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Thermos-Like Passive Homes Aggressively Save Energy

Description:
National Geographic article discussing the good, the bad and the need for more information regarding extremely efficient homes.

Related Topics:
1. Energy is a physical quantity that follows precise natural laws.
3. Biological processes depend on energy flow through the Earth system.
5. Energy decisions are influenced by economic, political, environmental, and social factors.
6. The amount of energy used by human society depends on many factors.
7. The quality of life of individuals and societies is affected by energy choices.
4. Various sources of energy are used to power human activities.

Associated Grade Levels:
7-89-1011-12Public

Related Sub-Topics

1.7 Many different units are used to quantify energy.

3.1 The Sun is the major source of energy for organisms and the ecosystems of which they are a part

4.2 Humans use of energy is subject to limits and constraints.

4.4 Humans transport energy from place to place.

5.1 Decisions concerning the use of energy resources are made at many levels.

5.2 Energy infrastructure has inertia.

5.3 Energy decisions can be made using a systems-based approach.

5.4 Energy decisions are influenced by economic factors.

5.5 Energy decisions are influenced by political factors.

5.6 Energy decisions are influenced by environmental factors.

5.7 Energy decisions are influenced by social factors.

6.1 Conservation of energy has two very different meanings.

6.2 One way to manage energy resources is through conservation.

6.3 Human demand for energy is increasing.

6.4 Earth has limited energy resources.

6.5 Social and technological innovation affects the amount of energy used by human society.

6.6 Behavior and design affect the amount of energy used by human society.

6.7 Products and services carry with them embedded energy.

6.8 Amount of energy used can be calculated and monitored.

7.1 Economic security is impacted by energy choices.

7.2 National security is impacted by energy choices.

7.3 Environmental quality is impacted by energy choices.

7.4 Increasing demand for and limited supplies of fossil fuels affects quality of life.

7.5 Access to energy resources affects quality of life.

7.6 Some populations are more vulnerable to impacts of energy choices than others.