Two Houses

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by randallewis, Aug 31, 2007.

  1. randallewis

    randallewis New Member

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    Interesting piece of information


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    House #1 A 20 room mansion ( not including 8 bathrooms ) heated by
    Natural gas. Add on a pool ( and a pool house) and a separate guest
    House, all heated by gas. In one month this residence consumes more
    Energy than the average American household does in a year. The
    Average bill for electricity and natural gas runs over $2400. In
    Natural gas alone, this property consumes more than 20 times the
    National average for an American home. This house is not situated
    In a Northern or Midwester n "snow belt" area. It's in the South.



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    House #2 Designed by an architecture professor at a
    Leading national university. This house incorporates every
    "green" feature current home construction can provide. The house is
    4,000 square feet ( 4 bedrooms ) and is nestled on a high prairie in the
    American southwest. A central closet in the house holds geothermal
    Heat-pumps drawing ground water through pipes sunk 300 feet into the
    Ground. The water (usually 67 degrees F. ) heats the house in the winter
    And cools it in the summer. The system uses no fossil fuels such as oil or
    Natural gas and it consumes one-quarter electricity required for a
    Conventional heating/cooling system. Rainwater from the roof is collected
    And funneled into a 25,000 gallon underground cistern. Wastewater from
    Showers, sinks and toilets goes into underground purifying tanks and then
    Into the cistern. The collected water then irrigates the land
    Surrounding the house. Surrounding flowers and shrubs native to the area
    Enable the property to blend into the surrounding rural landscape.

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    HOUSE #1 is outside of
    Nashville, Tennessee; it is the abode of
    The "environmentalist" Al Gore.

    HOUSE #2 is on a ranch near Crawford,
    Texas; it is the residence the of the President of the United States,
    George W. Bush.

    An "inconvenient truth".
     
  2. olefin

    olefin New Member

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    Good one Randall!
     

  3. randallewis

    randallewis New Member

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    The new house probably has all these heat pumps. But they are the same size and I think it makes the point.
     
  4. postbeetle

    postbeetle New Member

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    Randall: You probably won't see that on CNN or Oprah. You probably won't see that anywhere. Until George takes a leak and unpurifies 1 sg ft of good Texas soil we will have to live with the fact that Al Gore is the next best hope for mankind after Christ.
     
  5. Mi11er

    Mi11er New Member

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    Makes you think that the press really doesn't care what you do, but who you are:confused2:. Love the post.