Greener Buildings Help Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Each year, buildings throughout California are the second largest contributor to the state’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, using enough energy to account for nearly 125 million metric tons – roughly 25 percent — of the state’s annual GHG emissions. Taking action to make buildings more energy efficient and environmentally friendly helps conserve resources and lower a community’s share of the emissions that lead to climate change.
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This whitepaper originally appeared as an article in the September 2008 issue of Western City magazine.