Efficiency of Buildings Increase, with a Focus on Facility Managers

Published by MultiBriefs: In 2010, the U.S. building sector generated 45 percent of all carbon dioxide emissions in the country — that’s right, nearly half of all carbon emissions came from the places Americans live, shop and work in every day. Much of this is because of the fact that residential and commercial buildings use 75 percent of all electricity produced in the U.S., for lighting, pumping, heating and cooling. However, new construction projects (and some retrofits) are finally addressing concerns in the building process. And facility managers are right in the center of the conversation. This article reference NBI’s work and the Getting to Zero Status Update and Zero Energy Buildings List.

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