Wednesday, June 9, 2010

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Watt Stopper Sensors and Daylighting Controls Slash Energy Usage

June 1, 2010
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Watt Stopper’s PW-100D passive infrared (PIR) dimmable wall switch sensor.
It seems like every other day I hear on the news that changing your light bulbs could save the world.  True.   But, how about making it simpler?  Let’s change the mantra to turn off your lights when you leave a room.  You know what I [...]

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The Top 10 Reasons to Install a Metal Roof in 2010

May 24, 2010
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Welcome guest poster, Marcy Tate.
Metal roofing is one of the greenest roofing choices available in the US.
Metal roofing is becoming more popular as more homeowners realize the amazing energy-saving benefits they can provide. Additionally, metal roofing is more accessible than it used to be as more homeowners are demanding this eco-friendly roofing choice.

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Solar Windows by Pythagoras Solar Seek to Achieve Net Zero Buildings

May 19, 2010
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Anna, another solar post?   I am sorry.  Solar is just so sexy I can’t stand it.  And when you drape it all over a tall skyscraper  well, let’s just say, it makes me feel all tingly. So, what makes Pythagoras Solar so amazing cool? Watch the above video and see why this innovative window [...]

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Green Links for May 16, 2010 from Smart Grid to Children’s Tylenol recall

May 16, 2010
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Photo by Fernando de Sousa.
Lots of good green stuff in the mailbox this week ranging from five green energy myths with a dash of Children’s Tylenol recalls and a sprinkle of what is the Smart Grid anyways? Oh, don’t forget to read the BottleHood’s creative way to reuse wine bottles.  Lots more where that came from.  So, [...]

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How To Choose a Solar Installer

May 5, 2010
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This article is Part II of a series by Mark Yarbough, providing sage advice about picking the right company if you decide to install solar on your buildings.  See Part I, “Competence:  the Next Phase of Solar .” He  is a member of the City Council of Perris, California. He is [...]

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Competence: The Next Phase of Solar.

May 3, 2010
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Welcome guest poster, Mark Yarbough, providing sage advice about picking the right company if you decide to install solar on your buildings.    He  is a member of the City Council of Perris, California. He is also the owner of a Volvo repair shop. His city went solar two years ago [...]

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Garden Atriums: A Sustainable Living Green House

April 28, 2010
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What are you first thoughts when you see the picture above? These people are standing in the middle of a Greenhouse? Well. Close. The picture is of sustainable architect and author Stuart Rose, Ph.D., green designer and developer and his wife, Trina Duncan, in their own home.  He is the designer of Garden Atriums.
Rose’s own [...]

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Have an Earth Day Staycation on Green Talk

April 21, 2010
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Do you have Earth Day overload?  I do.  In my email box, I must have hundreds of requests to write about so and so’s green product or promote this or that agenda since the Earth needs us.  After awhile all of the requests seem the same.
So, here on Green Talk, I am taking the laid [...]

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Outlet and Light Switches Suck Your Money Right Out the Window

April 20, 2010
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Have you ever notice how cold your outlet or switch covers are in the winter?  This winter was extremely cold in the northeast.  Periodically, I would go around and see if air was emanating from the outlet.   Sure enough, the outlets were cold as ice.
Despite the fact my house is an Energy Star house, [...]

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Green News for April 4 , 2010, Ford Motor, Facebook Green, Fake Energy Star Approvals

April 4, 2010
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Photo by Fernando de Sousa.
I don’t know what got into everyone this week, but my email box was jammed with interesting green news.  Is it Spring?  New clothes?  Lost Weight?  New Love Interest?   A recent Hook-up?  Heck, I have no idea, but get a cup of Joe, tea or tap water (forget the bottle [...]

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