San Francisco, CA (January 14, 2008)- The Home Builders Association of Northern California announced that it plans to cut in half the amount of energy consumed in the houses it builds by 2020. The plan was announced by builders group President, Joseph Perkins, at the Advancing the New Energy Economy green jobs summit in San Francisco.
“We wanted to be a part of this emerging green economy. We didn’t want to wait,” Perkins said. “We want to give the residents of this region what they want, and they want green homes.” The association also announced plans to reduce CO2 emissions associated with home use to 30 percent below 1990 levels in the same time period. Perkins said the measures taken to achieve these goals will likely include using more efficient home appliances and materials, and potentially solar panels.
San Francisco Chronicle
Home Builders Association of Northern California