Saturday, March 15, 2008

Commuting to Work Uses More Energy than Being There

Did you know that the energy required to fuel your car and commute to work is actually greater than the energy required to heat and cool the building you are working in?

A presentation last week by the California Climate Commission, Carbon Currency: The ROI of Going Green, showed that operating energy uses for the average office building in California was 72 KBTU per square feet per year. The energy required to commute to the average office building in California was 127 KBTU per square feet per year, a difference of 57 percent.

So next time you consider the benefits of working from home, consider the benefits of saving resources at the office and on the road!

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