9 tips that cut down on a building’s energy consumption and the cost savings that can be achieved as a result.
Did you know that more power from the sun hits earth in a single hour than humanity uses in an entire year? Roof Stores wanted to find out how mankind would go about harnessing this energy to produce an earth powered entirely by solar.
It turns out an area equivalent to 1.2% of the Sahara desert is all that would be needed! Realistically, this would cost around $5 Trillion. Which does sound like a lot. But, to put it into perspective, that is the same amount as:
- What the US spent on wars in the Middle East and Asian since 2001
- What the world spend on the military and it’s weapons in just 3 years
- The amount of money Americans spend on fast food over 3 Years
Find out where these global ‘solar farms’ should be located, and the challenges that would face this project by reading the full article.
We all know that true sustainability comes from switching up our daily habits, yet for many this is a challenge. We all lead busy lives, so it’s not uncommon to feel like we simply don’t have the time or the energy to be green. As the saying goes, “it’s not easy being green.”
Sometimes all we need to stay on the green path is a helping hand – something to remind us why we need to change our behaviour and that offers guidance on how to continue being eco-friendly. This is where technology comes in. Whether you want to make big or small changes in your lifestyle, there is a mobile application to help you. However, with literally millions and millions of apps to choose from, it can be difficult to know where to start.
A good starting point is to identify one area of your life you want to “green.” Real change begins at home, so there is no better place to start than with energy efficiency. With just a few changes around the house, you can dramatically reduce your energy usage and your overall carbon footprint.
By providing information, education and motivation, mobile apps can be a tremendous help when undertaking energy efficiency projects around the home. The team at Calgary Window & Door Guys have put together a highly informative infographic guide laying out the most useful energy efficiency apps for your home. Ranging from the practical to the playful, each of these apps offer unique ways of aiding you in your journey to become a better citizen of the earth. With handy information about features, benefits and user reviews; this guide has everything you need to make the right choice.
Check out the infographic below to learn how you can use apps to start saving energy today!
In love with the idea of a Green Home but don’t know where to start? Here are 10 suggestions of the hottest trends to realise the Green Home of your dreams. Want to save money while saving the environment? It tells you which upgrades are the most cost effective and which will be gaining in popularity in the coming years.
Incorporating eco-friendly designs into a new home or upgrading your existing home is easier than ever thanks to new energy-saving improvements that can add to your home’s value. Check out these 10 Hot Trends and get your Green on!
Savings could reach that enormous level if energy efficiency for commercial and industrial buildings improved by just 10%, according to Energy Star program estimates. The pie chart in this infographic shows what energy is being used for in commercial buildings. This guide also offers simple tips to improve the energy efficiency of a commercial building.