It’s hard to argue with the idea that energy efficiency is the most under-told part of America’s clean energy economy, despite the efforts to date of some pretty smart, committed people. We could go such a long way to cutting our use of the most destructive forms of energy and addressing global climate disruption if we just stopped wasting so much.
To the casual observer, energy efficiency means very little, that is until they see the cost savings associated with making tweaks to their homes and businesses. According to a new report, one energy retrofit may be more efficient than the rest.
Today, President Obama, joined by former President Bill Clinton, announced $4 billion in combined private and federal funds to be invested in upgrades to commercial buildings over the next two years.
In its latest energy roadmap, the International Energy Agency (IEA) says dramatic energy savings could be achieved rapidly if policies which promote energy efficient heating and cooling technologies are adopted.
This is part three of my interview with Autodesk's John Kennedy.
Q. Are you just talking about designing new efficient buildings or can older buildings be effectively retrofitted?