A simple look at energy savings possibilities

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GreenHomes has put together a simple tool, the “Interactive House” to look at the potential to save energy in your home. Interactive Home Entry Screen This is NOT a model, and can’t provide you with detailed and recommendations or predictions about your home specifically.  (That’s what a home assessment is for.)  It’s meant to be a simple and fun tool.  And in broad-brush terms, it can give you an idea of the areas to focus on and allow you to see how the savings interact in a typical home.  It give also provide a quick gut-check on the level of savings to expect.  If someone is claiming they’ll save you a lot more with a particular measure–say 50% energy savings for windows which is NOT a reasonable expectation for most homes–then this will raise a flag that you should dive into the weeds a bit, find out what assumptions and data they’re using to make that prediction for you, and validate (or not) the claims.  

Thanks,
Mike

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One Response to “A simple look at energy savings possibilities”

  1. Shahriar Hyder Says:

    Nice post! I have also blogged about saving energy by saving electricity, water and gas at home or offices below:

    http://technosiastic.wordpress.com/2009/08/25/saving-energy-by-saving-electricity-water-and-gas-at-home-or-offices/

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