How Much Energy Could We Save? Five Stats

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According to the EIA, our built environment is responsible for 40% of energy consumption in the United States, and more than half of this (54%, according to the EPA) is consumed in residential buildings. This Friday, we've compiled five facts on potential energy savings within our apartments and homes.

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If every US home replaced their five most frequently used light fixtures or bulbs with Energy Star qualified lighting, we would save almost $8 billion a year in energy costs. This is equivalent to the greenhouse gas emissions of 10 million cars. Click to Tweet! (Source: Epa.gov)

Mutlifamily homes could become 28.6% more efficient by 2020, which would save 51,000 gigawatt hours of electricity and $9.2 billion in energy costs. Click to Tweet! (Source: HUDuser.org)

Retrofits can improve energy efficiency by 30% for natural gas and 15% for electricity in multifamily homes. Click to Tweet! (Source: aceee.org -- There's a really cool map of potential energy savings here) 

Energy Star saves more that $9 billion in energy costs per year and prevents 120 Million pounds of greenhouse gases from being released. Click to Tweet! (Source: EnergyStar.gov)

Homeowners who participate in the Energy Star Home Performance program save an average of 20% on utility bills. The program works with professional contractors to ensure your home stays cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Click to Tweet! (Source: energystar.gov)