Gore’s Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Home …

Al Gore received a barrage of criticism about his electrical bill (some of it most eloquently here, here, and here — all courtesy of Bill Hobbs here at Ecotality).  It will be interesting to see the reaction when Gore’s renovated home receives certification for its energy efficiency.

Gore is upgrading windows and ductwork, installing more energy-efficient light bulbs and creating a rainwater collection system for irrigation and water management.

The first indication as to the reaction …

Drew Johnson, president of the Tennessee Center for Policy Research, the group that initially criticized Gore, said the “renovations are obviously in direct response to our finding that he’s a hypocrite on the issue of global warming.”

One of the problems with that assertion: Gore had been working since well before that news to seek a change to the building code to allow installation of his solar panels. The renovation — already underway when Johnson levied his broadside.

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