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What Equipment Do You Need For a Solar Power System?

Around the world, homeowners are looking to substitute electrical power costs by using solar power systems. The motivation comes from saving costs and minimizing the carbon footprint. Solar panel systems have components other than solar panels to help them function properly.  Although it seems easy to power connect your devices straight from the solar panel, the energy might not power all the devices you need. For you to set up a functioning solar power system, you need a battery, solar...
Tags: Fashion, Solar Energy, Solar Panels, Solar Power, Solar Power Systems, Energy Saving, Home Life, Energy Efficient


Renewable Energy Might Be the Future, but Is It Practical for the Average Homeowner Yet?

As you all know, renewable energy is clearly the future of power, but is it practical for the average homeowner yet? Unfortunately, it’s really not that simple. Most of us don’t have a clue about renewable energy and we’re not exactly engineering experts that can wire up solar panels on our own. As such, it’s not the easiest thing to get involved with. However, most people are simply content with following green habits and will neglect the opportunity to take part in renewable energy in...
Tags: Energy, Fashion, Renewable Energy, Wind Power, Solar Energy, Wind Energy, Solar Panels, Solar Power, Solar Power Systems, Energy Saving, Home Life, Energy Efficient, Energy Usage


7 Things You Can Do Now to Lower Your Electric Bill

There are always a few obvious things that you can do to lower your electric bill. Once you get rid of those items, it can be a struggle to find ways to keep your household going and lower your bills. The good news is that there may be methods that you haven’t yet tried that could further lower your utility costs and increase the energy efficiency of your home. The following suggestions can be used right now to help chip away at your household budget. Let the Sun’s Heat into Your Home ...
Tags: Fashion, Utilities, Sun, Electricity, Energy Star, Bill, Energy Saving, Home Life, Electric Bill, Energy Efficient, Home Energy, Energy Usage


Smart-home tech for agents: The 4 best energy saving products

The smart-home tech market has convenience covered — but that's the easy part. It's time to focus on which products are going to keep your energy bill down and your savings up.
Tags: Video, Technology, Radio, Agent, Smart Home Tech, Energy Saving, Select, Brandon Doyle, Smart Home Tech For Agents


A lush public park grows on the roof of a luxury Wuhan mall

When Los Angeles-based design studio 5+design was tapped to create a high-end mall in Wuhan, China, the firm was also given the opportunity to create a publicly accessible green space — an amenity in decline in the city due to rapid development. As a result, the 164,000-square-meter Wuhan North Pavilion supports a lush public rooftop park that’s accessible from the ground level and provides active and passive spaces for children and adults alike. Designed to foster community and an added sense o...
Tags: Design, China, Los Angeles, Park, Architecture, Urban Design, Water Conservation, Green space, Wuhan, Mall, Parks / Wildlife, Public Space, Greenery, Green Roof, Energy Saving, Hubei


5 Ways To Reduce Your Home Business Energy Costs

Whether you run a business from home, or have an establishment with employees working for you, keeping the costs down wherever you can is a no brainer. As a business owner, the last thing you want is a nasty surprise when the energy bill comes in, so here are 5 simple things you can do to reduce your business energy costs. Get an Energy Audit If you’re serious about reducing your business energy costs, your first port of call should be to get an energy audit. Keeping an eye on how ...
Tags: Energy, Fashion, Office, Home Office, Energy Saving, Home Life, Home Energy, Energy Usage, Ways To Reduce Your Home Business Energy, Dual Energy


Zaha Hadid Architects completes futuristic, energy-saving airport in Beijing

China has officially opened the Beijing Daxing International Airport, a futuristic transit hub designed by Zaha Hadid Architects with the world’s biggest terminal spanning 700,000 square meters. Seamlessly integrated into the city’s expanding transportation network, the new airport is defined by dramatic sweeping curves, an abundance of interior daylighting and energy-saving systems that include photovoltaic panels and a rainwater harvesting system. The Beijing Daxing Airport is expected to acco...
Tags: Design, China, Architecture, Beijing, Energy Efficiency, Solar Panels, Airport, Water Management, Skylights, Daylight, Rainwater Harvesting, Energy Saving, Tianjin, Hebei province, Ground Source Heat Pump, Zaha Hadid Architects


Escape to paradise in this nature-inspired surf hotel in Costa Rica

A beloved surfer hangout has been transformed into the stunning Gilded Iguana Hotel, a breezy and contemporary getaway that, despite its updated amenities, still exudes its original laid-back atmosphere. Located in the Costa Rican beach town of Nosara, the existing hotel was expanded and redesigned under the direction of Studio Saxe, a San Jose-based architecture firm renowned for its beautiful boutique hotel designs. Together with the owners, the architects sensitively restored and revitalized...
Tags: Design, Hotels, Architecture, Gallery, Hotel, San Jose, Solar Panels, Solar Power, Costa Rica, Historic Preservation, Green Renovation, Boutique Hotel, Eco Travel, Energy Saving, Passive Solar Design, Locally Sourced Materials


