Greener Air Conditioning

 As a GREEN broker I am always looking for new was to be environmentally-friendly. A Business Week article today discussed the beginning of a green solution for air conditioning. This development is enormous because unfortunately, staying cool requires utilizing a large amount of energy. A large amount of energy in turn equals global warming.


A European company, Thermodyna, is in the process of building a household AC unit that can provide cool air using solar energy. According to the article, the revolutionary “Schukey” motor would transform the sun’s rays into cool air for your home or office. They report that one kilowatt hour would cost as little as 5 cents!

The system is fairly simple and may be on the market as soon as next year! This is great news as we head toward a more sustainable world. I can’t wait to see the progress of this endeavor. And for more “green” tips visit my website at:

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Michael Caruso, Broker ABR ABRM CRB CRS GREEN GRI                                    2007 President, Orange County Association of Realtors  

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Utah to send Anaheim “Green Power”

No, this is not a trade in the NBA…

Anaheim seems determined to honor their word and the state mandate that 20% of their power be “green electricity” for households by the year 2012.

After a bit more testing is completed the Utah power plant will send Anaheim 11 megawatts of power beginning in 2009 from the Raser Power Plant, which boasts zero carbon emissions.   A spokesman from Raser said that 95% of the equipment they use to make geothermal green power is from machinery we’ve had for many years.  They run huge air conditioners backward…only 5% of what they use to obtain this green power is new technology.

A geothermal generator uses heat from underground hot water to produce electricity.

My only question is why can’t we do this locally and not ship it in from another state?

Your comments are welcome.

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Best regards.

Michael Caruso, Broker ABR ABRM CRBS CRS GRI

2007 President, Orange County Association of Realtors