Save Energy & Money in your Home with Metro CERT!

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This presentation was put together by the Metro Clean Energy Resource Team to help homeowners and renters learn about simple things they can do at home to save energy and save money! Learn a little, take action, then tell us your story at http://stories.mncerts.org

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Save Energy & Money in your Home with Metro CERT!

  1. 1. Save Energy AND Money! Julia Eagles Spring 2010
  2. 2. Green Institute- Metro Clean Energy Resource Team Phillips Eco Enterprise Center, 2801 21st Ave S www.CleanEnergyResourceTeams.org/Regions/Metro
  3. 3. Phillips Eco-Enterprise Center www.CleanEnergyResourceTeams.org/Regions/Metro
  4. 4. ReUse/Deconstruction www.CleanEnergyResourceTeams.org/Regions/Metro
  5. 5. Community Energy Programs • Neighborhood Energy Services- St. Paul • Energy Efficiency presentations- Community Action, Phillips • Lake Street small business energy challenge • ReUse Center workshops www.CleanEnergyResourceTeams.org/Regions/Metro
  6. 6. Why save energy? www.CleanEnergyResourceTeams.org/Regions/Metro
  7. 7. Where does our energy come from? And what does it lead to? www.CleanEnergyResourceTeams.org/Regions/Metro
  8. 8. MN CO2 Emissions by Sector www.CleanEnergyResourceTeams.org/Regions/Metro
  9. 9. How your home uses energy Heating/AC – 55% Lights, electronics– 20% Appliances – 15% Water Heating– 10% www.CleanEnergyResourceTeams.org/Regions/Metro
  10. 10. Heating Turn down your thermostat 1 degree and save 1% on your heating bill. Weatherize your home to seal cracks and holes to reduce heat loss. www.CleanEnergyResourceTeams.org/Regions/Metro
  11. 11. Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs (CFLs) *Remember to recycle your CFLs after they burn out. www.CleanEnergyResourceTeams.org/Regions/Metro
  12. 12. The Truth about CFLs and Mercury www.CleanEnergyResourceTeams.org/Regions/Metro
  13. 13. Appliances How many appliances do you have in your home? www.CleanEnergyResourceTeams.org/Regions/Metro
  14. 14. Phantom Load Phantom Load= Using power when your electronics are turned off • Use power strips • Unplug items when not in use www.CleanEnergyResourceTeams.org/Regions/Metro
  15. 15. Phantom Load Costs Item kWh Used (Annually) Cost ($ Annually) Plasma TV 1452 $159.76 Computer 311 $34.21 Game Console 234 $25.73 Laptop 145 $15.90 Laser Printer 113 $12.43 VCR 92 $10.12 DVD Player 79 $8.67 Microwave 35 $3.85 Cordless Phone 29 $3.18 LCD Monitor 23 $2.51 Radio 13 $1.44 Rechargeable Toothbrush 12 $1.35 Total 2538 $279.15 www.CleanEnergyResourceTeams.org/Regions/Metro
  16. 16. No Cost CO2 Savings $ Savings Turn off lights and unplug electronics 298 lbs $14 Turn down thermostat two degrees 596 lbs $53 Take five minute showers 261 lbs $24 Wash all clothes in cold water 930 lbs $86 Drive 10 fewer miles per week 458 lbs $87 www.CleanEnergyResourceTeams.org/Regions/Metro
  17. 17. Low Cost $ Savings CO2 Savings Low flow showerhead $35/yr 381 lbs Faucet aerator $10/yr 202 lbs Compact fluorescent light bulbs- 5 $20/yr 428 lbs Window Insulation Kits $7/kit 196 lbs Weather stripping $83/yr 413 lbs www.CleanEnergyResourceTeams.org/Regions/Metro
  18. 18. Resources Home Energy Squad: 1-866-222-4595 Home visit and installation of energy- saving materials: CFLs, programmable thermostat, weatherstripping, low-flow showerhead and faucet aerator, etc. www.CleanEnergyResourceTeams.org/Regions/Metro
  19. 19. Resources -Energy Assistance: 612-335-5837 -Appliance replacement: 612-767-1706 -Weatherization: 612-335-5911 www.CleanEnergyResourceTeams.org/Regions/Metro
  20. 20. Questions & Discussion What actions are you already taking? What actions will you take based on what you just learned? Tell us at http://stories.mncerts.org! www.CleanEnergyResourceTeams.org/Regions/Metro
  21. 21. Contact Julia Eagles Metro CERT Organizer The Green Institute 612-278-7117 jeagles@greeninstitute.org www.CleanEnergyResourceTeams.org/Contact

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