Sunday, November 4, 2012

A Chat with the Building Science Wizard (aka the Comfort Cowboy)

The Comfort Cowboy is one unique individual and we're lucky to have his presence here in Colorado. Frankly, we need more folks like him on the planet. This cowboy has the mind of a scientist and the spirit of a shaman. Energy efficiency is his raison d'être and he wears his lust for building science on his sleeve. Comfort Cowboy's goal is to not only save you money from increased energy efficiency, but to also increase the level of personal comfort in your home. We don't have to freeze in the winter and roast in the summer while paying a fortune in utility fuels costs.

So check out this interview and learn a bit more about building science, "project net zero", 7th generation responsibility, and how to save yourself from chopping too much wood in the winter.


Craig Kessler said...

Super interview! Cheers to all who are working on the avoidance of using fossil fuels.

Justin A. Rickard said...

Thanks for the compliment Craig! It was my first one and I definitely need to ask the questions a bit better (I said "so" a lot). But the Comfort Cowboy had some clear and eloquent answers. It was fun interviewing him.

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Wishful Thinking

*Before adding PV, wind, or solar thermal to your residential or commercial structure, the first step is to analyze this structure's energy consumption through a professional energy audit. I'd like to see some public education on the importance of an energy audit for any structure. Remember Smokey the Bear's forest fire shtick drilled into our heads over the last few decades? How about something like, "Henry the House" desperately wanting to know how much energy he consumes and wastes throughout the day?

*With over 300 sunny days a year on the Front Range is it too much to ask for solar PV and thermal modules on every residential and commercial unit (after an energy audit of course)?

*How about affordable plug-in electric cars that go more than 100 miles on a charge with PV and wind powered recharging stations?

*Dreaming of companies large and small adopting business sustainability practices to maximize profits, reduce their carbon footprint, and enhance the lives of their employees and the communities that surround them.


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