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Lights Out & Energy Quantification

Lights Out is a project to reduce light pollution, energy use and cost, & make Whatcom safer using less light, and to reclaim the night. The Energy Quantification group is about getting real info on how much energy we use and how we can change.

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Latest Activity: Nov 13, 2013

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Some Online Resources

Started by David MacLeod. Last reply by David MacLeod Nov 22, 2012. 2 Replies

American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy: Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savingshttp://www.aceee.org/consumerguide/Home Energy Saver…Continue

Riot 4 Austerity

Started by Hanna Winter Nov 1, 2010. 0 Replies

Hey there fellow energy-saving enthusiasts! There is a great website out there that challenges households to reduce their energy use by 90%. They track several categories of energy: transportation…Continue

When to replace your Clunker?

Started by Ehben Eliot. Last reply by Heather K Jun 2, 2010. 2 Replies

I was wondering about the effectiveness of programs such as the one described at                     http://www.cashforclunkersny.com/ wherein…Continue

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Comment by Hank Kastner on November 13, 2013 at 5:47pm

There are a couple interesting new things being hatched by activists at Power Past Coal: an investigation into creating a Municipal Energy district for B'ham as an alternative to PSE, and an effort to reverse the County moratorium on wind energy; to get involved contact Matt Petryni at http://www.re-sources.org/gpt

Comment by David MacLeod on May 23, 2010 at 1:12pm
According to a couple of graphs I found on the web, here's how home energy use tends to divide up:

Space heating 28 - 31%
Water heating 11-12%
Space cooling 10-11%
Lighting 9-11%
Refrigeration 6-8%
Laundry and dishes 5%
Home office & Electronics 5-6%
Cooking 3%
Computers 1%
Other / Small electronics and motors 16-18%

Sources:
http://hes.lbl.gov/consumer/learn
http://www.aceee.org/consumerguide/intro.htm
Comment by Merry Teesdale on May 4, 2010 at 12:24pm
Hooray for Santa Rosa! This approach is practical and benefits everyone in so many ways.
Comment by Ehben Eliot on May 4, 2010 at 8:43am
I heard an interesting story the other day about how UPS realized a recent round of energy savings; they redesigned their routes to reduce the number of left-hand turns.
 

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