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.
GE Lighting 62993 Energy Smart LED 1.8-Watt (15-watt replacement) 75-Lumen G16.5 Light Bulb with Medium Base, 1-Pack
GE energy smart globe LEDs offer long life and low energy use in accent lighting applications. GE energy smart LED globes' decorative round shape adds a decorative touch in pendant and vanity fixtures.
AKfix 806 Window and Door is a polyurethane-based insulating foam sealant that provides a low expansion formula that will not bow or bend any door or window frame. It provides an air tight seal and provides water resistance. Composed of a high quality polyurethane, Akfix 806 provides superior adhesion to most building materials. The cured foam can be trimmed, painted, sanded, and stained. Enjoy the increased comfort and energy efficiency of your home after sealing windows and doors with Akfix 806. Click on the Akfix link at the top of this page to learn more about Akfix and discover other Akfix products.
Our planets weather offers some incredible solutions to our growing energy needs, and one of those solutions is wind power. Offshore and onshore wind farms are an increasingly familiar sight in many countries around the world. Wind farms tap into this clean, sustainable, and renewable form of energy. Find out how wind power works, where in the world it is being used, and how this green energy supply could be one answer to the energy problems that face us today.
The book starts with a discussion of global warming and climate change. The problem is well documented. Part One gives background for sustainable developments and gives studies of proven, substantiated and documented solutions. The time to act has begun. The a oeGreen Revolutiona has begun. Some authors call it The Third Industrial Revolution (Rifkin, 2005) since in the 21st century the industrially developed world has begun to move rapidly from fossil fuels (The Second Industrial Revolution) to renewable energy generation, storage technologies, and sustainable communities. Now is the time to understand and learn the tools that make sustainable communities of all kinds real. The book provides a vast, but not the total, amount of materials and data. The intent is to give students of sustainable development some well-established resources and tools. By 2008, the concept of a oeGreena had been so much in marketing and product services that it lost its meaning. The a oebrandinga of green meant a whole new industrial sector suddenly emerged globally. However, the proof that there is both a Green Revolution and actual solutions to global warming must be seen in those sustainable communities who have existed, grown or developed using tested tools for sustainability. One of the key tools is the concern for conservation of natural resources, energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy systems (solar, wind, geothermal and bio-mass among others) along with storage devices for power generation. Communities in Europe and Asia have led the way historically. The book presents actual cases of sustainable communities. The case of Frederikshavn in Denmark (Chapter # 6) clearly illustrates how small towns and villages can be sustainable. Far more intuitive and with common sense, Dos Lagos in California (Chapter #4) demonstrates how concern for the natural environment can create a mix-use community of homes, shops, offices and a golf course. Far more planned and strategic are the nine college campuses of the Los Angeles Community College District (Chapter #3) who recognized that public policy and that sector must lead the private sector by example as well as by proving the tools and economics of sustainable communities. And the private sector took note. A number of private companies from Safeway with its 20+ energy independent storage facilities to Toyota with Platinum LEED (Leadership in Environment and Energy Design) USA Headquarters in Torrance, California. Honda was not far behind with its "Green Hydrogen" Refueling station that electronizes solar energy into hydrogen for its hydrogen fuel cell cars. The Green Revolution could be seen with the hybrid cars that led Toyota to be the No #1 Auto maker. Part Two of the book reviews the tools needed to make sustainable communities anywhere in the world. The key one is the technology (s) from science and engineering (Chapter #8). All too often people do not know that there are environm
Spend-A-Little, Save-A-Lot Home Improvements will help anyone save money by making their homes energy efficient and safe. Many of the projects have ?green? benefits that will help reduce energy consumption. Step-by-step photos and instructions will show homeowners how to complete home improvement projects. Whether prepping a house for sale, or upgrading a ?keeper?, the projects in this book will prove valuable, in a real sense.
A highly accessible and authoritative account of wind energy’s scientific background, current technology, and international status, with an emphasis on large turbines and wind farms, both onshore and offshore Topics covered include: a brief history of wind energy the nature of the wind turbine aerodynamics, mechanics, and electrics wind farms offshore opportunities and challenges grid integration of wind energy economic and environmental aspects Whilst intellectually rigorous, this is not an academic treatise. Key equations are fully discussed, providing essential theoretical background. The text is supported by copious illustrations and about 50 inspiring full-colour photographs from around the world. This book is aimed at a wide readership including professionals, policy makers and employees in the energy sector in need of a basic appreciation of the underlying principles of wind energy or a quick update. Its style and level will also appeal to second and third year undergraduate and postgraduate students of renewable and wind energy, energy systems and electrical/electronic engineering. It also gives a concise account of the technology for the large and growing number of people who are interested in onshore and offshore wind farms and the contribution they are making to carbon-free electricity generation in the 21st century.
