30 May '13, 5pm

My Energy Solutions blog: why buildings (and where we put them) account for over half of our energy use:

My Energy Solutions blog: why buildings (and where we put them) account for over half of our energy use:

There is also a portion of industrial energy consumption that has to do with construction materials—the energy it takes to make the stuff we use in buildings houses and commercial buildings. This is often referred to as “embodied energy.” A truly thorough examination of energy use by the building sector would include that portion of industrial energy use for making concrete, window glass, steel I-beams, plywood, and the other building products. I would guess that that is easily a quad or two, though I have not attempted to include that information here.

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