I am green on the selling end. Any time I get a decent project, I try to upsell to higher efficiency equipment. Bid a job replacing forty systems in a light commercial building. Got it using prices for what was specified, ten seer stuff, but was able to upsell to thirteen seer at the last minute for just the added cost. Good for client, made us feel greener. did the same with a school boiler job. Equipment specified was cast iron weil mclain. Once I had the job, i negotiated mod cons instead. Thats my way of being green.
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*Population and economic growth nullify all "green" initiatives and jevon's paradox applies. The only way to "be green" for real is to not purchase unnecessary crap and not have children. (abortion and suicide are "green" )
General public's attitude towards our energy predicament:"I reject the reality of finite resource depletion and substitute it with my own; energy is infinite, we just need an alternative storage medium to run the cars on. The economy can grow indefinitely - we just need to "green" everything! Technology is energy! Peak what?"
I installed a The BIASI B-10 Boiler, Riello burner and phase III indirect WH about five years ago and burned under 500 gallons last year. I also put about 3000 miles on my bicycle in 2010. Don't think I'll get to do that again too soon. Was laid off from April to October.
Yes I am tired of all this left wing crap too! The forces behind the eco movement are communists & there goal is to end capitalism. Wish they would just come out of the closet & tell it like it is. But they can't be honest about who they are because everybody knows how there game always ends; with millions of people dead.. END RAnt.
In my life I have always been aware of the environment & done my best to be a good steward of our earth. I am all for people taking reasonable steps to lesson there impact on our invironment. The tax credit helped out selling more efficient , more expensive equiptment which put more dollars in my pocket (more green). But on the other hand it has added to the insane debt of our country & prolly not done much else... On a side note, recycling old coils and line sets has been very green for me.. lol..