Warmer Winters, Cooler Summers: Your Radiant Barrier Insulation Questions Answered

Living Green & Saving Energy

energy efficient materials green construction green remodeling saving energy saving money climate change home energy conservation home insulation The ideal home is warm in the winter and cool in the summer. But mother nature loves to play tricks on us. One of those tricks is that heat always loves to move to the coolest place – maybe it feels bad for the cold. In any case, it doesn’t help us humans out. What […].

How Your Windows Affect Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

Living Green & Saving Energy

By now, almost everyone must have investigated ways to make their home more energy-efficient, whether it’s something as simple as insulating the loft or a bigger step like installing a more energy-efficient boiler, or even putting solar panels on the roof to take advantage of free, renewable energy and the government’s feed-in [.]. Happy Earth Day!

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How to Save Energy When Living in an Apartment

Green Prophet

Whether you’re moving into a new apartment or you’re just inspired to go green, there are many ways to save energy and money. Small, practical steps can help you cut your bills down substantially while also saving the environment. Swap these out for more efficient, longer lasting LED lights. You can save up to 70% on electric costs and save more money because you’ll replace the bulbs far less frequently. It saves energy and will pay for itself over time.

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

Green Prophet

Usage of high energy rating appliances can save your bill, if it’s not possible to change the appliances then it’s time to find out which appliances are shooting your electricity bills. Seeing your electricity bills you may wonder why you are getting higher bills, although you would have taken a few steps in consuming less energy. Residential energy consumption is the third largest user of energy wherein nearly 65% of energy is used and 35% of energy is wasted.

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How To Insulate Your Hot Water Pipes

Green Living Ideas

One of the best ways to save money and energy around your home is to insulate your hot water pipes. It will allow you to lower the temperature on your hot water tank by 2°F–4°F, saving you a lot of energy and money. Just follow these easy steps to start saving money and energy today. . Things you’ll need for the job: Pipe Insulation (both 3/4″ and 1/2″). Instructions: how to insulate your hot water pipes.

Is More Manufactured Housing the Solution to Helping Britain Become More Green?

Living Green & Saving Energy

Housing within the UK is amongst the least energy efficient in Europe and running them accounts for nearly half of our carbon emissions. Housing is so poorly insulated that athird of all UK homes (6.7 million) are rated E or worse on their energy performance certificate, meaning they have a poor standard of energy efficiency. […]. Green News green remodeling saving energy sustainability More green Britain

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How To Insulate Your Hot Water Heater Tank

Green Living Ideas

Did you know that by simply insulating your hot water tank you could save anywhere from 4%-9% on your water heating costs? If you go one step further and insulate both the hot and cold water pipes as well, you’ll save even more! Luckily, insulating your hot water tank is a relatively inexpensive and straightforward task that doesn’t require much in terms of technical training. Instructions: how to insulate your hot water tank.

7 Home Energy Efficiency Tips!

Green Living Ideas

Often older homes need retrofitting to become more energy efficient, but even new homes can benefit from simple tweaks to make your home cleaner and greener (and save you money). Below we’ve shared some of our favorite green living tips for homeowners new and old to make homes more efficient and healthier for all the residents. 7 Home Energy Efficiency Tips. Choose water saving devices for your shower. Eco Home Living energy efficient home

Fact Or Fiction: Five Common Home Energy Myths

Green Home Blog

Fact Or Fiction: Five Common Home Energy Myths. Home energy myths. To help you sort out fact from fiction when it comes to saving energy at home, we’ve put together our list of the five home energy myths that need debunking. Leaving the lights on actually saves energy. This myth was resurrected more recently with the advent of computers, which initially took a great deal of time and energy to boot up.

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Sneaky Home Energy Hogs

Green Home Blog

Sneaky Home Energy Hogs. Cutting down on energy use is a huge part of going green, but sometimes even our best efforts to be eco-friendly at home can come up short. So if you’ve updated your house but still can’t seem to bring down those sky-high utility bills, try looking out for these sneaky energy hogs that may be driving up your home energy needs. Energy vampires. Also make sure you’re using a high-efficiency fluorescent bulb.

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A Green Fall Yard Cleanup

Green Home Blog

While it may be beautiful, all this change can create waste that takes time and energy to clean up. This not only has the benefit of saving valuable landfill space, but will also provide you with quality fertilizer to get your garden started again in the spring. If your pile is mostly grass clippings (so-called “green waste,” which is rich in nitrogen), be sure to add a carbon source like leaves or straw (“brown waste”) to provide energy for the organisms doing the decomposing.

