Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency
Reasons for having renewable energy and energy efficiency are simple. It helps the environment, saves you money, and makes you less dependent on energy providers. There are many products to help in your goal of energy efficiency in order to utilize the energy you have and save on that bottom line in the process. Some of the easiest are energy efficient lighting and window sealants. Living Organic showcases many great energy efficient providers products. The next level of energy efficiency is creating your own energy with renewable energy. The obvious choices are wind and solar energy. You can find all the items necessary to create your own renewable energy with these resources. Find a great deal on the available items from the Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency categories listed below.
Attention: The book “Top 30 Costly Mistakes Solar Newbies Make: Your Smart Guide to Solar Powered Home and Business” could save you a lot of money and headache when building or buying your solar power system either for your home or business.Because this solar book not only pinpoints the major mistakes that could drain your money down invested in solar panels or solar power system but also gives you the straightforward answers how to avoid them.Written by real engineers and experts for those who can’t get started, this easy-to-read-and-follow solar smart guide is your reliable advisor, whether you are a homeowner, vehicle owner, businessmen or a do-it-yourselfer. Going solar is cool nowadays and, the most important, along with the eventual substantial financial reward will make you energy independent, regardless of whether you live in a city or in a remote area, whether you are connected to a local power distribution grid or not.Solar panels and solar power systems are really becoming more and more attractive. No wonder there is a huge demand and therefore thousands of solar-related products available on the market. Unfortunately, most of them are written by unqualified authors who may end up you lost in a sea of confusion and questionable advices.The other informational solar sources could be biased because they want to sell you solar panels or solar system at all cost.Fortunately solar is not a rocket science, so you do not have to pay thousands to experts to find out whether your house is suitable for installing a solar system or not. Also you don’t need any solar power gurus to advice you what kind of a solar electric system would best meet your daily energy needs. With all that enormous supply on the market however – all the solar vendors, installers, books, leaflets, how-to-do guides, magazines, and online forums, there are lots of traps you could easily fall into without having any idea of some photovoltaics basics, tips how to assess whether to go solar or not, and hints how to select the right solar vendor for your case.In this book there are five groups of mistakes described, which are quite common no matter whether you have decided to buy a solar electric system or to implement it yourself:General mistakes and misconceptionsMistakes upon location assessmentMistakes upon selecting system componentsMistakes upon solar system sizing Mistakes upon buying a solar electric system.By reading this eye-opening book you are going to get familiar to all of these typical mistakes. At the end of this book you can find all main types of solar electric systems briefly reviewed.Get the book today and start saving money on electricity. Act now!
Dealglad New Self-adhesive EPDM Doors and Windows Draught Excluder Foam Seal Strip Soundproofing Collision Avoidance Rubber Weatherstrip (E type 5m, White)
Features: 100% Brand new and high quality. Waterproof, Wind proof, Excellent aging resistance. Preventing dust collection between sliding doors or windows. Resist rain and cold wind, give you a clean and warmer environment. Reduce the noise from outside and the sliding door slamming, give you a quiet and comfortable living environment. Protect the window and door, reduce wear on window/door while open and close. Easy to cut and easy to install, no requires specialist tool. Quick, easy fitting self adhesive backing. EPDM rubber - premium closed cell rubber foam / lasts up to 8 years Perfect for doors and window frames. Specifications: Material: EPDM Foam Rubber Shape: E type foam seal strip Length: 5 Meters(16.4 feet) Color: Black, Brown, White Size(approx): 9 x 4mm (Bottom W X T) Suitable gap: 2-3mm Package Included: 1 x 5M E type Foam Seal Strip Note: All strips are dual rolls, 2.5m for one strip. Two merged into 5 m. Please tear when use it.
Gray Bulb Type Weatherstrip, 3/16" Width, 3/16" Backing - 20 Ft. | Windows Weatherstripping | Door Weatherstripping
Hollow Core Gray Vinyl Bulb Weatherstrip, T-Slot Slide in bulb weatherstripping used on windows and doors. Color: Gray Bulb Width: 3/16" Backing Width: 3/16" Length: 20 Ft.
Programmable outlet thermostat allows control any 120 volt device up to 15 amps. Use with a fan or air conditioner for cooling purposes. Also may be used with a space heater for heating purposes. Separate programs for heating and cooling. Setting Range 45 DegreeF to 90 DegreeF (7 DegreeC to 32 DegreeC) with DegreeF/ DegreeC selectable. Temporary temperature override and a manual hold. Adjustable temperature differential/cycle rate. Mode slide switch and a positive on/off switch. 120VAC outlet powered. 12 hour clock only. 2 G13A size 1.5V alkaline batteries included (for clock only). On-screen low battery indicator. Battery free memory storage. 5 minute short cycle protection. Time and temperature alternate in display.
