Can California Double Efficiency of Existing Buildings?

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Can California double the efficiency of existing buildings? Lauren Faber, West Coast political director for the Environmental Defense Fund, describes California’s new package of bills aimed at fighting climate change, including an effort to double the energy efficiency of existing buildings.

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  1. Can California Double it’s Energy Efficiency and reduce the effects of Climate Change?
    Yes! They just must decide that EVERY aspect of Increasing Energy Efficiency must be dealt with!
    Who besides me thinks natural gas? How many chimneys are poking out of roofs across the state? What is leaving most of those chimney’s? HOT Energy being blown into our atmosphere ~ think global warming. We don’t want this.
    The technology of “condensing flue gas heat recovery” was designed to recover the heat energy from those combusted exhaust gases, making this recovered heat energy available to yet be used in the building or facility where it was combusted.
    The US DOE states that for every 1 million Btu’s of heat energy recovered from the exhaust of combusted natural gas and utilized, 117 lbs of CO2 will Not be put into the atmosphere.
    Please compare those numbers with other energy saving technologies.
    There is in every 1 million Btu’s of combusted natural gas – 5 gallons of recoverable distilled water. This water is very usable.
    What have we done?
    1) Increased natural gas energy efficiency = Profit
    2) Reduced CO2 emissions
    3) Conserved water
    Could this help America in it’s battle against Climate Change?

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