14 December 2007

Belle Meade Breaks Expectations

Quite a while back, I blasted Al Gore for his home's personal energy consumption on this blog. Because of that, I feel obligated to note that, in the past couple of years, the Gores have been working on that 80-year-old energy pit, adding solar panels, stormwater retention systems, and switching out every bulb (even the ones on the Christmas tree) to CFLs or LEDs. Belle Meade is now a model of efficiency, even by modern construction standards. "Short of tearing it down," everything has been brought up to exceed expectations.