May 14, 2014
To gain the maximum energy benefits from the sun, you need to live in a South-facing house.
While it is well known that the sun reaches its midday peak high in the Southern sky, you may not realise the significant renewable-energy differences that can be gained from having a South-facing house or roof.
Let’s take a look now at familiar domestic solar-energy technologies and designs, but with special emphasis on seeing how a South-facing house optimises their benefits.
April 26, 2014
E-Reader devices are surprisingly eco-friendly.
Take a tour with us now through 5 of their foremost environmental benefits.
1. Goodbye To Paper
E-Books are just that – electronic books. No paper required, as all text is displayed in digital form on the E-Reader’s screen. Imagine how much paper and ink is being saved across the world as more and more readers transition to E-Books.
What’s more, disposal of unwanted books is as simple as hitting the delete button.
April 20, 2014
Sleek and shiny the latest tablets and laptops may be, but how do their green credentials compare?
Let’s take a look and see…
Available in various sizes, but always portable, tablets have captured the imagination (and the pockets) of millions of people. And all this in just a few years since the launch of the original iPad. Latest statistics show that more and more people are accessing the web via tablets.
So how green is the average tablet computer? Well, first of all, let’s consider the fact that they are small, slim and light. This means that the total materials and components used are fairly limited. Additionally, a tablet has no moving parts, which cuts down on both materials and energy usage.