House vs House

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Bruce FLinch, Mar 28, 2007.

  1. Bruce FLinch

    Bruce FLinch New Member

    Aug 27, 2005
    Bay Point, Kali..aka Gun Point
    More stuff you won't see on CNN:

    House 1:

    The four-bedroom home was planned so that "every room has a relationship with something in the landscape that's different from the room next door. Each of the rooms feels like a slightly different place." The resulting single-story house is a paragon of environmental planning.
    The passive-solar house is built of honey-colored native limestone and positioned to absorb winter sunlight, warming the interior walkways and walls of the 4,000-square-foot residence. Geothermal heat pumps circulate water through pipes buried 300 feet deep in the ground. These waters pass through a heat exchange system that keeps the home warm in winter and cool in summer. A 25,000-gallon underground cistern collects rainwater gathered from roof urns; astewater from sinks, toilets, and showers cascades into underground purifying tanks and is also funneled into t he cistern. The water from the cistern is then used to irrigate the landscaping around the four-bedroom home,
    (which) uses indigenous grasses, shrubs, and flowers to complete the exterior treatment of the home. In addition to its minimal environmental impact, the look and layout of the house reflect one of the paramount priorities: relaxation. A spacious 10-foot porch wraps completely around the residence and beckons the family outdoors. With few hallways to speak of, family and guests make their way from room to room either directly or by way of the porch. "The house doesn't hold you in. Where the porch ends there is grass. There is no step-up at all." This house consumes 25% of the energy of an average American home. (Source: Cowboys and Indians Magazine, Oct.
    2002 and Chicago Tribune April 2001.)

    House 2:
    This 20-room, 8-bathroom house consumes more electricity every month than the average American household uses in an entire year. The average household in A merica consumes 10,656 kilowatt-hours (kWh) per year, according to the Department of Energy. In 2006, this house devoured nearly 221,000 kWh, more than 20 times the national average. Last August alone, the house burned through 22,619 kWh, guzzling more than twice the electricity in one month than an average American family uses in an entire year. As a result of this energy consumption, the average monthly electric bill topped $1,359. Also, natural gas bills for this house and guest house averaged $1,080 per month last year. In total, this house had nearly $30,000 in combined electricity and natural gas bills for 2006. (Source: just about anywhere in the news last month online and on talk radio, but barely on TV.)

    House 1 belongs to George and Laura Bush, and is in Crawford , Texas .

    House 2 belongs to Al and Tipper Gore, and is in Nashville , Tennessee
  2. durk

    durk Active Member

    Sep 19, 2006
    D*mned Democraps, Hypodems, Demohips, Hypocrats, Hypocrites!!!!:mad:

  3. Lead Lobber

    Lead Lobber Former Guest

    Jan 3, 2007
    Central California coastal area
    I saw this comparison posted elsewhere, recently. At least George can line up a good green architect. Now, if he could fix his other problems ....

  4. Marlin T

    Marlin T Well-Known Member

    Jul 8, 2005
    New Mexico
    I find this really funny.

    First Gore is the one who should really be practicing what he preaches. ESPECIALLY HIM!!! Instead of buy 'carbon offsets', even though they have yet to be proven to be really real he should be putting his money into something that "really" helps the enviroment. What a moron. Man made global warming is still a long way from being proven.

    Ya know I made a set of plans that are laying around here somewhere that almost describes Bush's houses to a tee. Active / passive solar. Minus the geothermo. It's even going to be built out of metal instead of wood, just because it better and cheaper.

    And to think that the (R)s are the ones that want to see the enviroment destroyed:rolleyes: , or they are the ones that don't care about the enviroment:rolleyes: . What a joke. Is this another example of the typical liberal?
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