I'm visiting Vancouver, BC, Canada this weekend. Ran across this story in Huffington Post Canada about boosting energy efficiency. That city estimates that 55% of greenhouse gas emissions comes from thermal loss in buildings. The city spent $100,000 to have thermal imaging performed on roughly 16,667 homes ($6 per structure). They are making this information available online to the owners, so corrective changes can be made which will save energy and reduce the carbon footprint.
Our main energy source is Coal in St. Louis area. And we have rates of respiratory illness greater than other parts of the country. Could we reduce our carbon footprint, save money on our electric bills, increase our life expectancy and lower our health care costs? Perhaps.
See the story here: