Energy efficiency is helping to drive the economy

energy-efficiency-forum1Energy efficiency has long been a buzzword in conversations about the future of HVACR and the environment, and that eco-friendly focus is paying off, big-time.

“Today, an additional 1.9 million Americans are employed, either in whole or in part, in energy efficiency,” said Gina McCarthy, administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in her keynote speech at the 2016 Energy Efficiency Forum held in Washington D.C. in June.

“And the U.S. Department of Energy [DOE] projects that more than a quarter million new hires will happen in 2016 alone. So if someone’s making that old, tired argument that what’s good for the environment is bad for the economy, can you remind them that is so yesterday?”

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