Thursday, April 12, 2007


The story of two houses.

House #1
    A 20 room mansion ( including 8 bathrooms) heated
by natural gas.  Add on a pool ( and 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.
  In natural gas alone, this property consumes more than 20
times the national average for an American Home.
   This house in not situated n a Northern or Midwestern
" Snow Belt" area.  It's in the South.

House #2
  Designed by an architectural professor at a leading national
   This house incorporates every "green" feature current home
construction can provide.  The house is 4000 square feet
(4 bedrooms) and is nestled on an arid, high prairie in the
American Southwest.
   A central closet in the house holds geothermal heat-pumps
 drawing ground water through pipes sunk 300 ft into the
ground.  The water (usually 67 degrees F.) 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 comsumes one-quarter electricity requred for a conventional
   Wastewater from showers, sinks and toilets goes into
underground purifying ranks and then into the cistern. 
The collected water then irrigates the land surrounding the
  Surrounding flowers and shrubs native to the area enable
the proberty to blend into the surrounding rual landscape.

 House # 1 is outside Nashville, Tennessee; it is the abode
of the "environmentalist" Al Gore.

House #2 is on a ranch near Crawfor, Texas; it is the
residence of the President of the United States, George Bush


rbrown6172 said...

very interesting indeed!

inquestoftruth said...

Thank you!!!!   Great post.

blazensun said...

Very interesting Julie I never knew.


madcobug said...

I find this info very interesting. Helen

jckfrstross said...

yep seen this one before:) have a good weekend


radar446 said...

Just goes to show, not everything is as it seems.


lanurseprn said...

My goodness!  This says a lot!

kirkbyj05 said...

That's amazing Julie!  I was quite surprised at this information.   Jeanie

rdautumnsage said...

Wow! Talk about learning something new! (Hugs) Indigo

erarein63 said...

Big surprise from Mr End of the World Globle Warming, huh?  De ;)