Outdoor lights are usually left on for a long time. Using energy efficient bulbs with these fixtures will save lots of energy. LEDs work well indoors and outdoors because of their durability and performance in cold environments.…Continue
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Solar energy isn’t anything new. The technology has been around in one form or another for more than 100 years. However it has never been as practical and financially viable than it is today. Companies and individuals around the world have begun to harness the sun’s rays as a form of sustainable energy at a rate that…Continue
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Three people who together helped increase the energy efficiency of lighting systems across the world have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced Tuesday.
This year’s Nobel Laureates are rewarded for having invented a…Continue
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A trellis with a climbing vine can shade a home and still allow air circulation. | Photo courtesy of John Krigger, Saturn Resource.
Solar heat absorbed through windows and roofs can increase cooling costs, and incorporating shade from landscaping elements can help reduce this solar heat gain. Shading and evapotranspiration (the process by which a plant…Continue
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