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Save water and electricity in your bathroom

The bathroom is one in room in the home that offers the most potential to save both water and electricity. If you fit your bathroom out cleverly, over time, you can save thousands of Rand on your water and lights bill. You don’t need to overhaul your entire bathroom to do this – just substitute […]

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Water Shortages May Leave Energy Producers Dying of Thirst

Utility planners are devising ways in which they would meet the demand for energy during the most pressing times. Short term, they will consider whether they will have to dip into their reserves and longer term, they will calculate whether they have enough generation and transmission. But one thing that those companies are struggling with […]

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Saving Water Saves Electricity

Make the Drops-to-Watts Connection It’s Time for a New Way to Think About Water and Energy With climate change concerns, pervasive droughts, and high energy prices across the country, nearly everyone is

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Rainwater harvesting system generates electricity too

This innovative rainwater harvesting system is not just capable of collecting rainwater for you, but it will also generate electricity to light up your house from wind. The system has been designed by Julien Bergignat who has named it the Eol’eau.  As has already been mentioned above the system does not just provide water for […]

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How to Save Electricity in a Hurry, or Lessons from Japan

The earthquake and tsunami in Japan have demonstrated the dangers of nuclear energy (or the success, depending on who you ask). The disaster also has reminded us just how dependent we are on electricity. But what if the power went out, or you knew it was going to go out soon, unless you started to […]

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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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Eco-Building: 8 Critical Considerations for Sustainable Building

Green building is the practice of increasing the efficiency of buildings and their consumption of energy, water, and materials. Eco-building reduces construction damages to human health and the environment, without compromising on comfort or aesthetics. Sustainable building does not require extensive resources.  Natural building uses abundant, available, renewable, reused or recycled materials. Some choices may […]

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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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