President Obama’s State of the Union Address calls for 80% clean power by 2035, but… WHAT ABOUT ENERGY CONSERVATION!!!!
Clean energy is great, but likely a pipe dream. Furthermore, none of the “renewable” energy sources will meet current demands and/or be deployable by 2035.
We need to get serious about implementing energy conservation measures and associated facility system upgrades. It is no secret that existing building energy use can be reduced 30% to 50% by upgrading systems and adopting better utilization practices.
The real issues is that appropriate incentives and efficient transparent project delivery methods are not being used.
The combination of objective facility assessments with efficient project delivery methods such as JOC – Job Order Contracting, and IPD – Integrated Project Design, associated mandates and financial incentives is sorely needed!
Time to stop talking and start acting?