Energy Efficiency Jobs, per capita by Jon Gardzelewski

A new report looks at Energy Efficiency jobs in the U.S..  It appears to be rigorous and detailed.  It finds that there are 1.9 million energy efficiency workers in the U.S.; most work for small businesses.  You can find the full report here (pdf).

In the state-by-state rankings, California comes out #1, of course.  Our state, Wyoming, always looks bad in these kinds of reports because of our low total population.  BERG wondered what the data would look like, if adjusted on a per capita basis.  We used state populations from Wikipedia.

Wyoming is #4 in the nation in Energy Efficiency Jobs, per capita!

Energy Use in Identical Homes by Jon Gardzelewski

One of our students found this astonishing fact:

A study analyzed ten identical homes located on the same street and found that the total energy use varied by a factor of three (Parker, Mills, & Rainer, 2012). 

Source: Parker, Danny, et al. "Accuracy of the home energy saver energy calculation methodology." Proceedings of the 2012 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings (2012). Link to pdf