The TH/Slate Green Challenge, Week Two
More than 20 percent of the carbon dioxide emissions in the United States come from energy use in homes. A major source of the problem is heating, and while it's almost summer, this topic is still an essential element in reducing your carbon load overall. Some of us keep our homes warmer than we need to, and most houses leak some heat (and, in the summer, cool air)--a waste of energy and source of greater CO2 emissions. In this week's TreeHugger/Slate Green Challenge, we'll help you figure out how heat is escaping the confines of your abode and what you can do about it. Taking action will pay off when you're ready to turn on the air conditioning, too.