Wednesday, April 18, 2007

A Tale Of Two Houses

I do wish this kind of stuff would make the news, but it wont!

HOUSE # 1:

This house has 20-rooms (not including 8  bathrooms) and is heated by
natural gas. In addition, there is a pool  (and a pool house) and a  separate
guest house all heated by gas. In an  average month, this house  consumes 
more energy than the average  American household in an average year.
The average bill for electricity  and natural gas runs over $2,400 per month.
In natural gas alone, 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".  It's in the South. 

HOUSE # 2:

Designed by an architecture professor, this house incorporates every "green"
feature current home construction can provide. The house  contains only
4,000 square feet (4 bed rooms) 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. Native flowers and shrubs native
to the area blend the property into the  surrounding rural landscape. 


HOUSE #1 is outside of  Nashville, Tennessee. It is the private residence of Al Gore

HOUSE # 2 is near Crawford, Texas. It is the private residence  of George W. Bush
(Now isn't THIS an "Inconvenient Truth"!)


lifesabench6 said...

That's hillarious!  Actually, it's really kind of pitiful.  I had an idea that the 1st place was algores.  What a joke- oh but wait~  He buys carbon offsets though.  Oh, right~ algor also half owns the offset company.  OOOOOPPPPPSSSSS!  Good one Christy!  Carolyn :)

linnpooh said...

You are right Christy, this will NEVER make the news. The media would stop the presses and go silent before they's EVER utter anything positive about President Bush.  I'm just waiting, because before the week ends I know someone will blame him for the shootings at V Tech.

Thanks for sharing....

Pooh Hugs,

deshelestraci said...

I heard some talk show host read that last week or so.  I found it very interesting!

happysunshien said...

ok i will post the same comment i sent to you in email...

Let those democrats put that in their bongs and smoke it! :)  cause you know they will...or will find some justification for it!


stupidsheetguy said...

CLASSIC! I love this kind of stuff. Thanks for posting it. Maybe if enough of us do, it might "make the news"!


ksgal3133 said...

Very interesting!


springangel235 said...

I agree with one other...very interesting...I had heard this before, but never knew about the President's residence...thanks for sharing...hugs,