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How To Go Green: 5 Green Living Resolutions for 2011

Living Green & Saving Energy

Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy How To Go Green: 5 Green Living Resolutions for 2011 by greenwise on January 3, 2011 I have set 5 green living resolutions for 2011, focusing on actions that will save money as well as cut energy use. Buy an insulating blanket and wrap around the water heater.

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Researchers create PV metamaterial with 95 percent efficiency

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Renewable Energy. Tidal and Wave Energy. Geothermal Energy. Researchers create PV metamaterial with 95 percent efficiency. Their project deals with a specific kind of metamaterial that can absorb a wide range of light, thus leading to a new generation of highly efficient solar cells. In fact, the design can account for around a whopping 95 percent efficiency, which was previously only possible with a limited range of colors. Please login. Sign In.

Energy Saving Week 25-31 October 2010

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Monday, October 25 will see the start of this year's Energy Savings Week. The whole week is dedicated to helping you to take control and start to save energy at home and in how you travel. Some of the highlights include: Live Q&A session about saving energy in association with Money Saving Expert. Special 'Tell a friend' email tool that lets you quickly inform friends or family how they can save energy too.

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

Green Living Ideas

Turning a standard home into a pillar of energy efficiency is often thought to be an expensive and time-consuming process, but this doesn’t have to be the case. 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. Example of an energy efficient home. Wrap the Water Heater in an Insulated Blanket.

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How to Lower Your Electricity Bills in Summer and Winter

Greentumble

Other countries waste less, but even in the most energy-efficient locales like Scandinavia and Japan there is still plenty of fat to be trimmed. Bad habits and a lack of knowledge are responsible for most energy waste. With a little education and more attention to detail, impressive reductions in home energy expenditures are achievable. Insulation. Why save electricity? Saving money while saving the planet. Insulation.

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How To Set The Temperature On Your Hot Water Tank

Green Living Ideas

Setting the temperature on your electric water tank to 120 degrees is a great way to save money on your monthly electric bill. Just follow these easy steps to turn down the temperature and start saving today. Remove the insulation and adjust the temperature on your tank’s thermostats. There should be a small bit of insulation that covers both of your hot water tank’s thermostats, gently remove it and set it to the side.

How To Go Green At Home: Create A Greener Living Room | Living.

Living Green & Saving Energy

Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy How To Go Green At Home: Create A Greener Living Room by greenwise on April 6, 2011 How can you green up the living room or family room? Water conservation is not usually an issue for this room of the house, but you might be surprised to learn the ways in which your living room consumes energy.

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DIY Tips and Tricks for Summertime Savings

Environmental News Network

Heating and cooling runs the average household about $875 a year—nearly half the home’s total energy bill. Beyond the energy bill, there’s also a cost to the environment. Did you know that the energy used in the average house can cause about twice as much greenhouse gas emissions as the average car? To help us save this summer, experts at ENERGY STAR have shared with us some tips and tricks. Try out these DIY projects for energy savings.

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Green Deal flop - new figures released

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Commenting on the release on Thursday, June 27, 2013 on the first official statistics of take up of the Government''s flagship Green Deal scheme for energy efficiency, Friends of the Earth''s Warm Homes Campaigner Dave Timms said that the figures are a disaster but not unexpected. The fuel poor especially have been left in the cold by recent cuts to Government energy efficiency schemes, which must be reversed.”

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Tips to curb the energy consumption of your aquariums

Green Prophet

Like any other appliance, the various components of a home aquarium can consume not insignificant amounts of energy over the course of a year. Besides shopping around for cheap electricity deals, we know we can reduce energy consumption and electricity bills by remembering to switch off lights and devices such as televisions and computers when they aren’t in use. The energy costs involved in running an aquarium can come as quite a surprise to some people. Energy

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16 Penny-wise Ways to a Weather-proof Home

Environmental News Network

With the emergence of energy efficient home designs in the market today, weather-proofing your home should not cost you a great sum of money. Saving in style while weather-proofing your home should not be a problem. Having a home-made heater at home would save you a great deal of money. With the power of the Internet, various DIY projects are made available to save you money without sacrificing the fulfillment of your needs. Decorative Curtain Insulator.

