No, Klapauzius, I understand you completely. You, though, are not listening to me. I'll tell you how I know. In the piece about the passive solar house in Alaska, built and owned by one of your countrymen, the solar thermal panels on the facia provide both hot water and space heat nearly year round in central Alaska. An area with temperatures much colder than Germany and with less solar insolation than Seattle. They provide the rest of the heat - water and space heating - with a single cord of wood.klapauzius wrote:You seem to misunderstand me.AndyH wrote:Too many excuses, Klapauzius.klapauzius wrote:
Once we have gotten educated enough to not be mindlessly wasteful, I hope the technological solutions will have become affordable enough.
In order for there to be a hundredth monkey effect, we need at least 99 monkeys to go before. It's not a mass ascension.
Do you know what we call people that stand still and wait for everyone else to catch up? Speed bumps.
Efficiency - especially ultra efficiency - is less expensive than conventional building - both during construction or retrofit -- and it's SIGNIFICANTLY less expensive every month. This has been proven by the PassivHaus process and the folks at the Rocky Mountain Institute separately.
We don't have time for feet-dragging or FUD - that time is gone.
Thankfully there are enough of us younger folks on the planet to clean up after our elders. I'll guarantee that we won't be thinking soft, fuzzy thoughts about them while we're fixing this place, however...