Majority of Energy Use Was for Electricity Generation, Followed by Transportation, Industrial, Residential, and Commercial
April 16, 2014
Americans used more energy in 2013 than the prior year, according to the latest energy flow charts released by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). Americans had used less energy in 2012 and 2011 than the previous year, but that trend has been reversed.
According to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Americans used less energy in 2011 than in the previous year due mainly to a shift to higher-efficiency energy technologies in the transportation and residential sectors.
In commercial buildings, workers usually come and go en masse each day. As a result, energy use can rapidly become inefficient. Now, a new study done on Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) buildings reveals some data that could help designers and building managers optimize energy usage.