be avoided – equal to an estimated 7% of emissions in 2030. This would be the equivalent to the emissions of 1,170 coal-fired power stations, or more than the entire carbon emissions of the EU in 2012.