There’s a great plan put forward by Ed Mazria of Architecture 2030 to use stimulus funds not for public works, where they do not generate additional tax revenue or leverage a lot of jobs, but for energy efficiency measures in private buildings. Ed originally prposed the challenge to architects and engineers to reduce energy use in new construciton by 50% by the year 2030, hence the title. This latest proposal is an extension of that, and it makes a lot of sense. Money used to reduce energy use in homes would allow the mortgage to be renegotiated and for example paid off faster from the savings in utility bills. Meanwhile a huge amount of jobs would be generated, property values would rise, and the energy security of the country be improved. Why not go to the website and lend support by clicking to send letters to representatives?