We're Making a Difference!

From ENN: U.S. Carbon Emissions Fall by Most Since '82

Sometimes, walking around trade shows surrounded by people shouting out how green they are, I wonder if we really make a difference. We discuss, we worry, we sacrifice, we innovate... but does it ever pay off? Well it did this year. US carbon emissions were down 3.8%; it's not a large number, but it's a start.

The article attributes the decrease to more efficient driving practices and increased use of alternative energy. However, continued improvement in building performance and construction industry programs such as LEED have also contributed to this reduction. So have the continuing effort of manufacturers to reduce their energy consumption, rationalize distribution system, and eliminate waste throughout their operations.

Nice work team! Let's keep it up!