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The average household emits around 14 tonnes of greenhouse gases every year, half of which is from electricity generation. This is a large contributor to climate change and global warming. One simple ...
... toilets with dual flush systems. Large water savings can be made with this simple conversion. Install high star rating urinals, waterless urinals or sensor flush control urinals. Install low flow aerating ...
... solar heat, convey it to a seasonal thermal store for use months later during the cool or cold season ("annualised passive solar.") Increased storage is achieved by employing large amounts of thermal mass ...
... a shared sewerage system. Sewage water can then be treated to limit pollution and health risks, before being returned to the environment at large. The majority of greywater ends up as effluent in rivers ...
... impact of buildings. Buildings account for a large amount of land use, energy and water consumption, and air and atmosphere alteration. In the United States, more than 2,000,000 acres (8,100 km2) of open ...
... unit" ones flush waste to a remote composting unit below the toilet. Vacuum-flush systems can flush horizontally or upward. Some composting toilets have a large compartment below the toilet (in another ...
... toilets and waterless urinals, which can have a dramatic impact in the developed world, as conventional Western toilets use large volumes of water. Faucet aerators, which break water flow into fine droplets ...
... Some solar balloons are large enough for human flight, but usage is generally limited to the toy market as the surface-area to payload-weight ratio is relatively high. Solar sails are a proposed form of ...
A solar updraft tower (also known as a solar chimney or solar tower) consists of a large greenhouse that funnels into a central tower. As sunlight shines on the greenhouse, the air inside is heated, and ...
... for irrigation, refrigeration and locomotion. Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) systems use lenses or mirrors and tracking systems to focus a large area of sunlight into a small beam. The concentrated light ...
... in 2000 to approximately 4,150 MW at the end of 2007. Spain has become the third largest PV market after adopting a similar feed-in tariff structure in 2004, while France, Italy, South Korea and the US ...
... from the calculator powered by a single solar cell to off-grid homes powered by a photovoltaic array. For large-scale generation, CSP plants like SEGS have been the norm but recently multi-megawatt PV ...
... of 450–650 °C and have a fixed focal point, which simplifies cooking. The world''s largest Scheffler reflector system in Abu Road, Rajasthan, India is capable of cooking up to 35,000 meals a day. As of ...
Solar distillation can be used to make saline or brackish water potable. The first recorded instance of this was by 16th century Arab alchemists. A large-scale solar distillation project was first constructed ...
Making homes, vehicles, and businesses more energy efficient is seen as a largely untapped solution to addressing global warming, energy security, and fossil fuel depletion. Many of these ideas have been ...
... power plants, and large institutions such as hospitals and universities -- generally increases efficiency, thereby reducing energy costs and greenhouse gas pollution simultaneously. The process is noted ...
... save resources, such as with large scraps of aluminum, this will be reflected in market prices, and voluntary recycling will take place. Thus, there is no need for the government to mandate it. Tree farmers ...
... if it is free of contaminants. This reduces the need for other rocks to be dug up, which in turn saves trees and habitats. Batteries The large variation in size and type of batteries makes their recycling ...
... in a large amount of recyclable waste, paper especially, being too soiled to reprocess, but has advantages as well: the city need not pay for a separate collection of recyclates and no public education ...
... whether recycling is economically efficient. Municipalities often see fiscal benefits from implementing recycling programs, largely due to the reduced landfill costs. A study conducted by the Technical ...
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