In this webinar on Tuesday, August 11 at 7pm, author and ‘energy geek’ David Green will talk about what he has done to cut his home’s carbon footprint, heating bill and electricity bill to zero. Green says, “I am saving so much money on bills that I am earning a 15% return on my investments in heat pumps, insulation, triple-glazed windows and solar panels–which I call the Fab Four. Yes, I am a Brit and a Beatles fan.”
This free webinar is sponsored by Green Newton. All attendees will also receive a free electronic version (for iPad or Kindle) of David Green’s highly acclaimed book Zero Carbon Home.
“I am both an energy geek, with a degree in physics from Oxford University, and a finance nerd with an MBA from Harvard Business School. My financial analysis ensured that we only did things that made financial sense as well as energy sense. I found that geothermal, solar hot-water panels and adding insulation to your walls made energy sense but made no financial sense. Put less politely, they were a waste of money.
When I set out to cut my carbon footprint (I had no idea I could cut it to zero, let alone make money doing so) I found there was no guide book. So I set about cutting our carbon footprint myself without a guidebook. Having succeeded in going zero, I wrote a book on how to do it. Zero Carbon Home is the guidebook I had been looking for. It is written in simple, clear language that focuses on saving money by cutting your carbon dioxide emissions. I do not tell you to lower your thermostat, eat vegan or vote for Al Gore. I show what we did that worked.
Both the book and webinar are full of pictures, charts and diagrams, usually of our own experience. Both are scientifically rigorous and financially sound. They are sprinkled with pithy observations and, on occasion, dry wit. Every attendee of the webinar gets a free copy of the e-book edition (for iPad or Kindle) of Zero Carbon Home.
I do not work for or get paid by any manufacturer or installer of equipment. I am free of the conflicts of interest that permeate the industry. After a nasty road accident in 2014 that nearly killed me, I retired from my career in biotechnology (I founded two companies, was CEO of both and took both public). I now sometimes work 14 hour days helping people cut their carbon footprints. So much for retirement. I look forward to hearing your questions on the webinar.”