REUTERS SUMMIT-No Silver Bullet to Tackle Building Emissions -CBRE

REUTERS SUMMIT-No Silver Bullet to Tackle Building Emissions -CBRE

Friday, October 17, 2014 - 2:20pm

CAMPAIGN: CBRE Environmental Sustainability

CONTENT: Article

Oct 16 (Reuters) - Tackling carbon emissions in U.S. commercial buildings will require a range of everyday measures, not technology, as a solution, said an executive at CBRE, the world's largest commercial real estate services company.

Since most buildings are currently being operated less efficiently than when they were built, changing day-to-day operations plays a big role in addressing inefficient energy use, David Pogue, global director of corporate responsibility, said in at interview at Reuters Global Climate Change Summit.

CBRE manages more than 3.5 billion square feet of space globally.

Residential and commercial buildings account for almost 39 percent of total U.S. energy consumption and 38 percent of U.S. carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, according to the Department of Energy.

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CATEGORY: Environment