Answer: energy efficiency
Sustainability firm Ecova recently acquired Retroficiency, a company with data on the energy profiles of hundreds of thousands of buildings, Phys.org reported. Through the analysis of that data, the company expects to show building owners where their energy is being wasted and how they can stop.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, about 6 million commercial and industrial buildings in the U.S. account for about 45 percent of greenhouse gas emissions, and about 30 percent of those emissions are from wasted energy.
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