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October 14 - October 28, 2016
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John Olson

KEEN Utility East

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 2,306 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    13
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    104
    gallons of water
    have been saved

John's Actions

Energy

Disable Screen Savers

I will disable screen savers and will put the computer to sleep instead, saving up to 28% % more energy.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Online Energy Audit

I will complete an online energy audit of my home, office, or dorm room and identify my next steps for saving energy.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Upgrade Heating & Cooling Units

I will replace inefficient heating and cooling units.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Brush My Teeth Without Running Water

I will save up to 8 gallons (30 L) of water each day by turning it off while brushing my teeth.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Adjust the Thermostat

I will adjust my thermostat down 2 degrees from usual when I use the heat, and up 2 degrees when I use air conditioning.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Turn it off

I will keep lights, electronics, and appliances turned off when not using them.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Power Down the Computer

I will power down my computer and monitor when not using it for more than 2 hours, saving up to (1.1) lbs of CO2 per day that I do this.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

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    John Olson 10/26/2016 3:43 PM
    we installed a geo-thermal heating and cooling unit. What this does is place hundreds of feet of tubing filled with water under ground 15 feet where the temp is always 55 degrees, Then converts it to either hot or cold air. results are no more heating and air conditioning bills!!

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    John Olson 10/14/2016 8:49 AM
    I sold an antique dewalt radial arm saw for $200 that was hooked up to 200 amp service and replaced with a hand saw. donated the money from the sale of the saw to NWEI ECO CHALLENGE