Rethinking Space Heating
12 Feb 2020Green Alternatives
Energy usage in various home types, broken down by use. Notice that heating is the largest single contributor for all but high density apartments.
A common strategy for reducing the energy consumption for heating is to set a central thermostat to a lower temperature and heat only the spaces that are currently in use. This can be effective, but careful use of alternatives can reduce energy usage further.
Why This Website is One Megabyte Per Page
25 Nov 2019Appropriate Technology
Plot showing the increase in the size of mobile and desktop web pages. The medians are in the solid lines, with the shaded regions showing the distribution of results.
Each and every page of this website strives to be less than 1 MB in size. This is a conscious design decision in a bid to lower the energy consumption of the computers used to serve and display it.