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10 Fun Facts About Air Krete


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Good Enough for Gore
When Al Gore gave his home a green makeover, he included Air Krete insulation.
When Al Gore gave his home a green makeover, he included Air Krete insulation.
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After Al Gore, caped crusader against climate change and recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, was rather inconveniently called to task for the massive energy use of his Tennessee home, he remodeled to make his abode greener, and the updates included Air Krete. Along with solar panels, geothermal energy, fluorescent light bulbs and LEDs, the addition of Air Krete helped the home cut 11 percent off the previous year's summer energy bill in a time when most area houses went 20 to 30 percent over the previous year's bill due to a heat wave. Perhaps if we all followed Al's example and installed Air Krete, there would be fewer of these summer heat waves.

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