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Built Environment Team. America’s 120 million buildings consume a prodigious amount of energy—42 percent of the nation’s primary energy, 72 percent of its electricity, and 34 percent of its directly used natural gas.
They use more energy than any country except China and the whole United States. But the U.S. buildings sector presents juicy opportunities to profit from new business initiatives, drive innovation, and save money—and to realize societal benefits like creating jobs, improving public health and environmental stewardship, and strengthening national security. The functions for which buildings use energy are many, varied, but basically quite simple. Buildings need to keep us comfortable, illuminate our tasks, and power our gadgets while supporting our health and lifestyles. Building Science Corporation.