So this coming week, January 28th thru February 3rd, is Sustainable Energy Week in Europe. The EU has set very aggressive renewable energy targets, and I am sure there will be lots of informational conferences and seminars. Road trip, anyone? Oh yeah, the carbon footprint of flying might be a bit of a problem if I flew to europe to get information every time I felt like it. Sometimes it seems a bit frustrating, there is little I can do as an interior designer to affect the GHG (green house gas) footprint of the homes I work on. (Warm window coverings are great, but only go so far on a leaky structure.) So in thinking how I can celebrate Sustainable Energy Week, I decided to do some more research about conservation. Conservation is more cost effective than new energy source development anyway. So I have decided to check out some LED light sources. I will be buying and installing some "A" lamp replacements, the standard light bulb, over the next week. I will let you know how I like the light quality.
Although they are still expensive, they are available. Here is one source: C.Crane.