Making your home more eco-friendly doesn’t just help the environment in a big way. It can also increase comfort levels, make your home a healthier place to live, and ultimately save you hundreds of dollars in the long run. When you look at the statistics, decking your home out with eco-friendly products really is a no-brainer.
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While its predecessors in the 20th century cleaned equally well, the latest car washes are not only a huge convenience for car owners but also makes the most of the limited natural resources that they use. In particular, 21st century car washes are extremely efficient and can even reasonably be called environmentally friendly. Here’s why:
Higher Pressure Nozzles – Originally, a little bit of cleanser and copious amounts of water were the typical “modus operandi” of the neighborhood car wash. There days, the detergents are high-tech and high pressure nozzles – designed to remove dirt but not hurt the car’s finnish – are more cost-effective and affordable for cleaning vehicles. In most cases, newer car washes use 50% less water than their old counterparts. Read more ›
Investing in renewable energy sources means investing in our future. While 2014 was an excellent year for wind energy, 2015 is already showing great potential. In fact, the newest statistics are indicating an annual market growth of 44 percent and installations of more than 51 GW of wind energy. Asia is holding its position as a world leading market followed by emerging markets in Africa and Latin America while Europe is facing a slight downturn.
According to research done by GreenMatch and the Global Wind Energy Council, the UK has broken its previous record for generated wind power and is now the European leader in the offshore wind industry. Read more ›
Eco-friendliness and sustainability are the new watchwords and we all naturally want to play a part in protecting dwindling resources. There are many steps we can take at home to increase our green credentials and an additional benefit is that in the process we will also substantially reduce our utility bills.
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A public school district in California had no choice but to cancel a necessary lighting upgrade due to strict energy codes. Because of this, the local schools will be stuck with the same inefficient and ineffective lighting that was installed decades ago. This decision will affect many, but most importantly, it will affect the students.
State energy codes are meant to encourage and enforce property managers to choose the most energy-efficient options available in a time when environmental conservation and the consumption of resources is becoming a global concern. Read more ›
Quick quiz: What form of renewable energy is entirely absent in the U.S., though it’s quite prevalent in Europe?
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A reader wanted my feedback on a business plan that would sort soiled horse bedding into clean bedding, compost, and fire-logs.
I don’t find the business plan compelling. This concept implies collecting and sorting horse waste from farms all over the US, to create a low-value product. Read more ›