Interest in renewable energy has never been greater, but much uncertainty remains as to the role the various technologies will play in the transition to a low-carbon future. This book sets out the facts – how the technologies work, where and to what extent they are currently employed, and where the greatest potential lies. Covering all the major fields – solar electricity, solar thermal, solar architecture, bioenergy, wind, geothermal, hydropower, as well as new energy technologies – it also includes sections on how best to promote the uptake of renewables and answers to common questions and opposition. The authors provide a number of German-sourced yet internationally relevant examples and strategies which have become increasingly significant in the promotion of renewable energy in recent years. The convenient layout mixes detailed explanation with clear, take-away facts and messages on each double-page spread. This straight-talking, information filled guide is the perfect primer for anyone who wants to better understand and promote renewable energy, whether in industry, study, policy or campaigns.
GE Lighting 68957 Energy-Efficient Halogen 53-watt 940-Lumen PAR38 Flood Light Bulb with Medium Base, 2-Pack
GE energy-efficient halogen bulbs deliver crisp, white light. This unsurpassed light quality is ideal for adding depth, drama and interest to any outdoor space. These GE energy-efficient halogen floodlights use less energy than standard halogen bulbs, saving money on energy. GE energy-efficient halogen floodlights feature lenses designed to provide a precise beam pattern, dispensing broad beams of crisp, white light on your home's exterior and landscaping. Designed with a unique all-weather construction, they withstand harsh weather conditions better than regular bulbs. Use these bulbs in outdoor stake light and security fixtures and create a dramatic effect.
Heat and air deflectors from Frost King in a variety of shapes and sizes, for ceiling wall and floor registers. All have two strong magnets to hold them in place. Improve the air flow of your hot or cooled air. For every season.
Permatex Super Weatherstrip Adhesive is a superior adhesive ideal for many applications including rubber, metal, auto or van carpeting and fabric-backed vinyl upholstery and automotive gaskets. This adhesive allows for repositioning parts after contact is made. As well as being waterproof, it also withstands extreme temperatures and resists gasoline, kerosene, antifreeze and most solvents. Permatex carries a wide selection of undercoating and rust products for auto body along with weatherstrip, trim, headliner and carpet adhesives for interior and trim repairs.
Air conditioner drip cushion, stop noise, magnetic back holds cushion securely in place, can be easily trimmed to fit, thick polyurethane construction.
DuPont rubber saver conditions and protects all rubber seals, Gaskets and plastic trim parts. Helps doors open in freezing temperatures and reconditions older rubber seals and Gaskets. Prevents premature wear on door seals and restores oxidized plastic trim parts. Contains no petroleum, solvents, distillates or vocs. Low odor, non-flammable.
Algal Biofuels Guide: Renewable Energy from Algae, Macroalgae (Seaweed), Cyanobacteria, Feedstocks, Cultivation, Harvesting, Extraction, Conversion, Distribution and Utilization
Algal biomass is a fast-growing, renewable resource and a promising feedstock for advanced biofuels. Algal biofuels are generating considerable interest around the world. In the United States, they represent promising pathways for helping to meet the biofuel production targets set by the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. Algae are a diverse group of primarily aquatic organisms that are capable of using photosynthesis to generate biomass. Some algal strains are able to double their mass several times per day. In some cases, more than half of that mass consists of lipids or tricylglycerides. These bio-oils can be used to produce drop-in replacements for diesel, gasoline, and aviation fuels. Some algae accumulate carbohydrates (including starch), which can also be used to form intermediates for processing into biofuels. Proteins from the residual biomass could provide supplemental feed for livestock and aquaculture operations.Advantages of Algal Feedstocks * A History of Domestic Algal Biofuels Development * Early Work to 1996 * Research from 1996 to Present * Algae-to-Biofuels: Opportunity and Challenges Today * Technology and Analysis Challenges * Regulations and Standards * Public-Private Partnerships * References * Algal Biology * Strain Isolation, Screening and Selection * Isolation and Characterization of Naturally Occurring Algae * Role of Culture Collections as National Algae Data Resource Centers * Selecting Algal Model Systems for Study * Algal Physiology and Biochemistry * Photosynthesis and Light Utilization * Carbon Partitioning and Metabolism * Algal Carbohydrates * Lipid Synthesis and Regulation. * Biohydrogen * Algal Biotechnology * The Genetic Toolbox * Enabling Technologies: "Omics" Approaches and Bioinformatics * Applications of Biotechnology to Algal Bioenergy * Considerations of Genetic Modifications * References * Algal Cultivation * Cultivation Pathways * Microalgae and Cyanobacteria * Macroalgae * Scale-Up Challenges * Stability of Large-Scale Cultures * System Productivity * Nutrient Sources, Sustainability, and Management * Water Management, Conservation, and Recycling * Downstream Processing: Harvesting and Dewatering * Approaches for Microalgae * Harvesting * Drying * Approaches for Macroalgae * Harvesting * Preprocessing * Systems Engineering * References * Preliminary Look at Energy Balance * Extraction of Products from Algae * Current Practices for Lipid Extraction * Mechanical Disruption (i.e., Cell Rupture) * Organic Co-solvent Mixtures * Accelerated Solvent Extraction * Selective Extraction * Subcritical Water Extraction * Supercritical Fluid Extraction * Heterotrophic Production * Challenges * References * Algal Biofuel Conversion Technologies * Direct Production of Biofuels from Algae * Alcohols Alkanes * Hydrogen * Processing of Whole Algae * Pyrolysis * Gasification * Liquefaction * Supercritical Processing * Anaerobic Digestion of Whole Algae * Conversion of Algal Extracts * Chemical Transesterification * Biochemical (Enzymatic) Conversion. * Catalytic Cracking * Conversion to Renewable Diesel, Gasoline, and Jet Fuel * Processing of Algal Remnants after Extraction * References * Co-products * Commercial Products from Microalgae and Cyanobacteria * Commercial Products from Macroalgae * Potential Options for the Recovery of Co-products * References * Distribution and Utilization * Distribution * Utilization * Algal Blendstocks to Replace Middle-Distillate Petroleum Products * Algal Blendstocks for Alcohol and Gasoline-Range Petroleum Products * References * Resources and Siting * Resource Requirements for Different Cultivation Approaches * Photoautotrophic Microalgae Approach * Heterotrophic Microalgae Approach * Photoautotrophic Macroalgae Approach * Resources Overview * Climate * Water * Carbon Dioxide * Land * Integration with Water Treatment Facilities * Wastewater Treatment and Recycling Applications * Algae Production Techniques for Wastewater Treatment Plants
Renewable Energies for Your Home: Real-World Solutions for Green Conversions (TAB Green Guru Guides)
Simple and Inexpensive Renewable Energy Solutions for Your HomeIt's not always easy being green, and sometimes it costs more than you'd expect to get an eco-friendly home improvement project up and running. Renewable Energies for Your Home gives you sustainable home energy solutions that won't drain your wallet or the power grid. Get details on generating heat with biomass fuels and other ways to use biodiesel and ethanol in your home. You'll discover how to harness affordable wind power and soak up free solar energy. Filled with step-by-step instructions and helpful photos and illustrations, this hands-on guide will help you reduce your carbon footprint and increase your cash flow at the same time!Renewable Energies for Your Home covers:Energy savings and environmental benefitsBiomass fuels, including biodiesel, ethanol, used fryer oil, and woodProducing your own biodiesel without titrationAssembling a biolight grill and fire starterMaking bioburn-a firewood substitute Wind turbinesSolar lighting, heating, water heating, and electric generationBuilding a solar heat collectorCreating a wind/solar hybrid electric system
Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Consumption: The Rebound Effect (Energy, Climate and the Environment)
This book challenges conventional wisdom by showing how, in some circumstances, improved energy efficiency may increase energy consumption. Relying upon energy efficiency to reduce carbon emissions could therefore be misguided. This book explores the broader implications for climate change and sustainable consumption.
State-of-the-art, spray-in-place, void filling foam insulation that is revolutionizing home and commercial building performance. spray foam insulation is healthier, quieter, and more energy efficient than traditional fiberglass insulation.
Offering industrial details in a energy efficient design, this Westinghouse orson LED outdoor wall lantern evokes vintage charm. No bulbs to replace, this fixture includes integrated LED technology. Consumes only 8-1/2 watts, 79% less energy than an incandescent fixture, with the brightness equivalent to 1-40w or 2-25w incandescent bulbs. The long lasting LED chip lasts 18 years (based on 3 hours/day) and is cool to the touch. Made of steel, this lantern with oil rubbed bronze finish and prismatic lens complements styles from vintage to industrial farmhouse to nautical. This lantern directs light downward which reduces light pollution making it dark sky friendly. Install it in your front or back entryway or by your garage door. You can also use it to create a welcoming accent for your porch, deck, patio, balcony, or side entrance. Wherever you place it, you will enjoy the lantern's warm light and vintage look while saving money. The lantern is 11-5/8 inches HEIGHT by 10-5/8 inches wide, it extends 11-5/8 inches from the wall, and it measures 5-1/16 inches HEIGHT from the center of the outlet box. The back plate measures 6-3/16 inches (D). it includes an integrated LED, 8-1/2 watt maximum. This Westinghouse lantern is ETL/cetl listed for safety and is approved for wet location. It is backed by a five-year limited warranty against defects in materials and workmanship. Westinghouse is a global brand with a simple philosophy: make life easier for everyone who buys its products. Westinghouse products are designed for exceptional quality, reliability, and functionality. Product reference number 62046.
TYTAN Professional 00015 Off White Fill All PRO Insulating Foam Sealant, 24 oz. Gun Aerosol Can (Pack of 12)
TYTAN Fill All ProTYTAN Fill All Pro is an innovative, low-pressure, interior & exterior sealant that can be used for every gap-filling project. TYTAN Fill All Pro's unique all-in-one high yield formula will seal every gap or crack from 1/4" - 3". It offers superior R-value which reduces energy consumption and contributes to LEED energy saving standards. It has premium adhesion abilities to most construction materials including: wood, metal, masonry, glass, and most plastics so your gaps and cracks will stay sealed during construction and climate changes. With TYTAN Fill All Pro Insulating Foam Sealant you can build with confidence! 18 month shelf life form date of production.