Like me and if you’re working on reducing energy use while enhancing sustainability, well-being and community in buildings. Besides the Garrison Institute you need to think green well-behaved building!!

The Climate, Buildings and Behavior symposium I attended back then came with the human dimensions. All for improving green well-behaved building performance. As well as including energy use behavior.

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The Green Well-Behaved Building: Developing Community, Green Well-Being and Resilience in Buildings. That explored behavioral and holistic approaches. All consequently that help make buildings into thriving communities while improving efficiency.

I mean first of all, it has been official.  The United States WILL save $1.2 trillion in savings.

It was first assumed by 2020 by “investing in energy efficient buildings”. That’s according to a new study from McKinsey & Co. report.  This new report called, “Unlocking Energy Efficiency in the U.S. Economy”. It reports that 900,000 new jobs could be created and 1.1 gigatons of greenhouse gas could be reduced annually.

The catch before was about $50 billion a year needs to be green buildings over the next ten years (report 9 years ago)

However, the report adds that if we actually do what they recommend!   Can you say we are talking about a 23 percent drop in energy consumption!

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In addition, Public pressure and consumer demand are also significant drivers of the use of green building techniques. According to the World Green Building Trends 2016 report from Dodge Data & Analytics, client demand was the top reason for using green building techniques with 40 percent of firms citing it as such.

Consumers are starting to value sustainability in the products they purchase and the buildings they buy or rent. Many businesses want to operate out of sustainable buildings to help them meet their environmental targets, reduce their costs and improve their reputation among consumers

Furthermore and in conclusion, Fast-forward to 2017. According to Navigant Research’s report “Energy as a Service,” the annual global market for energy (or efficiency) as a service reaching $221.1 billion by 2026. But the financing options finally are getting in place. Financing consequently to support a turnkey solution that can be implemented. Yes, so can we say folks across a broad range of business sectors?