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Test Your Knowledge of Greenhouse Gases

9/24/2007 12:00:00 AM

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In the United States, which of the following is the largest contributer of greenhouse gases?

  1. Cattle
  2. Automobiles
  3. Power Plants
  4. Buildings
  5. Other

If you guessed (D), you're correct! If not, you're not alone. In a survey of U.S. voters conducted by the American Institute of Architects, only 7 percent of those who participated knew that buildings are the main culprit. Homes and commercial buildings produce 48 percent of greenhouse gas emissions, and consume 71 percent of electricity produced at power plants.

The AIA is hoping to assist Congress in their effort to draft the best energy bill possible. How can they (in advocating for the wishes of their constituents) do so if we don't understand the underlying problem? It all starts at the grassroots level.



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