Building a Better America

Saving Energy and Money with Efficiency
Released by: Environment Massachusetts

Our report, Building a Better America: Saving Energy and Money with Efficiency, analyzes the benefits Massachusetts would see if we committed to dramatically improving the energy efficiency of new and existing buildings. The report uses government data to estimate reduced energy consumption, decreased fossil fuel use, money saved on energy bills, and global warming pollution prevented in 2020 and 2030.

 Making our buildings more efficient would:

  • Reduce the projected energy use of Massachusetts’s buildings 21% percent by 2030
  • Prevent the emission of 6.87 million tons of global warming pollution every year by 2030, the equivalent of taking 4,939,216 cars off the road.
  • Save the average Massachusetts family of four, $1,020.20 a year by 2030.