Interesting Quotes

Wednesday
Sep152010

We look forward to the day when utilities employ more energy retrofitters than linemen.

Tuesday
Aug312010

"There is no bigger problem for builders than putting people in homes that they can't afford."

Monday
Aug302010

“We learned these lessons in the 70s.  We just have a bad habit of forgetting the lessons of the past…”

Monday
Aug302010

“Want energy security? Fix our nation’s buildings. It creates jobs we can’t outsource, makes us less reliant foreign energy supply, and puts real dollars into the local economy.”

Monday
Aug302010

“During the recent drought, how many people were told to conserve water by turning off a light?”

Monday
Aug302010

“The honey bee controls the temperature in the hive better than we typically do with a thermostat.”

Monday
Aug302010

“The primary resistance to change in our energy policy is fear.  People are comfortable with “business-as-usual” and will typically resist change – even when the change is in their own best interest.”

Monday
Aug302010

“We are so interested in putting cool new technologies on the deck of our energy ship - PV, windmills, hybrid cars, etc. Unfortunately we forgot to plug the holes in the ship.”

Monday
Aug302010

“The trouble with energy efficiency is that it is boring.  Powerful, but boring.”

Monday
Aug302010

“We could shut down the equivalent of 300 – 200 megawatt power plants just by replacing the old windows in US homes with current code compliant ones.”

Monday
Aug302010

“I see our nation’s buildings as millions of little power plants that we just haven’t turned on.”

Monday
Aug302010

"Design is a signal of intention" - William McDonough

Monday
Aug302010

There are no simple solutions to our energy needs, but there are simple solutions to our energy use.

Monday
Aug302010

The cheapest energy our country can buy is the energy we can save.

Monday
Aug302010

It’s time for energy efficiency to takes its rightful place as America’s first fuel.

Monday
Aug232010

"Building officials are the National Guard of our energy efficiency security."