Built to..Waste?

By
Services for Real Estate Pros with Real Living Evergreene Properties

Here is the impact of our buildings on energy consumption, CO2 emissions, and the like:

 

Share of total energy used by buildings: 39%

Share of electricity sued by buildings: 68%

Share of carbon-dioxide emissions caused by buildings: 40%

Share of raw materials used in buildings: 30%

Share of non-industrial landfill related to buildings: 40%

These figures add up to an opportunity of staggering propotions!

 

Source: U.S. Green Building Council

Comments (1)

Gary Steuernagel ASSOC. BROKER, ABR, CRB
Keller Williams Southwest - Sugar Land, TX

Most of the waste/emissions come from older buildings, unfortunately the cost to renovate and make these buildings is financially prohibitive for the current owners.   To make a new building greener is more financially feasable for an owner than an older builkding in many cases.

Aug 03, 2010 11:10 AM