TOP 10 TIPS TO KEEP ENERGY BILLS DOWN

Green (Living) Review

Some timely energy saving advice to homeowners from the HVCA, the officially recognised organisation representing central heating contractors December 2009 - Energy prices have remained at record levels despite substantial falls in wholesale costs and the “big six” energy giants have told regulator OFGEM that it is unlikely gas and electricity prices will be cut in 2010. Insulate the cylinder to avoid wasting energy.

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Utilise Government Grants To Make Homes Greener Urges green energy uk

Green (Living) Review

Cavity wall insulation, draught proofing and changing bulbs to lower energy alternatives are all ways to reduce energy consumption and become greener. However, some of these methods may require a significant financial outlay but rather than turning to a bank for a loan people should consider one of the many grants and funds set up by the government which should be utilised, urges sustainable energy supplier green energy uk. energy saving draught proofing

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Top 10 tips to keep energy bills down

Green (Living) Review

Sound advice from the Heating Helpline to help homeowners cut their energy bills this winter. So what can consumers do in order to become more energy efficient and help keep their energy bills to a minimum? Backed by the Heating and Ventilating Contractors’ Association (HVCA), the Heating Helpline provides essential information on energy saving in the home and the importance of regular heating maintenance, and offers dozens of money-saving solutions for homeowners.

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10 Ways to Prevent Indoor and Outdoor Air Pollution

Greentumble

Save energy. 3 Save energy and make sure you use energy efficiently. In 2016, the International Energy Agency released a report with the key statement that “air pollution is an energy problem.”. Burning of fossil fuels for energy production releases potent pollutants such as: Sulphur dioxide. That is why being mindful about your energy consumption matters. Make sure you use energy efficiently.

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Brits still not switched on to energy saving, new study shows

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Despite ever-increasing fuel costs, the British public just can’t seem to get motivated on energy saving , regardless of our good intentions. According to a new study, while 94% of us say we want to become more energy efficient, only 37% of us currently rate ourselves as such – and it’s the basics that are still eluding us. How high do prices need to get before we think about making fundamental changes to the energy efficiency of our homes?

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Living Greener

The Green Changemakers

Tags: Water Transportation Sustainable-development Energy Waste-management Green

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Greening your home in a couple of simple steps

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Saving energy and money, lowering your environmental footprint and impact, and conserving natural resources does not have to be a major project. According to research compact fluorescent bulbs use 75% less energy and last 10 times longer compared to an ordinary Edison light bulb. Buy energy efficient appliances when it’s time to replace them but Do NOT go out and buy green appliances (or anything, for that matter) just to be eco-conscious.

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Top 20 Home Improvement Sites: GreenLivingIdeas Makes The List!

Green Living Ideas

Energy. Winterizing to save energy. Home energy efficiency tips. Home Automation as an energy saver. What a deep energy retrofit can do for you. Home insulation: what you need to know. Four home energy inefficiencies for under $100. Efficient lighting concepts. Green and Efficient Home Heating. Kitchen Appliances that are energy efficient. Save space with vertical gardening.

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Green Homes Program Launches Nationwide

Eco Friendly Daily

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a voluntary rating system originally developed for commercial buildings. Several grades, which range from basic up to Platinum, are awarded for buildings that excel in areas such as water savings, energy efficiency and eco-friendly materials selection – and after a two year trial, LEED certificates will now be available for residential buildings too. Construction began on more than 1.8

Amman Jordan tackles pollution in an upside-down way

Green Prophet

In my modest top-floor apartment, we gather in a single room, running one air conditioning split unit to save energy and cut costs. Sustainability education is always a winning proposition, but in this water-starved kingdom that imports nearly all of its energy, voluntary environmentalism is not a solution, and clearing rooftop trash is not a top-ten priority.

5 Hot Tips to Keep You Warm this Winter

Environmental News Network

From: ENERGY STAR. Keeping your home warm has a big energy impact—taking up the biggest portion of your annual utility bill. Energy used in the average home results in 24,100pounds of CO2 emissions per year, costing you more than $2,000. As a part of ENERGY STAR’s annual heating season outreach, here are 5 Hottest Tips to Keep You Warm: 1. Keep the cold out and the warm in. 2. Heat your home efficiently. 3. Program for savings.

