Alternative Energy Systems

3 Benefits of Duct Sealing

Most people don’t think about whether they need to get their air ducts sealed. Like many things, they just expect the ducts to do their jobs. This can have unintended consequences that make your home uncomfortable and cost you money. If you aren’t sure whether you need duct sealing, consider how these three benefits would affect you. It Can Improve ...

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The Way to be Environmentally Friendly

As you probably know, most requiring and challenging engineering projects nowadays are related to high environmental and health needs. The projects are always meant to produce equipment that eases the performance of tasks, but it is important to address the future in a positive and proactive manner through working to achieve environmental conservation rather than degradation. Hence, each individual around ...

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Dangerous Chemicals Above Our Heads

In 1987, an international environmental agreement, known as the Montreal Protocol, adopted requirements that triggered the phase-out of CFCs (chlorofluorocarbons) all over the world due to their ozone-depleting nature. After some modifications were later made to the protocol, it led to the ban of CFC production in all developed countries as well as the phase-out of HCFCs (hydrochlorofluorocarbons). Although the ...

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Volkswagen Expands Electric Car Choices

With five new electric cars hitting the market during 2014, these are good times for environmentally-aware car owners, according to FuelEconomy.gov. Hybrids are commonplace of course, including a growing number of plug-in models, and diesels are proliferating, but until now, electric options have been limited. With one stylish and very expensive exception (and that’s not the Fisker Karma as production ended with ...

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Green Tech Trends to Look Out for in 2014

The New Year means that many of us will be making resolutions – plans to better ourselves, do something to better others or even do something to better the environment. We’ve only got one planet, and developing less harmful technology is going to be even more important in the future to ensure that our planet not only survives, but thrives. ...

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Are Power Companies on the Grid too Big to Fail?

In a recent article by Carter Eskew, a valid point is brought up about power companies being on the verge of downsizing due to more and more residences and businesses being energy sustaining. While Eskew paints the future in a bleak color in the article, does it really have to be as bad as the author suggests? Or could this be ...

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Recycled Cities can be the New Green Building Alternative

The threat of global warming is very real, and scientists are providing the world with fresh information every other day to reiterate this fact. Eminent personalities like Al Gore had help propel the need for sustainable living to the forefront, garnering interest for the subject from all quarters. Substantial study on green house gas emissions and their harmful interaction with ...

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