Green Building 101: Why is energy efficiency important?

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14 May 2014

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Need a quick refresher on green building basics? This is our “Green Building 101” series that we’ll publish throughout the month. We’ll visit topics that form the foundation of our understanding of green building today.

What is energy efficiency?

Using less energy to accomplish the same amount of work. Getting the most work per unit of energy is often described as a measure of energy intensity. Common metrics for buildings and neighborhoods include energy use per square foot and use per capita.

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