5 Hot Tips to Keep You Warm this Winter

Environmental News Network

From: ENERGY STAR. Keeping your home warm has a big energy impact—taking up the biggest portion of your annual utility bill. Energy used in the average home results in 24,100pounds of CO2 emissions per year, costing you more than $2,000. As a part of ENERGY STAR’s annual heating season outreach, here are 5 Hottest Tips to Keep You Warm: 1. Keep the cold out and the warm in. 2. Heat your home efficiently. 3. Program for savings.

10 Great ‘Green’ Home Improvements for 2010

The Green Changemakers

By Luke Mullins While the debate over climate change rages on, energy-efficient features have become a key attraction for today's home buyers. The National Association of Realtors' 2009 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers found that nearly 90 percent of buyers considered heating and cooling bills important, and more than 70 percent wanted high-efficiency appliances. Slide Show: 10 Energy-Efficient Home Improvements.] Also see 10 Ways to Save Cash and Go Green.]

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A few things that are not – necessarily - going to save the Planet

Green (Living) Review

A few things that, maybe, aren’t going to save the Planet but still will be beneficial for you and the Planet. Here's a list of things you don't have to do to save the Planet, either because they ultimately don't have much of an impact or because there are simpler or less expensive actions that are actually better for the environment and have a much greater impact. Shower in cold water and yes, you get as clean as with hot water and you save a lot of lolly.

Will The Global Financial Crisis Hit The Environment?

Eco Friendly Daily

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama said last week he may be forced to scale back his planned investments in energy. ” Some ambitious plans like burying heat-trapping carbon dioxide from coal-fired power plants, refining biodiesel or investment in some renewable energy could be stopped or scaled down. Tighter purse strings could (and already is) forcing the world to save energy and look at alternative options to stretch the dollar.

A Carbon Pollution Policy with All the Fixin’s

Sightline Daily

On the left side of the graph you see negative bars, meaning Aussies could save money by enacting these policies. The color-coding in this example shows you that most of the money-saving options are in making buildings (light blue) and transportation (dark blue) more efficient, that there are many low-cost options for reducing emissions or soaking up carbon by protecting or replanting forests (green), and that higher-cost options are in the power sector (gray).

Day 4 of Geothermal: What Does a Geothermal System Cost?

Green Life Smart Life

Geothermal has proven to be a huge cost savings. As we look to build a smart grid over the next ten years and increase our renewable energy supplies, geothermal systems will be a key element in making a home comfortable and efficient. In our cost analysis we compared three systems: System A: Five-zone hydro air heating and cooling system using oil boiler (90% efficient) and tankless on-demand water tanks and dual Environmental Recovery Ventilators (ERVs) COST: $118,750.00.

Green Life Smart Life - Untitled Article

Green Life Smart Life

When my husband and I embarked on this project I believed green living and a tech lifestyle could co-exist, what I found was that technology helped us be more energy efficient, more connected and smarter in the way we designed, built and live in our home. Today marks the final blog entry on Green Life Smart Life but I will continue to blog on green and energy topics on our Caster Blog and hope you join us there.

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Conserve energy, Cut carbon, Cash in

The Green Changemakers

[link] Before you look to carbon offsets and renewable energy, shrink your carbon footprint the old-fashioned way: turn off the lights! Energy conservation at home by switching off lights, unplugging electronics, and choosing energy efficient appliances is the simplest way to be a carbon conscious consumer. Home energy efficiency is a triple-win scenario. And insulation is just one way to save. Tags: Energy Economics Green

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Global Warming Solutions

The Green Changemakers

[link] Solving global warming will improve our lives by cleaning up air pollution while investing in clean energy, green jobs and smart energy solutions that get the U.S. We need to drive smarter cars, save money with energy efficient homes and offices, and build better communities and transportation networks. So when you save energy, you fight global warming and save money, too. GREEN JOBS AND CLEAN ENERGY Choose renewable energy.

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Towards a Sustainable Energy Future

The Green Changemakers

Sustainable energy future My presentation for the ERM Alumni Conference on Energy and Natural Resources Policy, Brandenburg Technical University of Cottbus, Germany, 6-10.10.2008 Abstract: The world of fossil fuel – based economy is eventually coming into crisis as these fuels go exhausted. Introduction Every living-thing needs energy to maintain their lives on Earth. Everything needs energy to do their works. Energy conservation brings many benefits.