• In the U.S., buildings consume 65% of electricity produced and 12% of all potable water
  • Building are responsible for 30% of greenhouse gas emissions
  • Buildings consume 40% of raw materials globally
  • 19% of electricity and 32% of gas in California is used to pump, heat and treat water
  • It takes on average about 3000 gallons of water to manufacture one pair of jeans
  • a 2000 square foot home uses up to 1.5 acres of forrest to fill its needed 16,000 board feet of material.
  • Water consumption is divided as follows:
    • Toilets consume 27%
    • Clothes Washers consume 22%
    • Showers consume 17%
    • LEAKS 14%
  • 40%-60% of water is used to irrigate landscaping
  • HVAC ducting in a typical house has 15% duct leakage

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