30 Apr '16, 8am

What Uses The Most Energy In US Homes? (Infographic)

Thank you James! And thank you Glenn for posting. Infographics are incredible tools to communicate. The top half is fantastic in educating on where home energy goes – the bottom half leads people to continue the CO2 status quo. Yes, the infographic was so spot on in showing where home energy goes until it got to the vampire part and it completely contradicts itself! Half of the energy goes to heating and cooling. Half. And then the infographic shows all these time-consuming actions people can fiddle with to bring down the 3% slice of the pie. Seriously. *rant over now* Focus on the heating/cooling part. Nothing can save more energy in a home than super-insulation or, in many cases, just improving no insulation up to current building codes. Superinsulated structures have heating and cooling loads that are close to nil. Some more effective alternatives if you like saving mon...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2016/04/30/uses-energy-us-homes-...

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