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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by noeettica, Jun 24, 2008.

  1. noeettica

    noeettica Well-Known Member

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    Al Gore's House


    A Freakin Mazing !!!

    Dave
     
  2. phlatsphil

    phlatsphil Well-Known Member

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    He's rich, what do you expect? He's from a long line of rich politicians. Google "bush compound" for comparison.
     

  3. noeettica

    noeettica Well-Known Member

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    ahhh but he is supposed to be Mr. nobel prize super Tree hugger ...
    He don't walk the walk !!!
     
  4. aaronshore

    aaronshore Well-Known Member

    I read a thing on there that said Gores house was one of the greenest houses in the country. While most houses were operating at 30% he was at 11%. Dont see where you're going with this.
     
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    "If we truly believe that we are all equal, then we should live together, too."

    - John Edwards


    This is Mr. Edwards 28,200 square foot home in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. To my knowledge, he hasn't invited a single poverty stricken person to "live together" with him.

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  6. noeettica

    noeettica Well-Known Member

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    I try real hard to help the "poverty Stricken " but Most of them are Mentally Ill and or drug addicts ... To provide a few hundred dollars of aid It ends up costing Thousands ...

    Broken windows , Thefts ,,, Late Night Begging .... Threats ! ...

    [smiley=1-headache.gif]

    Dave
     
  7. Gramps

    Gramps Living & Dying in 3/4 Time

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    I just spent 16 hours in classes & many more studying to become a "LEED AP" which is a Green Building Accredited Professional. Now he can have a "green" building by several means with reduction in energy use one part of it, but the caveat is, the reduction % is based of what his compound would use with normal fixtures vs. low/reduced energy fixtures. Follow me?

    It is a load of BS to make people feel better (IMHO with a house that large). Granted he is doing better but still burns through many many more resources and you, me or my next door neighbor.
     
  8. aaronshore

    aaronshore Well-Known Member

    I dont know. Read for yourself.

    http://ecotality.com/life/2007/12/13/al-gore-makes-his-mansion-greener/

    Al Gore Makes His Mansion Greener
    The Associated Press reports that former Vice President and current Nobel Price-winning global-warming prophet Al Gore has greened up his Nashville mansion:

    Al Gore, who was criticized for high electric bills at his Tennessee mansion, has completed a host of improvements to make the home more energy efficient, and a building-industry group has praised the house as one of the nation’s most environmentally friendly. The former vice president has installed solar panels, a rainwater-collection system and geothermal heating. He also replaced all incandescent lights with compact fluorescent or light-emitting diode bulbs.

    “Short of tearing it down and staring anew, I don’t know how it could have been rated any higher,” said Kim Shinn of the U.S. Green Building Council, which gave the house its second-highest rating for sustainable design.

    Gore’s improvements cut the home’s summer electrical consumption by 11 percent compared with a year ago, according to utility records reviewed by The Associated Press. Most Nashville homes used 20 percent to 30 percent more electricity during the same period because of a record heat wave.

    Nice to see that someone whose been talking for years like its a crisis has finally started acting like its a crisis.