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Videos for April 26, 2011

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Audit finds way for barber shop to shave energy costs

As part of the state's Efficiency Kansas program, Sarajane Scott Koch preformed an energy audit on Mike Amyx's downtown barber shop. The program, which is funded through stimulus dollars and run through the Kansas Energy Office, provides a $500 or $600 audit for $100. Homes and businesses that use residential-sized heating and cooling systems qualify.

Published on April 26, 2011

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Unused space

Amyx's Barber Shop has an energy problem common to many downtown buildings. While the roof is well insulated, the space between the high ceiling and the roof is bringing cold and hot air into the rest of the building. Since that space doesn't need to be conditioned, energy auditor Sarajane Scott Koch said it should just be sealed off. It can be a relatively easy fix.

Published on April 26, 2011

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Saving electricity

Switching to more efficient lights and using smart power strips are two ways for businesses to save energy, said Sarajane Scott Koch with Scott Temperature. Koch was preforming an energy audit on Amyx's Barber Shop in downtown Lawrence.

Published on April 26, 2011

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Blower door test

An important part of almost any energy audit is the blower door test. Sarajane Scott Koch talks about how the test works and how it can help in finding ways to make a home or business more energy efficient.

Published on April 26, 2011

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Tom Boxberger talks about on-campus recycling at KU

From newspaper to milk jugs, Tom Boxberger oversees the trash that gets turned to recyclables at Kansas University. Boxberger is manager of KU's recycling warehouse. And, it's a job he loves.

Published on April 26, 2011