August 23, 2022


Our very own Senior experimental scientist Melissa James performed at Stir fry Science performing her a song of residential sustainability. If you’d like to play along find the chords and her lyrics below.


(to the tune of Gershwin’s ‘Summertime’)

(Am E7 Am E7)

Am E7 Am E7 Am E7 Am E7 

Dm F E7

Am E7 Am E7 Am E7 Am E7 

C Dm E7

(Am E7 Am E7 )

Wintertime….and the heater is pumping

Bills are rising, and emissions are high

Heat is leaking, out the roof and the walls

This house isn’t cosy, what can I do…?

Summertime…and the suns heat is beating

Through my windows, and through my walls

My aircon is old, and needs too much power

This house is a hot box, what can I do…?

Summertime… and the living is easy

windows are shaded, insulation is cool

Rooftop solar, means my bills they are dropping

My new aircon system needs so much less power

Wintertime…and the living is easy

All the gaps are sealed, and insulation is high

Windows face the North and catch the sunshine

Don’t need so much heating, emissions are low

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