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Creating a Green and Energy-Efficient Home

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Creating an environmentally friendly and energy-efficient home entails so much more than separating your biodegradable and non-biodegradable waste and making it a point to turn off the lights in your house when they’re not in use. Keep in mind that everything we do has an impact on the world, and thus, we should make it a habit to constantly recognize and grab opportunities to save energy and take care of Mother Earth as we go about our day-to-day lives.
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Choose Perfect Cladding for Your Sustainable Home

Over the course of years, we have witnessed a lot of changes regarding the environment and climate, which had (and still have) a great impact on our planet, wildlife and also, our lives. Global warming, as one of the key factors of climate change has become quite an expressed issue in the last couple of years.  Therefore, people around the world are starting to search for alternative and sustainable solutions to implement into their lifestyles, so they would, hopefully, decrease the negative impact on the environment and leave a healthier planet for their offspring. One of the methods of fighting these environmental issues is green building or simply put – using energy-efficient building materials which have a good impact on the surrounding. This is exactly why the demand for cladding systems has grown substantially in recent years and here you can find out all you ever wanted to know about what cladding really is, what’s it made from and how does it actually affect the environment as a whole.
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Go Easy When Going Green!

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Once you have decided you want to move towards a greener life remember and go slow. I have been speaking to lots of people recently who decided to reduce their carbon foot print but have rushed in like a bull at a gate and have ended up ditching a lot of their good intentions.
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Wind Power: Our Top Facts

shutterstock_110700254As the world’s resources of non-renewable energies are fast depleting, there is growing interest and research into renewable sources. One of the fastest growing alternatives is wind power, which happens to be one of the cleanest and safest methods of generating electricity.

Wind is basically the movement of air between high and low pressure areas. It is actually caused by uneven heating of the earth (from the sun), which results in hot air rising and cool air flowing as a consequence. Wind power is generally harnessed by way of turbines, which capture the wind and turn it into rotational energy. This is subsequently turned into electricity by utilising a generator.
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Harnessing the Sun: How Solar Power Works

shutterstock_123739609It’s no secret that the sun is a powerful source of abundant energy. The sun has been powering the earth for millions of years, but recent developments in modern technology have helped us to harness the sun’s energy and create electricity to run modern households.

To capture this solar energy and turn it into electricity, solar panels are employed. A solar panel consists of cells that are joined together by conductors, thereby creating an electrical circuit. These panels are usually held together in an aluminium frame and covered with glass to protect them. The units are then installed on rooftops to ensure they are exposed to sufficient direct sunlight. Solar panels are also known as photovoltaic panels.
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