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Huge Carbon Savings from Transit Could Dwarf Building Efficiency

LEED-EBOM project data confirm that how people get to the office has a greater impact than other green building efforts.

Note: The article has been corrected to express savings in metric tons.

Slight reductions in transportation energy can have massive carbon benefits for existing buildings, according to new research—much greater than similar reductions in building energy use.

Published February 1, 2015