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.
Pemko Door Bottom Sweep, Clear Anodized Aluminum with 0.375" Gray Nylon Brush insert, 0.25"W x 2.25" H x 36" L
Brush Door Sweeps are designed to seal the gap between the bottom of the door and the top of the threshold or floor surface. They are usually supplied with a flat flange. The flat flange provides the best contact between the brush and the threshold or floor surface.
Touch 'N foam, 12 oz, window & door foam, new technology, low pressure expanding polyurethane foam guaranteed not to bow windows, doors or Wallboard, bright white foam seals & insulates, tack free in 10 minutes, can be sanded or Painted in an hour.
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.
GE Lighting 74206 Energy-Efficient Halogen 45-Watt (65-watt replacement) 640-Lumen R30 Floodlight Bulb with Medium Base, 1-Pack
GE 74206 Energy Saving Halogen 45 Watt Indoor Floodlight R30 65-Watt Replacement 74206 - 45BR30/H/HIR-TP6 GE BR30 Bulb BR30, Product Code: 74206, Description: 45BR30/H/HIR-TP6, UPC: 043168742061. Halogen lamps provide a small, white light source with excellent color rendering. Unlike standard incandescent lamps, halogen lamps use a halogen gas which allows the bulbs to burn longer without sacrificing light output. Compared to incandescent lamps, halogen lamps provide crisp white light, excellent beam control, compact size, high lumen maintenance, and a longer life. For product questions regarding GE Lighting products, please call GE Hotline 1-800-435-4448, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. EST Follow the recording prompts or ‘stay on the line’ to speak directly to a customer service rep.
Household Energy Test Kit ------------ Battery Tester | Magnet | Sticker | Tattoo | Bookmark---------- Fun energy kit comes with a battery tester that is perfect for checking out old batteries or ones found in a draw. A sticker with a fun energy saving message and a switch the cat temporary tattoo and an energy saving bookmark. Details on each item.------------ Battery Tester: Strong Flexible Plastic Tester Strip. Simply place the terminals where indicated and read the display, strip will flex to accommodate different battery sizes. Battery status lights up as an easy-to-read yellow color display, indicating battery strength. Test before you replace, will last for years. Great item for kids who use electronics, keep in your toolbox, kitchen or workshop battery drawer, camera or video game case. Comes complete with instructions. ----------------- Energy Bookmark: Save your place! The Energy Bookmark with quotes & energy saving tips. Love to Read.'' Fun, fresh Groovy bookmark will help you stay on pace with the latest bestseller and reading assignment." Learn about saving energy, money and going green while relaxing with a favorite book. A simple great way to mark a specific place in a book for later retrieval. ------------------ Switch The Cat: Switch the Cat Temporary tattoo with fun energy conservation message. A cool fashion statement that kids love! Tattoo is full color as pictured. Design features a full color design of "Switch" the energy cat. ---------------- Energy Sticker: Fun colorful energy sticker featuring "Switch the Cat" the energy saving friend. 2 x 3.5" full color easy peel and stick message. Switch the cat say's "Switch OFF the lights".------ --------------------
If you want to go green (or at least find out what all the enthusiasm is about), this book is for you You'll discover what the green living way of life is all about, what's involved, how it's done, what it means to the planet, and how you can make a real difference This fun and informative guide contains everything you need to know to empower yourself to pull up roots and successfully live on the green side-and cultivate it just to your style: from baby steps, to diving right in, or something in between. As the Earth's climate changes; people use up the planet's natural resources at an alarming rate; the burning of fossil fuels and deforestation pump millions of tons of harmful carbon dioxide into the atmosphere; overloaded freeways and industries pollute the skies; fertile lands dry up; glaciers melt; sea levels rise and flood coasts; and wildlife habitats and ecosystems are destroyed, leaving species endangered and extinct, it is now time for us to give the environment a helping hand. The Earth gives us everything we need to live healthy lives, but in order to leave that same legacy to our children and grandchildren, we need to do our part now. That's where green living comes in. And the best part: It's easy and fun And with all of us working together-we can make a real difference. This fun and informative guide will teach you all about: * What a great planet the Earth really is * All the good reasons to go green * How it will benefit your personal health * All those great new job opportunities at your fingertips * How to get cool government tax breaks and rebates * Why renewable energy is here to stay * What awesome green technology is out there you can own and use right now and what's on the horizon You will learn how to: * Become energy wise and financially smart * Keep your home from being an expensive energy hog * Turn your backyard into a green paradise * Bring your school, office, and other buildings to greener pastures * Be more fuel efficient on the highway and save money in the process * Try something new and exciting: take a green vacation * Recycle, reuse, and conserve * Be a great leader and role model And best of all - Your children and grandchildren will thank you from the bottom of their hearts...
