What Is Your Carbon Footprint?

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What Is Your Carbon Footprint? This drastic change in our earth’s climate is caused by greenhouse gases, mostly carbon dioxide (CO 2 ), methane (CH 4 ), and ozone (O 3 ), that trap sunlight in the atmosphere and heat the earth below. What Is a Carbon Footprint? The term carbon footprint refers to the amount of greenhouse gas released by a person or community. There are a number of website that allow you to estimate your personal carbon footprint.

What Is Your Carbon Footprint?

Green Home Blog

What is YOUR Carbon Footprint? This drastic change in our earth’s climate is caused by greenhouse gases, mostly carbon dioxide (CO 2 ), methane (CH 4 ), and ozone (O 3 ), that trap sunlight in the atmosphere and heat the earth below. What Is a Carbon Footprint? The term carbon footprint refers to the amount of greenhouse gas released by a person or community. There are a number of website that allow you to estimate your personal carbon footprint.

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Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Green Earth Journey

There are many simple ways to reduce the footprint you leave on the planet. Learn how to reduce your footprint in each consumption category–carbon, food, housing, and goods and services—but don’t stop there. Reduce your Carbon Footprint Use cleaner transport Walk, bike, or take public transit whenever possible. Make sure your walls and ceilings are insulated, and consider double-pane windows. Insulate your water heater.

Stunning Resort In Abu Dhabi Desert Will Celebrate Bedouin Architecture

Green Prophet

The windows and door frames also hearken the longstanding Bedouin tradition on which the UAE is based, while also provided thermal insulation. Architecture & Urban carbon footprint Eco-architecture Energy Efficiency green design Hassan Fathy sustainable materials tourism

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Fast and Frugal Tips for Greener Living This Winter

Environmental News Network

INSULATE THE HOUSE. Insulate, caulk and basically seal any crevice, nook, gap, crack or shaft that may allow cold to enter your home. Insulate entrances to your home to ensure that heat does not escape and the cold does not get in. By: Emily Harper, Guest Contributor.

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Top 5 Ways to Chill out this Summer with ENERGY STAR

Environmental News Network

Consider adding attic insulation so less heat radiates down into your house from your hot attic. Sealing air leaks and improving your homes insulation could save you up to $200 a year in cooling/heating costs (or about 10 percent of your annual energy bill). So get a contractor to test your ducts, seal them, and insulate them so you’re not paying for cool air you don’t get to use. Plan & Renovate: Improve insulation between your attic and roof.

10 Ways to Use Electricity more Sustainably

Hug a Tree with Me

10 Ways to Use Electricity more Sustainably: Insulate the home: Insulating the home can reduce your carbon footprint while also saving you money on your electricity bill.

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How to Lower Your Electricity Bills in Summer and Winter


Insulation. Install a heat trap on the water heater tank and put an insulating blanket over it [10]. Insulation. Do you have enough insulation in your home? the largest carbon emitter on the planet [20].

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Coffee Cup That is Compostable in 90 Days


LosAngeles-based green company Repurpose Compostables has launched an insulated coffee cup at Bed Bath & Beyond that is made from corn and uses soy based inks, making it non-toxic and compostable in 90 days.

Being an Eco-Friendly Volunteer


Any long journey results in carbon emissions , building work can use a lot of plastic, and just think of all of those bottles of water you’ll drink while you work! Carbon footprint. Going overseas is so exciting, and more so when your journey is for a volunteering experience.

Going Green: How to Make Your Los Angeles Property More Eco-Friendly

Green Prophet

If you’re serious about decreasing your energy bills and want to reduce your carbon footprint, installing a smart meter is a no-brainer. Insulate Your Home. There are lots of areas that can and should be insulated, such as your living area, kitchen, and attic.

Tips to Become Greener at Home

Green Prophet

Another thing you should consider is to get insulation for doors and windows. You can purchase insulation products at very affordable prices online, which means you can make a big difference to the heat levels in your home as well as helping the environment.

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Alaska Air to fly 75 commercial flights on fry oil

Green Traveler Guides

They will enable us to fly cleaner, foster job growth in a new industry, and can insulate airlines from the volatile price swings of conventional fuel to help make air travel more economical. | Green Travel News |.

