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Five Friday Facts: Affordable Green Housing

Posted on the 10 February 2012 by 2ndgreenrevolution @2ndgreenrev

Five Friday Facts: Affordable Green HousingThe following statistics come from EverBuildPro, a subsidiary of BOULD, a social enterprise that seeks “to end substandard housing through green building education.”

  • 46.9% of all CO2 emissions in the US came from the building industry in 2009 compared to 33.5% from transportation
  • 1.6 billion people live in substandard housing worldwide
  • 40% of raw materials consumed worldwide are used by the building industry
  • 38.9% of energy is consumed by buildings, with residential comprising 53.7% of that figure
  • $2000, average annual household energy bill

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