I don’t usually dive into the commercial buildings world in this forum, but I think it’s relevant in this case. As reported by the AP, Hannaford, a Northeast supermarket has a new store in Augusta that has earned LEED Platinum certification. It’s loaded with good energy-efficient and renewable design features.
I can assure you that companies like Hannaford and Walmart are not looking at energy-efficiency for fun. They’re doing it because it makes financial sense. As quoted in the story, supermarket industry analyst David Livingston says, “They’re not only making it green for their customers, they’re making it green for their bank accounts.”
And from a comfort, safety, energy-efficiency, and bank account perspective, smart energy use makes sense in homes, too.