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Knowledge is Power (saving)

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Presentation to local group Chalfonts4Change on 26th April. How to save energy with help from available gadgets.

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Knowledge is Power (saving)

  1. 1. Knowledge is Power (Saving) Change4Chalfont - 26 th April 2010 Paul Tanner paul_tanner@alum.mit.edu
  2. 2. Gadgets <ul><li>Tonight: Gas and Electricity
  3. 3. Another day: - Appliances - Insulation - Renewables </li></ul>
  4. 4. Background <ul><li>Utility bills
  5. 5. Granularity?
  6. 6. Are we wiser?
  7. 7. Weather? </li></ul>
  8. 8. First Steps <ul><li>Energy Monitor
  9. 9. Find “Vampires”: - Underfloor - Cooling? - Computers? </li></ul>
  10. 10. Going Deeper <ul><li>Full Inventory: - TV/ Audio - Lights - Chargers?
  11. 11. Good saving so far but we want more </li></ul>
  12. 12. Devices That Control Themselves <ul><li>Heating and Cooling
  13. 13. Relation to weather
  14. 14. Massive variance: £2-14 </li></ul>
  15. 15. Can We Tune This Up? <ul><li>Standard Timer/ Thermostat
  16. 16. Something smarter?
  17. 17. Weather compensation </li></ul>
  18. 18. Standby <ul><li>Lots of stuff to switch off?
  19. 19. This gadget good for ancillaries: - DVD player - printers - etc. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Zappers <ul><li>Lazy?
  21. 21. Lots on the market
  22. 22. ByeByeStandby - prince of zappers - remote access - phone/ browser </li></ul>
  23. 23. Conclusion <ul><li>Savings to date: ~ £700
  24. 24. No loss of comfort
  25. 25. Measure + Tune
  26. 26. 2010: - save another 10% - at least! </li></ul>

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