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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Best regards.                                                                                                               

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

(949) 753-7900

We’ve Got the Sun…and We’re Using it!…


Everyone knows the sun is always shining in Southern California, but knowing how to use it wisely is a talent.

This talent is embraced by the city of San Clemente who will use solar power to heat its proposed Aquatics Center and Civic Center.  I’ve recently written about how this city recycles old tires and has them crushed into a gravel mix that resurfaces their city streets.  Now they again show a focus on the future and an eco-savvy posture with proposals of energy efficient buildings.

I’m not a citizen of San Clemente, but I respect what they are doing and I have sold quite a few homes there.  All my clients are happy there. 

I’m thinking that there is plenty of sun in Nevada, Arizona, Texas and others in or near the sun belt.  Are they taking steps like San Clemente?  Your thoughts are welcome….send me an email.

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Best regards, Michael Caruso