Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Quick staggering fact I heard today

I went to a presentation today on the topic of consumption and waste...and heard this fact:

In 1950, the average US home was 983 square feet and housed 3.8 people. In 2008, the average US home was 2500 square feet and housed 2.6 people. If we do the math, in the fifties the square footage allotted per person was approximately 257 versus 4 years ago, a staggering 962 square feet per person!

Wow. When looking at these numbers, it is easy to see where we can begin to cut down on energy, materials and overall costs.
We need to build smaller, more thoughtful spaces.