Hot Energy Conservation Ideas for Cold Winter Months

The Green Samaritan

Even though it’s getting cold, it’s a good time to start thinking about home energy conservation by turning down the thermostat a few degrees and checking your home for areas where heat. Energy Efficiency Green Living Tips Department of Energy Eco Resolutions Heating and Energy Efficiency

Window Placement: A Simple Idea to Promote Energy Conservation in Your Home

Living Green & Saving Energy

Window Placement: A Simple Idea to Promote Energy Conservation in Your Home. easy green living tip green living green remodeling how to go green saving energy energy efficiency in the home save energy save money window placementGet the maximum benefits from sunlight for both lighting and heating your home.

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Istanbul Municipality Knits Enormous Sweater for Energy Conservation

Green Prophet

All over the Middle East and North Africa, governments are feeling the energy pinch, and each has a different solution. Morocco and Algeria are turning to solar energy , so are Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, while Jordan seems more intent on exploiting its oil shale reserves to bridge the soaring gap between supply and demand. Instead of relying only on increasing generation capacity, the government has launched a national energy conservation campaign.

European Energy Conservation

Eco Friendly Daily

history, and of course with the previous economic demand for bigger, better, quickly-build houses, the concern for energy conservation has been next to. of waste conservation and eco-car manufacturing , there are also major differences in the European housing system. of constantly heating unused water, this energy-saver only heats water either. the same fashion of energy-conservation, many outlets, especially in the.

Energy Conservation

Living In a Toxic World

Energy conservation is one area where you can generate significant savings for the long-term. Any business and homeowner can invest in energy conservation that will provide better returns than safe investments like a bank account. For example, if you spent $5,000 on a conservation measure and it saved you $1,000 per year in operating costs you'll recover your money in 5 years.

Cut Your Home’s Energy Use & Save Money With These Simple Upgrades

Living Green & Saving Energy

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EnerAction: Lessons and Activities in Energy Conservation

The Green Changemakers

This expansive resource on energy conservation and efficiency meets learning outcomes for Grades 4 to 7. The student website and 11 lesson plans give you a range of ways to approach energy in the classroom. Lesson #1: Playing with Energy Students play with energy-related objects at a variety of stations and consider where energy comes from, discover different forms of energy and see energy transformations.

Tips To Make Your Pool More Energy Efficient

Living Green & Saving Energy

But for the person paying the bills, it can be a substantial source of energy use. There are a number of ways to cut down on costs, and make the pool more energy efficient. Here are some great tips for energy savings: Take care […]. saving energy energy efficient swimming pool home energy conservation saving energy with a pool Ownership of a home pool is a real source of joy.

Can a VPN Lower Your Electric Bill?

Green Prophet

Every home should feel like an eco oasis, and it can be done by saving energy. There are ways to use a VPN with conservative browsing habits in general, lowering your electric bill all the same. What they don’t realize, however, is that even a computer on standby expends energy.

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Tokyo Sky Tree: World’s tallest tower uses smart lighting for aesthetics and energy conservation

EcoFriend

Shafts of light were used to ensure that there is ample natural lighting in the tower and with two different and separate lighting systems employed for alternate days, designers have done all they can to try and ensure that they provide perfect lighting for this amazing tower, while also saving up on energy. Traditional Japanese lighting techniques along with modern solutions were used to ensure that power conservation was done in the most brilliant way possible.

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 […].

10 Ways to Use Electricity more Sustainably

Hug a Tree with Me

Insulate your home by filling in all your air leaks, updating your windows and doors, and also by planting shady-trees and hanging energy efficient blackout curtains throughout the home. Shopping around for other electricity companies will educate you on renewable energy options, additionally, switching companies may also be more cost efficient. Green your laundry: The first thing that you should do is, update your washer and dryer to more energy efficient varieties.

