10 Jan '14, 7pm

For 9th straight year, projected U.S. Building Sector energy consumption & GHG emissions projection to 2030 declined.

For 9th straight year, projected U.S. Building Sector energy consumption & GHG emissions projection to 2030 declined.

We begin the New Year with good news! Housing, construction, consumer spending, jobs, trade, and business investments are all trending upward , all while energy consumption in the Building Sector is trending downward. For the ninth straight year, projected U.S. Building Sector energy consumption (building operations) and greenhouse gas emissions to the year 2030 have declined. According to the recent U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Annual Energy Outlook 2014 early release , the reference case (business-as-usual) energy consumption projections to the year 2030 have declined each year since 2005, even taking into consideration the fact that we will add about 60 billion square feet to our building stock from 2005 to 2030. The EIA estimates that the entire U.S. building stock in 2030 is expected to be more efficient – consuming less energy per square foot of bui...

Full article: http://www.architecture2030.org/enews/news_011014.html

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