Sustainable Living

Research shows that architects, engineers and contractors can build all the energy efficient buildings they want but that it is the people that live, work, and operate those buildings that make them truly efficient.

In fact, recent data show that 80% of the energy savings in buildings comes from changes in occupant behavior!  I haven’t seen any data on the impact behavior changes make on things like trash generation, recycling or water consumption but I’ll bet that with some minor changes and maybe some major ones too we could all make a big difference in and on the world.

In Sustainable Living we will look at lifestyle choices and their impacts on the world.