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The Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Challenge has now run for 3 years. Here are some results we’re already seeing from this successful program.
Energy saving windows are too expensive to install just for utility bill savings. Tinted window inserts make more sense in terms of cost.
An environmentally sustainable lifestyle is pretty human friendly: not only do we all need clean air, water, and soil to survive, but being mindful of our consumption of resources provides opportunities for economic independence.
While still responsible for about 13 percent of your home’s energy use, fridges have ditched bulky insulation for slim line panels, drastically cutting down on their consumption and giving us much more space for the energy we use.
Here are seven new energy- and resource-saving gadgets that will, like Ironman, help you correct some of humanity’s biggest mistakes.
An affordable and easy way to increase efficiency and reduce carbon emissions is to install light emitting diode (LED) and compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) light bulbs as a replacement for your incandescent lighting. In fact, to steadily increase the efficiency of world energy use, this is the first step in the Earth Policy Institute’s climate […]
Now that you’re back from the festive break – feeling refreshed and re-energized – it’s the perfect time to give your office that much needed revamp you’ve been putting off. According to GOV.UK, a low number of businesses were recycling in 2013. The government are hoping to move to a more ‘eco-friendly environment’ in 2014, […]
It all started with candles. The tradition of an illuminated holiday tree emerged around the 18th century, when wax candles were used to festoon the branches of fresh evergreens. Candles. The notion is somewhat terrifying today. But even those incandescent bulbs of childhood had their safety and practical drawbacks. The large glass bulbs would shatter; […]
Are you religious about changing your air conditioning/furnace filter every 30 or 90 days? You’re saving yourself energy and money… but not as much as you could if you changed the filter at the exact point it became too clogged to work efficiently.
We’ve all marveled at the power of the internet – how much it helps people and how much information it has made available to anyone with a connection. But few seem to be talking about how the internet is powered, or how consumers and developers can use less energy for their regular online tasks.
Summer’s here, and that often means higher electric bills from increased air conditioning use. ENERGY STAR has suggestions for staying cool and comfortable without blowing up the electric bill.
LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes) are now poised to take the small business and residential lighting market by storm with their drastically-reduced up-front costs. Here are a few more facts you may want to consider when deciding whether the time is right for you to give LEDs the green light.