Sunday, July 12, 2009

Sustainability means long term Green perspective

It is exciting to see that soon stimulus funding will be allocated to communities to make green infrastructure improvements accross America. The time has come to make for Muncicipal officials to make smart long term decisions. The money should be spent on green measures that offer money saving benefits forever. Here is an example to make the point. If a community gets $100,00 as grant then they could build a building addition with green features to add some space and convenience. On the other hand they could replace old lamps on street lights and save $35,000 to $50,000 each year forever. The money saved each year can be invested on other green projects "forever". Therefore, it will be prudent for the communities to involve the government officials and residents to focus on strategic energy planning and make smart decisions.

This will create long term benefit to all and help us deal with climate change and energy crisis.

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