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How to Save Energy at the Office

Wondering how to save energy at the office? Look around your office. How old are your computers and printers? Is the refrigerator in your break room from 1972? Is the air conditioning on full blast during the summer? People are becoming more and more conscious that their workplaces are wasting energy. Older buildings may not […]

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When is Green Technology Most Useful?

It’s a term that’s being bandied about regularly these days, and if you want to be perceived as doing your bit for the environment, it goes without saying that you must be interested in all things green as well. Green technology is all the rage today – if you’re not going green, you’re viewed as […]

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SA construction firms starting to focus on green practices

As increasing environmental pressures take hold in South Africa, the country’s major construction companies showed that they were starting to focus on pursuing green practices and projects, particularly in renewable energy projects where opportunities were emerging. For Group Five in particular, a view has developed that climate change opportunities exceed risks, and the company sought […]

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Light pollution, the environment and climate change

The issue of light pollution sprang to mind again tonight after reading about some cosmic events I’d really like to see. Sadly, many people never even get to see the true night sky due to light pollution.  Imagine what night time on this planet would have looked like from space just a few hundred years […]

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DuPont speeds up forecast for $1 billion in solar sales

DuPont now expects $1 billion in photovoltaic market sales this year, up from a previous forecast to hit that mark in 2011, saying interest for solar materials continues to spike. The company, which also makes a range of chemicals and iconic products like Kevlar and Tyvek, said the new forecast is due to research that […]

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How to Save Energy by eliminating Phantom Loads

You might not know it, but there’s an invisible thief which may be stealing your energy and boosting your energy bills. As long as they’re plugged in, all electronic devices – anything with a clock, timer, adaptor, memory or remote control – continue to draw power even when they’re not in use. Since most homes […]

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The ‘Waterless’ Washing Machine that could Save You Money

New machine by Xeros cleans clothes with beads and a tiny amount of water and may cut household bills by 30% “Dry” cleaning is set to become a domestic activity with a washing machine that uses 90% less water than a normal laundry cycle and could be available by the end of 2011. The device, […]

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