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Study Finds Commercial Buildings Could be Saving Electricity and Money

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(Sacramento, CA)
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Next 10 is a Bay Area Think Tank that focuses on the economy and the environment. Their study found that commercial buildings’ electricity consumption could be cut by as much as 80 percent.

Researcher Tracey Grose points to things like switching to efficient light bulbs and home appliances as quick ways to reduce energy. She says this isn’t just an environmental issue; these changes would save money too.
“The state is strapped, we have growing energy needs through our growing population, and building new power plants of whatever sort, that’s an expensive undertaking.”
Officials with the Building Owners and Managers Association say they agree, but these findings aren’t just true for commercial buildings.
They says lots of buildings are already taking these steps, if it makes sense for them to make that initial financial investment, which can be pretty pricey. Ida Lieszkovszky, Capitol Public Radio News.
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