This is likely not news to anyone in the industry, but commercial buildings have immense energy needs. This is putting a great strain on the nation’s power grids. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the annual electricity use for commercial building space is an incredible 14 kWh per square foot, which is the rough equivalent of microwaving almost 300 frozen burritos.
Given the amount of electricity and natural gas consumed by commercial buildings, developing more efficient structures can help ensure a steady supply of affordable power and significantly lower operating costs for businesses, as well as help protect the environment.
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