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Conserving Energy One Home or Cubicle at a Time

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Counter-intuitive tips and tricks on saving energy, money and the environment.

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Conserving Energy One Home or Cubicle at a Time

  1. 1. Conserving Energy One Home or Cubicle at a Time Rich McCue richmccue.com uvic.ca/library/dsc/
  2. 2. “We help the UVic community explore and express their ideas in ways other than text.”
  3. 3. Conserving Energy Outline: ●How much electricity does Rich’s family use? ●Measuring electricity use at home ●Electricity consumption around the house ●How did Rich conserve energy at home? ●Measuring our carbon footprints
  4. 4. $120 / month Heating Hot Water Cooking Dryer $17 / person
  5. 5. How Do We Measure Electricity?
  6. 6. Electricity Usage Monitor $20 http://bit.ly/elec-monitor
  7. 7. Kilowatt hour
  8. 8. 1000 watts per hour
  9. 9. X 10 hours = 1 kWh 100 Watt
  10. 10. X 10 hours = $0.10
  11. 11. What did a Kilowatt Hour of Electricity Cost in 2015 in the USA & Canada?
  12. 12. Electricity Consumption Around the House
  13. 13. Do you know how much electricity your Home uses?
  14. 14. 88 watts $39 / year Dell Optiplex 780
  15. 15. 22 watts $10 / year Dell Optiplex 780
  16. 16. 4 watts $1.75 / year iPad Pro (11”)
  17. 17. 4500 watts, 2hrs / day $360 / year 60 Gallon Hot Water Tank
  18. 18. 6000 watts, 1/2 hr / day $120 / year Clothes Dryer
  19. 19. Relative Consumption per Hour
  20. 20. Relative Consumption per Hour
  21. 21. Measuring Electricity Usage at Home
  22. 22. How Do We Measure Electrical Draw at Home?
  23. 23. BCHydro.com
  24. 24. Real Time Home Energy Monitoring Program $85 https://rainforestautomation.com/bch/
  25. 25. 60 watts 9.5 watts
  26. 26. 9.5 watts4,500 watts
  27. 27. 10 Hours = 15 Min
  28. 28. What Has Rich Done at His at Home?
  29. 29. Heat Recovery… $1500 Windows & Sealing & Insulation $4000
  30. 30. Solar Hot Water $4000 Power Pipe $800
  31. 31. Heat Pump w/ programmable thermostat $6000
  32. 32. $35 Clothes Dryer Rack
  33. 33. What Did It Cost Rich? ● Windows & Insulation: $4000 ● Heat Pump & Thermostat: $6000 ● Solar Hot Water: $4000 ● Heat Recovery Ventilation: $1500 ● Drain Heat Recovery: $800 ● Lighting: $300 Yearly Savings: $2000 Payback: 8yrs(for a family of 7)
  34. 34. Returns on Investment? ● Programmable Thermostat. 1 year. ● Air Leaks. 2 years. ● Water Heater Insulation. 2 years. ● Shower Head. 2 years. ● Insulation. 5 years. ● Furnace / Heat Pump 13 years. ● Windows. 20 years. http://www.think-energy.net/ecm_payback.htm
  35. 35. Where to Start? ● Home Energy Assessment: https://bcenergycoach.ca ● BC Hydro Energy Monitor http://bchydro.com/energymonitor ● Work on low cost, high impact items: ○ Insulation ○ Seal up a Leaky House ○ Clothesline ○ LED bulbs ○ Programmable thermostat
  36. 36. Compare Energy Star Ratings
  37. 37. Measuring Our Carbon Footprints
  38. 38. Airplane trip to Paris for 2 3 tons CO2 Drive a Prius for 1 year (20K) 1.7 tons CO2
  39. 39. Airplane trip to Paris for 2 3.000 tons CO2 Drive a Leaf for 1 year (20K) 0.054 tons CO2
  40. 40. One trip to Paris for two = driving a Leaf for 56 years!
  41. 41. How Can We Measure Our Individual Carbon Footprints?
  42. 42. bit.ly/vic-carbon-calc
  43. 43. bit.ly/vic-carbon-calc
  44. 44. Rich McCue richmccue.com Questions, Comments, or Stories? Slides: bit.ly/uvic-conserve

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