U.S. Commercial Sector Potential Energy Savings: Unlocking Energy Efficiencies in American Commercial Buildings

Barriers to Unlocking Energy Efficiencies

Unlocking energy efficiencies in the commercial sector involves a number of barriers such as:

  • Ownership Problems. Many commercial buildings are leased and upfront investment in energy efficiencies may not be recouped by the owner but by the lessee.

Earth Hour: Lights Out for Environment’s Sake: Sixty Minutes of Darkness Sheds Light on Climate Change

When the City of Lights decides it’s “Lights Out” for one hour, you know that Earth Hour has gained momentum. Paris, France and other places around the world are fighting climate change by turning off all electric lights and appliances for one hour in a show of environmentalist support (as well as reducing their city’s carbon dioxide output.)

What is Earth Hour?