TED Talk – A low energy use life is glorious.

I did a TEDx Talk in Canberra recently. Here’s the video:

In this talk I wanted to get people excited about an energy efficient lifestyle. Rather than the Earth Hour view that to save the planet we need to go without I think an energy efficient lifestyle is actually pretty nice and this talk focuses on some of the co-benefits that come with energy efficiency, using some examples from my industrial career.

Let me know what you think.


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2 Responses to TED Talk – A low energy use life is glorious.

  1. Brilliant, thank you for putting this together and sharing this Ev. I want to take cues from what you’ve done, but feel a little lost when it comes to motivation and getting organised. For now I’ve got one question: Exactly how did you do leak detection and reduction?

    • evcricket says:

      Thanks Gregory. Leak detection is probably a bit of a grand term for it; I just looked for holes in the building envelope. They are usually pretty obvious, around doors and windows, then some of the weird ones like bathroom exhaust fans, kitchen exhausts etc. Check out the the retrofit post here http://wp.me/pDhV1-8J for a few tips on that. But for us it was just a matter of looking for holes and trying to fill them.

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