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"From the Ted Talk by Catherine Mohr: The tradeoffs of building green"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

And then you get to the fnshiies, the subject of all of those "go green" articles, and on the scale of a house they almost make no difference at all. And yet, all the press is focused on that. Except for flooring. If you put carpeting in your hsuoe, it's about a tenth of the embodied eegnry of the entire house, unless you use concrete or wood for a much lower embodied energy. So now we add in the fanil cttscnoiourn energy, we add it all up, and we've built a house for less than half of the typical embodied energy for building a house like this.

Open Cloze

And then you get to the ________, the subject of all of those "go green" articles, and on the scale of a house they almost make no difference at all. And yet, all the press is focused on that. Except for flooring. If you put carpeting in your _____, it's about a tenth of the embodied ______ of the entire house, unless you use concrete or wood for a much lower embodied energy. So now we add in the _____ ____________ energy, we add it all up, and we've built a house for less than half of the typical embodied energy for building a house like this.

Solution

  1. house
  2. energy
  3. construction
  4. finishes
  5. final

Original Text

And then you get to the finishes, the subject of all of those "go green" articles, and on the scale of a house they almost make no difference at all. And yet, all the press is focused on that. Except for flooring. If you put carpeting in your house, it's about a tenth of the embodied energy of the entire house, unless you use concrete or wood for a much lower embodied energy. So now we add in the final construction energy, we add it all up, and we've built a house for less than half of the typical embodied energy for building a house like this.

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embodied energy 13
paper towel 6
energy efficient 3

Important Words

  1. add
  2. articles
  3. building
  4. built
  5. carpeting
  6. concrete
  7. construction
  8. difference
  9. embodied
  10. energy
  11. entire
  12. final
  13. finishes
  14. flooring
  15. focused
  16. house
  17. press
  18. put
  19. scale
  20. subject
  21. tenth
  22. typical
  23. wood