|Change was the theme of this year's historic political election and when it comes to protecting the economy, the environment, and the public's well being - change is a necessity. We need to change the way we build, design and operate our buildings.
Buildings produce almost half of the carbon dioxide emitted in the US each year. They consume 75% of the electricity generated. The good news is they can do better - a lot better. LEED certified buildings use 24%-50% less energy, produce 33%-39% less carbon dioxide, consume 40% less water, and recycle or reuse 50%-70% of their solid waste. Come and learn how.
Michael Shilale will describe why existing buildings are prime opportunities for reducing carbon emissions and energy use. He will discuss the LEED-EB rating system and strategies for implementing improvements in building systems, water and energy use.