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A smaller carbon footprint? There's an app for that

Original post made on May 23, 2014

It might be hard to wrap your head around, but a Bay Area company is aiming to turn your home into a "virtual powerplant" -- no solar panels required.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, May 23, 2014, 1:22 PM

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Posted by Ads everywhere, a resident of Rex Manor
on May 23, 2014 at 2:37 pm

Free Nest so you can get even more advertisements:
Web Link
(Google just annouced that they will someday serve ads to Nest thermostats)


Posted by Martin Omander, a resident of Rex Manor
on May 23, 2014 at 5:02 pm

I think it's pretty clear that the only way to reduce our carbon footprint is through market mechanisms. Good to see a Bay Area startup doing this!

Also, you may not need air conditioning if you live in a single-family home in Mountain View. With double-glazed windows, insulation in the walls, and an insulated roof, my house never goes above 80 degrees when it's 100 outside. The key is to keep windows and doors closed during the day, and open them in the evening to catch the cool breeze. The insulation will save you money on heating in the winter too.


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