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First Pictures of the New Siemens Headquarters at Masdar City

Green Prophet

“A box within a box,” the Siemens office building is highly insulated with an airtight facade that reduces thermal conductivity. Architecture & Urban green building green design low carbon Masdar City Siemens Sustainable Development

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Sustainable Architecture Saudi Style: King Abdullah Financial District

Green Prophet

The various retail, financial, residential, and cultural facilities will have green roofs that provide insulation and smart lighting solutions that will further ensure that energy use is kept to a minimum.

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6 ways to make your apartment greener

Green Prophet

If you can make minor upgrades here, your overall carbon footprint will be drastically reduced. Going green has gone decidedly mainstream now.

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Reducing Electricity Use in Your Home

Green Furniture Home Design

Reducing electricity consumption can also help shrink your carbon footprint and make your home a more eco-friendly place. You can do this by adding insulation to your home, installing a smart thermostat, or simply by turning down the temperature a few degrees in the winter. Doing so is not only great for your bottom line, but it also reduces your carbon footprint and fossil fuel dependency.

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Eco Friendly Rickshaw coined as Eclipse


Surbhi Sharma: With the increasing congestion on roads and the resulting carbon footprint, we need next generation vehicles which are environment friendly too. It has a light weight structure with a curvy top woven in an insulated fabric.

It's. Energy Awareness Week!


Good stuff, although I'm a little baffled about the difference between Women's Day and Men's Day - do the sexes have wildly different carbon footprints? Tags: insulation carbon footprint cycling holiday food energy awareness week After shamefully letting Green Blog Day pass me by last Monday, I'm determined to try to keep abreast of all these days, weeks, millenia etc of environmental action.

8 High Energy-Consuming Appliances: Learn How to Save Energy

Green Prophet

Following are the consequences that occur due to high energy consumption: Carbon Footprints: Increase in the emissions levels of carbon dioxide and methane. Carbon footprints are the sum of all the emissions through various activities in a given time.

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An Estidama Compliant Eco Dwelling for Next Generation Arabs (PHOTOS)

Green Prophet

Water is heated using solar energy, windows prevent thermal loss and superior insulation also ensures that no energy seeps out of the home.

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OK, now what?


How am I going to cut my carbon footprint by 10%? Well first off, I'm going to finish measuring my carbon footprint using the Carbon Detox method - a project abandoned three quarters of the way through. At that point my calculated footprint was 18% lower than the UK average and I was assuming my general shopping was average, which it isn't, so I need to some more research and analysis. Tags: carbon footprint 10:10 So I've signed up to 10:10.

Huge eco-friendly luxury living project coming to Cairo

Green Prophet

The smart building will ensure a 50 percent energy saving and a significant reduction in carbon footprint. The green roof is also a measure to compensate for the high density of the construction and will be an insulation coat above the residences to reduce the urban warming.

Top 20 Home Improvement Sites: GreenLivingIdeas Makes The List!

Green Living Ideas

By cutting your carbon footprint, it feels good, but it also means you are a primary beneficiary financially, too. Home insulation: what you need to know. Home improvement comes in many forms.

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How to meet your 10:10 commitment


If you've signed up to 10:10, here's some guidance on how significant different actions are to the average UK citizen's carbon footprint. Insulate the loft from 150mm to 300mm 13.0 Insulate your cavity walls 8.7 Insulate hot water tank 1.0 The numbers have been extracted and extrapolated from Carbon Detox and How To Live A Low Carbon Life (see right hand side). Tags: carbon footprint 10:10

When will the Middle East wake up to green roofs?

Green Prophet

Green roofs, also called living roofs, provide a dual insulating effect, their thermal mass protects buildings from excessive heat gain and prevents heat loss, functions which cut the amount of energy needed for summer cooling and winter heating. Vive la France!

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Innovative Idea: Eco-Houses Inspired By Lego Bricks

Eco Friendly Daily

The modular blocks are lightweight single units made from naturally cut timber, local Black Forest pine and insulation materials including wood chips, clay, mussel shells and pea shingle gravel. Another hurrah for reduced carbon footprint.

6 Ways to Make Your Conference Go “Green”

Green Prophet

International events with attendees and speakers from around the world often leave an enormous carbon footprint before they even begin, mostly due to guests’ air travel. All conferences, regardless of their topic, are inherently unsustainable.

