New Poll Finds 17% of Residents Self-Identify as “Cold”

MISSOULA – A recent poll published by the local think-tank, FLAT (Forum for Learning Absolutely Tiddly-twat), found that roughly two in twelve residents consider themselves cold. FLAT statisticians studied the results from the six participants surveyed and found that “the trends are clearer than we expected. When we started this study in July we predicted a lower rate…

It’s Not Murder If You Kill-a-Watt

One of our dark haired, witty, and charmingly brilliant residents here at the FLAT has been crunching the numbers on our home’s solar output. Though suspected of being member to an underground bagpipe band, our FLATmate has come through to make sense of tricky spreadsheets and kilo-loads of data. Since the James E. Todd building…

SPRING FLATTERY

We’re back! Yes, ladies and gents, despite the climate’s admirable efforts to prematurely return us to the nutrient cycle, your favorite FLAT mates (and Peter) have successfully returned to live at their appropriately technological forum.  We missed you, too!  And we are uncharacteristically excited to get going on the events and projects we have planned…

Green Onion Science Report: New Study Shows Open Door is Source of Thermal Discomfort

MISSOULA – Researchers from the University of Montana reported in the school’s quarterly “Whodathunkit” science magazine, released earlier this week, that a previously overlooked domicile transitory function may be the missing link needed to answer the persistent question: W-w-w-why is it so c-c-cold in here?” (emphasis added).  “To be honest, we were more concerned with…

PlotWatt

Speaking of energy consumption, the UM FLAT would also like to introduce our readers to the PlotWatt website. This website tracks energy consumption at the UM FLAT (and every house that has an account). With this monitoring we hope to see where we can cut energy use and also monitor the efficiency of our appliances….

AERO and the UM FLAT

6/25/2012 The FLAT recently had the opportunity to host the Alternative Energy Resources Organization’s (AERO) Energy Solutions Workshop. The success of this workshop was ensured by hands-on demonstrations, expert energy advice, and plenty of socializing and networking among workshop participants. The goal of this workshop was to demonstrate how homeowners, businesses, and local governments can…