Besides my book for the Green Guru Guides, Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Audits explaining to you that you need to air seal and insulate your house; YOU NEED TO AIR SEAL AND INSULATE YOUR HOME!!
Here are some straight facts:
- The average household consumes 11,040 kWh per year.
- Then, if we go with Energy Star’s statement that 1 kWh of electricity generates 1.55 lbs of CO2, then the average US household creates 17,112 lbs of CO2 per year through their electricity use. That’s equivalent to a little over 6.9 tons of CO2.
The EPA even reports that:
“Beginning late in the 18th century, human activities associated with the Industrial Revolution have also changed the composition of the atmosphere and therefore very likely are influencing the Earth’s climate.” Source: United States Environmental Protection Agency.