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Bauer family overhaul

  1. 1. Bauer Family Overhaul Whitney Bauer Energy and the Environment
  2. 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. 3. Background • Who? …. The Reypa family • When? Summer 08 • Technologies used: – Power strips for all Phantom Loads and Computers – CFLs – Sealing and Insulation
  4. 4. Background Continued 0 1,000 2,000 3,000 4,000 Power Strip CFL Sealing Insulation Save d per year ($) Green house gases saved (lbs) Power saved (kWh)
  5. 5. Alternative to Problem • Alternative Energy - an option, not plausible • More Efficient Appliances • Increased Insulation • Alternative Light- CFL • Power strips • Behavioral Changes
  6. 6. Research Plan Criteria • Cost- under $10,000 • Efficiency- dollars saved per life cycle • Return on Investment- by 5 years • Reliability • Maintenance • Aesthetics
  7. 7. Present Results Current appliance vs. Energy Star Cost ($) Initial cost difference Efficiency($) Life cycle savings Return on Investment (yrs) Maintenance Aesthetics Washer $258 $223 4.7 unforeseeable pretty Dryer $231 $198 4.5 unforeseeable pretty Refrigerator $30 $101 2.8 low alright Dishwasher $12 $83 1.2 low alright CFL $3 $69 .03 none ok -Information remains unfound and irregular for power strips and insulation alternatives. More to follow… -All results found at www.energystar.gov
  8. 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. 9. Questions….?

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