Doug Rye, Licensed
Architect - Phillip Rye, Licensed Civil Engineer
Efficiency and the Environment
Save Energy, Money, AND
Help Save The Environment
can do your part to help save the environment by having an energy
Energy efficient homes do the
thousands of tons of carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere
less need for power-generating plants and less need for oil drilling
less dependency on foreign energy suppliers; everyone in America is
being affected by this dependency today.
You have two
choices: Waste It or Use It Wisely.
You can pay a little more each month on your mortgage or pay a lot
every month to utility companies.
How is energy
average house has 400 cubic feet per minute (CFM) of leakage in
the ductwork alone. Put this in terms that are easier to
understand, most kitchen trash bags are three cubic feet, which means
there are about 130 kitchen bags of air leaking out of your
house and into your attic or crawl space every MINUTE your unit
one out of three homes, the ductwork is totally disconnected in at
least one place, which means the air you paid to heat or cool is being
discharged and wasted somewhere instead of heating and cooling your
a lot of wasted air!
If we fixed all the
ductwork in America, we wouldn't have to build another generating plant
on fossil fuels causes destruction of millions of acres of America's
wilderness. Oil drilling has already made its way into Alaska's
Prudhoe Bay, which was once pristine and is now covered with thousands of
miles of roads and pipelines.
fossil fuels from power plants and gas furnaces releases thousands of tons
of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Carbon dioxide is the primary
greenhouse gas responsible for global warming. America is the
world's largest contributor to global warming emissions. It would be
foolish not to implement solutions.
has heard of global warming and green house gasses (GHG). GHG's,
which are carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide, have a heat-trapping
property that doesn't allow heat to escape through the earth's atmosphere. Instead, it is trapped in the
atmosphere and leads to global warming.
Our inefficient heating and cooling systems by far have the greatest
impact on global warming. About 2,700 pounds of carbon per person per
year is emitted from burning fossil fuels for electricity in our homes.
The average heating/cooling unit emits 4,500 pounds of carbon per year.
Carbon Emitted Per Year
Rising temperatures from global warming are
expected to raise sea levels and change weather patterns around the globe.
Changing regional climates could alter crop
yields, reduce our forests, and challenge our water supplies. It could
also affect human health, animals, and many types of ecosystems. Deserts
may expand into existing rangelands, and features of some of our national
parks may be permanently altered.
Recycle by Using Cellulose Insulation
and ecological reasons, I recommend using cellulose insulation.
Cellulose insulation is nothing more than
newsprint. By using recycled newsprint, we conserve tons of
paper that would have gone into landfills, so we save expensive
landfill space and help recycling programs.
has the highest recycled content of any insulation product.
cellulose industry averages a minimum of 75% recycled newspaper, and the
fiberglass industry averages 35% recycled glass in its insulation.
Using recycled newspaper in cellulose insulation saves millions of trees.
What factors are to blame for increased global warming? One
factor that increases global warming is carbon dioxide (CO2). When
trees (or any other fossil fuels, coal, natural gas, propane, etc.) are
burned, carbon dioxide is released. CO2 traps the heat in the
atmosphere, not allowing it to escape. One step in solving the
global warming problem around the world is to build energy-efficient homes
and use energy-efficient products, such as cellulose insulation and
geothermal heat pumps.
is geothermal energy renewable?
Geothermal is nothing more than absorbed solar energy, which is a
renewable energy source. The earth absorbs about 50% of the sun's
energy that reaches the earth's surface.
physics, there are two types of energy: potential and kinetic. Let's
think of a loaded spring. When the spring is stretched, it has
potential energy (no movement). When the spring is released, it has
kinetic (moving) energy. Solar energy in the earth is potential
energy waiting to be used.
geothermal heat pump is four to five times more efficient in fuel
conversion than a gas furnace. One benefit of the super
efficiency is a longer lifespan of the equipment. The lifespan of
geothermal units is estimated to be 22 years by the U.S. Department of
Energy. I have had geothermal in my own home for 17 years. The
most energy-efficient central heat and air and the highest-rated HVAC
units are by far geothermal heating and cooling systems.
by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy
(DoE), geothermal energy is the most energy efficient and environmentally
friendly heating and cooling option available.
The Effect of CFC's (ChloroFluoroCarbons)
on the Ozone Layer
What products are damaging the ozone layer? Studies have shown that
CFC's, which contain chlorine,
fluoride, and carbon, are a major contributor to ozone depletion. CFC's were once thought to be a great substance for air
conditioning systems in homes, cars, and many other applications.
How does the
ozone layer affect the environment?
ozone layer protects the earth from ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the
sun. UV rays break down CFC compounds, releasing the three elements,
with chlorine being the most detrimental. The released chlorine
destroys ozone molecules. One chlorine atom can destroy more than
100,000 ozone molecules. Chlorine atoms destroy ozone atoms faster
than they can be created.
The ozone layer
is in danger because CFC's have been used in all air conditioners in homes
and automobiles for the past 20 years. Studies have shown an ozone
hole over Antarctica in spring, where ozone levels have fallen by 60%.
Ozone depletion is a worldwide problem. The ozone layer in America
can fall five to ten percent throughout the year. A reduction of
ozone in the atmosphere means an increase in UV radiation. Excess
exposure to UV radiation causes melanoma skin cancer, harms certain crops,
and kills marine life.
In 1987, the
government mandated a phase out of older systems that used ozone-
chlorofluorocarbons). One of the solutions to ozone layer depletion
is the environmentally friendly chemical PuronTM. Several
models of the new geothermal systems are Puron geothermal units.
facts on the ozone layer can be found at the Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) Website.
Now Is The Time for You
To Help Save the Environment!
Thanks for the phone call
concerning our newspaper story on geo-exchange projects.
Perhaps the most direct way to help with your new house near
Nashville is to put you in touch with the best expert in the
country in residential geo-exchange. His name is Doug Rye. He
has been doing geo for 35 years. He can review your plans, make
improvement, design your system and consult with you and your
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read everything. Its long and sounds too good to be true.
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Arts degree in Architecture
architect and 35 year membership with the American Institute of
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greatly reduce their heating and cooling bills
annually at American Institute of Architects meetings to hundreds
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only place that most water heaters are not insulated is on the
bottom. Every day of the year you are heating your
floor. Your floor doesn't need heating. Install a 1"
piece of foam insulation board under your electric
water heater. While you're at it, install a water-heater wrap
and save even more money each month. Both of these combined
cost $10 to $15 and save you $2 to $3 every month. In a
worst-case scenario it will take you seven months to recoup your
costs, and thereafter this energy improvement MAKES you money every
month. Adding this little bit of insulation is something EVERYONE
can and should do.
Where is the hottest place in
your house in the summer?
Answer: The attic. Where I
live, the attics are about 120F degrees in the summer.
the coldest place in you house in the winter?
Where is the one place you should NEVER put your
Answer: The attic.
Where is the ductwork
put in most of the new house construction?
You guessed it. The attic.
Your front yard is cooler
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