Thread: Story of two houses...
05-02-2007, 11:53 AM #1
Story of two houses...
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 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. 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. 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 households 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
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 property into the surrounding rural landscape.
HOUSE # 1 is outside of Nashville, Tennessee. It is the abode of that
renowned environmentalist (and filmmaker) Al Gore.
HOUSE # 2 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.
So whose house is gentler on the environment? Uh huh!
Yet another story you WILL NOT hear on CNN, CBS, ABC, NBC, MSNBC or read
about in the New York Times or the Washington Post.
Indeed, for Mr. Gore, it's truly "an inconvenient truth."
05-02-2007, 01:09 PM #2
That Bush house WASTES enough water (for heating/cooling) taken from the deep aquifier in one day to supply drinking water to an entire town !! Call that being efficient? The post also makes no mention of the elaborate bomb shelter under the "house" that makes it's 4 bedroom above ground residence pale in comparison. Bush loves to reap contributions from the oil barrons, yet he shreeks at the thought of having to pay the high energy prices himself ! Money talks..no one walks !!
05-02-2007, 01:35 PM #3
He is not drinking the water... it goes back into the ground... so i dont see how thats wasting it???
A 25,000-gallon underground cistern collects rainwater gathered from roof runs; wastewater from sinks, toilets and showers goes into underground purifying tanks and is also funneled into the cistern. The water from the cistern is used to irrigate the landscaping surrounding the four-bedroom home. Plants and flowers native to the high prairie area blend the structure into the surrounding ecosystem.
Also doesnt mention that Al Gores Utility bills are mor ein a year than an average american makes in a year??
Last edited by r33pwrd; 05-02-2007 at 01:43 PM.
05-02-2007, 03:49 PM #4
r33pwrd, You are correct!!! I am so sick of these lib politicians, Hollywood morons and green freeks telling everyone how to live however, nothing applies to them. Speaking of the news, they no longer report news they spin every story and make up other stories to further their own agenda. What is this great country becoming?
05-02-2007, 04:13 PM #5
All politicians suck- They're all back stabbing vote whoring money grubbing idiots. However, Dems just lie better. Oh.. and " We're going to have to take things away from you on behalf of the common good"-Hillary Clinton
And Al Gores an idiot. Interesting how he tells all the rich to buy carbon credits and attempts to push enviromentalism while he buys his carbon credits from his own company....
05-02-2007, 04:14 PM #6
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