‘Round the House Energy Conservation

While I (like many bloggers) am always enthralled by the big ideas of sustainable development, Curt at Alternative Energy~Renewable Energy points us to a site that has tons of practical ideas on how to conserve energy in the home. Just browsing over the suggestions, I’m impressed, especially by ways they encourage parents to get their kids involved through games. On one item, I’d suggest an alternative: rather than an energy audit, get a “whole-house” audit, as they consider all of the interlocking systems within a house (thanks to the Earthways Center for that tip). Overall, though, these kinds of ideas demonstrate how easy and practical conservation can be for almost anyone.

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