The next time you walk around your community, look up! On the rooftops of buildings all around us, you’ll see idle power plants – potential sites for rooftop solar installations – just waiting to be activated in the fight against climate change.
Domtar is a case study of how supply and demand has accelerated sustainability—in particular, how the growing supply of natural gas has accelerated the reduction of coal burning in our power boilers. Over the past few years, energy economics and the drive for competitive advantage through improved efficiency have reduced air pollution and carbon dioxide emissions further and faster than what would have occurred under any likely scenario involving additional government regulation.
With the hot summer months upon us, many homeowners find their energy bills rising. Fortunately, there are a few simple tips and trick you can do – from changing air filters to utilizing a programmable thermostat and more – to cut back on energy consumption and costs, while maintaining individualized comfort at home. See LG Electronics Air Conditioning Technologies’ Summertime Energy Saving Tips & Tricks infographic to get simple advice for achieving a more affordable, comfortable home environment this summer.
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Ready for Winter? Some conservation tips from @GreenKey_Global
Last month, The Weather Network shared their Winter Preview for the upcoming season, and while we were spoiled with a mild winter last year, the prediction is that we will experience a more “traditional winter” this season.
WALTHAM, MASS., November 24, 2015 /3BL Media/ – The holiday season features festive lighting displays, family feasts, cold nights, and the shortest days of the year – what better time for customers to focus on energy efficiency? National Grid encourages customers to follow simple energy efficiency tips while decorating and entertaining this year to ensure that everyone enjoys safe, affordable, and environmentally friendly holidays.
A side-by-side field study of two duct-sealing techniques shows that both methods are effective and save energy with relatively short payback times.
Duct sealing can be difficult, costly and disruptive to deal with in a retrofit situation. The Advanced Residential Integrated Energy Solutions (ARIES) Collaborative conducted a field study to compare two techniques: manually applied sealants and injected Aeroseal aerosol. Their goals were to understand and compare the cost and effectiveness of these two approaches and to identify the logistical and technical issues that might affect large-scale implementation in low-rise multi-unit residential public housing complexes.