DEEP: Taking Climate Action in Connecticut

Taking Climate Action in Connecticut

{Residential Buildings}
{Business Buildings}
Twenty percent of greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. are attributed to the residential building sector. In the Northeast, a third of this is energy consumption associated with space heating, another third with appliances and lighting, and the last third is attributed to space cooling, water heating and refrigerators combined. (Source US DOE Buildings Energy Data Book). Decisions made at the household level can significantly lead to emissions reduction while also saving money. Learn more about your household impact and actions you can take to reduce your energy consumption and carbon emissions:
Eighteen percent of greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. are attributed to the commercial building sector. Twenty percent of this is attributed to energy consumption associated with lighting and thirty percent with space heating and cooling (Source: US DOE Buildings Energy Data Book). There are significant cost-saving and carbon-reduction opportunities in most commercial buildings. Learn more about these opportunities:
{State and Local Government}
Local and state government in Connecticut have demonstrated important leadership to address climate change through implementing energy efficiency programs, switching to clean energy sources, and utilizing more fuel efficient vehicles. However, there continues to be significant opportunities to take further steps to reduce emissions in the public sector. Learn more about these opportunities:  
Accounting for forty percent of statewide carbon emissions, many opportunities to reduce transportation related emissions exist. Municipalities, businesses, and individuals can take direct action to reduce transportation emissions such as purchasing low emission and fuel efficient vehicles, promoting the utilization of public transportation, and implementing transit oriented development. Learn more about these opportunities:
Content Last Updated January 2016