Inefficient buildings and homes account for a third of North America's greenhouse gas emissions—so why is the market so hesitant to green the building process?
By Matt RansfordPosted 03.18.2008 at 7:43 am 8 Comments
I live in a hundred year-old house where most everything is original: the windows (drafty), the walls (uninsulated), the furnace (burns oil). I need only look at my heating bill every month to deduce what the Commission for Environmental Cooperation has determined through a two-year study—homes and office buildings in North America account for over one-third of the continent's greenhouse gas emissions. They are terribly inefficient.