Case | HBS Case Collection | September 2007 (Revised September 2008)

Buildings and Energy

by Forest L. Reinhardt and Nazli Uludere

Abstract

Presents data on opportunities to conserve energy in buildings, which account for about a third of all energy use. Encourages readers to think about the impediments to energy efficiency in the buildings sector and the ways in which entrepreneurs can profitably surmount the obstacles.

Keywords: Buildings and Facilities; Energy Conservation; Construction; Entrepreneurship; Investment; Innovation and Invention; Performance Efficiency; Environmental Sustainability; Construction Industry;

Citation:

Reinhardt, Forest L., and Nazli Uludere. "Buildings and Energy." Harvard Business School Case 708-024, September 2007. (Revised September 2008.)