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Shakespear
07-21-08, 05:03 AM
Here you can find out what is possible when trying to reduce the energy usage in a home or a building.


http://video.google.com/url?docid=-6669123891673213585&esrc=vr-shared-R8-P8-&ev=v&len=5772&srcurl=http%3A%2F%2Fvideo.google.com%2Fvideoplay%3 Fdocid%3D-6669123891673213585&vidurl=%2Fvideoplay%3Fdocid%3D-6669123891673213585%26hl%3Den&usg=AL29H20IXXytqPSGkAAB2w80wtaUC06uNg

What is amazing is that the cost of building will NOT rise since the elimination or substantial reduction in size for heating/cooling system can/will offset the cost of making the space maximum energy efficient. Lovins gives costs in the lecture which will surprise the average home owner as to their magnitude !!!

I would think that max effort should be directed toward work to create a program to help home owners to do this to existing home units.

Can not think of a better way to spend money of the sub-prime loan variety than for this type of activity.

phirang
07-21-08, 12:23 PM
it's like universal health care: great idea, but who's gonna pay for it?

FRED
07-21-08, 12:28 PM
it's like universal health care: great idea, but who's gonna pay for it?

We think it can be paid for with the money we're not spending on subsidizing the finance, insurance, and real estate industries.

Shakespear
07-21-08, 02:07 PM
it's like universal health care: great idea, but who's gonna pay for it?

The elimination/reduction of the heating/cooling system and thus elimination/reduction of energy needed to drives these systems pays for the incorporation of the super-energy efficiency. In the video he explains this very clearly with examples.

Perhaps this will be faster to understand what he is thinking with regard to homes/buildings

http://www.frugalmarketing.com/dtb/amorylovins.shtml

In this piece Lovins gives some ideas where the nation needs to go with this.

http://www.grist.org/news/maindish/2007/07/26/lovins/