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Buildings-in-a-Bag Can Instantly Aid Middle East Refugees

Green Prophet

That’s a tiny carbon footprint. The units have excellent thermal properties, and are structurally capable of being covered with sand or earth for added insulation. Groundbreaking “Concrete Cloth” allows ancient building material to be used in a totally new way.

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Will Qatar’s Passivhaus Baytna experiment perform in intense heat?

Green Prophet

In the 1990’s, two German researchers developed specifications for a building whose thermal mass and super insulation could protect its interior from a harsh external climate. This autumn, same-size families will move into each home to compare energy use and carbon footprint.

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Carry your home on your travels with portable solar abodes


It is made from steel, aluminum and recycled material, and even has a thermoplastic insulation system. The fully functional eco friendly home isn’t just a space saver; it attempts to minimize carbon footprint by generating its own electricity and incorporating insulation.

13 Principles of Sustainable Architecture From Nader Khalili Student

Green Prophet

Passive design, digging into the earth, and insulating a home well will work wonders, as will Islamic design techniques such as the Mashrabiya screen, which beats the heat at the same time as it promotes natural ventilation.

13 Green Building Tips From Nader Khalili Student

Green Prophet

Passive design, digging into the earth, and insulating a home well will work wonders, as will Islamic design techniques such as the Mashrabiya screen, which beats the heat at the same time as it promotes natural ventilation.


Green (Living) Review

Repurpose Compostables launched the award wining, revolutionary, insulated hot cup at Bed Bath & Beyond in 2011 and will be introducing the clear cup, cutlery and the hot cup to a variety of new retailers in the coming months.

Four Home Energy Inefficiencies You Can Remedy This Weekend for $100 or Less

Green Living Ideas

In particular, there are four quick and cost-effective ways to green a home and begin saving immediately on energy costs and the household’s overall carbon footprint. Wrap the Water Heater in an Insulated Blanket.

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MDW Architecture takes sustainable building to new heights


With buildings and occupants leaving large carbon footprints all over the place, it is up to architects to rethink building designs. The project is a sustainable one that involves insulation, solar energy and as many natural building materials as possible. The Loft building is so well insulated that it needs less than 15kW of power per sq meter every year to heat. Sonia Renthlei: Green designs have been entering the architectural realm like never before.

The Low Carbon Energy Company offers Green Deal clarity

Green (Living) Review

Green deal has caused confusion, but offers opportunities to many THE Low Carbon Energy Company has announced that it is offering guidance to tenants, homeowners and businesses who are trying to understand the complexities of the government’s Green Deal. Ged Ennis, Operations Director of The Low Carbon Energy Company, said: “The Green Deal will allow you to make energy-saving improvements to your home or business without having to pay all the costs up front.”

Private House: A low carbon dwelling draped in gorgeous curved glass facades


This volumetric pattern is supported by the vivacious usage of brick, stone and wood, all of which were salvaged from local sources to minimize the level of carbon footprint.

Ignacia Apartments fuse contemporary design with sustainability


While all may not be able to incorporate everything needed for a truly self-sustainable building, even small changes can greatly help reduce the carbon footprint of a structure.

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Cape May, NJ: green is here to stay

Green Traveler Guides

The Hutchinsons realized energy savings last year by installing double-pane windows and roof insulation in one of their two buildings. We want to do our part in reducing our carbon footprint, and solar seemed like a good way to walk the walk,” says Mark. | Green Garden State |.

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Double or Nothing? Our Climate Gamble

Nature Conservancy - Science

I insulated my attic. I took the carbon calculator and I’m WAY above the global average. DeConto and Pollard’s predictions don’t have to come true if we cut it out with the carbon pollution binge fest. Climate Change Ideas Climate Energy Forest Carbon Nature + People

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Gyms Go Green for a Healthier Planet

Eco Friendly Daily

As people progressively become more aware of their carbon footprint, and integrate ways to reduce it daily, they will have an expectation that other places they frequent, like their health clubs, will do the same.”.

Ban the bag? Catch a Grip!


of our carbon footprint (less if you're as rich as Mr Jones and spend your life jetting around the world). What's in them is far more important - our grocery shopping accounts for between 20% and 33% of our footprint , depending on how you count it. Tags: plastic bags carbon footprint energy food The humble carrier bag has had a bad time of it recently.