Residential buildings account for 20% of all energy used in the U.S., and are responsible for 20% of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. The use of energy is related to virtually everything we do, or have in our homes.
Obvious uses include using electricity to run appliances, electronics, and air conditioners, etc.; less obvious uses include consuming energy to purify and produce and convey water to our homes, and to make the products we purchase for use in our homes.
If we take steps to green our homes, we can reduce energy use, save money, reduce carbon dioxide emissions, and help to fight global warming and climate change. Environmental Protection Agency
For more information on EPA Green home recommendations go to EPA Green Homes
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