Month 10 – Home Energy Audit

At work, we played a fun game called Cool Choices.  To earn points, every day for 6 weeks, players make environmentally sustainable choices such as carpooling, driving the speed limit, and turning the water off when brushing teeth (duh).  Different actions are worth different points.  The game made sustainability more fun and competitive.  It was…

Month 9 – Cover Unused Registers

Even with our Nest thermostat, heating our home will be a big energy cost.  Our heater uses natural gas which produces 11.7 pounds of CO2 per therm.  This means, that during each winter month, we are responsible for ~1,665 pounds of CO2 from heating.  For comparison, that’s as much CO2 as 83 gallons of gasoline.…