Heating Cooling & Energy

 
Trinity portable wind turbine for charging devices
Yet another innovative Kickstarter campaign aiming to put small scale renewable energy generators in the hands of the masses. . We've seen portable charging devices for personal gadgets, we've seen vertical axis wind turbines and now we have seen a marriage of the two. That's right...
The Damn Near Passive House rated at Net Zero Heat 30
Performance: Net Zero Heat 30 Designed by future owner / builder Roy de Vries and Designer John Gower of Gower Design Group. To be located in the Kootenays, BC, the 'damn near Passive House' exists so far in design only and is slated to break ground in the spring of 2014. Once built, this...
ICCE 2013: International Conference and Exhibition on Clean Energy
ICCE 2013: International Conference and Exhibition on Clean Energy. This conference is organized to share and discuss recent developments in clean energy sector. The aim of ICCE 2013 is to gather researchers, scientists, engineers, practitioners, policy makers, from all over the world...
This course will give an overview of various sustainable technologies including solar and wind energy electrical systems, solar domestic hot water, wood heating and geothermal systems. . This course will help home or cottage owners decide what technologies make sense for them...
Choosing the right firewood
Dense hardwoods like maple, oak, birch and cherry are some of the better woods for heating. Different species of wood are available in different areas, so the best firewood will vary by location. . Using softwood is less than ideal for home heating, largely because of how fast it...
The installation of tidal turbines In New York’s East River
Renewable power sources such as sun and wind present challenges for grid operators in being able to consistently meet demand.  Tidal and river generators remove that unknown, and Cornwall, Ontario will soon benefit from a river turbine pilot project. A project started in 2002 by...
Photovoltaic solar panels
It has been estimated that the sun provides as much energy in 15 minutes as humans use in a year. By taking advantage of that with heating and electrical generation, we can work to end our dependence on fossil fuels. Solar energy Our future truly depends on us continuing to develop...
Water
Heating water accounts for one fifth of our energy consumption and there’s a lot we can do to improve that. Insulate your water heater and pipes © Mike...
Design ideas that can help you build a durable, healthy and efficient home
Many systems for controlling the air quality and temperature in our homes are intertwined. Here is a look at some of the options for efficiently heating, cooling and bringing fresh air into your home. The very first thought for efficient home design should always be passive solar. It...
Plastic in landfill
While we are not advocating burning oil to heat homes and commercial buildings, the reality is that that is the source of much of our heat. A new technology is immerging that promises to at least lighten the burden of that, and hopefully slow our extraction of oil. Though we all...
OFFSHORE WIND PROJECT
With the largest energy infrastructure project since the end of the war, Germany is setting out to replace 17 nuclear reactors by the year 2020 with renewable energy sources. Already a leader in solar energy, they plan to be the first developed nation to end its reliance on fossil fuels. ...