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New Year’s Resolution #11 – Conserve Energy

Green Home Blog

Like water, energy is something it’s easy to take for granted. That’s why reducing the amount of energy you use in your home is one of the most important things you can do to go green. Fortunately, there are lots of easy changes in you can make in 2012 to follow Greenhome’s eleventh New Year’s resolution to conserve energy. Heating water and refrigeration also use a large percentage of household energy. Switch to green energy sources. •

Solar Hot Water Heaters

Green Home Blog

We’re all looking for ways to reduce the waste and pollution that come from fossil fuel use, and what better alternative than the sun, nature’s own energy source. The sun is a nearly inexhaustible source of power: in fact, there’s more energy in the amount of sunlight that hits the Earth in an hour than the whole planet uses in a year! Check out Apricus Solar Water Heaters , a Connecticut-based company that’s putting the sun’s energy to work for you. Solar Hot Water Heaters.

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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. 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. Gasoline powered mowers, leaf blowers, and string trimmers may make that work faster, but they also use a lot of energy and create hazardous fumes.

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There is No Planet B: 9 Tips For Being More Eco-Friendly. ~ Carolyn Gladd

Elephant Journal

Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Green climate march energy conservation global warming recycling reuse This isn''t the first time that it has been proven necessary for a world-wide change to reduce greenhouse gases. There are tricks you can do today to be more eco-friendly, and hopefully you will impress others to follow in your footsteps.

Just In Time for Christmas

Green Home Blog

CONSERVES WATER ENERGY EFFICIENT HEALTH SENSITIVE SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS Water and Energy Conservation blizzard climate change global warming shelter snow storms UncategorizedJust In Time for Christmas. … It’s still green here in the Upper Midwest, and natives are starting to grouse about the lack of snow.

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What Is Your Carbon Footprint?

Green Home Blog

Generally, the more energy you use – whether it’s gas for your car or electricity for your home – the larger your carbon footprint will be. The easiest way to reduce your carbon footprint is to be efficient with your home energy use. Seventy percent of electricity is produced by burning fossil fuels, so the less energy you use in your home the smaller you can make your carbon footprint. What Is Your Carbon Footprint?

Conservation Future: Announcing the 2013 NatureNet Fellows

Nature Conservancy - Science

Nine young scientists — with specialties ranging from energy infrastructure to urban ecology, Kenyan pastoral techniques to nanotechnology — have been named as inaugural NatureNet Science Fellows , a Nature Conservancy partnership designed to help kick-start conservation toward addressing the challenges facing people and nature in the 21st century. The fellows begin their two-year assignments this fall, working within the Conservancy’s U.S.

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Hit the switch and join millions for Earth Hour 2014

Green Prophet

It’s Earth Hour this weekend, which means you have the chance to join millions of people around the globe in a united effort to consume less energy. With the recent report confirming that industrial civilization is on the brink of absolute collapse , it is more important than ever to unplug and reduce your dependence on grid energy. Energy 2014 earth hour Burj Khalifa Earth Hour energy conservation Middle East WWF

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Morocco’s Atlas Kasbah Eco-Lodge is 80% Solar-Powered

Green Prophet

It may look like a castle, but this beautiful red-earth building is actually an 11-roomed hotel that receives 80% of its energy from the sun. No doubt relying on their extensive education, the couple have devised a multi-tiered approach to making the Atlas Kasbah worthy of its title as a sustainable development, namely: water conservation, energy conservation, waste management, traditional architecture and energy. The pair also use low-energy light bulbs.

50 Gulf Companies Voluntarily Cut Energy and Water Use

Green Prophet

A host of private companies in Dubai and other emirates that have joined a voluntary initiative to reduce their energy and water consumption have experienced enormous success, demonstrating that it’s not impossible to do so. A total of 50 companies voluntarily signed on to the Heroes of the UAE program, which requires that they reduce both their energy and water consumption by at least ten percent.

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Energy-aware Dubai airports pre-empted Earth Hour – why not all year?

