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Energy spotlight

October 20, 2017

What if we told you, with a few simple changes, you could cut your household electricity consumption by half? It’s possible, and Ron Kube is living proof.


Smart Home Series: Part 4 – The energy detective

Kube recently installed a solar-power system on his St. Albert home. But before going solar, he checked to see how much electricity his home was using. 

He was shocked—no pun intended—to discover his family was using 70 per cent more than the Alberta average of 7,200 kilowatt hours per year–they were energy hogs. “We were actually using over 12,000 kilowatt hours a year,” Kube ruefully admits. “So, then, the question was, okay, where are all those electrons going?” 

Ron is a university professor, so his curiosity quickly transmogrified into a full-blown research project.

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Green Energy Futures’ new Smart Home Series features videos, podcasts, blogs and photos that cover today’s high-profile areas in home efficiency.

The series was created by GreenEnergyFutures.ca for the Alberta Emerald Foundation with financial support from the Alberta Real Estate Foundation.