Thursday, May 3, 2012

Happy Monday with Pictures

Is there any better way to start a week than to show off the pictures I recently received from my friend Andy Padian at the green consulting firm Steven Winter Associates ? I think not.

Last week he sent me a number of cool infrared thermography photos of common electronic objects, showing the heat they generate (and energy they waste) even when they are off. He also sent some interesting photos showing the energy wasted through poorly insulated windows and walls.

The photo above right is of an average electric razor charger, showing the energy wasted even when the razor is not attached. This photo came at a perfect time, as im still struggling to figure out the comparative environmental impacts of shaving with disposable and electric razors.