This is the Riot for the month of September 2012 for the three of us plus my parents for two weeks, so 4 people. My summary of our first three years isÂ here. EdsonÂ fixed the calculator: all go tither to crunch those numbers!
Gasoline. Â Calculated per person. DH’s shuttle started running so he hasn’t been driving in. I’ve been doing less outreach for Solarize. So we did much better this month:
8.6 gallons per person
20.9 % of the US National Average
Electricity. This is reckoned per household, not per person. We cook on an electric stove. According to our solar meter, we produced 6175 kWh since theÂ system was turned on, and 502 Â kWh this last month (down from 615 kW, the sun is lowering. You can follow our solar harvest liveÂ here). We owed NStar nothing but how much we consumed is a mystery: the NSTAR billing software apparently cannot handle negatives. So we used less than
27.8%Â of the US National Average
Heating Oil and Warm Water.Â This too is calculated for the entire household, not per person. This is all for heating water for dishes and showers. We did really well this month. We’re still looking into an electric on-demand heater with perhaps a solar thermal unit.
7.15 gallons of oil
11.6% of the US National Average
Trash.Â After recycling and composting this usually comes down to mainly food wrappers.
6 lbs. pp per month
4.4%Â of the US National Average
Water. This is calculated per person. Again, not bad!
499 gallons pp.
16.6 %Â of the US National Average
After three months of having at least 6 people in the house – at peak times 9 – a general exodus is taking place and we will be down to just Amie and I for a couple of weeks. Hopefully there won’t be a repeat of last year’s storm and week-long power-outage!