Thursday, January 27th, 2011
My latest post is online over at New Geography. It is called “The Urban Energy Efficiency Retrofit Challenge.”
This is based on a true story. My furnace failed on Christmas Day. I thought I might take advantage of the last bit of the stimulus to upgrade to an energy efficient furnace and hot water heater, only to run into issues that prevented it. I suspect many others are in a similar boat. To me this shows how even the most seemly simple efficiency upgrades sometimes aren’t quite so simple.
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