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... water since the two systems can never be connected at the same time. This saves me from wasting fully potable water, drawn from the city's reserves, on this simple, essential but water intensive task. ...
... a watt meter. Equipment that commonly uses standby power includes; VCR player, DVD players and entertainment systems;  TVs and set-top boxes;  Microwave ovens ; Computers, digital monitors and printers ...
... 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 ...
... of plants rather than their leaves. Dripper systems are great at delivering water in this manner. Water your garden in the cool of the day (morning and evenings). If you are watering in the hot part of ...
... at night. Other issues include the cost of insulated glazing and developing effective systems to redistribute heat throughout the living area. Examples: Trombe walls Water walls Roof ponds Isolated solar ...
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 ...
... ...), pathogens (e.g. from your skin), and is often discharged warm, it is very important not to store it before using it for irrigation purposes, unless it is treated first. Greywater recycling systems ...
... systems for legal reuse of greywater that the commercial cost is higher than for fresh water. Despite these obstacles, greywater is often reused for irrigation, illegally or not. In droughtzones or areas ...
... and resources surrounding the site. There are several key steps in designing sustainable buildings: specify ''green'' building materials from local sources, reduce loads, optimize systems, and generate ...
... 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 ...
... to maintain "wetting effectiveness" while using less water. As a bonus, they reduce splashing while washing hands and dishes. Wastewater reuse or recycling systems, allowing: Reuse of graywater for flushing ...
Sustainability, in a general sense, is the capacity to maintain a certain process or state indefinitely. In recent years the concept has been applied more specifically to living organisms and systems. ...
... in 2001. The Zephyr, developed by BAE Systems, is the latest in a line of record-breaking solar aircraft, making a 54-hour flight in 2007, and month-long flights are envisioned by 2010. A solar balloon ...
... devices from 7–8% to 15–20%. Space solar power systems would use a large solar array in geosynchronous orbit to collect sunlight and beam this energy in the form of microwave radiation to receivers (rectennas) ...
... 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 ...
... program to encourage the installation of residential PV systems. As a result, PV installations in the country climbed from 31.2 MW in 1994 to 318 MW in 1999, and worldwide production growth increased to ...
... of transpired collectors (3 to 12 years) makes them a more cost-effective alternative than glazed collection systems. As of 2003, over 80 systems with a combined collector area of 35,000 m² had been installed ...
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 ...
Solar hot water systems use sunlight to heat water. In low geographical latitudes (below 40 degrees) from 60 to 70% of the domestic hot water use with temperatures up to 60 °C can be provided by solar ...
... 1832. In the 20th century artificial lighting became the main source of interior illumination. Daylighting systems collect and distribute sunlight to provide interior illumination; they are passive systems. ...
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