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..dithering naybobs who hate Al Gore. :rolleyes: )

Gore gets green kudos for home renovation. Solar

and geothermal power used in 80-year-old mansion


Al and Tipper Gore bought this home in Nashville, Tenn., in 2002 for $2.3 million.

They spent an undisclosed amount to lower their use of fossil fuels for electricity

and heat in the home.

Dec. 13, 2007

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Al Gore, who was criticized for high electric bills at his Tennessee mansion, has completed a host of improvements to make the home more energy efficient, and a building-industry group has praised the house as one of the nation's most environmentally friendly.

The former vice president has installed solar panels, a rainwater-collection system and geothermal heating. He also replaced all incandescent lights with compact fluorescent or light-emitting diode bulbs.

"Short of tearing it down and staring anew, I don't know how it could have been rated any higher," said Kim Shinn of the U.S. Green Building Council, which gave the house its second-highest rating for sustainable design.

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