25 Jan '12, 9pm

Forecast for U.S. building energy consumption by 2030 | Architecture 2030 E-news 30 via @addthis

“The good news is, the train has left the station. The only question now is, are we on the local or the express? Our role is to ensure we’re on the express.” – Edward Mazria Mission Accomplished? Not Just Yet, But We Have the Momentum Each year, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) publishes its forecast for U.S. building energy consumption. Since the 2030 Challenge was issued, this outlook has vastly improved. A HEALTHY DECLINE The following graph shows the EIA's 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2011 Annual Energy Outlook (AEO) projections to the year 2030, clearly illustrating that estimates of residential and commercial building energy use to 2030 have been dropping dramatically since 2005 – by nearly 70% – due to considerable movement within the Building Sector to improve building design and efficiency. AMERICANS WILL SAVE TRILLIONS In its most recent estimate, the AEO...

Full article: http://architecture2030.org/enews/news_012312.html

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