Guest Post: Sourcing Eco-Friendly Wood and Wooden Products

Wood is one of the greener materials you can use; it is renewable, doesn’t release any harmful emissions (though the products used to treat it can) and can last for years making it easy to reuse. The problem is that using wood from the wrong sources is to take part in a system that leads to deforestation, exploitation of indigenous peoples and shipping tons of wood from all over the world.

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DOE Finds 12 GW of Untapped Hydro Potential on Ol’ Man River

This post from Susan Kraemer on the untapped energy available from our great rivers is inspiring for the innovative kind of thinking being explored for tapping renewable energy. Next, some bright electrical engineer or turbine designer might discover the untapped wind energy created around this nation’s expressways that are congested with wind-generating trucks and cars. Anybody who’s ever had to repair a tire beside a highway knows what the wind gusts from passing motorists feel like. Understanding and controlling turbulence…

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GUEST POST: Choosing the Right Type of Renewable Energy

You may believe wholeheartedly in renewable energy and the concept of sustainability that serves as the foundation stone. What kind of renewable energy in which you choose to invest, however, is quite another matter, especially if considering something like biomass. This guest post from the Enerfina in the UK might help with your understanding.

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GUEST POST: Eco Paints for Your Home and Health

Although you can see (and smell) pollution outside, you are actually more susceptible to these toxins in your own home. Because indoor spaces are unable to provide the same kind of ventilation as the great outdoors, any airborne toxins that enter your home are generally there to stay.

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GUEST POST: Is softened water good for the environment?

As the process of turning hard water into soft water involves chemicals, there is naturally a concern for the environment and the possible damage this causes to the surrounding ecosystem. In any case, an artificial chemical process is the human method of controlling a set of components into a specified form for a number of practical reasons.

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GUEST POST: Five Benefits for Lighting Retrofits

According to figures published by the U.S. Energy Information Administration, commercial lighting is second only to space heating in overall energy consumption in the business world and ranks first in electricity consumption. As a result, retrofitting office and manufacturing workspaces with energy efficient lighting solutions can significantly reduce corporate energy costs

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GUEST POST: Methods on Tackling Weeds

Weeds are considered as one of the greatest threats to crop yields in the farm and are well known as an eyesore to the everyday garden. Reasons for this include their fine-tuned abilities honed on aggressive invasion and reproduction. Aside from providing an aesthetic displeasure, plants deemed to be weeds compete with the natural resources required to grow your plants and crops, namely sunlight, nutrients, soil and water. For a hassle-free and pleasant looking garden,

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