Energy Efficient Thermal Management of Data Centers examines energy flow in today's data centers. Particular focus is given to the state-of-the-art thermal management and thermal design approaches now being implemented across the multiple length scales involved. The impact of future trends in information technology hardware, and emerging software paradigms such as cloud computing and virtualization, on thermal management are also addressed. The book explores computational and experimental characterization approaches for determining temperature and air flow patterns within data centers. Thermodynamic analyses using the second law to improve energy efficiency are introduced and used in proposing improvements in cooling methodologies. Reduced-order modeling and robust multi-objective design of next generation data centers are discussed.
A retro-fit offers many benefits: cutting electricity and heating bills, increasing the resale value of homes, slashing carbon emissions and creating a healthier place to live. This book is your guide to making it happen.Packed with detailed, highly practical information, it moves from the quick wins to the full make-over, blowing away popular misconceptions in the process to see what really does make a difference in terms of value for money and carbon saving. It looks at: - draught-proofing, insulation and damp- ventilation, heating and cooling - electrical efficiency and renewable energy- water use and re-use - materials' life cycles and incorporating nature - protection from climate change impacts - modelling energy flows and embodied energy - how we can meet the need to cut carbon emissions from dwellings by 80% by 2050. Projects can apply to apartment blocks, recent builds and older, solid-walled properties.Enlivened with helpful diagrams and photographs, plus plenty of pointers for further information, it provides a comprehensive resource handbook for any building professional and contractor, students-or any homeowner serious about efficiency (cash and carbon) savings.
TYTAN Professional 03273 Off White Window and Door PRO Insulating Foam Sealant, 20 oz. Straw Aerosol Can (Pack of 12)
TYTAN Window & Door (20oz Straw)TYTAN's no-bow technology fills large and small cavities while providing a water and airtight seal. TYTAN's innovative formula provides superior R-value by stopping air infiltration and preventing heat loss. TYTAN foam will adhere to most construction materials including: wood, metal, masonry, glass, and most plastics. No harmful MDI emissions were detected during third party testing. 18 month shelf life form date of production.
Super Saver Special Low Flow Shower Head | Kitchen & Bathroom Aerators & Toilet Leak Detecting Dye Tablet Low Flow Kit
Your not seeing things... YES! this is an extraordinary special going on for a limited time. This super saving kit comes complete with a 2.0 spray clean shower head, 1.5 kitchen swivel spray aerator, leak detecting tablets and a 1.0 gpm bathroom aerator all for under $10 - Grab this kit while you can! Comes complete with a refrigerator tip magnet, instructions and teflon tape for installation. Yes this is a quality shower & kit even at a low cost. item details: Shower Head Spray Clean fixed spray shower head, self cleaning and maintenance-free. Pass hand across thermo-plastic rubber jets to clean shower head as needed. Durable and resilient white plastic body means no corrosion. Energy efficient. Save money and conserve water. Non-removable Neoperl pressure compensating flow controller produces steady low flow rate no matter what the water pressure. Great for hard water areas. Easy installation shower head , no tools required. Manufactured to high standards and highest energy savings. Chrome plated brass nut couplings and screen washers for serious flow control. Kitchen Aerator 1.5 gpm-Swivel Spray/ Stream aerator with an on/off lever. An inexpensive way to increase the efficiency of your faucet. This low flow aerator helps save water and save money as less hot water is used. Dual thread for kitchens and baths. Push/ Pull feature changes flow from spray to stream. Aerator swivels to reach entire sink. A value-added way to lower flow. Dye Tablets Save money and save water by detecting silent leaks with our package of 2 dye tablets. Simply drop tablet in tank and know in a few moments if a repair needs to be made. Tablets are non-toxic and FD&C safe. Instructions in English and Spanish. Bathroom Aerator quality dual thread 1.0 gpm aerator. Easy installation. Water saving tip magnet, place on the refrigerator or in office anywhere everyone can see and help to conserve water easily and effectively.
Features: -Chandelier.-Eco friendly.-Energy efficient.-UL listed.-Contemporary collection.-Product Type: Mini chandelier.-Number of Lights: 3.-Finish: Brushed Nickel.-Number of Tiers: 1.-Shade Included: Yes -Shade Color: White Frosted.-Shade Material: ...
GE Lighting 63004 Energy-Efficient Soft White 53-Watt (75-watt replacement) 890-Lumen A19 Light Bulb with Medium Base, (Pack of 2)
Same benefits as a regular incandescent light bulb such as dimmability, A19 Shape, and soft white color, but with a 28% energy savings over regular bulbs of the same light output. Voltage: 120 V; Power: 75 W.
