Posts Tagged ‘Ed Begley Jr.’
BY JONATHAN REID
When environmental activist and actor Ed Begley Jr. was asked by some friends if they could conduct an energy audit of his home, he was certain it was already green clean to the extreme.
“I was confident that they wouldn’t find anything and told them, ‘Have at it,’” he said.
Since purchasing his home in 1988, Begley had been modifying it to be as environmentally friendly as possible, by installing energy panels, rainwater harvesting systems and sustainable materials; after the audit, he was certainly surprised by the grade he was given.
“After they were done, they presented me with a C+ rating on my home! C+ for Ed Begley!” he said.
Moral of the story: Even green-thumb Ed Begley Jr. found holes in his environmentalism by having an energy audit.
Why have an energy audit?
According to Elena Chrimat, a Phoenix energy auditor and owner of Ideal Energy, the evaluation inspects building and energy leakage, comfort issues such as dust and humidity, temperature differentials between rooms, insulation, appliances, windows and shading. If the homeowner decides to implement the auditor’s recommendations after the audit, they could qualify to receive utility rebates.
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Thursday, April 5, 2012
(SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.) – This isn’t Twilight, but there are vampires in your house— vampires that are sucking energy and you are flipping the bill for it! Mr. Green himself, Ed Begley Jr., talks with Green Living about simple-to-complex ways to save energy, save money, and go green through easy DIYs.
Happy Earth Month! Time to get your green on and figure out all the ways to add in or revisit green practices – even some that might have fallen off the New Year’s resolution list. I’m especially excited to have Mister Green himself, Ed Begley Jr., as part of Green Living this month!
Actor, author, and pioneering environmentalist Ed Begley, Jr. has been a long-standing advocate for environmental issues. Ed has led the green movement for many years, both as a personal example of sustainable lifestyle practices, and a vocal spokesperson towards a more Earth-responsible society. He believes that even the simplest changes in personal habits, multiplied by a growing populace of concerned humans, can create a lasting effect on the health of our planet and of all living things. He currently lives in Los Angeles in a home powered by solar energy, and drives an electric car when not riding his bicycle.