Fuel Cell That Can Take You Off the Grid

Wayzata, MN. Room Addition. Clear edge power system that make power cells. The Oregon based company raised $73.5 million funds and is aiming to corner the small fuel cell installation market. It aims at generating electrical power. It also generates heat which is useful for generating hot water. The Clear Edge system is priced approx $56000 and offers 5 KW of power. “ClearEdge’s...

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CFL vs. LED Bulbs

Plymouth, MN. Home Remodeling. CFL and LED bulbs have become present standard for indoor lighting since they consume less energy than the old fashioned incandescent light bulbs. Although it is more expensive to install one, reputable LED bulbs can last five times longer than CFL bulbs. Still, experts advise that different consumers research on and make comparison on factors like color quality,...

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Honeywell’s New Home Wind Turbine

Hopkins, MN. Kitchen Remodeling Contractors. New invention for green power enters the market today. The Honeywell Wind Turbine retails for approximately $5,795 without installation. The compact device is safe and reliable – but a little more than what some are considering spending. Savings, however, for the average consumer are approximately around $1,200 a year after installation which may...

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Slaying energy vampires

St Louis Park, MN. Bathroom Remodeling. Small appliances that are always on such as chargers, printers, speakers, etc. continue to draw energy until we unplug them. The number of such devices in each home has grown 10 fold over the last 30 years. If you simply unplug or put these devices on a power strip to cut the power to them when not in use, you’ll save about 4% on your annual energy...

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Tactics to increase your homes energy efficiency

St Louis Park, MN. Home Repair Contractor. Use your windows to facilitate cross breezes and ventilation, the low window openings on a house let in cool air and the high window openings allows hot air to escape. Air conditioning and major appliances account for most of a home’s operating costs; you can reduce the systems sizes by properly insulating and sealing your home. Your refrigerator is...

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The Human Element in Sustainability

Edina, MN. Home Repair Contractor. 21 single-family dwellings with green roofs and siding that requires no finishing in Ljusstaden. Part of the design also includes, window placement optimize winter passive heating and obviate the need for air conditioning in the warmer months. “In its sustainable development work, the Rotterdam, Netherlands, firm ArchitectenConsort concerns itself not...

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Easy ways to reduce your carbon footprint

Chanhassen, MN. Room Addition. Relatively easy or painless changes you can make in your home to cut down on your energy consumption and reduce your carbon footprint. The best part of this is you’ll save cash. Included is a video: Make Your Own Worm Compost, if you don’t mined getting your hands dirty. “Does your home consume energy like it’s at an all-you-can-eat buffet?...

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