The Carbon Buster's Home Energy Handbook: Slowing Climate Change and Saving Money

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New Society Publishers, Nov 1, 2006 - House & Home - 176 pages
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Most people are unaware that environmental problems such as climate change can be easily avoided, at a profit, through the intelligent application of appropriate technology. The Carbon Buster’s Home Energy Handbook describes how to achieve this goal in the residential field.
 
The first book in North America to provide a detailed carbon accounting of a family’s carbon emissions and how to reduce them, it systematically analyzes energy costs and evaluates which measures yield the highest returns for the environment and the pocketbook. It provides answers to questions such as:
 
* Which measure is more effective: putting solar panels on your roof or buying a hybrid car?
* Where do I need to invest first: in high-efficiency shower heads or solar tubes?
* Is a $500 fridge that uses 800 kWh of power per year a good buy?
 
The book allows individuals to quickly and accurately assess which products are a good deal and which aren’t. It systematically analyzes residential carbon emissions and energy costs and prioritizes solutions based on highest carbon reductions and monetary returns, yielding results that are often surprising. The book enables readers to dramatically reduce their carbon emissions—far below the levels targeted under the Kyoto Protocol. At the same time, readers implementing the recommendations will save an average of $15,000 in energy costs over the next five years.
 

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Contents

Congratulations
1
1 Carbon Busting for Fun and Profit
3
2 Conventions and Assumptions
7
Top Recommendations at a Glance
15
4 Your Familys Carbon Pie
19
Green Home Design
25
6 Green Transportation
31
7 Electric Power
53
10 Liquid Assets
121
11 Environmental Goods and Services
123
12 Putting It All Together
127
Appendices
133
Glossary of Terms
150
Endnotes
153
Index
161
About the Author
171

8 Green Heating
107
9 Cooling
117

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Godo Stoyke is President of Carbon Busters Inc., an energy efficiency consultancy that has reduced carbon dioxide emissions of buildings in North America and Europe by 121 million pounds, saving clients over US$16 million. An award-winning environmental presenter, Godo is a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Accredited Professional, and author of The Carbon Buster's Home Energy Handbook.

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