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12,000 Btu's is equal to 3.5 kW-hrs or roughly $0.30. Not the big savings
area. Driving to another location would consume much more energy.


On Fri, Nov 29, 2013 at 2:12 PM, Brent Lovato
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> Hello BEST Members and Friends, and Happy Belated Thanksgiving!
>
> As we enter the Holiday Season, energy is consumed traveling to see
> relatives, decorating with lights, and heating homes filled with families,
> but one data set from one energy efficiency noted that Thanksgiving energy
> costs are lower than usual average for the season! With many families
> gathering into one location, many homes are left locked and secure with
> lights and heating turned off, saving a gigantic average of 12,000 Btu per
> household.
>
> The DOE also has offered up tips for saving energy, including paying a
> little extra for more energy efficient light bulbs (almost 75% more energy
> efficient) and celebrating with friends in family in the same community,
>  limiting the long, expensive trips out of town.Though consumerism and
> traveling are hallmark for this time of year, we can all embrace some
> sustainable holiday practices and make sure that trees and wreaths are not
> the only thing green this holiday season.
>
> Take care, and have a joyous begin to the Holidays!
>
> Brent Lovato
> University Scholar - College of Agriculture and Life Science
>
>
>
> Nicks, Denver
> 11/26/13
> Unplug and Grub
> http://nation.time.com/2013/11/26/unplug-and-grub/
>