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  1. 1. Energy Conservation Project: The Fuel That Runs The World!! <ul><li>By: Jeremy Strong </li></ul>
  2. 2. Project Overview: <ul><li>This project takes a look at the fuel consumption of a 2004 Honda Civic and a 2003 Chevy Tracker during one week. So I can determine how changes in mine and my wife’s lifestyle can reduce our fuel consumption. </li></ul><ul><li>If I can figure on a way to reduce our fuel consumption, not only will our cost of transportation go down but so will our contributions to green house gases and the depletion of a natural resource. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Questions: <ul><li>How many miles are my wife and I driving a week </li></ul><ul><li>How much fuel do my wife and I use a week? </li></ul><ul><li>Can we use less? </li></ul><ul><li>How can we minimize our fuel usage? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Methodology <ul><li>What is the miles per gallon of each vehicle? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Honda: 125 hp, four cylinder </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chevy: 155 hp,V6 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What is the average miles driven per day for each car? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Honda: school, basketball, church, errands </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chevy: work, errands </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What is the average gallon consumption per day for each car? </li></ul><ul><li>Which car is traveling the most miles? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Data Collection: <ul><li>Miles driven </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Checked Daily </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Taken from the odometer of each car. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Gallons consumed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Calculated at pump for each car </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Data Collection Errors: <ul><li>Human Errors </li></ul><ul><li>All calculations are approximations </li></ul><ul><li>MPG calculations don’t take in to account for warm-up of vehicle. </li></ul><ul><li>Chevy MPG calculations we not made from a complete fill up. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Analysis of Data <ul><li>Excel spreadsheet was used to calculate data for each vehicle. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Total miles driven for one week = sum of miles driven for week. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Miles per gallon = miles driven/gallons used </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Average miles driven per day = total miles/number of days. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Estimate miles and gallons used per year =miles and gallons for week*number of weeks in a year, 52. </li></ul></ul>1.19 3.31 23.2 5 4 3.1 2.8 2.9 2.7 2.7 Chevy 1.71 7.10 49.7 10.1 15 4.6 6.6 4.5 4.6 4.3 Honda Gal per week Avg. per day Total Miles Sunday Saturday Friday Thursday Wednesday Tuesday Monday 1206.40 Chevy 2584.40 Honda Miles driven per year 61.91 Chevy 89.02 Honda Gallons used per year 19.49 140.5 7.21 Chevy 29.03 304.1 10.48 Honda MPG Miles Gallons
  8. 8. Data Comparison: <ul><li>According to the Energy Information Administration website, Americans drive on average of more then 12,000 miles per year. </li></ul><ul><li>Depending on the vehicle that could be anywhere from 200 to 1,200 gallons of fuel. </li></ul><ul><li>The Strong household is driving a total of 3790.8 miles and consuming 150.93 gallons. </li></ul><ul><li>This is well under the national average. </li></ul>
  9. 9. So What? <ul><li>My wife and I are using 2.9 gallons of fuel a week for our cars. </li></ul><ul><li>We are driving 72.9 miles per week. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This is a little much considering the size of Sitka </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Errors to consider </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Miles per gallon was an average calculated by amount of fuel taken to fill tank vs miles driven since last fill. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No way to calculate mpg when car is warming up. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. What Should We Do? <ul><li>Bike to Work. </li></ul><ul><li>Walk more often to our destinations. </li></ul><ul><li>Take the Honda more often. </li></ul><ul><li>Drive less on the Weekend. </li></ul>
  11. 11. More Questions??? <ul><li>How much fuel are we using per hour to heat out apartment? </li></ul>
  12. 12. Citations <ul><li>Energy Information Administration: Energy Efficiency . 01 Nov. 2007. <http://www.eia.doe.gov/kids/energyfacts/saving/efficiency/savi ngenergy.html#Transportation> </li></ul>