08 Jan '17, 3am

Building #EnergyConsumption has declined by equivalent of 1209 coal-fired 250MW power plants since 2005.

Building #EnergyConsumption has declined by equivalent of 1209 coal-fired 250MW power plants since 2005.

We begin the New Year with good news! Projected U.S. building sector energy consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to the year 2030 have declined for eleven straight years since the 2030 Challenge was issued in 2005. The driving force behind the dramatic decline is the architecture and planning community and our colleagues in the building sector. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Annual Energy Outlook 2016 , projections to the year 2030 for building sector energy consumption (building operations) have declined by 18.5 Quadrillion BTUs since 2005 (or the equivalent of 1,209 coal-fired 250 MW power plants). With building sector energy consumption continuing to decrease slightly each year, together with the addition of new renewable energy generation and the substitution of lower emissions fuels for coal, total U.S. building sector GHG em...

Full article: http://architecture2030.org/u-s-building-sector-emissions...

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