Fun Facts About Twin Oaks Energy Consumption

from the Federation of Egalitarian Communities blog  (July, 2013)

I am working on my NASCO Institute presentation for this year, and came up with these figures. Enjoy!

Gasoline:

The average American uses about 500 gallons per year.(1)
Twin Oaks consumed about 15,267 gallons of gas in 2007.Old time conservation
With an average population of 87 adults, that would put our consumption at 175 gallons per person.
That is 65% less gas consumed!

Electricity:

The average American uses 11,000 kWh of Electricity per year.
Twin Oaks consumed 268,065 kWh in 2007.
With an adult population on average of 87 adults, that would put our consumption at 3,083 kWh per person.
that is 73% less electricity consumed!

Natural Gas:

The average resident in Virginia uses 767 therms of natural gas.(3)
Twin Oaks consumed 16,221 therms of natural gas in 2007.
Bicycle fleetWith an adult population on average of 87 adults, that would put our consumption at 186 therms per person.
that is 76% less natural gas consumed!

This is a great example of the power of sharing.
Cheers!

Sources:

1 – http://www.eia.doe.gov/kids/energyfacts/saving/efficiency/savingenergy.html
3 – http://tonto.eia.doe.gov/dnav/ng/ng_cons_num_dcu_SVA_a.htm

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Fun Facts About Twin Oaks Energy Consumption

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