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Energy Use by Buildings and the Built Environment

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified May 31, 2013 01:01 AM
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by Alex Wilson last modified May 29, 2013

Author name:  Alex Wilson Blog Category:  Energy Solutions If we include building-related portions of industrial and transportation sectors, buildings account for a lot more energy than most people claim The generally accepted split between different primary energy end-uses. Click to enlarge. Photo Credit: U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration I’ve long appreciated the adage that you can’t manage what you don’t measure, so I’ve spent a good bit of time looking at numbers—especially relating to energy. One of those numbers that I’ve always been intrigued with is how much of our nation’s total energy consumption relates to buildings. That sounds simple enough. We are fortunate in the United States that the Department of Energy (DOE) tracks all sorts of energy statistics through the Energy Information Administration (EIA), so a numbers geek can go hog-wild digging as deep as he might want into whatever aspects of energy production and consumption are of interest. read more






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