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Energy Consumption over Three Days

We all use energy every day to power our homes, for transportation, or other uses. How do you use energy in your daily life?

Keep track of and assess your energy use for 3 days this week.

Then, post to the DB a summary of how you used energy over these three days.

What were the end uses of the energy (transportation or commercial/residential)?
What types of fuel did you use & for what purpose? (Heating/cooling, recreational, etc.)
Report from which primary energy source your electric company generates electricity (coal, nuclear, etc?)
Did you use any alternative sources of energy? (Passive solar, perhaps?) Explain.
Based on the results of your assessment, are you using energy efficiently?
What changes might you make? Why?

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Energy use for three days
Day 1
Alarm clock
Hot water for shower
House lights
Refrigerator to cool milk
Car travel to work
Street lights
Computer at work
Lights at work
Refrigerator to keep lunch cool
Cooling system at work
Elliptical trainer at gym
Lights at gym
Cooling system at gym
Car travel back from work
Home computer
Television/cable box/dvd player
Stove to cook food
Refrigerator for food storage
CD player

Day 2
Alarm clock
Hot water for shower
House lights
Refrigerator to cool milk
Car travel to ...

Solution Summary

Log of daily energy consumption over a 3 days course and examination of the types of energy used as well as how to conserve energy.

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