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... and the emissions it produces. The aim of this exercise will be to help students understand how they and the school are contributing to global warming; Engage the students and let them take control through ...
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 ...
... 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 ...
... the site of heat loss during winter from the buoyant warm air that rises. As a result, they will increase heating and cooling energy requirements, which exceeds the benefit of daylight energy consumption ...
... from the equator: The sun will reach its highest point toward the South (in the direction of the equator) As winter solstice approaches, the angle at which the sun rises and sets progressively moves further ...
... heat recovery, greywater heat recovery, or hot water heat recycling. Rather than flowing directly into a water heating device, incoming cold water flows first through a heat exchanger where it is pre-warmed ...
... ...), 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 ...
... 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 ...
... the nature of the current situation and the most appropriate way forward. A further practical difficulty with a universal definition is that the strategies needed to address "sustainability" will vary ...
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... is a black balloon that is filled with ordinary air. As sunlight shines on the balloon, the air inside is heated and expands causing an upward buoyancy force, much like an artificially-heated hot air balloon. ...
... expands. The expanding air flows toward the central tower, where a turbine converts the air flow into electricity. A 50 kW prototype was constructed in Ciudad Real, Spain and operated for eight years before ...
... plants are becoming common. Completed in 2007, the 14 MW power station in Clark County, Nevada and the 20 MW site in Beneixama, Spain are characteristic of the trend toward larger photovoltaic power stations ...
... of solar energy. Common thermal mass materials include stone, cement and water. Historically they have been used in arid climates or warm temperate regions to keep buildings cool by absorbing solar energy ...
... by keeping plants warm. Early fruit walls were built perpendicular to the ground and facing south, but over time, sloping walls were developed to make better use of sunlight. In 1699, Nicolas Fatio de ...
... their buildings toward the south to provide light and warmth. The common features of passive solar architecture are orientation relative to the Sun, compact proportion (a low surface area to volume ratio), ...
... ranges with a small part in the near-ultraviolet. The absorbed solar light heats the land surface, oceans and atmosphere. The warm air containing evaporated water from the oceans rises, driving atmospheric ...
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 ...
... are also motivated by a number of factors, and corporate stewardship may provide an incentive for shoppers to visit stores who conserve energy. Some believe lower overhead costs may allow retailers to ...
... for its potential to mitigate global warming profitably. Forms of energy recycling Waste heat recovery is a process that captures excess heat that would normally be discharged at manufacturing facilities ...
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