07 May '13, 6pm

From the Building Sector, "NO MORE POWER PLANTS!"

Building Sector energy consumption and projections are trending downward dramatically. According to the recently released U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) 2013 statistics and projections, Building Sector projections for energy consumption in the year 2030 have declined annually since 2005, even though we plan to add over 60 billion square feet (a 22.6% increase) to our building stock by then. What this means is, we have no need to add more electricity generating capacity – additional power plants – to service the Building Sector today, or in the near future. Although this news is cause for celebration, it appears to be deeply troubling to the gas and fossil fuel industry. So troubling, in fact, that somewhere in a parallel universe the American Gas Association is again pushing for repeal of Section 433 (which calls for new and renovated carbon neutral federal...

Full article: http://architecture2030.org/enews/news_050713.html

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