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Checking Out Green Living In Great Britain

In Leeds, within the United Kingdom there is a whole new way people are being environmentally friendly in this apartment complex known as the “Greenhouse” The building regulations in the UK provide a particular amount of carbon to be created by architectural structures, and this apartment building is normally running at only 45%. The structure is loaded with lots of thermal solar panels upon the roof which heat the water for the occupants of the apartments and it also has an aquifer based 250ft underground which also is able to warm up water. Read the Rest of This Story »


Are Wind Turbines Really Safe?

In case you haven’t read about wind energy created via turbines, here is a brief description. A traditional wind turbine is a large tower that has blades hooked up to a rotor. Whenever the wind blows the wind turbine the blades make the rotor whirl and the movement of the rotor makes the generator within the turbine crank out power. The generator is really nothing more than a large motor-like device composed of magnets and copper cables; the blades catch the wind, turn the rotor and generated electricity, pretty simple actually. Read the Rest of This Story »


Energy Efficiency by Means of Water Heating

There are a lot of different ways to make your home more environmentally friendly. Some people purchase tinted windows to reduce the amount of air conditioning they need to use on hot, sunny days. Others purchase only recycled household items like glass and paper products. Others still consider installing solar panels on their home’s roof to take advantage of the free energy available to them. Read the Rest of This Story »


Google invests in solar

Google has invested $168 million in the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System – a complex in the Mojave Desert that will become the largest solar power tower plant on the planet upon completion in 2013, and the first large-scale plant of its kind built in the US since the early 1990s. The site, comprising three individual plants, is located across 3,600 acres of land. It will incorporate 173,000 heliostats (computer-controlled mirrors) that will focus the sun’s rays onto a 450ft tower of solar panels. When it’s finished, the expectation is that it will generate 392 megawatts of solar energy. Read the Rest of This Story »


Solar Panel Design

There are three common varieties of solar cells: monocrystalline, polycrystalline and thin film. Both mono and polycrystalline cells are made from wafers cut from blocks of silicon, which are then modified by a method known as homemade solar panels. This involves heating the cells in the presence of boron and phosphorus, which changes the structure of the silicon in such a way as to make it a semiconductor. This is the same technique which is utilised to make pc chips. Read the Rest of This Story »


The Popularity Of Steel Frame Homes In Oregon Is On The Rise

Steel frame homes are gaining in popularity and for good reason. They are super easy to construct. There is very little waste because everything is pre-engineered and pre manufactured. Steel is stronger than wood making them earth quake resistant and steel can not burn making them fire resistant. To frame a home from wood or steel costs about the same. So why wouldn’t you choose steel? Read the Rest of This Story »


What Makes An Eco Friendly Home?

You will see three major parts to an eco friendly home, recycled steel framing, radiant barrier, and continuous ridged foam board insulation. Combine them all together and it’s almost like magic. Read the Rest of This Story »


The Environmental Effects Of Residential Solar Energy

With more people concerned with keeping the environment green, along with constantly rising energy costs, it is not surprising that residential solar energy is becoming more popular. Read the Rest of This Story »


Could This Be The Future Of Green Construction?

Green construction is truly the wave of the future. Everyone wants to be green. You want to be green. Our government wants us to be green. And of course our dear mother earth desperately needs us all to be green. The really unfortunate thing is that green construction still needs to make some major gains to be truly green. Read the Rest of This Story »


The 3 Best Ways Make Your Home More Green

The challenge with purchasing an energy efficient home or upgrading an existing house to be more energy efficient is that it is almost always a expensive project to take on. It doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg at the outset in order to greatly increase your home’s energy efficiency. Most people now knows how important it is to live in an energy efficient house these days. The more energy efficient a building is the better it is at saving the owner money in energy bills over time. Below are three easy things you can do over several years so that you are not breaking the bank to save a few dollars on your heating bills: Read the Rest of This Story »





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