However, when faced with the steps that are hyped in the media, it’s all too easy to feel inadequate in terms of what you’re doing. After all, there are a lot of eco-friendly tips out there, many of which require time and money. Don’t get discouraged! First, always remember that no gesture is too small when it comes to protecting the environment; second, there are plenty of easy things you can do to bring some green into your home.
There are certain things that one needs to keep in mind while availing the service of an electrical contractor, the prime reason of this being the fact that there are several electrical contractors in the league today and they all provide a competitive service. In order to get the best service by choosing the best contractor, you need to keep in mind a few things that would ensure a smooth competition of your project.
Companies are catching onto the fact that going green makes them more popular, and it is something worthy of talking about in various forms such as press releases. It adds to the company image and can now be a big deal breaker when people are considering purchases and hiring for services. So the question is; what can you do to make your office more environmentally friendly?
Home repair and maintenance is one of the most important changes you can make to reduce your family’s environmental impact; but it can be intimidating if you’re not an experienced DIYer. Fortunately, many of the big offenders in your home are easily and cheaply fixed. Here are a few solutions for the biggest energy wasters in your home.
Improving a home’s energy efficiency or adding alternative green energy sources is a smart way to help the environment, reduce monthly utility expenses and enhance occupant health and comfort. However, the initial cost of “going green” can put a financial strain on the homeowner, especially in a down economy. How can individuals fund their “green” home improvement projects? Consider the following tips.
When most people think of using solar energy in their homes, they envision massive arrays of solar panels attached to the roof and complete detachment from the traditional power grid. Unfortunately, harnessing the sun’s energy to the point of being able to go off the grid is still cost-prohibitive for the average homeowner, particularly if they own an existing property. There are ways to help offset these costs, but there are also a number of ways to utilize solar power in the home without a complete overhaul.
With the earth’s resources becoming increasingly strained it’s more important than ever before to think about how each of us can help. Reducing the amount of wasted water each household is responsible for is one way to make a difference. The place where the biggest difference can be made in your household is in the bathroom. Here are a few quick tips on how to reduce water wastage in your bathroom today.
For those addressing food issue on a crowded planet, this is exciting news. Japanese homebuilder Daiwa House has introduced a line of prefabricated hydroponic vegetable factories, aimed at housing complexes, hotels, and top-end restaurants. Called the Agri-Cube, these units are said to be a first step in the industrialization of agriculture. Instead of farm or garden land,…
If you are having a solar power system installed in the UK, it is important to look for an MSC certified installer to carry out the work. Doing so will ensure that you end up with a good quality solar system that really is suitable for your home or business.
Putting the “green” back in the Green Mountain State, Vermont’s Eagle Creek Renewable Energy, LLC recently acquired the development rights for two hydroelectric facilities from Blue Heron Hydro, LLC. This acquisition marks the first pure development project for Eagle Creek, and is scheduled to be built on Army Corps of Engineers dams in southern Vermont….
According to an analysis from USA Today, the average electric bill is $1,419 a year. Homeowners are looking for new and proven ways to cut their bills. Many of those homeowners are buying green lights and taking other initiatives to cut their energy consumption. However, they often overlook one of the biggest energy sinks in their home: water heating.
According to Carney, when these fuel cartridges are used to provide electricity, the only emissions are water vapor and a benign by-product, sodium silicate – a desirable energy solution that emits no greenhouse gases or toxic byproducts, from supply chain to application. And once the powder in a NaSi cartridge is depleted, both the cartridge and remaining material can be fully recycled.
Renewable Portfolio Standard legislation mandates that utilities derive a specific percent of their electricity from renewable energy generation sources and often includes requirements for solar energy deployment known as “solar carve-out” programs. Instead of building solar power generation facilities themselves, utilities can meet their solar generation requirements by purchasing SRECs from homeowners and businesses with solar systems, which helps offset the costs of residential and commercial installations.
The LED lighting revolution has stepped out of the home and made its way to the streets as more cities across the globe are realizing the cost and energy savings that can be realized when traditional street lights are replaced by energy-efficient LED counterparts. Unfortunately, many cities have been held back in the switch to LED lights due to financial constraints that make it difficult to complete the initial transformation.
As people become more concerned about the state of the environment, all industries are making efforts to go green. Though progress has been made across the board, architecture is an industry that has enjoyed significant success. All over the world, cities are building eco-friendly structures and renovating their existing buildings in order to lessen the…
With growing interests in hybrid cars, organic foods and greener living as a whole, some homeowners have taken the stance that it is time to make upgrades to their living situation to lower monthly costs and reduce their carbon footprint.
New research is being conducted on more energy sustainable residential combined heat and power systems (resCHP). The research is being conducted by Pike Research which joined Navigant’s global Energy Practices on July 1, 2012 which provides in-depth analysis of global clean technology markets. The systems are small generation systems that produce electricity for residences while also capturing heat that would normally go to waste.
The Adelanto Solar Power Plant ties into a switching and converter station at the southern terminus of LADWP’s Southern Transmission System, which links Southern California with wind farms and the existing Intermountain Power Project, a power-generation facility in Utah capable of producing 1,800 megawatts of electricity.