Vice President Al Gore has recently completed renovations to his Nashville, Tennessee home in response to the criticism of his high electric bills. All improvements were focused on making his home more energy efficient.
Since the renovation, Gore’s natural gas usage is down 93 percent and his electricity is down 11 percent during a period in which average usage increased 20-30% due to a Nashville heat wave.
Gore has also said he invests in renewable energy such as solar and wind power to balance 100 percent of his electricity usage.
Kim Shinn of the U.S. Green Building Council gave the house its second-highest rating for sustainable design.