Want to reduce your energy use and save money? It is a lot easier than you think. Many people use a lot of energy because they are accustomed to leaving most of devices running 24/7 when energy was…Continue
Started Apr 1, 2013
Green Remodel Forum was in partnership with SunShot (Department of Energy Sunshot Initiative Rooftop Solar Challenge), Contra Costa Economic Partnership, Diablo Innovation Alliance, Contra Costa…Continue
Started Jan 14, 2013
Danielle Stewart provides cost and lighting factors on CFLs and LEDs to help us make intelligent choices."Choosing the right light bulb could drastically reduce your power bills and positively affect…Continue
Started Mar 9, 2012
A friend of mine recently had some renovation done for her one-story house, including replacing the flooring.
The energy-conscious contractor sealed the perimeter of the concrete slab to cut off any air from infiltrating... Read more http://greenremodelforum.com/grf/?p=2296
Posted on November 26, 2012 at 2:11pm
Often I have read or heard environmentalist or energy conscious individuals saying to dry their clothes naturally with the sun because it saves energy. This is indeed true.
In fact, the sun’s benefit goes much beyond saving energy. The ultraviolet radiation from the sun kills germs very effectively and removes odor. No wonder people talk about the “fresh” smell of sun dried clothes.
Researchers have found that clothes carry more germs today than before, in part due to the…Continue
Posted on September 1, 2012 at 3:35pm
Last week I attended the PCBC Exhibition in San Francisco. This year there are more exhibitors and attendees than last year, which is good. Many products have been shown before, but two caught my eyes as particularly useful to help conserve water.
The first product was the Rainbird subsurface drip irrigation system for lawns and other landscaping purposes. They’ve been around for a few years but I just paid more attention to it this year. It’s a small tube with small holes and…Continue
Posted on August 10, 2012 at 7:48pm
Distributed renewable generation systems such as solar electric and solar hot water systems are great ways to get clean energy. The price of these systems, in particular solar electric systems, has come down in prices so much in recent years that homeowners may want to consider installing them.
While the energy generated is clean, the manufacturing process and disposal of renewable systems, however, still have environmental implications.…Continue
Posted on July 12, 2012 at 6:00pm