One of the most common complaints when it comes to switching over to LED lighting is that, although they save energy, the bulbs aren’t as bright as their incandescent counterparts. Switch Lighting is attempting to quell these complaints by introducing the first true 100-watt equivalent LED bulb, aptly named the Switch100.
The Bosch Greenstar series of ultra efficient wall mounted condensing boilers utilize condensing technology, where the latent heat in the unit’s exhaust gases is extracted and re-used, to provide extremely energy efficient heating to homes and commercial spaces. The condensing technology is a highly efficient use of energy and significantly reduces carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere. Greenstar condensing boilers can offer efficiency levels of up to 98.7 percent, meaning they turn 98.7 percent of the fuel used into heat – a significant upgrade…
Cyber-Rain, a green company that specializes in creating sprinkler control systems, has created a new technology, called the XCI Cloud, to manage and control your sprinkler system via the Internet. According to their website, users see an average of a 35% reduction in water use. Rather than relying on built-in timers, as most sprinkler systems do, the XCI Cloud allows homeowners to adjust their sprinkler settings from any Internet-connected computer, as well as through their iPhone via a free app.…
PepsiCo announced this week that it will now offer five options of eco-friendly, compostable and recyclable cups to Foodservice customers in the United States.
As a homeowner or future home-buyer you may question what are some of the basic sustainable concepts that you could incorporate into your dwelling to benefit the environment and also your wallet. A WellHome blog called Andy vs. Randy encourages the understanding of home energy efficiency.
A company that has been actively doing their part in leading edge, innovative, sustainable materials for 150 years is Armstrong. They specialize in floor and ceiling systems and recently added cabinetry making to their list of products which can be used for both commercial and for residential applications.
With two major quintessential U.S. holidays coming up which are all about outdoor grilling, parties and family gatherings; I sought a sustainable alternative to those dreaded plastic utensils and paper plate products. There remains a sweet compromise of sustainability with guilt-free entertaining with Susty Party Products. Founded by Emily Doubilet, a NYC native and an environmental consultant, Susty Party provides chic and compostable party products which include utensils, plates, cups and napkins.
The events that make the biggest impact on the attendants do not have to leave an impact on the earth. Executive Director, Jan Hamilton with the CARTM Recycling Center in Manzanita, Oregon, developed an event which produces almost entirely no waste.
They started it in 1998 and on Friday, May 20, 2011 it will be their 13th annual Trash Bash. This is a community party with dancing, art and a fashion “Trashion” show all dedicated to recycling, re-using, and the non-wasting of materials.
As art progresses and fashion surges forward, architecture is slowly burning its own path towards futuristic concepts and designs. Projects such as OnSite-00 (os00) that was started in 2002 with a furniture prototype and designers such as Sebastien Wierinck are clearing the road with incredible, green designs. They are using mass produced, plastic tubing to create programmatic furniture.
We need alternatives to the fuel we consume so rapidly. We have alternatives to both gasoline and petroleum diesel in the forms of ethanol and biodiesel. We have the technology to make these products and we can gain the education needed to encourage the use of these products in a very short time so that everyone knows the benefits and is willing to make the change. Biodiesel can be derived from new or used ingredients. It is vegetable oil not alcohol.
Inspired by requests from architects around the world, Alcoa scientists in Merxheim, France, developed the Reynobond Design Line, a collection of Colorweld DL paint finishes so realistic that they’re almost indistinguishable from real granite, wood, travertine and terra cotta.
Who says completing green updates around your home should take a long time and cost a lot of money? Here are some simple ways that you can enhance your home with products that are better for the environment, and save money.
Intematix released their expansion to their existing ChromaLit Lighting Collection which expected to launch this week. Their expansion was in response to their clients’ reception of the original ChromaLit Collection launched in January of this year and their demand for more high performance LED lighting design options.
Going green does not mean that every tiny detail has to be analyzed and evaluated, it can just mean that the environment is considered and that human health is a primary factor in all decisions. In restaurants the best sustainable attributes are natural ingredients and healthy surroundings. The Green Goddess in New Orleans, LA thrives on these two premises.
Vestas, a wind power manufacturer has announced plans to complete the largest offshore wind turbine, the V164-7.0 MW. This colossal offshore turbine will be designed for the roughest North Sea conditions which is notorious for its violent winds.
SANYO North America Corporation has announced the availability of its HIT Power 225A solar module, a product it claims to be the most efficient HIT Power solar module launched to date in the US. A version of this panel is now in use on a parking structure at Long Beach City College.
The disposable writing industry has undergone significant changes in an era that now takes into account measures like green and sustainable performance. Part of the Pentel initiative with an environmental focus mandates using both recycled content and post-consumer recycled content in the products it manufactures. Company reports that all products in its Recycology line are made from a minimum of 50 percent recycled content
Toshiba International Corporation (TIC) announced the release of its newest long-lasting, high quality, energy-efficient lamps primarily for commercial use. These newly updated LED lamps are designed to meet Energy Star standards and are currently undergoing testing for final certification.