— Leonardo ENERGY (@LeonardoENERGY) April 9, 2013
The Pyramid of Conservation is a visualization of a home energy efficiency to-do list. It is designed to prioritize steps and develop an appropriate action plan.
It starts with the basics – a home energy audit – followed by low cost items such as programmable thermostats and hot water settings, before moving up through lighting, air sealing, insulation, windows etc.
Interestingly, high-cost, slow-return investments such as solar panels and residential wind turbines are right at the top of the pyramid – very much the ‘cherry on the cake’.