Green Building:

ASHRAE's Peterson discusses effects of sustainable design on emissions reduction

With buildings in the United States accounting for nearly 40 percent of our country's energy use, the green building sector is calling for increased congressional action on sustainable design to help reduce emissions. During today's OnPoint, Kent Peterson, president of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), discusses the direct correlation between building greener and reducing overall emissions. He explains which mandates and incentives he believes the federal government should implement to help spur green development in both the public and private sectors. Peterson also discusses the next generation of net-zero buildings.