03/25/2013

Quantifying U.S. Energy Efficiency Improvements

Spending on efficiency trumps new power supply investments

 

Energy efficiency investments represent $480-670 billion, including building improvements and sales of ENERGY STAR products. This outpaces the $170 billion spent on conventional energy supply.

How much does the U.S. spend annually on energy efficiency measures?

If you guessed between $480-670 billion, you’d be right on the money.

According to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), businesses are readily investing in energy-efficient goods and services. The analysis, which draws from 2010 data, shows that these measures are unsung and invisible heroes in the fight to reduce energy consumption.

Strategies such as utility energy efficiency program expenditures, sales of ENERGY STAR and other efficient products, annual investments in building efficiency improvements, repairs and new construction, trends in manufacturing energy use and investments, and sales of efficient cars and light trucks are the main driving force.

Comparatively, the U.S. spent about $170 billion in 2010 on conventional energy supply, including items like transmission lines, drilling equipment, oil wells, and power plants.

The $72–101 billion premium for energy efficiency measures is roughly half of the annual investment in energy supply, delivering three times the level of new energy services as conventional.

 

 


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Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.


When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality.

We Can Help You Reduce Energy by 30%

Our mission is to help our customers manage their buildings' energy costs, improve reliability, and enhance performance while having a positive impact on the environment.
CLICK HERE to find out how.

Bluebeam® Revu® simplifies digital facilities document management from design review to leveraging as-builts, maintenance manuals and O&Ms submittals.

 


 
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