Let's face it: we totally get that energy matters when we go to the pump and fill up our cars! No problem understanding the concept of gas mileage and how it impacts our pocket book. Yet when it comes to how energy matters and impacts larger issues such as our health, our culture and our planet, things get a little more difficult to understand for all of us.
While working on buildings, a personal passion of mine is to continually deepen my knowledge of how everything is interrelated when it comes to resource use, especially energy use, and to figure out innovative ways to make the most of the least!
With the hope of inspiring some new approaches, here are some questions I've been asking myself recently ...
- What is the ‘gas mileage’ of humans?
- How much of that ‘gas mileage’ is being used for buildings and what is the ‘gas mileage’ of buildings?
- What should the ‘gas mileage’ of humans be?
- What should the ‘gas mileage’ of buildings be?
- Can a building be built today achieving this ‘gas mileage’?
I'll be sharing some of my own answers in upcoming posts, but I'd love to hear yours, too. Send me your thoughts!