I got some comments from some readers who are certified in energy-responsible practices. I am happy to learn that this is a field of work and that certifications are available. This makes it even more upsetting how few large corporations have a commitment to responsible energy usage.
I do firmly believe that new structures, initiatives, and plans in urban environments should only be considered if they have a commitment to energy efficiency for the benefit of our environment – not for the benefit of building and factory owners. Despite this being exactly who they purport to benefit, this group brings together commissioning and energy management to facilitate discussions about energy efficiency. No matter who they hope to benefit, I support anything that benefits the Earth, even if by accident!