I’ve been writing about clean cookstoves for years: these simple pieces of technology are wonders of sustainability. They address dangers to human health posed by open-fire cooking; they also free up lots of time for women in the developing world. And, they contribute to waste prevention by allowing for much more efficient use of wood […]
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Need a business storage solution? Make sure you’re not paying for anything that you don’t need, or for wastes of resources.
German company tado wants to make small air conditioning units “smart” with their tado Cooling product.
The world is creating massive amounts of data at alarming rates. In fact, the amount of data that exists doubles every two years. If that doesn’t seem like a big deal, consider the fact that every piece of data currently must reside somewhere on a physical server, either within a data center or on a […]
No time left to think about cold-weather energy efficiency projects: it’s time to get them done if you want to cut your heating costs. As in most years, doing nothing will cost you more: the U.S. Energy Information Administration is predicting residential electricity prices in the U.S. to rise 2.2% compared to the Winter of 2012-13.
Despite news of melting ice caps and dying polar bears, the first instinct for most people in the hot summer months is to crank up the air conditioning. While reducing carbon footprints may seem like an impossibly grand task, there are ridiculously easy ways to save on home energy consumption, as well as your monthly bill. Here are five ways to save energy this summer
Want to cut your home energy use? Then spend some time with this infographic, which lays out the energy hogs in your home, and shows you the percentage of use they represent.
Air conditioning is one of the most energy-intensive items we use around the home, particularly since we usually don’t actually need it to get by. Using natural cooling techniques in your home rather than constantly running the central A/C is one of the easiest ways to go green and save green.
Heat pumps provide efficient, reliable methods of heating homes and buildings. Because they use much lower amounts of fossil fuels, they also help reduce carbon dioxide emissions and other greenhouse gas emissions.
Learn how to dry your hands in public with just a single paper towel… and cut your own paper consumption.
We green techies types love our solar arrays and wind turbines. Sure, that love comes partially from their ability to harvest energy without burning or emitting anything… but the aesthetic appeal of these technologies also plays into it. When taking a look at the building above, you’re probably drawn immediately to the solar panels… and […]
Time for a makeover? Make sure energy-efficient appliances are a part of the plan Does it bother you that you think your carbon footprint is too big? At the same time, are you paying more than you’d like for your utility bills? Well, fortunately, there’s an easy solution to both problems. Go green! One of […]
You might consider this guest post on keeping computer energy use down by Tony Sirna a bit ironic, as we’re all sitting around a table with our laptops plugged in. It’s actually especially important for us: since we’re running totally on battery power from the solar panels at this point, efficiency’s key… we don’t want […]