Adam Rubinstein rents a cozy house that is unburdened by an abundance of insulation. Fashionable warm in summer and cool in winter, like so many houses. But Adam is not your typical anybody. For one thing, he is curious-nearly to the point of obsession-about his energy consumption.
“How much am I using?” he questions. “What’s taking all that juice? How can I use less?”
So he goes about researching and tinkering. LED lights, bubble wrap over the windows. Solar panels? Maybe not for a house not one’s own. But maybe. Ponder, ponder.
It is, for me, a joy to behold. He’s thinking, asking a variety of folks questions, constantly revising his ideas, his equipment. I’m not going to tell too much of his story, that’s for him. Just this one bit of it, because it’s so cool. Read more...