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Great overview by Elton Sherwin on how to take the first step towards sustainability in your home...start with compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs)

Great overview by Elton Sherwin on how to take the first step towards sustainability in your home...start with compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs)

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  • CFLs in the Sherwin Home One Family’s Journey www.EltonSherwin.com Copyright © 2009 by Elton B. Sherwin
  • What Galvanized the Sherwin Family into Action… The melting ice caps? Actually, it was…
  • $506 Electric Bill
  • Sherwin Family in Menlo Park One New Home With basement Tough building code Three TVs & DVD players Furnaces Two : Stories Four Refrigerators PCs Pool pumps Cellphones Girls Clock radios Dogs Innumerable TiVos Cordless phones iPods Light bulbs Rechargeable flashlights Motion detectors AC compressors
  • And 12 Skylights
  • 12 Outdoor Motion Detectors
  • Indoors 45 Motion 12 Timers Detectors Guest Bathroom Motion detector on left is from WattStopper Available at Home Depot or at WattStopper.com
  • And One $506 Electric Bill Even with all the motion detectors and skylights
  • Looking for the Culprit Make sure it says EZ. If it is not an EZ model, it is not EZ to use. Available at Amazon.com. Links to many of the products in this presentation are posted at www.EltonSherwin.com
  • Couldn’t Find One Culprit Device Month Mom's desk light $8.65 Garage rechargeable flashlight $2.79 Entry walkway lights $4.57 Honeywell HEPA - MBR - HI $8.57 Honeywell - HEPA - medium $6.94 Garage refrigerator $19.09 Instant hot water heater $4.08 Dad’s PC & 3 transformers $12.70 Mom's PC & printer $16.40
  • Need to Take Action
  • Solar Option? Cost of $29,822 (16 panels, $10.76/watt) Subsidy of $9,206 Net cost is $20,616 Produce 400 kWh/month 22% of our usage $124 savings per month 166 months (13 years) break even Save 4,800+ lbs. CO2 per year
  • Reduce Consumption? We were consistent consumers Sherwin Annual Consumption Average Monthly Kwh 2,000 1,500 1,000 500 0 2005 average 2006 average
  • Part of the Problem ?
  • Reducing Consumption Off to Orchard Hardware & Supply (OSH) ACE hardware Stanford Electric Seven Trips to Home Depot
  • Removed 55 Bulbs
  • Bulbs Have Gotten Smaller
  • Home Depot’s Better Bulb
  • Home Depot’s Better Bulb Formerly called n:vision Now called EcoSmart Some of the pictures in this presentation have old packaging We tested 11 brands Home Depot had better bulb
  • CFLs Have Gotten Better Instant on No flicker Starts at 60% brightness 105% brightness of incandescent Color similar to incandescent soft white Elton’s score: A-
  • Many Situations Indistinguishable
  • Nice Color
  • Large Packs Are a Deal
  • Fit Inside Most Harps
  • Cloth Lampshades Cooler and Probably Safer
  • We use in Clip-on Shades
  • Smaller Than an Incandescent
  • Small Lamps My daughter didn’t notice
  • Wall Sconces
  • Even in Some “Ceiling Cans”
  • Small Amount of Accent Lighting 14 watts vs. 65 watts The animals seem happy
  • Unnecessary Fixture That Gets Left On
  • Even Fit Some Clip-ons
  • “Red” Package Instant on No flicker Starts at 60% brightness After 1 min 105% WHITER than incandescent soft white Some people prefer Useful yellow lampshades and big rooms Elton’s score: A-
  • Red vs. Green Green = soft white Red = bright white Matches incandescent bulbs
  • Big Yellow Lampshade in Big room Brighter 120W red + 100W red Replaced 200W incandescent 70% savings
  • Also Have Baby Reds Instant on No flicker Starts at 60% brightness After 1 min 105% Color WHITER than incandescent soft white Elton’s score: A-
  • Reds work well: behind glass with yellow lampshades with glaucoma
  • Who put in all these ceiling cans?
  • No wonder we had a $506 electric bill
  • But What Happened to the PG&E Bill?
