14 Mar '12, 4pm

Efficiency Retrofits Could Save US $1T in Energy: How much would you pay today to cut your energy bills in hal...

How much would you pay today to cut your energy bills in half for the next ten years or so? Or, how much money per month would you accept to let someone else do the cutting for you? Those are two question the green building industry has to answer -- if it’s going to capture a $1 trillion energy-saving opportunity. Deutsche Bank and The Rockefeller Institute reported last week (PDF) that the United States could save that much over the next ten years by making an investment of $279 billion on green energy retrofits in U.S. buildings, from homes and storefronts to office buildings and factories. That’s a pretty big return, compared to the slower uptake expected in residential smart appliances, energy efficiency standards and other home improvements. They’re only getting us to $1 trillion by 2035 , according to a new study by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Econom...

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