Energy conservation
Energy conservation refers to reducing energy consumption through using less of an energy service. Energy conservation differs from efficient energy use, which refers to using less energy for a consta...
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Gaming Computers Offer Huge, Untapped Energy Savings Potential
In the first study of its kind, Berkeley Lab researcher Evan Mills co-authored an investigation of the aggregate global energy use of personal computers designed for gaming—including taking direct mea...
These Futuristic Car Tires Never Go Flat
OVER THE PAST 100 years, many things about the automobile have advanced. Safety, fuel efficiency, and price—they’ve all improved dramatically. But one thing that hasn’t been revolutionized is the tire...
Megacity Metabolism: What Cities Are The Worst Energy Hogs?
New York is an energy hog, London and Paris use relatively less resources and Tokyo conserves water like a pro. These are just a few of the findings from a new study on 'megacity metabolism' -- the wo...
The Internet of Anything: A Smartphone App That Lets You Control Your Office Environment
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have built a mobile app that aims to give office workers more control over their environment while saving energy.
Earth Hour 2013
Last Saturday, March 23, iconic landmarks and skylines were plunged into darkness as people and businesses around the world participated in Earth Hour 2013, turning off their lights at 8:30 pm
Energy policy of the European Union
Although the European Union has legislated in the area of energy policy for many years, and evolved out of the European Coal and Steel Community, the concept of introducing a mandatory and comprehensi...
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Energy use and conservation in the United Kingdom
Energy use in the United Kingdom stood at 37.83 MWh (3,252 kilogrammes of oil equivalent) per capita in 2010 compared to a world average of 21.54 MWh (1,852 kilogrammes of oil equivalent). In 2012, to...
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Energy conservation in the United States
The United States is the second-largest single consumer of energy in the world. The U.S. Department of Energy categorizes national energy use in four broad sectors: transportation, residential, commer...
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Cogeneration
Cogeneration or combined heat and power (CHP) is the use of a heat engine or power station to simultaneously generate electricity and useful heat. Trigeneration or combined cooling, heat and power (CC...
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Low-energy house
A low-energy house is any type of house that from design, technologies and building products uses less energy, from any source, than a traditional or average contemporary house. In the practice of sus...
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Sustainable transport
Sustainable transport refers to the broad subject of transport that is sustainable in the senses of social, environmental and climate impacts and the ability to, in the global scope, supply the source...
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Broadfork
In farming and gardening, the broadfork, or U-fork is a tool used to manually break up densely packed soil, like hardpan, to improve aeration and drainage.It consists of five or so metal tines, approx...
Building performance
Building performance or home performance is a comprehensive whole-house approach to identifying and fixing comfort and energy efficiency problems in a home.Energy audits are performed by energy audito...
Spray foams (insulation)
Spray foam insulation is an alternative to traditional building insulation such as fiberglass. A two-component mixture composed of isocyanate and polyol resin comes together at the tip of a gun, and f...
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Idle reduction
Idle reduction describes technologies and practices that minimize the amount of time drivers idle their engines. Avoiding idling time has a multitude of benefits including: savings in fuel and mainten...
Minimum energy performance standard
MEPS (Minimum Energy Performance Standard) is a specification containing a number of performance requirements for an energy-using device, and that effectively limits the maximum amount of energy that ...
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These Futuristic Car Tires Never Go Flat
OVER THE PAST 100 years, many things about the automobile have advanced. Safety, fuel efficiency, and price—they’ve all improved dramatically. But one thing that hasn’t been revolutionized is the tire...
Marorka
Marorka is a company which specializes in marine energy management. Marorka’s head office is in Reykjavik, Iceland along with its servers and data storage infrastructure are supplied with electricity ...
International Energy Conservation Code
The International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) is a building code created by the International Code Council in 2000. It is a model code adopted by many states and municipal governments in the Unite...
Electric aircraft
An electric aircraft is an aircraft that runs on electric motors rather than internal combustion engines, with electricity coming from fuel cells, solar cells, ultracapacitors, power beaming, or batte...
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ERating
eRating is a certification, education, and labeling program for the passenger transportation sector developed by the Certification for Sustainable Transport (CST) at the University of Vermont. The eRa...
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EcoCute
The EcoCute is an energy efficient electric heat pump, water heating and supply system that uses heat extracted from the air to heat water for domestic, industrial and commercial use. Instead of the m...
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ENBau
ENBau is an initiative of Swiss universities for training in sustainable building with the goal of resource efficiency of buildings in the areas of energy, water, materials and processes.At the same t...
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Insulated pipe
Insulated pipes (called also preinsulated pipes or bonded pipe ) are widely used for district heating and hot water supply in Europe. They consist of a steel pipe, an insulating layer, and an outer ca...
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Double-skin facade
The Double-skin facade is a system of building consisting of two skins placed in such a way that air flows in the intermediate cavity. The ventilation of the cavity can be natural, fan supported or me...
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