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.
Zero waste doesn’t mean producing or consuming nothing. It’s about carefully and intentionally designing, producing, and consuming without waste as an end product.
“We make less waste and eventually when we can shift the way manufactures design and create stuff (and we have the infrastructure to recover) then we will live in a circular economy (zero waste) and that word zero will actually mean zero. Until then, do your best, start small, and voice your consumer opinion! Change won’t happen until we speak up and use our consumer power as much as we can.”
Surviving in the wilderness can be a life changing experience. Having the right gear is important, but you won’t believe what millennials would take.
If you had to take a moment and think, what are the things that you cannot live without? When you ask this question nowadays, the answer in most cases will be a smartphone, iPod, laptop and things like that. But in the wild things get real. It turns out you really need a few basic necessities to survive. So if we take all the things that weigh us down out of the equation, what are the things that you absolutely need to survive in the wild?
Moving home can be extremely stressful, especially if you’re downsizing. With this infographic, flexispace.com provides any potential movers out there with some useful tips and tricks to make your move as stress-free as possible.
So don’t get stressed when moving house, by following this “Stress-Free Downsizing” Infographic guide below.
In the depth of winter, it may seem that there is little to do in your garden. There are few plants and flowers growing, the weather is cold and less daylight prevents you from spending a lot of time outdoors.
However, there are things you can be doing to prepare your garden for spring. From tools and sheds, to digging over soil and making it ready for planting, this infographic shows you some practical ways to get a head start on your spring garden.
By planning ahead, you can ensure a beautiful garden with pretty flowers and tidy borders. You’ll be the envy of the street!
Get ready for Thanksgiving with these 5 visual step-by-step instructions to guide you how and when to start, how to cook and replace what, how to prepare the main dish, how to set the table and being the best host, and lastly, what to do with the leftovers.
Originally published on mbg
Composting organic waste is one of the best things you can do for the environment.
What is compost, anyway?
Nicknamed “Black Gold” by many gardeners and farmers, compost is a soil-like substance made from decomposed organic materials, such as yard trimmings and food scraps. When used properly, beneficial microorganisms in your compost pile will break down the waste until it becomes an unrecognizable substance that is dark, fluffy and rich in nutrients. It can be used for potting plants, as a form of mulch, or as a “soil amendment” that increases the organic content of your soil.
The barrier to entry might seem high, but composting is as easy as you want to make it.
Not only does composting divert organic materials from landfills, it also creates a nutrient-rich material perfect for growing a wide variety of plants and crops. The barrier to entry might seem high, but composting is as easy as you want to make it. This guide will help you get started:
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