energy_calc_guid

energy_calc_guid - Personal Energy and Carbon Dioxide...

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Personal Energy and Carbon Dioxide Calculator Learn Your Impact! (Approximately) Developed by Dr. Walter Ernst in 2002 for the Youth Encounter on Sustainability (YES), Edited by Dr. Jeffrey Steinfeld and Beth Conlin.
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General Advice • This energy calculator calculates both your direct and indirect energy use in different aspects of your life. • The exercise tries to cover the many ways we use energy and don’t think about it.
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Convert Your Life to Energy X Conversion Factor (kWh/action) = Kilowatt Hours per Year (KWh/yr)
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Logistical Advice • Estimate! Numbers don’t have to be exact. • Values are for the period September 2005 through August 2006. • Values are for an Individual . This may mean dividing by number of people who share a resource, like a house or car. • Conversion units are based primarily on US data. We can help with making adjustments for calculating energy use in other countries. • Often, you will choose the conversion factor based on how energy efficient you are in your actions.
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Residence - Area Heated/Cooled 1 ft 2 0.1m 2 Use a higher conversion factor if: You live in a cold climate You heat with oil instead of natural gas You have an old, inefficient, or unadjustable heating system Your building is not well insulated Residence - Area Cooled • Calculate AC only for rooms cooled space sq. meters dorm room 10 per person 1 bedroom apt 70 small house 150 big house (McMansion) 400 +
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Residence – Electricity Use Use a higher conversion factor if:
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