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carbon footprint

In the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area, homes account for about 25% of greenhouse gas emissions, and commercial buildings another 25% (City of Berkeley Climate Action Plan). That’s a big deal!

The good news is that green buildings can have a massive impact on reducing our carbon footprints and energy use: CO2 emissions can be reduced by more than a third, and energy use can be reduced between a quarter and a half (U.S. Green Building Council). It’s in our grasp!

Quoting from the U.S. Green Building Council’s website:

“The built environment has a profound impact on our natural environment, economy, health, and productivity. In the United States alone, buildings account for:
• 72% of electricity consumption,
• 39% of energy use,
• 38% of all carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions,
• 40% of raw materials use,
• 30% of waste output (136 million tons annually), and
• 14% of potable water consumption.”

Learn how you can reduce your carbon footprint by making your home more energy efficient.