Happy 2011 to everyone! Here are the most popular Firefly Ecometrics posts in 2010:
Required reading if you heat your house with a heat pump. This post gets very popular when the weather turns cold and people begin to see their electric auxiliary heat come on.
My satiric look at the apparently defunct Homestar program congress proposed to encourage energy efficiency. I assume this is popular only because people are searching for the real Homestar.
When you improve the insulation or HVAC in your house, how do you know how much energy you’ve saved? Use a simple graph and some weather data to get a solid number.
Understanding the relationship between air temperature and moisture looks like rocket science, until you use this interactive Flash tool to get a “hands-on” feel for the science of psychrometrics.
Learn how to interpret your house’s seasonal energy data to discover where your biggest savings opportunities lie. You can even predict how improvements like added insulation will affect your bottom line.
Visualize the impact of the Icelandic volcano that disrupted air travel in Europe for several days.
Just when I find a thermostat I like, a newer, cooler, web-enabled model sells for under $100 at Home Depot.
If you’re in Duke Energy territory, you can give up control of your AC during the day and make a few bucks.
My thoughts and reactions to a presentation by Kaiser Fung of Junk Charts.
I was surprised to learn that two of my fascinations (Lean process improvement and Biomimicry) share some common roots…. er… tendrils… Well, there’s no avoiding a bad pun here.
Enjoy the new year, and expect more of this hard-hitting, well researched, ecometric-mania in 2011. Well, at least expect some mania. That’s about all I can promise.