At Eastern Michigan University, we are doing more with less.
We've committed to help improve the energy efficiency of America's commercial and industrial buildings by 10 percent or more through the ENERGY STAR Challenge.As we join the ranks of other leaders in energy efficiency, our energy savings are reducing the emissions of greenhouse gases that contribute to global climate change.
We're excited about the ENERGY STAR Challenge, and we're delighted to help deliver a better world for you. Our hard work on energy efficiency today will yield a cleaner environment for everyone in the future.
Making more energy-efficient choices is also smart business. Using less energy saves our organizations money while protecting the environment:
- The buildings where Americans work, shop, play, and educate our children use about $200 billion worth of electricity and natural gas each year and are responsible for 45 percent of our national greenhouse gas emissions.
- These buildings use energy at peak times, driving the need for new power generation and more natural gas consumption.
- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that if the energy efficiency of commercial and industrial buildings in the U.S. improved by 10 percent, Americans would save about $20 billion and reduce greenhouse gases equal to the emissions from almost 30 million vehicles.
Want to join us in reducing energy use and greenhouse gas emissions? Visitwww.energystar.gov/Challenge and EMU Green to see what you can do to become more efficient at work and home.