30 Jun '16, 10am

Can we transform the built environment by 2030?

Energy independence, climate change and community resilience are among important issues that the clean energy revolution aims to resolve through increased uptake of energy efficient technologies, development of sustainable communities, and strategic operation and maintenance of buildings. American cities are emerging as an integral piece to the sustainability puzzle with major metropolitan areas setting ambitious energy efficiency targets and regulatory requirements, ultimately serving as hubs for strategic solutions and innovation. What is the opportunity for increased sustainability? Domestic buildings account for about $400 billion in national energy consumption with about 85 percent of the population residing in major cities. The progression of urbanization can take one of two paths — it can place a greater demand on existing energy systems and associated infrastructur...

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