Save the World by Saving Energy in your Home

SAVE THE WORLD by saving energy in your home WHY YOU SHOULD CARE ABOUT ENERGY EFFICIENCY WE ARE NOT AS EFFICIENT AS WE COULD BE: DEFINITION: ENERGY INTENSITY A wy of meauring etfcieney. Detemired by caloating haw much t conts to convert erergy into goods A higher MS means it takes mae erergy to areatea produet SMVS Energy Intensity by Country (Amant l energy in megajoul eeded to produce one LS dolar in val) 2 MS MORE EFFICIENT Uhited Kingdom 65 Megaoues per deller 9 MVS 69 Megajdes per dlar Germany 76 Megajouls per dalar 6 MVS China 96 Megajoules per dolar Uhited States- 98 Megajoules per dolar Netherlands-- 102 Megajales per dola 3 MVS 108 Megainuies per dollar 129 Megajoul per dolan LESS EFFICIENT Unted States Netheriand Japar China German Uniled Kingdom Hudroeledridty and natural energy are the orly renewable resources that we use WE USE MANY RESOURCES: World's Energy Consumption Distribution of Remaining Non-Renewable Resources OI- -33% Coal Natural Gas 63% Coal -30% -1896 Hydroelectrioty -6% Natural Energy Bottom line: we rely almost entirely on oil, coal and natural gas. Bottom line: we heavily depend on resources that are dwindling. WE PRODUCE A LOT OF CO?: DEFINITION: CARBON DIOXIDE A pas that is produced by respiralon, arnd buming carbon and organic conpounds Nauraly pesent in aic C02 is absorbed by plants in pholosynthesis unless they become orerwhelmed by extreme volumes Tora of CO 7 bil Top 10 Producers of CO2 In the World 6 bi China- 5 bil Lnited States 4bl European Lhion 42 bl -17 bil ЗЫ Rusia 17bl 2 bil 12 bil German 79 bil Canada -54 bil Iran 54 b Uhited Sates European Lhion Chind Japar Uted Kingdom THE AMOUNT OF CO² WE PRODUCE IS RISING By 2020, it is estimated to approach 10,000 million metric tons. Milion Metric Tons CO 10,000 Q00 8000 7,000 G000 5000 2005 2010 2015 2020 WHAT IS BEING DONE ABOUT POOR ENERGY USAGE? DEFINITION : NEGAWATT A ar nd ing the amount of CURRENT ENERGY LAWS ty cansevalion Today, the majority of residential and commercial construction is done with energy efficiency in mind. Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (LUS) This act plans for a gradual increase of energy officiency in the US. by mandating minimal energy requirements (Eg, higher minimum fuel economies for passenger vehicles and phasing out the use of incandescent ight bulbs) CalGreen (Calfornia): Appies to residental and commercial buildings Mandates include reducing water use, diverting construction waste from landfils, and inspecting buildings energy systerrs AMORY LOVINS A physicist in the lale 1STOS who coned the tems "soft erergr pelt and secavatis" He beleved thet to meet ereroy needs we should Increase efficiency instead of increasing enery production Phase-out Incandescent Bulbs (Australia): Australis has completely outiaved incandescent ightbulbs since 2009 WHAT STEPS CAN YOU TAKE TO BE MORE ENERGY EFFICIENT? In the US alone, buildings account for 72% of electricity consumption. Since so much energy is used in the residential sector, conserving energy in your home is an easy and effective way to reduce the world's energy consumption INVEST IN ENERGY-EFFICIENT SOLUTIONS Cost of Conventional versus Energy Efficient Appliances, Lighting, and Insulation CALCULATE YOUR OWN ENERGY USE! Conventional Method/Machine Energy Seving Method/Machine SLOOye Wattage (of appliance) xHours Used Per Day + 1000 Daly Kilowatt-hour (kWh) consumption s000/ya (I klowatt (W)- 1000 Watts) TO DETERMINE YEARLY COST: S600yar Wallage (of applianoe) x Hours Led Par Day x Days Led Per Year 1000 x85 cents/Wh (Your Energy Cost) EXAMPLE: WINDOW FAN (200 Watts 4 hours/day