15 Aug '17, 12am

How cap and trade affects green building through revenue spending

The California legislature recently passed a 10-year extension to cap and trade. With the graphics below, USGBC gives you a closer look at the proportion of emissions being regulated in various sectors of the California economy, as well as how revenues are distributed to sustainability initiatives. Buildings and the environment Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions have many sources, including agriculture, transportation, industrial processes and fuel and electricity for buildings. This pie chart estimates the breakdown of emissions in California by sector: This emissions profile was created combining CARB emissions data and U.S. electricity consumption data . According to the data, residential and commercial buildings are responsible for 25 precent of California’s GHG emissions. The estimate is conservative, since there are most certainly GHG-emitting buildings in the “industry”...

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