It Ain't Easy Being Green
The Evolutionary Advantage Makes It Easy To Become Energy Efficient
What Does "Going Green " Even Mean?
"Going Green" in it's simplest form, means using your resources at peak efficiency to cut down on waste. For some people, this means best using the abundance of free natural energy we can harness, such as wind, water and solar power. This is known as "Green Energy" which has minimal to no environmental impact. Green energy is excellent for the environment, but expensive to implement and subject to environmental factors - meaning that they are currently a very tricky system to implement (but we're getting there!)
Until Green Energy becomes an affordable and reliable reality for all, most of us still receive power from coal or nuclear power plants. While neither of these are truly Green Energy, we can still do our best to "Go Green" by using the power we buy from our energy providers to the maximum effect. Your home heating oil, or home electricity, for example, helps you maintain a comfortable environment for your living space - the areas of your home that people regularly occupy. We expect these areas to be warm and cozy in the winter, and cool and dry in the summer.
But inefficiencies in your home's construction can heat or cool your storage spaces, such as attics, unfinished basements or garages - meaning that you're paying to maintain a climate in an area of your home that isn't typically lived in. In other cases, certain types of inefficiencies can lead to you heating or cooling the outdoor space outside your home, meaning that you're basically throwing money out the window. Some of that power that your electrical provider produced for you (and you paid for!), has now gone unused.
This, in it's simplest form, is waste. It's not just a waste of money, but a needless squandering of fuels that were processed at a power plant, often times at the expense of the environment.
We aim to cut down on that waste of money and fuel - we want your money to go further, and to make every kilowatt and BTU count. Because the more efficient we are, the less fuels we have to burn. And that's good news for our wallets and our planet.
So let's not wait. Let's go green together.