If the average fuel economy in the United States was increased by 5 miles per gallon, we'd save 25 billion gallons of gas a year.

If every American household replaced traditional lightbulbs with Energy Star compact flourescent lightbulbs, the energy saved would be like taking 8 million cars off the road.

Commercial and Residential Buildings:
- use about 37% of the energy and 68% of all electricity consumed in the United States
- produce about one third of carbon dioxide emissions
- generate waste during construction and often don't consider the effect of increased transportation urban sprawl on the community

Americans spend an average of 90% of their time indoors, where pollutant levels can be two to five times higher than outdoor levels.

Extra energy trapped by greenhouse gases is enough to light a 100-watt lightbulb every 6 meters over the globe.

Should global warming continue at its current pace, there will be an 18°F change in temperature by the year 2100. Polar ice caps will melt, causing a sea-level rise that would put almost all of Florida and Louisiana and most of Washington, D.C. and New York City under water.

 

 
     

Ecological Footprints.
What's a footprint?
What's your footprint?

Why Build Green?
Facts and Figures
What's a Green Building?
Costs and Benefits

Better Buildings.
Langston-Brown High School
The Robert Redford Building
Outhouse on Mt. Whitney
Honda's NW Regional Facility

Links.
EPA
U.S. Green Building Council
American Forests
Environmental Defense

Stop Global Warming

Credits.
Contributors
©2006 Claudia Hickey