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Between 1950 and 2000, the U.S. population nearly doubled. However, in that same period, public demand for water more than tripled! Americans now use an average of 100 gallons of water each day—enough to fill 1,600 drinking glasses.
EPA WaterSense, Why Water Efficiency?- US EPA
Impervious surface coverage (paved or roofed surfaces where rain rainwater does not soak into the ground)- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
in the U.S. is 83,337 square km.
Urban runoff is the sixth leading source of impairment in rivers, ninth in lakes, and fifth in estuaries.- US EPA, The National Water Quality Assessment Database: 2002.
Many homes built before 1978 have lead-based paint, which can expose people to contamination through paint chips, dust and contaminated soil.- US EPA, Lead Program
Sources of indoor air pollution may include: combustion sources; building materials and furnishings; household cleaning, maintenance, personal care, or hobby products; central heating and cooling systems and humidification devices; and outdoor sources such as radon, pesticides, and outdoor air pollution.- US EPA, Indoor Environments Division
The IEA energy efficiency website offers helpful hints on how to save on energy in everyday life.
In the United States, buildings account for:
36 percent of total energy use and 65 percent of electricity consumption
30 percent of greenhouse gas emissions
30 percent of raw materials use
30 percent of waste output (136 million tons annually)
12 percent of potable water consumption
- Green Building Council