[Greenbuilding] energy savings myths

Reuben Deumling 9watts at gmail.com
Thu Nov 17 14:54:02 PST 2011


I've learned some things from Corwyn (here) over the years, and he (perhaps
he can correct me if I am misremembering) advocates focusing on the
*house*rather than a person or a square foot. I think the reasoning is
that the
other, though they provide some obvious quantitative precision, are also
ways for large houses to look good/better than an absolute metric would
have them look. In the final analysis we are interested in the
total/absolute anyway, no?

On Thu, Nov 17, 2011 at 2:27 PM, Michael O'Brien <obrien at hevanet.com> wrote:

> Hi, Reuben and Gennaro--
>
> Your conversation points up the need for some practical yardsticks that we
> can use to compare houses.
>
> I've used annual energy per square foot and annual energy per occupant,
> because they are easy to calculate and for people to understand, though
> they have the same flaws John already pointed out.
>
> Any better ideas?
>
>
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