My wife, Sheryl, and I have a townhouse at Crown Harbor in Alameda. In a series of blog posts, I outlined the process we followed to make some energy improvements to our home:
- A Modest Proposal: Results of My Home Energy Audit
- A Modest Proposal: Improvements based on My Home Energy Audit
- A Modest Result: The Dollars and Cents of My Home Energy Audit
The other day I logged into the Pacific Gas & Electric site to check my bill. I saw they had a way to visualize my usage:
It nice to see that we are doing OK even in terms of other sustainable homes. This shows usage instead of dollars so is independent of rate increases. This year we should save enough to finally exceed what we've spent out of pocket. Though not on this chart, I recently paid my June bill, and the total was $6.61.
Measurement of home energy savings is alive in the lab.