Green-Tech Experts: 2010 a Banner Year for Energy Efficiency
Green-tech experts are predicting that 2010 will be a banner year for energy efficiency, and Vertical Arts couldn’t be more on board. We’ve got you covered whether you’re looking for a sustainable build-out or even LEED certification.
According to a recent article in the San Jose Mercury News, “Home energy use accounts for 21 percent of the nation’s carbon footprint,” a number that’s “twice the carbon emissions of passenger cars.”
It wasn’t long ago that President Obama proclaimed insulation “sexy,”so you can bet that energy efficiency is a high priority for this administration, which will have a massive trickle-down effect on our industry.
According to a memo by the President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board, “There are 100 million homes in America, and energy-saving measures like insulation, caulking, and heating and cooling system ugrades can reduce household energy consumption by 10 percent to 40 percent.“
That amounts huge savings. For homeowners and their pocketbooks and for the environment. Sounds like a win-win to us.