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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 ...
Today with the rise of Eco Tourism it can be hard to determine what is truly environmentally friendly and what is just marketing. Below we have outlined a few simple ideas that will result in reducing ...
... to reducing the lighting bill by up to 75% they also produce less heat than traditional light globes (so you have the added bonus of saving on cooling costs in the warmer months). Switch off all non essential ...
... and amount) assists in significantly reducing unwanted heat transfer. Special glazing systems and window coverings The effectiveness of direct solar gain systems is significantly enhanced by insulative ...
Passive solar buildings aim to maintain interior thermal comfort throughout the sun''s daily and annual cycles whilst reducing the requirement for active heating and cooling systems. Passive solar building ...
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 ...
Water conservation refers to reducing the use of water. The goals of water conservation efforts include: Sustainability - To ensure availability for future generations, the withdrawal of fresh water from ...
... 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 ...
... in choosing the most preferred methods of energy production. By reducing emissions, energy conservation is an important part of lessening climate change. Energy conservation facilitates the replacement ...
Using improved aerodynamics to minimize drag can increase vehicle fuel efficiency. Reducing vehicle weight can significantly also improve fuel economy. More advanced tires, with decreased tire to road ...
... Energy productivity -- which measures the output and quality of goods and services per unit of energy input -- can come from either reducing the amount of energy required to produce something, or from ...
... present in many workplace and retail settings (Davis, 2001), (Bain, 1997). It has been shown that natural daylighting increases productivity levels of workers, while reducing energy consumption. Consumers ...
... 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 ...
... reducing it to pulp and combing it with pulp from newly harvested wood. As the recycling process causes the paper fibres to breakdown, each time paper is recycled its quality decreases. This means that ...
... air (from incineration) and water (from landfilling) pollution by reducing the need for "conventional" waste disposal, and lower greenhouse gas emissions as compared to virgin production. Recycling is ...
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