08 Apr '11, 8pm
Seven Lessons From Lawrence Livermore Laboratory's Energy Use Graph : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger
LEED and Energy Star are a big deal and important. I am an architect and a teacher of sustainable design at a University and editor of the subject here, but I cannot look at this graph and not think that my efforts and focus have been misplaced. I know that the accepted wisdom of Ed Mazria and the Architecture 2030 people says that buildings use up 49% of our energy, but that's not what this graph tells me; it shows residential and commercial using a lot less, 29%.