When Peggy and I got married we bought an old house. It was, and still is, a beautiful foursquare house on Main Street. Immediately we wanted to reduce our energy bills, but we also had a lot of cosmetic and functional things that required money.
Without a plan, we were stuck and didn’t know where to start. In time, we requested an energy audit and our energy company conducted a home assessment, providing us with a list of actionable items, along with the expected energy savings. Then things started to happen. We were able to prioritize our actions, while staying within our budget to reach our goal of improved energy efficiency. Over the years, we’ve worked to install more insulation, new windows and an HVAC system.
What if this same type of energy audit, or needs assessment, existed for soil and water conservation? Well it does exist and it soon will be available for farmers. From a personal computer, try out the beta version of Agren’s® ConservationAnalyzer.
Let me know what you think! Just remember this is a beta version – it will give you a very good idea of how the final version will work when completed. NOTE: The economics are not yet programmed.
For more information on ConservationAnalyzer, read this blog post.