  • PG&E Billing $600 $507 $500 $439 $400 $306 $300 $200 $100 Averaging $100 to $150 a month in savings $0 December January February
  • Recommended Bulbs (A-) 70%+ Savings Home Depot Red & Green Spirals Instant on No flicker Start at 60% brightness After 1 min 105% Less success with other brands
  • Tough Problems Ceiling Cans Clear fixtures Dimmers
  • Green 40w Instant on No flicker Starts at 40% brightness After 1 min 105% Color similar to incandescent soft white Elton’s score: B-
  • Dimmer for first 30 seconds Incandescent Compact Fluorescent I left two incandescent bulbs in place so the bathroom would brighten quickly
  • After 1 minute CFL is slightly brighter
  • Only One is Incandescent I left one incandescent bulb in place so the kitchen island would brighten quickly
  • Back to Our Nemesis The Halogen Spot
  • Best Available for Indoor Halogen Replacements Instant on - No flicker Starts at 35% brightness After 1 min 100% Slightly more yellow than Halogen Larger bulb, less focused Elton’s score: B- Home Depot
  • Halogen Spot Replacement Need a CFL Spot w/ CLEAR Glass Front 50 W or 75 W 23 W
  • Adjust Ceiling Cans Up
  • Halogen Spot Replacement 23 W 50 W or 75 W
  • Two are 23 W CFLs One is 50 W Halogen
  • I left one halogen bulb in place so the kitchen counter would brighten quickly
  • Inexpensive Flood “Frosted Front” - Good in Hallways Takes minute to get to full brightness Starts at 35% brightness Almost identical to incandescent 65W flood Slightly wider beam Adjust ceiling can B+ for always on Remove the dimmers
  • Best Available Dimmable Flood Available at Ace Hardware Nice soft white color Not instant on Starts at 50% brightness Dimmer must be on high to start Larger bulb, less focused Often better to remove dimmers Elton’s score: C
  • On the Bleeding Edge Ready for most homes: Par 20s - small floods w/ standard base Ace hardware has 3 different CFL versions Still frustrating: Most dimmable CFLs MR-16 style – “flashlight” bulb w/ 2 pins Spotlights – narrow beams Most LEDs sold in retail Wait a bit longer for residential applications
  • Motion Detectors & Timers Work well with CFLs Extend CFL life in ceiling cans Burn out fluorescent tubes in magnetic ballasts (which should be replaced anyway)
  • Removed 20 Spots
  • Removed an Additional 25 Bulbs
  • CFLs by the Numbers Cost $463 Subsidy (PG&E)) $145 Consumer $318 Monthly Savings: KWH 359 Bill - $.32 KWH $111 Break even months 3 Annual CO2 lbs reduction 4,304 Cost per 1,000 lbs/year $108
  • PG&E CFL Subsidy Paid Directly to Home Depot I didn’t even know my bulbs were subsidized
  • CFLs 60x Cost Efficient vs. Solar Reducing CO2 CFL Solar Cost $463 $29,822 Subsidy $145 $9,206 Consumer $318 $20,616 Monthly Savings: KWH 359 400 Bill - $.31KWH $111 $124 Break even months 3 166 Annual CO2 lbs reduction 4,304 4,800 Cost per 1,000 lbs/year $108 $6,213
  • Hybrid Car is up to10x Cost Efficient vs. Solar Reducing CO2 Hybrid CFL Solar Car Cost $463 $29,822 $2,500 Subsidy $145 $9,206 0 Consumer $318 $20,616 $2,500 Monthly Savings: Gas KWH or Gallons of Gas 359 400 17 Bill - $.31KWH, $2.50 gal $111 $124 $42 Break even months 3 166 60 Annual CO2 lbs reduction 4,304 4,800 4000 Cost per 1,000 lbs/year $108 $6,213 $625
  • Real-time Monitoring Black & Decker Power Monitor (Also sold as the Blue Line Power Cost Monitor) You can install Costs $100 6% to 20% reduction Read all the reviews on Amazon to make sure it is compatible with your meter
  • Day After Installation At 10:10 AM. “It says I am using $1000 a month.” “And nothing is on. I turned off all the lights. Nothing is on”
  • Except the Pool Pump We were spending $1,000 a year moving water around
  • We bought an IntelliFlo pump Spent $2,500 Uses 1/8 the electricity Some are now under $1,200 www.pentairpool.com
  • Impact of Sherwin Pool Pump on Global Climate
  • Useful Tools Smart Power Strips For more information see www.EltonSherwin.com
  • Smart Power Strips For more information see www.EltonSherwin.com
  • We all focus on electricity Electricity is the largest part of our utility bill But electricity is not the biggest part of the carbon footprint for many Californians
  • 60% Natural Gas
  • Don’t Forget Solar Hot Water The Phoenix hot water hearer was the most efficient tank tested in the PG&E lab
  • Six items Dominate Sherwin Family Carbon Footprint Air travel The “stuff” we buy* Gasoline Natural gas (for you it might be propane, heating oil, or wood) Electricity Beef and dairy Focus on these six first * This includes the electricity we use to run the product and the energy used to manufacture, transport and dispose of it.
  • A Word About Commercial Lighting Lighting is the #1 or #2 Largest User of Electricity in Most Buildings in America Houston Skyline
  • Commercial Lighting 44% of the Electricity in Health Care Facilities is Lighting
  • Incandescent Bulbs Still Widely Used 60+ Coal- fired plants domestically 250+ Coal- fired plants worldwide Halogen spots and MR16s continue to be popular
  • Local Retail Done Correctly Draegers – Menlo Park Over 1,000 bulbs replaced 2 month break even Northface – in Palo Alto Test location for their retail stores
  • Fluorescent Tubes Good Better BEST A word about fluorescent tubes: NARROWER IS BETTER Never use magnetic ballasts. Electronic ballasts are quieter, more efficient, and eliminate flicker.
  • Good Better BEST Electronic vs. Magnetic Ballasts (for tubes) Electronic ballasts are more efficient than magnetic ballasts … resulting in an overall lamp- ballast system efficacy increase of 15% to 20%. Other advantages of the electronic ballast include reduced weight, quieter operation, and reduced lamp flicker. Electronic ballasts are directly interchangeable with magnetic ballasts. (From LBNL website) You should always use electronic ballasts, especially with motion detectors.
  • 84% of a Building’s Carbon Footprint Comes from its Utility Bill
  • Utilities are #1 Emitters of Greenhouse Gases in America 84% of a Building’s Carbon Footprint Comes from its Utility Bill Lighting Windows HVAC Hot Water PCs & Appliances Focus on Your Utility Bill
  • Many LEED Buildings Fall Short “LEED certification is not yielding any significant reduction in GHG emission by commercial buildings.” John H. Scofield, Oberlin College A Re-examination of the NBI LEED Building Energy Consumption Study
  • If You Want to Be Green Lower the Utility Bill Lighting Windows HVAC Hot Water PCs & Appliances And: • Eat less beef • Use less gasoline For more information see • Shop wisely www.EltonSherwin.com • Don’t fly to useless meetings