Balancing the Designed and the Natural Worlds
To encourage environmentally sound engineering, business and development practices.
Through scientific study, education, research and community outreach, the Corporation seeks to set a standard of practice in the community, by encouraging and facilitating change locally and regionally that will ultimately raise the standard for every community on a national level.
Our goals include working toward sustainable growth and reducing energy consumption, water use and waste production. We seek to guide responsible development of our natural resources, with the understanding that we too are a part of nature. Development and environmental stewardship can occur together, the ideas are not mutually exclusive.
Here at Engineering for the Earth, Inc., we bring together dedicated scientists and engineers from all disciplines to face the challenges head on.
Did you know?
Vehicles are responsible for approximately 20% of U.S. green house gas emissions annually (nrdc.org).
In some parts of the United States, the aquifer levels are more than 100 feet lower than they were in the 1940s.
Construction and demolition waste constitutes up to 40% of the total solid waste stream in the United States.
On a per person basis, the United States generates about 2.8 pounds of
construction and demolition solid waste per person, per day. Every day
of the year. (see http://dnr.wi.gov/org/land/facilities/greenbldg/gbhqwaste.html )
On average, Americans spend 90% of their time indoors. According to the
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the levels of pollutants indoors
can run two to five times - in some cases over 100 times - higher than
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