Green Prophet

Spurred on by the annual Earth Hour campaign, the airports’ action will save an estimated 300,000kw hours of energy and 129 tons of carbon dioxide emissions. Airports that embrace conservation see an immediate cash payoff. Energy efficiency projects (energy management systems, installing high efficiency lighting and occupancy sensors) have slashed Dubai Airports’ electricity and fuel costs by $4.33 Energy airport design Earth Hour energy conservation

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France unveils measures to reduce energy use

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Even after the election of François Hollande as President of France, an energy conservation measure of the previous government will be implemented. The relatively low amount of avoided carbon dioxide emissions can be explained by the fact that French electricity is to date 85 percent low carbon: 75 percent nuclear and more than ten percent renewable energy (mostly hydro). " While these energy savings represents only 0.4

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As Energy Demand Swells, Turkey Falls Dark for Earth Hour 2011

Green Prophet

That’s roughly 400 megawatt-hours per year, which is approximately the amount of energy consumed by 200 average Turks, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.) Energy Lifestyle & Culture Earth Hour energy conservation Energy Efficiency energy saving TurkeyIstanbul’s incandescent Bosphorus Bridge will join iconic structures around the world in turning off its lights for Earth Hour this year.

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Cameron’s Coffee Compostable Pods: Delicious, Ethical Java and No K-Cup Waste

Eco Chic

HomeSoul better brew Cameron's Coffee coffee coffee maker compostable compostable coffee pods eco coffee energy conservation environmental preservation ethical coffee ethically sourced fair trade coffee farmers keurig no plastic waste Organic specialty coffeeCameron’s Coffee is a small-batch coffee company out of Minneapolis that has created a sustainable, compostable single-service coffee pod that I’m loving—daily.

Going Green Made Easy: 4 Tips to Make Your Home More Energy-Efficient

Living Green & Saving Energy

Most people have a big misconception about water and energy conservation. easy green living tip green living how to go green saving energy saving money going green and saving money green living tipsThey think that, if you really want to save the planet, you have to make huge, life-altering changes to your routine. But you don’t have to take your home totally off the grid on the first day to make a difference. Going green is […].

Turkey’s “Mrs. Energy” Campaign Should Lose Gender Roles, Columnist Says

Green Prophet

“Empty your vacuum bag often” urges Mrs. Energy (“Energy Han?m”) An energy conservation campaign recently launched by the Turkish Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources and the Ministry of Family and Social Policies has already aroused ire among female commentators in the country. a columnist in the Turkish daily Hürriyet newspaper (in Turkish), one of the papers which featured a full-page advertisement from the Mrs. Energy campaign.

Lights Out During Earth Hour 2011 in Israel this Week

Green Prophet

Tel Aviv has traditionally observed Earth Hour by gathering residents in Rabin Square for a free biodiesel and/or cyclist-energy-powered concert by a popular musician, and this year will be no different as The Giraffes (seen in the clip above) will be performing together with Carolina and Red Band. Lifestyle & Culture Earth Hour energy conservation Energy Efficiency energy saving Israel LightClick here to view the embedded video.

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Turn Kids into Green Entrepreneurs with Moolah Maker

Green Living Ideas

If your kids are old enough to learn about earning and spending money, put them in charge of your home’s energy conservation efforts and they’ll help you go green while learning about saving energy, home finances, and negotiating a deal. Tags: Home Energy Usage Kids energy saving tips home energy conservation Moolah Maker The Energy Detective

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Summer Solstice Wattage Waste Watch

Green Prophet

For a bonus, let us know whether you were able to contact their owners and ask why these lights are uselessly burning energy and polluting our planet. Someday peak oil or environmental impacts will force us to change our energy consumption patterns. When this happens, it may take a long time to undo a century of cheap-energy lifestyles and infrastructure development. Business & Politics Energy daylighting energy conservation

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EU Upgrades Relations with Israel, Energy Over Politics

Green Prophet

In advance of the annual EU-Israel Association Council meeting on Tuesday, the European Union stated it will offer Israel upgraded trade and diplomatic relations in over 60 areas, including energy and agriculture. This announcement came almost a week after the European Commission and Israel announced they are increasing cooperative efforts to develop sustainable water supplies and energy-efficiency, including oil fuel alternatives.