Shimmering LED-studded tower focuses on sustainability in Seoul

American firm The Beck Group designed an office tower in Seoul that makes its focus on sustainability a beautiful asset. Known as The Harim Group Headquarters, the 86,000-square-foot tower features many energy-saving technologies, including an attractive S-shaped recess in the facade that creates a low pressure zone for facilitating natural ventilation on every floor. The sculptural building is studded with LED light fixtures that give the facade and interior a shimmering effect. As the larges...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Korea, LEDs, Green Building, Seoul, Carousel Showcase, Green Roof, Natural Ventilation, Mixed-use, Energy Saving, Beck Group, Gangnam, Harim Group, Harim Group Headquarters


Shimmering LED-studded tower showcases sustainability in Seoul

American firm The Beck Group designed an office tower in Seoul that makes its focus on sustainability a beautiful asset. Known as The Harim Group Headquarters, the 86,000-square-foot tower features many energy-saving technologies, including an attractive S-shaped recess in the facade that creates a low pressure zone for facilitating natural ventilation on every floor. The sculptural building is studded with LED light fixtures that give the facade and interior a shimmering effect. As the larges...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Korea, LEDs, Green Building, Seoul, Carousel Showcase, Green Roof, Natural Ventilation, Mixed-use, Energy Saving, Beck Group, Gangnam, Harim Group, Harim Group Headquarters


LEED Gold home brings modern luxury to a Colorado working ranch

LEED-certified luxury living comes to a working ranch in Eagle County, Colorado. CCY Architects designed the Gambel Oaks Ranch, a lovely low-lying home that blends into its surroundings and is imperceptible from public roadways. In addition to its beauty, the 5,687-square-foot property achieved LEED Gold certification for its innovative use of a horizontal loop field ground-source heat pump, solar array, and other energy-saving techniques. The three-bedroom, predominately one-story Gambel Oaks...
Tags: Design, Colorado, Architecture, Gallery, Green Building, Carousel Showcase, Green Home, Natural Ventilation, Gabion Walls, Energy Saving, Leed Gold, LEED, LEED Gold architecture, Corten steel, CCY Architects, LEED Home


Worlds greenest terminal opens at Oslo airport

Nordic Office of Architecture recently completed the world’s greenest airport terminal with their new 115,000-square-meter extension that’s doubled the size of Oslo Airport. As the world’s first airport building to achieve the BREEAM Excellence sustainability rating, the renovated Oslo Airport boasts an array of energy-efficient strategies as well as on-site energy harvesting systems. The most notable energy-saving measure is the airport’s collection and storage of snow for reuse as coolant dur...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Beijing, Gallery, Green Building, Passive House, Airport, Zaha Hadid, Oslo, Carousel Showcase, Natural Lighting, Airport Design, Energy Saving, Green Walls, Energy Efficient, Locally-sourced Timber


Historic Dutch nursery transformed into stunning solar-powered home

A stunning solar-powered home has emerged from the bones of a former school for infants in Leiden, the Netherlands. Design firm ATELIER SPACE completed the beautiful adaptive reuse project, taking care to preserve historic elements while imbuing fresh contemporary touches to the renovation. Energy efficiency was a major focus in the redesign, which includes energy-saving features such as improved insulation, underfloor heating, and home automation. Built in 1925, the historic brick nursery w...
Tags: Design, Home Automation, Architecture, Gallery, Insulation, Brussels, Solar Panels, Carousel Showcase, Green Renovation, Leiden, Skylights, Adaptive Reuse, Energy Saving, Leiden The Netherlands, Underfloor Heating, Heat Pump


Aura One Sleepcover

I have the Aura One. I have an old ipad mini cover which works well sizewise. I have mini kitchen magnets. I have enabled the sleepcover function in the Aura One "Energy Saving and Privacy" menu. Do you think I would have found the magic spot for the magnet ???!!!??? Nah :rolleyes:. There is obviously a magnetic spot on the right handside of the bezel, at about the half length of the device, because my magnet sticks nicely there, but it does not do a thing. Nope :(. Has anyone received the orig...
Tags: Books, Kobo Reader, Energy Saving


Hacienda-style rammed-Earth home in Mexico City radiates stored heat during cool nights

Casa Candelaria is located in Mexico City’s highlands, just outside San Miguel de Allende. Borrowing from the traditional hacienda style design, the 1,500 square meter dwelling features courtyards around which living areas are constructed. The central courtyard is topped with a concrete roof which stretches out over a patio surrounded by desert landscape. Related: Rammed Earth desert courtyard house built from the ground upon which it sits in Arizona The rammed-Earth walls are made from soil ...
Tags: Design, Earth, Architecture, Gallery, Mexico City, Arizona, Energy Efficiency, Carousel Showcase, Rammed Earth, Energy Saving, Hacienda, Guanacaste, San Miguel de Allende, Candelaria, Architizer, Desert Home


Invention for stopping chimney draughts saves Brits £64 a year on heating bills

The Chimney Sheep, invented in Cumbria, is proving a winter warmer [Author: Rebecca Burn-Callander] [Link to media]
Tags: Invention, Ofgem, Wool, Cumbria, Draughts, Energy Saving, Heating, Sally Phillips, Energy Bils, Chimney Sheep, Rebecca Burn Callander


Invention for stopping chimney draughts saves Brits £74 a year on heating bills

The Chimney Sheep, invented in Cumbria, is proving a winter warmer [Author: Rebecca Burn-Callander] [Link to media]
Tags: Invention, Ofgem, Wool, Cumbria, Draughts, Energy Saving, Heating, Sally Phillips, Energy Bils, Chimney Sheep, Rebecca Burn Callander