It is amazing to see how the internet, computers and software are entering every aspect of our lives, automating and simplifying daily tasks like never before.
For more than 100 years, technology has been marching steadily into home appliances at every level, from information processing to electronics and production.
However, recently the use of on-board intelligent software capable of analyzing, scheduling and triggering tasks autonomously has been taking off in … Read More
There is nothing better in winter and autumn in relation to heat, smell, and the crackle of a wood-burning fire in your home. It is an ancient, enviable and intimate family ritual for many.
The Problem With Burning Wood
Unfortunately, while wood-burning fireplaces are charming, they’re not all that great on the budget, your lungs or the environment! They can also be dangerous.
Conventional hearth chimneys waste about 90% of … Read More
Eco-Friendly SolarRoof And Powerwall 2
The need for sustainability and eco-friendliness has led to inevitable revolutions and developments in some industries. In the solar industry, for example, building integrated photovoltaic technology (BIPV) has seen a gradual but steady increase in attention.
Unlike traditional solar installations (also known as building applied photovoltaic technology, BAPV) BIPV aims at saving costs by incorporating photovoltaic modules into the building material rather than as … Read More
Tidal Power Benefits
Today, everywhere around the world, more and more people are paying closer attention to the conservation and preservation of the environment. One of the effects of the increased environmental concern is that there is a greater demand for renewable and sustainable sources of energy.
Indeed, there is a great urgency to identify renewable and eco-friendly alternatives to fossil fuels (e.g. coal, petroleum and natural gas) which … Read More
Electrical appliances account for over 30% of the energy bills charges you receive on monthly or annually basis. Many home appliances manufacturers, as well as the government, have shifted their focus into saving energy. Thus, they have invested in producing energy efficient appliances.
These appliances include refrigerators, air conditioners, water heaters, lighters, dishwashers, clothes washing machines and dryers, and other electrical items used at home or workplaces. These items are … Read More
DOE Solar Decathlon 2017 Competition Announced By Department Of Energy
The DOE Solar Decathlon, which is an initiative by the U.S. Department of Energy, is a competition that aims at encouraging the construction of houses that are energy efficient, cost-effective and at the same time, aesthetically pleasing.
The competition is driven by the need to convert to the use of renewable energy in homes as well as the need to … Read More
Is Solar Industry At Risk?
Climate change and the need for eco-friendliness have triggered demand for sources of alternative sources of energy. One such source is the sun. Without a doubt, solar energy is becoming more popular among people.
Unfortunately, solar energy is facing one major challenge; the complexity associated with installing solar panels on the house’s roof. Many times, people do not even have the option of installing solar … Read More
If you have a home swimming pool or are thinking of getting one, solar powered swimming pool cleaners are an excellent option for making pool maintenance both cheaper and more efficient.
Your pool is probably positioned in the sunniest part of your yard so it would be silly not to harness the power of the sun for natural and efficient cleaning.
There are a wide range solar powered pool cleaning … Read More
The thought of saving money and energy are likely not the first thing you think about when you’re cooking some fantastic dish like “Boeuf Bourguignon“, a French beef stew, or paella. You could be saving money every single time you cook your favorite recipes if only you had an energy-saving range.
You may have done some comparison shopping for the most reasonable priced range at your local hardware … Read More
The International Builders Show (IBS) went down on January 10th-12th 2016 in Orlando, FL and it attracted participants from all over the world. Innovation, good designs, builders/consumer friendly and functionality were the parameters used by the judges to determine winners in various categories.
The following is the list of the finalists and the winner of best green technology & green building products category.… Read More
In January 2016, the residents of Flint, Michigan, came to the damning realization that the tap water they were consuming had abnormal levels of lead as well as heightened levels of iron which subsequently made the water brown in color.
The effects of drinking this water were seen in some of their children who began experiencing abnormal rashes and even hair loss. What’s more, most residents were now experiencing lead-poisoning … Read More
When it comes to green living, not many people consider the kind of mattress they are sleeping on.
They will change most other things in the house to be more eco-friendly and forget the one place where they spend most of their time, the bed.
But there are environmental hazards and personal health dangers lurking in traditional mattresses. These dangers are also in some of the extremely popular … Read More