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1 Energy Conservation 101 The American Association of Blacks in Energy ®

2 Mission The American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) is a national association of energy professionals founded and dedicated to ensure the input of African Americans and other minorities into the discussions and development of energy policies, regulations, R&D technologies and environmental issues in the United States.

3 Purpose To serve as a resource for policy discussion of the economic, social and political impact of environmental and energy policies on African Americans and other minorities. To ensure involvement of African Americans in governmental energy policymaking by recommending capable, sensitive and informed personnel to appropriate officials. To encourage both the public and private sectors to be responsive to the problems, goals and aspirations of African Americans in energy-related fields. To encourage African American students to pursue careers in energy- related fields and to provide scholarships and other financial aid for such students.

4 Home Energy Usage How an average homeowners energy $$$ are spent monthly

5 Heating & Cooling Thermostat settings 68° Winter / 78° Summer 3% - 5% decrease in usage for every degree of adjustment Install programmable thermostats (No advantage if you dont program) Sealed ductwork Blocked vents/registers Dirty filters Service unit regularly Unit SEER* rating < 10 Energy Star ~20% more efficient *Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating

6 Insulation AtticR-30 to R-38 (12-15 inches) Walls R-13 (Was not required for 1978 & earlier) FloorsR-19 Insulation Type R-Value/Inch Fiberglass batts/blankets Loose-fill fiberglass Cellulose3.7

7 Infiltration Windows Caulk/Weather-strip Double pane Low-E (Emissivity) Solar coating Gas filled Doors Caulk/Weather-strip Storm doors Attic doors Electrical outlets

8 Lighting Wattage Comparison Incandescent Wattage CFL* Wattage *Energy Star qualified CFL Use at least 2/3 less energy last up to 10 times longer Save $30 or more in energy costs over each bulb's lifetime Generate 70 percent less heat

9 Lighting Cost Comparison 27-Watt Compact Fluorescent 100-Watt Incandescent Cost of Lamps$14.00$0.50 Lamp Life days (4.5 years)167 days Annual Energy Cost$5.91$21.90 Lamps Replaced in 4.5 years 010 Total Cost$40.60$ Savings Over Lamp Life $62.950

10 Water Heating I want HOT water (120° F adequate) Size tank to meet demand Hot, filled to the rim bath Enjoy now, pay later Take quick shower Low flow faucets/shower heads –Can reduce consumption up to 50% Instantaneous or Demand Water Heaters –Consider size of family –Electrical panel capacity (14kW – 30kW) –Professional installation –Circuits require professional (qualified) technician –Water minerals shorten life

11 Use Average gallons of hot water per usage Times used during 1 hour Gallons used in 1 hour Shower20× 3=60 Bath20× = Shaving2× 1=2 Hands & face washing 4× 2=8 Hair shampoo4× = Hand dishwashing 4× = Automatic dishwasher 14× = Food preparation 5× = Automatic clothes washer 32× = Total Peak Hour Demand = 70 Water Heater Sizing

12 Energy Star Appliances What Makes a Product ENERGY STAR? ENERGY STAR products are the same or better than standard products, only they use less energy. To earn the ENERGY STAR, they must meet strict energy efficiency criteria set by the US Environmental Protection Agency or the US Department of Energy. Since they use less energy, these products save you money on your electricity bill and help protect the environment by causing fewer harmful emissions from power plants. And you get the features and quality you expect.

13 Energy Star Appliances Some examples: Qualified refrigerators are at least 15% more efficient than the minimum federal efficiency standard. Qualified TVs consume 3 watts or less when switched off, compared to a standard TV, which consumes almost 6 watts on average. Qualified light bulbs (CFLs) use two-thirds less energy than a standard incandescent bulb and must meet additional operating and reliability guidelines. Qualified furnaces offer a rating of 90% AFUE or greater, which is about 15% more efficient than the minimum federal efficiency standard.

14 Energy Star Qualified Home More Effective Insulation High-Performance Windows Tighter Construction and Ducts Efficient Heating and Cooling Equipment Lighting and Appliances Third-Party Verification ENERGY STAR qualified homes achieve energy savings through established, reliable building technologies. Builders work with Home Energy Raters to select from a number of features when planning and building homes.

15 Energy Star Qualified Home 30% more energy efficient than the 1993 Model Energy Code (MEC) 15% more energy efficient than homes built to the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) Lower Ownership Cost Quieter Home Higher Quality Home More Comfortable Home Smart Investment Access to Energy Efficient Mortgages Home Owner Benefits


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