Wednesday, August 01, 2007

An Inconvenient Truth About Al Gore

The House of Gore.

Al Gore’s house outside of Nashville, Tennessee, is a 20 room mansion (NOT including 8 bathrooms) heated by natural gas.

Gore’s residence also has a swimming pool, with a pool house, and a separate guest house, all heated by gas.

In one month this residence consumes more energy than the average American household does in a year. The average bill for electricity and natural gas runs over $2400 a month.

In natural gas alone, this property consumes more than 20 times the national average for an American home. Gore’s house is not in the Northern or Midwestern "snow belt" area. It's in the South.

President Bush's Crawford home

American President George W. Bush’s house is on a ranch near Crawford, Texas, and was designed by a professor of architecture at a leading national university.

Bush’s house incorporates every "green" feature current home construction can provide. The house is 4,000 square feet with 4 bedrooms, and is on a high prairie in the American southwest.

A central closet in the house holds geothermal heat-pumps drawing ground water through pipes sunk 300 feet into the ground. The heated water heats the house in the winter and cools it in the summer.

The system uses NO fossil fuels such as oil or natural gas and it consumes one-quarter the electricity required for a conventional heating/cooling system.

Rainwater from the roof is collected and funneled into a 25,000 gallon underground cistern. Wastewater from showers, sinks and toilets goes into underground purifying tanks and then into the cistern for recycling.

The recycled water then irrigates the land surrounding the house. The house is landscaped with flowers and shrubs native to the area and enables the property to blend into the surrounding rural landscape.


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