Solyear Each line represents the energy cost per year of the appliance, lighting or insulation indicated in the color key below 120 devs/yeard = 96 Wh85 cents/h -S86/year APPLIANCES SOLAR POWER INSULATION Dishwasher Washing Machine Assuming you do 6 loads Solar Reof Poel Attic Windows Assuming you do 6 loads Calculations for San Allic leaks can drain 50% of a home's heating energy Single pane v double BI Before S300 BA Afer S50 Cost to Instalt S37,314 Savingyear S150 CO2 Saved 36,072 Ibs B Belore S20g BiAter 9960 Bi Bebre SasO BiI Afler. S75 Cost to retalt -S20000 Savings/Year. S275 CO2 Saved -2500 bs pA Ater S48 DI Alter: S Cost to Instat S550 Savings/Year. S12 CO2 Saved: 1654 bs Cost to Instalt S750 Savings/Year. S20 CO2 Savings 3020 bs Cost to nstal -$3.500 Sarings/Year: $240 Co2 Saved 720 bs Boler If half of U.S. households had energy-efficient appliances in their homes, it would be enough to save $150 billion annually and reduce CO emissions equivalent to taking 2 billion cars off the road! Cooling System Ererg-atticart bolers use Options include ventlation and absorption coolers about 106 less energy BI Belore Sti22 Cost to Instalt $5,550 Saving/Year S298 co2 Saved: 54,402 bs BI After. S03 Cost to hnstall S343 Savings/Year S65 CO2 Saved 31560 bs LIGHTING Refrigerator Heat Pump CFL Bub LED Bulb Skylight Syight vs an incandescent bub Energy-efficient tridges use An altematve to tumaces CFL compared to an incandescent bub LED compared to an incandescent bulb about 20% less energy and ar conditioners BI Belore S4on BI Alter SISA Cost to Instat S6,700 Sevings/Year S339 CO2 Saved 55.657 bs Bill Before: S143 Bill Ater. S23 Cost per Bub: $4 Sarings/Year. $120 -200 b BI Bebore S143 B After: S23 Cost per Bub: S30-S40 Savings/Vear: S120 coR Saved 300 bs B Before SM3 BIAer Sz3 BI Aler S43 Cost to Instalt S80 Savings/ear S11 CO2 Saved (758 bs Cost to nstal S450 SLS00 Savings/Year SI43 Co2 Saved -1000 bs Saad "Cost estimates are for explanatory purposes only. hdividual savings will vary depending on localion, producta, and use CONSERVATION VS. EFFICIENCY DEFINITION: REBOUND EFFECT Consenvation is an oftemot to use less energy (eg riding e bke or tuning off ights) ty Elficiescy is using energy in an efficient manner (eg using energy-efficiest appliances ighting and home insulation) This idea takes into account the possble downside to energy savirg The more you save the more you may tind it attordable to use more resources (eg the lower gas costs that come from owning a hybrid car could prompt nore driving) INCANDESCENT/CFL/LED LIGHTING FACE-OFF Energy-efficient lighting is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to reduce your energy usage. There are many options, but which should you choose? Incandescent CFL LED Cost: S2 S4 S40 Life Cycle: 1000 hours 6,000 hours 10,000 hours Safety Overheats; has mercury Overheats; has mercury No hazardous materials Cons: Releases mercury Slow to ight up Limited options, uneven lighting Pros Inexpensive Best Value Long lasting If every houshold in the United States replaced one incandescent bulb with a CFL, we would have enough energy to light 3 million homes for a year. We would save $600 million in annual energy costs and prevent 9 billion Ibs of greenhouse gas emissions per year. 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Save the World by Saving Energy in your Home

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Our energy resources are dwindling and we produce a lot of CO2 emissions. The future depends on our ability to leverage renewable resources like hydroelectricity and natural energy.




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