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5 Lesser Known Facts about Green Architectural Designs

As environmental issues from current industrial and technological revolutions still form a bulk of global issues and concerns, a stronger call for certain development to be greener and more sustainable is being made. This phenomenon cannot be observed more than in urban spaces where the presence of any natural form of the environment has taken a step back to provide ...

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Energy Efficiency for Homes and Small Business

In the last 100 years we have consumed half of the total hydrocarbon reserves that took nature millions of years to create. Energy efficiency is defined as the act of using less energy to provide the same level of service. A house is more energy efficient when, consuming less energy, keeps the same performance of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, lighting ...

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Solar Powered Electronics: It’s Not Such a Fad Anymore

Solar power has been a growing industry for quite some time as many companies and residents scramble to install panels on top of roofs in order to decrease ever-climbing energy bills. Regardless of how the stocks have fluctuated for many manufacturers of photovoltaic technology, business owners and governments continue to support installing this renewable energy source. In late January of ...

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Reduce Pressure in Order to Go Green

The thought of industrial waste generally conjures up images like those of waste water being pumped from a manufacturing plant. While this is considered industrial waste, a larger waste product of industry can better be measured by the cost of the finished product. A manufacturing plant that is not energy-efficient will have a higher cost per product than a plant ...

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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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Why Every Business Should Invest in Energy Efficiency

Your business doesn’t have to belong to some special club for “greeners” in order to truly benefit from practicing energy efficiency. The money that can be saved from becoming more conscientious about efficient practices could be put to other uses. In today’s world, a bit of extra money for the business could greatly influence your success. In what ways can ...

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Home Automation and Energy Consumption: Sometimes you can save money by spending money

Smart homes and energy-efficient homes are two concepts that go hand in hand. And whether it’s a new appliance-control gadget or smartphone access to regulate your thermostat, keeping energy costs down is on the minds of many homeowners. Fortunately for them,  the industry is constantly responding to demand with new products and solutions. One of the biggest ways homeowners are ...

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