Written by: Sormeh Konjkav
In honor of the first annual Energy Efficiency Day on October 5, 2016, Waypoint is joining thousands of organizations, companies, and individuals nationwide applauding the vital and wide-ranging contributions energy-saving programs and policies have made and continue to make in the nation. Research has indicated that ramping up energy efficiency could spare the country from having to build 487 large power plants over the next 14 years. Already, energy efficiency has prevented the need for 313 large plants since 1990.
The first annual Energy Efficiency Day urges Americans to “Save Energy, Save Money” – a message that resonates strongly with Waypoint. Our core mission is to significantly decrease energy usage within the commercial real estate (CRE) industry, and energy efficiency is a key factor in moving the needle. After all, the most efficient power source is the one you don’t have to use. Energy efficiency remains the most efficient power source, even exceeding renewable energy sources like wind and solar. Waypoint continues to make significant, forward-thinking contributions to energy savings across the nation, benefiting commercial real estate owners, managers, and occupants. Our professional services team designs, implements, and analyzes efficiency programs for utility and government clients to promote energy reductions in the commercial real estate market across the country.
An energy-efficient economy is free to thrive and innovate. Electricity use was the same in 2015 as it was in 2010 while the U.S. economy grew 11 percent over those years, demonstrating that efficiency and economic growth go hand-in-hand. Reducing the energy used by manufacturers, utilities, homes, and businesses benefits everyone—especially energy bill-payers. Energy efficiency also delivers a powerful dose of pollution prevention. Together, we will reduce rates of cancer, asthma, heart disease, and strokes by avoiding the need for unnecessary power plants in local communities.
The inaugural Energy Efficiency Day is a collaborative effort of regional and national organizations working to promote energy efficiency, including the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), Advanced Energy Economy, the Regional Energy Efficiency Organizations, and Natural Resources Defense Council. To learn more about Waypoint’s energy efficiency efforts and resources, reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or join the conversation on Twitter using #EEDay2016.