Tyler Patterson just finished up a Masters Thesis project investigating adding all the University of Minnesota Twin Cities’ campus energy sources into the
Chicago Climate Exchange.
In this numbers and stats intensive conversation, we discuss:
The methodology of the measuring the campus’ carbon footprint
The economics of the carbon trading and energy efficiency
The trade-offs in determining energy sources (fuel oil vs. coal vs. oat hulls vs. natural gas)
Listen to Measuring Carbon Footprints with Tyler Patterson [41 min].
Rich Huelskamp built a 100% off-grid, renewable-energy home down in Red Wing, MN. He and I talk about how he got his home down from the average 25kWh/day to 6. Along the way, he goes through the steps to making a urban/suburban home more efficient.
If you’re looking to replace your home’s appliances, Rich recommends picking from
ACEEE.org’s list of most energy efficient appliances
[36 min] Listen to Rich Huelskamp on Making an Energy Efficient Home