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Building Energy Consumption Problems

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Building Energy Consumption Problems

  1. 1. CREATING A MORE EFFICIENT TOMORROW, TODAY<br />A look into the relationship between the energy crisis, building emissions, and revolutionary intelligent design<br />BY: Josh Wentz<br />
  2. 2. HOW WE USE ENERGY IN OUR HOMES<br />$81 Billion<br />$44 Billion<br />&lt;http://www.healthgoods.com/Education/Healthy_Home_Information/General_Energy_Efficiency/ee_and_renewable_energy.htm&gt;<br />
  3. 3. U.S. ENERGY PRODUCTION VS. CONSUMPTION<br />Randolph and Masters. Energy for Sustainability.. Page 16<br />
  4. 4. U.S. ENERGY CONSUMED BY SECTOR<br />&lt;http://www.pewclimate.org/docUploads/Overview_B1.jpg&gt; <br />
  5. 5. U.S. CO2 EMISSIONS BY SECTOR<br />&lt;http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/uploads/edmgraph.jpg&gt; <br />
  6. 6. PUBLIC KNOWLEDGE<br />“Only 7% of American voters identified buildings as the top contributor of greenhouse gas emissions.” <br />-Recent poll by American Institute of Architects<br />
  7. 7. HOPE FROM NEW POLITICAL POLICY<br />“President Obama and Secretary Chu announced a $346 million investment …to expand…the use of energy efficient technologies in all major types of commercial buildings as well as new and existing homes.” <br />“Savings to consumers estimated to be <br />$1 to $4 billion annually from 2012 through 2042”<br />-President Obama<br />http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/Obama-Administration-Launches-New-Energy-Efficiency-Efforts/&gt; <br />
  8. 8. RECAP OF MAIN FACTORS<br />Ruining The Environment & Restricting A Move In Political Process<br />Disconnected building systems<br />Bleak national energy outlook<br />Political policy incentives <br />

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