Dubai Ends Cheap Local Gas

Green Prophet

Even at the risk of destabilizing the region – in the same way that rising food prices have done earlier this year – in a drastic move, Dubai is now cutting in half the energy subsidies and transfers that its property wealth had made possible. Energy energy conservation energy saving energy subsidies

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Dubai’s Radisson Blu Goes Green

Green Prophet

Energy-saving initiatives include motion sensors that only activate lights when there is someone around. Travel & Nature energy conservation green greenwash hotel Media City Radisson Blu travel water conservationOn the grand scale of greenliness, the Radisson Blu scores pretty low, but they are making an effort that is worth writing about.

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What the Victorian Era Can Teach You about Green Living

Eco Friendly Daily

In a world where you had to make your own way, conservation took on many facets. Energy Conservation. Before electricity, wood fires and candles supplied the bulk of your energy needs. There were taxes associated with candles, so resource conservation was imperative. In a Victorian household, you could find many examples of saving on energy costs. One way involved the deployment of energy. Conservation applied to your own resources as well.

Big Brother? Masdar Monitors Student Energy & Water Consumption

Green Prophet

A one-year investigation by researchers will hopefully reveal what incentives are most likely to encourage energy and water conservation among Masdar’s student body. In an effort to understand what incentives and stimuli drive students to switch their lights and taps on or off, Masdar will track their energy and water consumption over the next year. . The last group will be offered energy credits – effectively capping the amount of power they can use.

Sunday Snippets: Green News From the Middle East

Green Prophet

The water-poor ( if conservation smart.) Yemen is dealing with even more problems- this time related to energy. Architecture & Urban Dead Sea energy conservation energy independence Ford Environmental Grants siwa oasisHad a busy week? Well, why not stop and sample the delights of Sunday’s news nuggets.

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3 Eco-Svelte Energy Slashing Contracts Awarded in Lebanon

Green Prophet

Slashing energy consumption and improving efficiency can be eco-svelte too! Energy efficiency is to svelte new solar fields what a grey tweed coat is to a bright cherry one: decidedly dull in comparison. The Four Seasons Hotel, IFC, and the UNDP have each awarded contracts to Energy Efficiency Group (EEG) – a leading Energy Services Company (ESCO) in Lebanon – to reduce their energy consumption.

Plan Your Landscaping to Save Energy

Living Green & Saving Energy

Homeowners can significantly reduce energy costs with energy conserving landscapes that are attractive and utilitarian. Department of Energy reports that effectively positioned trees can result in 25 percent energy savings for typical households. Green News landscaping save energy save money The U.S. Selective landscape planting keeps direct sun off the building, prevents heating up the interior in hot summers, and reduces wind […].

Go Green and Beat the Heat

Eco Friendly Daily

Green Advantage: You’ll conserve water and energy by helping your fridge perform at top efficiency when it is full. Green Advantage: Energy savings from making the most of your cooling power. Green Tips energy conservation water conservation No one has to tell you that it’s hot outside. From all looks of it, 2012 is shaping up to compete with the record-breaking 2011 summer. Already, Chicago has experienced its hottest day on record.

InnoSave Greens Big Electric Motors to Save Energy Costs

Green Prophet

Large public escalator systems, like this one, can operate “greener&# by using InnoSave’s energy saving systems. The technology uses two systems known as InnoSafe Motor Drive (ISD) and Energy Saving Motor Drive (ESMD). Both systems are intended to enable the motors to run on less speeds and with less engine torques, thereby using less energy. Cleantech, Science & Technology electricity energy conservation Israel

The True Grit Behind Hot Building Schemes

Green Prophet

I don’t love its energy consumption and I don’t love the quality of what I’m breathing. Although buildings could be warmer than 21 degrees, which would decrease energy consumption by leaps and bounds, it is not possible to live here without some serious A/C help. Granted, those months are hard and long and tiring, and families have to conserve their earnings for the rest of the year, but this is a pragmatic response to a problem that is beyond human control.

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Please Turn Your Engine Off…

Green Life Smart Life

Tagged: energy conservation, Environment, New Hampshire, no idling regulations. Tags: Good for the Planet New Hampshire Environment no idling regulations energy conservation My husband and I recently went on vacation in Vermont. On our drive up, we stopped at a rest area in New Hampshire where we came across this interesting sign posted in the rest area parking lot. Even though I was on my honeymoon, I thought “this would make an awesome post!” (I’m

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