Can you make sense of energy? Something regarding heating and cooling buildings

It is difficult to make sense of energy. I found some illustrations that can really help me. Following you’ll have some examples.

A 2°C increase in office temperature creates enough CO2 in a year to fill a hot air balloon.
Reduce it and you’ll make all the difference.
Source: The Carbon Trust
Air conditioning an office for 1 extra hour a day uses enough energy in a month to power a TV for over a year.
Turn it off overnight and you’ll make all the difference.
Source: The Carbon Trust
The energy wasted from a compressed air leak the size of a match head is responsible for yearly CO2 emissions equal to the weight of an elephant.
Fix it and you’ll make all the difference.
Source: The Carbon Trust

Just because you know… An average elephant weigh 4500 kg.

There are many others and I will put updates here so that we can all enjoy them and try to really understand what energy means.

As always if you found something that helped you understanding the connection between your actions and energy share them with us, be it a picture, an article, or a scientific paper!

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