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... projects that require an audit of energy.  Students can conduct an energy audit which takes into consideration how energy and resources are used. This would include identifying the number of lights, power ...
Standby power is a something that is present in a great number of modern electrical devices. In simple terms it refers to the electric power (energy) consumed by electronic appliances while it is switched ...
Travelling by car is often a matter of convenience and habit. Below are some ideas on other ways to get around while also reducing energy use. Car pooling. If work colleagues live close by then try share ...
... home (eg. Do they use high energy star appliances, do they use energy from green sources)   Resist the temptation to stray from designated walking tracks or boardwalks. These walking tracks and boardwalks ...
... computer can use between 100-120W per hour. Up to half of this power consumption can be used by the monitor. To reduce this energy usage purchase energy efficient monitors and/or ensure your monitor are ...
There are four primary passive solar energy configurations: The four elements are direct solar gain, indirect solar gain, isolated solar gain and passive cooling. Direct solar gain Direct gain attempts ...
... application of other technology can achieve significant energy savings without necessarily sacrificing functionality or creative aesthetics.   The solar path in passive design The ability to achieve ...
... tasks as washing, showering). Such websites as Pure Energy Systems and the Open Directory Project have indexed these commercial and diy-systems used for these applications. Greywater recycling systems ...
Green building is the practice of increasing the efficiency with which buildings use resources — energy, water, and materials — while reducing building impacts on human health and the environment during ...
... the people''s food requirements and/or energy requirements. Some composting toilets use electricity, and some electrical systems use fans to exhaust air and increase microbial activity. Others require ...
Water-saving technology for the home includes: Low-flow shower heads (sometimes called energy-efficient shower heads as they also use less energy, due to less water being heated). Low-flush toilets, composting ...
... an ecosystem should not exceed its natural replacement rate. Energy conservation - Water pumping, delivery, and wastewater treatment facilities consume a significant amount of energy. In some regions ...
... economists, without having had their experience of the social and ecological costs of the dramatic post-World War II industrial expansion. The debate on energy economic systems can also be traced into ...
Solar radiation stimulated chemical processes use solar energy to drive chemical reactions. They offset energy that would otherwise require an alternate source and can convert solar energy into a storable ...
... decommissioning in 1989. A solar pond is a pool of salt water (usually 1–2 m deep) that collects and stores solar energy. Solar ponds were first proposed by Dr. Rudolph Bloch in 1948 after he came across ...
... vary in the way they track the Sun and focus light. In all these systems a working fluid is heated by the concentrated sunlight, and is then used for power generation or energy storage.  A solar trough ...
... in funding for photovoltaic R&D and a discontinuation of the tax credits associated with the Energy Tax Act of 1978. These factors moderated growth to approximately 15% per year from 1984 through 1996. ...
... Energy Project (STEP) in Shenandoah, Georgia, USA where a field of 114 parabolic dishes provided 50% of the process heating, air conditioning and electrical requirements for a clothing factory. This grid-connected ...
In the United States, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems account for 30% (4.65 EJ) of the energy used in commercial buildings and nearly 50% (10.1 EJ) of the energy used in residential ...
... They directly offset energy use by replacing artificial lighting, and indirectly offset non-solar energy use by reducing the need for air-conditioning. The use of natural lighting offers physiological ...
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