Title

Green Homes

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Identifier

GPS_2007_POWER_Green_Homes

Date

2007

Abstract

We performed a payback period analysis on options to make a house more energy efficient. We examined photovoltaics, appliances, solar hot water, geothermal heat, windows, and insulation to determine which versions of each was the most efficient and cost effective for an average Massachusetts home. We found that the majority of these technologies are feasible. The exceptions to this are Icynene insulation and photovoltaic panels which require additional subsidies in order to become affordable in residential building.

Keywords

Power The World

Language

English

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Rights

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License

Course

Power The World

Program

Great Problems Seminar

Format

application/pdf

Green Homes


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