Catherine and Paul Mohr live in Silicon Valley with their daughter Natalie and cats Loki and Tia. In addition to building a green house, they both work on designing and building surgical robots at Intuitive Surgical.
Hi there, I am in the process of searching to buy my first home, which I intend to upgrade and convert to become entirely self sustainable and energy efficient. I always think in my head how much is this situation, and that produt actually costing me if I were to measure it by energy and I was relatively surprised when I watched your TED video. I would like to learn more on how you calculated the ‘megawatt hours of embodied energy’ into your house and if you recommend any books that are worth reading.
Hi my name is Ramses Valero I’m a university student at Tec de Monterrey in Hermosillo Sonora.
Right now we are doing a project for our class of technology’s innovation and development, it consist of energy readers that could be place in the house and in business for recollecting the consumption information, the main purpose is giving value to that information, for the family, the business and the electro domestic industry.
If you could give us some advice we would appreciate it.
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