From the monthly archives: March 2013
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Making our buildings more efficient is vital to battling climate change, plus it’s just good business. Energy efficiency bridges the economy and the environment by saving money, producing jobs, reducing carbon pollution and creating much-needed economic activity.
President Obama said as much in his recent State of the Union speech while issuing a challenge to Americans to take control of their own energy future and improve the environment through increased use of clean energy.
“I’m also issuing a new goal for America: let’s cut in half the energy wasted by our homes and businesses over the next 20 years,” said the President. “The states with the best ideas to create jobs and lower energy bills by constructing more efficient buildings will receive federal support to help make it happen.”
The President’s call for increased energy efficiency and the new jobs that go with them represents the most direct path toward sustainability. As ...
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