Sustaining Our Environment brings together case studies from around the world to highlight how people-from individuals to those in government-are trying to overcome many of the challenges facing the environment today to secure a sustainable tomorrow for us all. Energy use is part of our everyday lives and demand is ever increasing. But generating it often has massive implications for the environment. Find out how people are exploring solutions such as: Reducing their energy consumption Developing more efficient technology Harnessing renewable sources Looking to nuclear power Improving energy access and distribution Book jacket.
A great smart educational tool for teachers, parents & educators. Kids love the fun items and they learn about water conservation.-- This student water awareness kit is a great easy way to save water, energy & money. This complete kit includes the following: FlushLess heavy gauge water saving displacement bag. Simply fill bag with water, hang in toilet tank and start saving with every flush. Package of 2 dye tablets. A flush volume calculator for measuring amount of water the toilet uses. A Lawn sprinkler ruler, An easy and accurate way to monitor lawn and garden watering. Water Conservation Magnet Top 10 Saving Tips. Drip Gauge Water Measuring Vial, learn how much a drip will waste. Shower/Faucet Flow Measuring Bag let's you know the the flow rate of your faucets and showers. This great kit is useful, easy and comes complete with instructions & bookmark. -- Drip gauge: water measuring vial helps build awareness of what tiny leaks really cost. Simply collect water for 15 seconds in the plastic vial to see what's being lost.-- Toilet Displacement Bag: heavy gauge water saving displacement bag. Simply fill bag with water, hang in toilet tank and start saving up to 2 1/2 quarts with every flush.-- Shower/Faucet flow measuring bag. Test your shower heads and sinks for maximum flow efficiency. knowing you have the right fixture is the first step in making upgrades.-- Lawn Ruler: 1 Lawn sprinkler gauge water ruler with printed instructions. 6"-- Tip Magnet: 1 Water magnet with water saving tips to keep visible around the home. -- Water Saving Bank: Bank on Savings with this indoor water saving Bank Kit. Container is 100% Recycled. The package has a slit on top for saving those precious coins. -- Top Water Saving tips to keep in and around the home while saving your change. Save water & money inside and out with this simple and effective idea. Tips at a glance, Simple and effective. -- Fun tips kids and families can easily use and implement in their daily lives.
The looming threat of global warming may be the greatest challenge of the present generation. Confronted by the potential of such a massive worldwide calamity, the average citizen often wonders what he or she can do. In this inspiring and optimistic story of a green revolution in the making, a veteran science and technology journalist shows how the unrelenting efforts of a small band of grassroots activists have discovered ways to make solar a practical retail energy solution. The crucial driver for the adoption of solar energy has not been technology but policy. Focusing on initiatives in Germany, he describes the use of the "feed-in tariff" as the most successful policy mechanism yet invented to spur on widespread deployment of solar energy. Turning to California, the author reviews the efforts of policy wonks to create new schemes to make solar affordable at the municipal level. Pioneers in both tree-hugging Berkeley and golf-playing Palm Desert have united in common cause, and other towns and cities are planning to follow suit. As with other emerging trends, as California goes so goes the rest of the country. Concluding with a positive view of the future, the author describes the creativity of many startups fueled by venture capital. Innovation is being applied to every part of the process, from silicon production to financing and installation. The details may still be uncertain, but there's no doubt that the solar revolution is underway.
Also called energy scavenging, energy harvesting captures, stores, and uses energy sources by employing interfaces, storage devices, and other units. Unlike conventional electric power generation systems, renewable energy harvesting does not use fossil fuels and the generation units can be decentralized, thereby significantly reducing transmission and distribution losses. But advanced technical methods must be developed to increase the efficiency of devices in harvesting energy from environmentally friendly resources and converting them into electrical energy. Recognizing this need, Energy Harvesting: Solar, Wind, and Ocean Energy Conversion Systems describes various energy harvesting technologies, different topologies, and many types of power electronic interfaces for stand-alone utilization or grid connection of energy harvesting applications. Along with providing all the necessary concepts and theoretical background, the authors develop simulation models throughout the text to build a practical understanding of system analysis and modeling. With a focus on solar energy, the first chapter discusses the "I"-"V "characteristics of photovoltaic (PV) systems, PV models and equivalent circuits, sun tracking systems, maximum power point tracking systems, shading effects, and power electronic interfaces for grid-connected and stand-alone PV systems. It also presents sizing criteria for applications and modern solar energy applications, including residential, vehicular, naval, and space applications. The next chapter reviews different types of wind turbines and electrical machines as well as various power electronic interfaces. After explaining the energy generation technologies, optimal operation principles, and possible utilization techniques of ocean tidal energy harvesting, the book explores near- and offshore approaches for harvesting the kinetic and potential energy of ocean waves. It also describes the required absorber, turbine, and generator types, along with the power electronic interfaces for grid connection and commercialized ocean wave energy conversion applications. The final chapter deals with closed, open, and hybrid-cycle ocean thermal energy conversion systems.
