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The environmental impact of buildings

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Statistics
According to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) in 2014 within the United States, buildings have a huge impact of…
39% total energy use
12% total water consumption
68% total electricity consumption
38% carbon dioxide emissions
Clearly, buildings have a large impact, and the number of buildings, especially houses, is shooting up
7.2 million houses between 2005 and 2009

As building green is still at an early development stage, technologies continue to grow and advance. There are countless methods of having a “smart” or “green” edifice, ranging from basic to complex.

 

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