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Building a green home with your carbon footprint in mind is key:
Building a green home is a key step to reducing your carbon footprint. Here in the USA we are about 5% of the world’s population, but we use about 25% of the world’s energy, and much of the energy used has a significant carbon footprint.
Hearing that we're leading the world in energy consumption is nothing new, but the entire world is now striving to be like the USA in their standard of living, consumerism, and energy consumption. If we stay on this carbon based energy trajectory, we will need 9 planets to sustain humans here... which, of course, is not an option.
There is a lot you can do to reduce your carbon foot when you build a new home. There are also advantages to remodeling your existing home or office building and preserving the embodied energy in that existing structure.
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