21 Feb '12, 1pm

The Benefits of Building Efficiency Go Far Beyond Energy Costs

The Benefits of Building Efficiency Go Far Beyond Energy Costs

This is the third in a Rocky Mountain Institute series on the steps business leaders can take to seize the economic and competitive opportunities outlined in Reinventing Fire: Bold Business Solutions for the New Energy Era. America's 120 million buildings consume a prodigious amount of energy -- 42 percent of the nation's primary energy, 72 percent of its electricity, and 34 percent of its directly used natural gas. They use more energy than any country except China and the United States as a whole. The opportunities are great and the challenges daunting to achieve the massive potential energy savings in America's building stock. To businesses faced with a flood of information, concern about costs and dizzying complexity in finding the right solution for the right buildings at the right time, the challenge may seem a bit like navigating the Internet without a search engine...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2012/02/21/benefits-building...

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