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According to EPA, Buildings account for:

  • 36 percent of total energy use and 65 percent of electricity consumption
  • 30 percent of greenhouse gas emissions
  • 30 percent of raw materials use
  • 30 percent of waste output (136 million tons annually)
  • 12 percent of potable water consumption

It’s clear, then, that increasing the efficiency of our homes and buildings can produce a tremendous impact. On this website, you’ll read about Steps You Can Take—@ Home, and can also find information regarding increasing your home’s energy performance.