By Axios Staff | 06/09/2017 10:00:50The average American household has used more than 400 billion gallons of water per year, a new report finds.
The report, which is based on water use trends from 2014 to 2020, finds that the US is projected to use 466 billion gallons per year by 2020.
While that’s a jump from the 2.1 billion gallons a year that was reported in 2014, it’s a far cry from the 70 billion gallons the government estimated Americans would use by 2030.
The new report, produced by a team of researchers from the Water Management Center at the University of New Hampshire and Harvard University, also shows that Americans are consuming more energy than they are taking in, and the nation’s energy mix is shifting from fossil fuels to renewable sources.
A lot of the growth is going to come from energy-efficient buildings, the report says, which means people are getting more use out of their existing homes.
And a lot of that energy is going into renewable sources like solar, wind and geothermal.
The report is based upon data from the Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) latest energy use report, from 2016.
It also uses a new energy efficiency rating system that uses the Energy Department’s Energy Star Rating System to rate homes based on their energy efficiency.
While the energy efficiency of a home varies widely depending on the materials used in the building and the system installed in the house, the EIA ratings average for homes built in the past 30 years have been well below average.
According to the report, the average U.S. household energy use in 2020 was 1.4 trillion gallons.
That’s up from 1.3 trillion gallons in 2020 and 1.6 trillion gallons a decade earlier.
The new EIA energy efficiency ratings average the efficiency of 1.9 trillion gallons per house.
The EIA also found that energy efficiency has increased across all types of buildings, with average efficiency for the most energy efficient buildings rising from 3.4 percent in 2020 to 5.6 percent in 2021.
The EIA has been measuring energy efficiency for more than a decade, and has found that overall energy efficiency across all buildings has increased by about 20 percent over that period.
The study also shows a significant decline in the average use of natural gas.
In 2020, the rate of use for natural gas was more than four times the rate for electricity, and natural gas use for the entire economy was down by about a third.