26 Oct '11, 1am

Why do #GreenBuildings matter? #GreemBuildingAlliance:

According to the Energy Information Administration, buildings in the United States: use over 70% of the country's electricity consume nearly 40% of its energy emit close to 40% of all its greenhouse gases Compared to standard buildings, green buildings have been shown by the U.S. General Services Administration to: Lower maintenance costs by over 10% Reduce energy use more than 25% Lower greenhouse gas emissions by 33% Significantly increase occupant satisfaction Since the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that Americans spend nearly 90% of their time inside buildings, improvements within the building industry can have a vast impact. That is why GBA continually seeks to further its role as a nonprofit catalyst for environmentally sound building practices, materials and healthy indoor environments. Email This Page Print This Page

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