$26.95 US $33.00 CAN From the acclaimed author of The Pencil and To Engineer is Human, The Essential Engineer is an eye-opening exploration of the ways in which science and engineering must work together to address our world's most pressing issues, from dealing with climate change and the prevention of natural disasters to the development of efficient automobiles and the search for renewable energy sources. While the scientist may identify problems, it falls to the engineer to solve them. It is this inherent practicality of engineering, which takes into account structural, economic, environmental, and other factors that science often does not consider, that makes engineering vital to answering our most urgent concerns. Henry Petroski takes us inside the research, development, and debates around the most critical challenges of our time, exploring the feasibility of biofuels, the progress of battery-operated cars, and the question of nuclear power. He gives us an in-depth investigation of the various options for renewable energy--among them solar, wind, tidal, and ethanol--explaining the benefits and risks of each. Will windmills soon populate our landscape the way they did in previous centuries? Will synthetic trees,, said to be more efficient at absorbing harmful CO2 than real trees, soon dot our prairies? Will we construct a "sunshade" in outer space to protect ourselves from dangerous rays? In many cases, the technology already exists, and what's needed is not so much invention as engineering. Just as the great achievements of centuries past--the steamship, the airplane, the moon landing--once seemed beyond reach, the solutions of the 21st century's problems await only a similar coordination of science and engineering. Eloquently reasoned and written, The Essential Engineer identifies and illuminates these problems--and above all sets out a course for putting ideas into action. Insert author photo] Catherine Petroski Henry Petroski is the Aleksandar S. Vesic Professor of Civil Engineering and a professor of history at Duke University. The author of more than a dozen previous books, he lives in Durham, North Carolina, and Arrowsic, Maine. With 12 illustrations in text Jacket design by Chip Kidd Alfred A. Knopf, Publisher, New York 2/2010
OUTXPRO Solar Energy Mole Repeller Powerful Ultrasonic Gopher Snake Mouse Rodent Voles Rat Yard Lawn Farm Garden Pest Repellent Device
Solar Powered Mole Repellent to Secure your Garden Environment Read instructions emailed to you thoroughly. The repeller transmits its signal in all directions approx. 50 ft so they can be placed approx. 100 ft apart in high risk areas, it is always recommended to use two or more units to get the best results. Insert the spike into the ground paying attention not to damage the unit. The spike should be firmly planted while leaving the base of the head 1-2" above the ground. We suggest use a crowbar to first make a small hole and gently push the spike in or dig a small hole and backfill with earth after the unit is in place. If the repeller unit is placed on a slight angle facing the sun often a better battery life can be achieved through better charge rate. Normally the only maintenance required is with a soft cloth, wipe the solar panel cover to remove any excess dirt and grime. When the units are first installed we suggest you watch any children or pets in case they come across any resident snakes that are driven out.
The Homeowner's Guide to Renewable Energy: Achieving Energy Independence Through Solar, Wind, Biomass and Hydropower
The coming energy crisis caused by a peak in global oil and natural gas production will profoundly affect the lives of all North Americans. As the price of these vital fuels rises, homeowners will scramble to cut their fuel bills. Two options for meeting the upcoming challenge are dramatic improvements in home energy efficiency and efforts to tap into clean, affordable, renewable energy resources to heat and cool homes, to provide hot water and electricity, and even to cook. These measures can result in huge savings and a level of energy independence. "The Homeowner's Guide to Renewable Energy" tells you how. It starts by outlining the likely impacts of fossil fuel shortages and some basic facts about energy. It then discusses energy conservation to slash energy bills and prepare for renewable energy options. Focusing carefully on specific strategies needed to replace specific fuels, the book then examines each practical energy option available to homeowners: Solar hot water, cooking, and water purification Space heat: passive and active solar retrofits Wood heat Passive cooling Solar electricity Wind-generated electricity Electricity from microhydropower sources Emerging technologies-hydrogen, fuel cells, methane digesters, and biodiesel "The Homeowner's Guide to Renewable Energy" gives readers sufficient knowledge to hire and communicate effectively with contractors and, for those wanting do installations themselves, it recommends more detailed manuals. With a complete resource listing, this well-illustrated and accessible guide is a perfect companion for illuminating the coming dark age. Dan Chiras has studied renewable energy and energy efficiency for three decades and has installed several renewable energy systems. He lives in a self-designed passive solar/solar electric home. An award-winning author of over 20 books, he is a sustainability design consultant who teaches courses on renewable energy, green building, and sustainability at Colorado College.