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  • 1. Bauer Family Overhaul
    Whitney Bauer
    Energy and the Environment
  • 2. Preliminary Problem
    Bauer family uses too much energy
    Expensive electricity bills
    Uses 5,500 kWh per year
    Carbon Footprint of 1.1 metric tons
    This affects the environment negatively:
    Pollution, Increased Greenhouse Gases, Global Warming, Acid Rain, Glacial Melting etc.
  • 3. Background
    Who? …. The Reypa family
    When? Summer 08
    Technologies used:
    Power strips for all Phantom Loads and Computers
    CFLs
    Sealing and Insulation
  • 4. BackgroundContinued
  • 5. Alternative to Problem
    Alternative Energy - an option, not plausible
    More Efficient Appliances
    Increased Insulation
    Alternative Light- CFL
    Power strips
    Behavioral Changes
  • 6. Research Plan Criteria
    Cost- under $10,000
    Efficiency- dollars saved per life cycle
    Return on Investment- by 5 years
    Reliability
    Maintenance
    Aesthetics
  • 7. Present Results
    -Information remains unfound and irregular for power strips and insulation alternatives. More to follow…
    -All results found at www.energystar.gov
  • 8. Results Discussion Continued
    So, all appliances meet the needs of the stated criteria:
    - Cost
    - Efficiency
    - Return on Investment
    - Maintenance (to our knowledge)
    - Aesthetics
  • 9. Questions….?