Compact Fluorescent, Dimmable and Natural Bulbs

Compact Fluorescent Bulb A compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) is a florescent lamp that uses a curved tube to fit the space of an incandescent bulb, and has an electronic ballast at the base of the lamp. Fluorescent light bulbs are more energy-efficient than incandescent bulbs because they use a different method to produce the light.  […]

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How to Prevent Global Warming

How to Prevent Global Warming

Global Warming Causes Global warming is caused by the release of carbon emissions into the atmosphere.  When carbon gases are released in the air, they act like a blanket shield that traps heat in our atmosphere and warms up the planet.  Scientists quantify it as the rise in average temperature of the Earth’s surface and […]

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How Does Solar Power Work?

Solar power is the cleanest and most practical form of renewable energy available.  It can be used to generate electricity or to heat hot water tanks and swimming pools.  The technology is improving every year, making solar power systems smaller and more efficient.  Solar energy is collected using solar panels, where radiant heat is converted […]

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LEED Green Associate Certification, Exam and Study Guide

leed green associate certification and exam

What is LEED? Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is an accreditation system developed by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) to identify buildings that follow certain environmental design guidelines.  To achieve certification, the building requires a LEED Accredited Professional (AP) to help the project with design strategies and documentation that needs to […]

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Green Building Design and Construction

Today’s building professionals are creating healthy and environmentally friendly buildings using sustainable design methods in the construction industry. In order to verify that a building has been designed and built using strategies targeted at reaching high standards of human and environmental health, the US Green Building Council (USGBC) created a rating system called LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) to […]

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How to Save Money on Electricity Bills at Home

Energy Saving Products The best way to save energy at home is by buying the proper energy saving products and using them intelligently.  There are some strategies that require a large investment to save money on electricity bills.  This page will focus on strategies that are easy to implement and still save on electricity.  These […]

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