The Moment It Hit Me

It has been 8 months since it hit me. What hit me? Where I relocated to.I moved to Tucson 11 months ago and have never been able to find anything near where I live. ShopFromHomepage was created to provide merchants the opportunity to let us know where they are: the site is undergoing construction, so enjoy the entertainment for now!

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

HOUSE # 1:

A 20-room mansion heated by natural gas. Add on a pool (and a pool house) and a separate guest house all heated by gas. In ONE MONTH ALONE this mansion consumes more energy than the average American household in an ENTIRE YEAR. The average bill for electricity and natural gas runs over $2,400.00 per month (not including 8 bathrooms). In natural gas alone (which last time we checked was a fossil fuel), this property consumes more than 20 times the national average for an American home. This house is not in a northern or Midwestern 'snow belt,' either. He 'pays' back his usage though (woop-dee-doo). It's in the South.

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 contains only 4,000 square feet (4 bedrooms) and is nestled on arid 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 winter and cools it in summer. The system uses no fossil fuels such as oil or natural gas, and it consumes 25% of the 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. Flowers and shrubs native to the area blend the property into the surrounding rural landscape.

HOUSE # 1 (20 room energy guzzling mansion) is outside of Nashville, Tennessee. It is the abode of that renowned 'environmentalist' (and filmmaker) Al Gore.

HOUSE # 2 (model eco-friendly house) is on a ranch near Crawford , Texas . Also known as 'the Texas White House,' it is the private residence of the President of the United States , George W. Bush.


Blogger Michael-Ann said...

hmmmmm.... s'good enlightenment.

Dang! you are one BLOGGING maniac!

Hey my secret word for posting is "KUNTOG" - Do you suppose that means something???


5:26 PM  
Blogger Phil said...

Hi Lex,

That is very very interesting, in fact that would be a good one to have Doug over at Political Pistachio check out. Could you send Doug a link to that and let him check that information out. Excellent post Lex.

5:30 PM  
Blogger Lex Luthor said...

Thanks for coming by Michael-Ann:

You Humbled me earlier at your site.

KUNTOG means, uhmmm, tell you later.


5:36 PM  
Blogger Lex Luthor said...

Sure thing Phil, I thought he might like it.

6:11 PM  
Blogger Douglas V. Gibbs said...

Now that is a good post. Gonna link it at Political Pistachio, bud, and at my Right Angle site. Honestly, I knew the first one was Gore's, but Bush's surprised me.

7:10 AM  
Blogger Lex Luthor said...

Thanks for coming by Doug:

I get these quite a bit actually!

7:49 AM  

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