An article published on the solarpowerrocks.com website shows Kansas having a grade of “D” when compiling many different categories that reflect the cost to own, including tax incentives, electricity cost, etc…… AND WE’RE GETTING WORSE!
It is imperative that we construct buildings that are more energy efficient both in residential and commercial construction. The benefits far out-weigh the costs in so many ways. Current studies show that buildings designed to Net Zero or Passive standards provide much better air quality that the average house. “In the last several years, a growing body of scientific evidence has indicated that the air within homes and other buildings can be more seriously polluted than the outdoor air in even the largest and most industrialized cities.” –CPSC
The technology is available and is being used in other parts of the world with much success, creating buildings that have such a small carbon footprint, and in some cases even produce more energy than they use. In Kansas, we have a long way to go. It it expensive? – Initially the cost is higher, but studies have shown varying time frames where the initial investment is recovered and monumental savings are realized in time! They always end up better in the long run!
We want to be a state that attracts businesses, technology, families, education….. let’s make it happen in Kansas! #letsmakeithappen