Articles tagged with ‘energy efficiency’
By Anny on March 24th, 2013
The concept of Green mortgage is recently becoming popular as more people are becoming eco-conscious and are looking to reduce their energy consumption. Greenmortgageeinvolves modifying your home to make it more energy efficient. This could mean buying gadgets which work on alternative energy such as solar panels, using dimmable CFL lighting, LED panels, changing your windows by using cellular and low emission windows etc. We are all aware of the fact that all the above mentioned gadgets do require an initial investment, and the returns start pouringingradually. The high cost of the initial investment is what deters a lot of us from making the first move, and we often tendto lose out on the recurring returns they offer. Green mortgage is one such facility which helps you with the initial cost of investment for such technologies
You stand to gainin both ways as the modifications you decide to do for your house can be done in a modern way which is sure to impress your visitors and add to the value of your house. Also such energy saving modifications do give you regular returns by means of reduced power bills etc- which can be used to offset a part of the mortgage amount. Also investing in such eco-friendly practices also shows your solidarity with the environment as your act decreases the net carbon footprint, pollution and greenhouse emission which are direct and indirect consequences of your energy consumption.
This is a welcome move to start the trend of energy saving in our daily life. There are a whole lot of ways by which you can save energy consumption in your home and since you now can be assured of a funding for that. You would also need an energy audit done on your home so that an estimation can be made as to how muchsavings in terms of spent energy would your modifications make. To know more, just get in touch with your bank to check on a suitable scheme.
By Dev on September 22nd, 2011
Everyone in the world would like to go greener for the safety of the environment; however, many think that it will be too expensive or may not work as well. Knowing what products to get and how much energy you would save is key in knowing how to get the most out of becoming green. Your first step in becoming green is to have an energy efficiency audit.
By Anita (EnviroGadget Writer) on May 27th, 2011
The O Pod is an eco-friendly garden office. The strikingly designed circular building has been created to be quickly and easily installed into a garden space. The O Pod provides you with a warm and secure working environment that is near to home, without the common downsides to an office within the home.
By Anita (EnviroGadget Writer) on March 14th, 2011
The Wood Rocket Stove provides you with a safe and efficient wood fueled stove to use for cooking your food while you are outside. The stove is thought to use only 20% of the amount of fuel needed to cook a family meal compared to an open fire, and produces significantly less smoke and fumes.
By Anita (EnviroGadget Writer) on March 11th, 2011
The VPhase Unit is a device that is installed to your fuse box to help reduce your electricity consumption. The unit uses voltage optimisation, reducing the flow of electricity to the devices in your house down to a constant 220v, instead of the 240v – 245v you could otherwise experience.
By Anita (EnviroGadget Writer) on March 2nd, 2011
The H3 VESA PC is a small compact computer that provides you with the performance you need while using a minimum of power. The PC contains all the powerful components you would expect while only using around 30 watts.
By Anita (EnviroGadget Writer) on February 9th, 2011
The Dyson Air Multiplier is an innovative fan that uses a bladeless design to produce a smooth current of cooling air. The Air Multiplier can produce a cool refreshing breeze in a safer, healthier, and more energy efficient way than a standard fan could.
By Anita (EnviroGadget Writer) on December 20th, 2010
The T2 is a fanless dual core PC that uses substantially less electricity than a standard PC. This small and exceptionally quiet PC contains all the powerful components we expect within a PC today, while using only 21 watts on average.
By Anita (EnviroGadget Writer) on November 23rd, 2010
The Western Digital Caviar Green range of SATA hard drives provide energy efficient, low power memory storage for your computing needs. The hard drives are available in capacities up to 2 TB and can use up to 40% less energy than standard computing equivalents.
By Anita (EnviroGadget Writer) on October 27th, 2010
ecoRoute is a piece of software for sat nav systems that has been created to help encourage fuel efficiency. The software can be used to allow you to take the most fuel efficient route for a journey and track your mileage and fuel usage per trip.