Friday, April 17, 2009

Stephen Hamstra - GBH Architecture


Stephen Hamstra shared key information and opportunities in regards to energy and energy efficiency.


The U.S. consumes 20-25% of energy and co2 in the world. Buildings are the #1 energy users at 40% of our energy consumption. The primary energy use is electricity. KEY fact: 1980 - 56%, today - 75% (electricity use). Electricity generation is largest source for CO2.


Hamstra stated that Green Jobs will be around for a long time. Energy efficiency or renewable energy jobs generate greater revenue than Walmart, GM and MobileExxon - COMBINED. It is projected that there will b 37 million jobs by 2030.

There was also discussions on Geothermal heating. Hamstra's full presentation can be found at www.ferris.edu/mec next week.

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