03 Dec '11, 12am

Obama’s Better Buildings Bonanza! (Video, Facts, & More): Filed under: Energy News

The U.S. government will put $2 billion into retrofitting federal buildings in order to make them more efficient. (For anyone who knows anything about energy efficiency, this is clearly going to save the government a huge boatload of cash in the long run.) Over 60 companies, organizations, institutions, universities, mayors, governors, and union leaders have signed on to the Better Buildings energy efficiency program and will invest another $2 billion. These energy efficiency leaders (who can, apparently, do simple math) are planning to cut energy use in their buildings by 20-25% by 2020. Businesses are projected to save a total of about $40 billion a year from the energy savings from this initiative. Tens of thousands of jobs are estimated to be produced from the initiative. (Or, 114,000 if the full initiative is implemented, according to a study by the independent Politi...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/12/02/obamas-better-buildin...

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