Wind power plants teaches the physical foundations of usage of Wind Power. It includes the areas like Construction of Wind Power Plants, Design, Development of Production Series, Control, and discusses the dynamic forces acting on the systems as well as the power conversion and its connection to the distribution system. The book is written for graduate students, practitioners and inquisitive readers of any kind. It is based on lectures held at several universities. Its German version it already is the standard text book for courses on Wind Energy Engineering but serves also as reference for practising engineers.
Go green and bring STEM concepts to life with the K'NEX Investigating Solar Energy Set! Using this kit, students in grades 5-9 will learn how to harness the energy of the sun into electricity to power K'NEX models in an exciting, engaging, and collaborative environment. This K'NEX Education Set includes 128 K'NEX parts, solar panel, motor, comprehensive Teacher's Guide, and building instructions. There's enough parts to build three different models up to two at a time, and it is packaged in a strong plastic tray with a snap-on lid for easy classroom storage. The Teacher's Guide provides a program of study that uses hands-on exploration in conjunction with an engaging inquiry-based approach to learning. Students are encouraged to build, investigate, and evaluate concepts, ideas and designs. This set is aligned to STEM standards. STEM Education focuses on science, technology, engineering and mathematics concepts taught through problem-solving, discovery, exploratory learning and critical thinking. STEM Education requires students to be active participants in the learning process. K'NEX models offer hands-on opportunities that encourage scientific inquiry, investigation and experimentation. Our inquiry-based lessons challenge students as they build, investigate, problem solve, discuss, and evaluate scientific and design principles in action.
Self-adheres to all types of doors. 1-1/4"H.
Highest quality EPDM rubber seals out drafts, dust and moisture around doors and windows. Self-adhesive application. Use for large gaps. Remains flexible from -40 degrees Fahrenheit to 140 degrees Fahrenheit.
Chilly winter weather can send the home heating bill through the roof. But a little insulation goes a long way! Cut a chunk out of your power bill, and make your home more energy efficient with the Duck Window Kit! The kit includes 62 x 210 inches of crystal clear plastic film, plus 1/2-inch x 84 feet (1080 inches) of mounting tape, enough to insulate up to five 3-foot x 5-foot windows. Simply use the tape to affix the film to the window frame, then use a conventional hair dryer (not included) to shrink the film into an airtight lining over the window. The film helps prevent drafts and heat loss to provide a drastic increase in energy efficiency. A properly sealed home can cut energy costs by hundreds of dollars a year. This simple solution is easy to install, affordable, and works warming wonders. Be home smart and with the Duck Window Kit! Get yours today!
Frost King door bottoms and sweeps come in colors and different strengths to fit your needs.
Producing electricity from the sun using photovoltaic (PV) systems has become a major industry worldwide. But designing, installing and maintaining such systems requires knowledge and training, and there have been few easily accessible, comprehensive guides to the subject.Now, with Photovoltaics: Design and Installation Manual, a world-class solar energy training and education provider—Solar Energy International (SEI)—has made available the critical information to successfully design, install and maintain PV systems. The book contains an overview of photovoltaic electricity and a detailed description of PV system components, including PV modules, batteries, controllers and inverters. It also includes chapters on sizing photovoltaic systems, analyzing sites and installing PV systems, as well as detailed appendices on PV system maintenance, troubleshooting and solar insolation data for over 300 sites around the world. Used worldwide as the textbook in SEI’s PV Design & Installation workshops, topics covered include:The basics of solar electricityPV applications and system componentsSolar site analysis and mountingStand-alone and PV/generator hybrid system sizingUtility-interactive PV systemsComponent specification, system costs and economicsCase studies and safety issuesPhotovoltaics guarantees that those wanting to learn the skills of tapping the sun’s energy can do so with confidence.Solar Energy International (SEI) has the nonprofit mission to respond to the need for renewable energy education. Based in Carbondale, Colorado, and active around the world, SEI is a link between people and renewable energy resources, providing information, education and training to people who want to shape a sustainable future. SEI is recognized by the National Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) as dedicated independent provider of PV training programs that may be used toward attaining PV certification. Also, SEI is recognized as an Accredited Institution to offer PV training by the Institute for Sustainable Power (ISP).