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... and material failure. Excess solar gain, harsh lighting, and undesirable heat transfer thru sloped glass are difficult to control. “Therefore, vertical glazing is the overall best option for sunspaces.” ...
... angle of incidence (see Sun path and Lambert''s cosine law). Another passive solar design principle is that thermal energy can be stored in certain building materials and released again when heat gain ...
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 ...
... reduce the volume of humanure and other organic materials on site over months or years through predominantly mesophilic composting and yield a fertilizer that is, after the legally required period, able ...
... framework based on the material and energy flows of economic production and consumption. His magnum opus, The Entropy Law and the Economic Process (1971), has been highly influential. Hotelling's rule ...
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... convert a temperature difference between dissimilar materials into an electric current. First proposed as a method to store solar energy by solar pioneer Mouchout in the 1800s, thermoelectrics reemerged ...
... buildings. Solar heating, cooling and ventilation technologies can be used to offset a portion of this energy. Thermal mass is any material that can be used to store heat—heat from the Sun in the case ...
... century to keep exotic plants brought back from explorations abroad. Greenhouses remain an important part of horticulture today, and plastic transparent materials have also been used to similar effect ...
... higher temperatures than that of the surrounding environment. The higher temperatures are a result of increased absorption of the Solar light by urban materials such as asphalt and concrete, which have ...
... pumps, and fans to convert sunlight into useful outputs. Passive solar techniques include selecting materials with favorable thermal properties, designing spaces that naturally circulate air, and referencing ...
... concentrate sunlight for cooking, drying and pasteurization. More sophisticated technologies concentrate sunlight for high-temperature material testing, metal smelting and industrial chemical production. ...
... absorbs, with high emissivity, or perfectly reflects, ultraviolet and infrared while being transparent in visible light. It is worth noting that it is impossible for any material to be a good absorber ...
... the motor is used. Motor coils made of superconducting materials can also reduce energy losses. Many industries use compressed air for sand blasting, painting, or other tools. According to the US Department ...
... processing it is the process of extracting and converting materials from recycled materials derived from the previous step until all subsequent levels of output are extracted or used.    Example Level ...
... University, wrote, "... if recycling is more expensive than using new materials, it can''t possibly be efficient... There is a simple test for determining whether something is a resource... or just garbage... ...
... of ancient waste dumps show less household waste (such as ash, broken tools and pottery)—implying more waste was being recycled in the absence of new material. In pre-industrial times, there is evidence ...
Many different materials can be recycled but each type requires a different technique. Aggregates and concrete Concrete aggregate collected from demolition sites is put through a crushing machine, often ...
... centres differ in that the cleaned recyclates are purchased, thus providing a clear incentive for use and creating a stable supply. The post-processed material can then be sold on, hopefully creating a ...
Recycling involves processing used materials into new products in order to prevent the waste of potentially useful materials, reduce the consumption of fresh raw materials, reduce energy usage, reduce ...
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