Solar Shading for Buildings

lbbudd September 05, 2007 10:55 AM
We use solar durable screens made by Ludvig Svensson to keep greenhouses cool. These are nylon woven screening with mylar woven in for heat reflection. They work very well. About …

Public/Private Partnerships

Jan Aceti Brookline August 30, 2007 02:26 PM
Hello, Are there any municipalities or regional governmental agencies out there that have collaborated with contractors from a particular industry (e.g. irrigation contractor…

Elevator Energy Usage

Mary Closser Dunedin August 27, 2007 07:42 PM
This may be a little petty, but I'm wondering if anyone has information about how much energy is utilized by the lazy old elevator? I work in a tall city building and it drives me…

Looking for Examples of Green Single Family Residential Construction Curriculum for Builders

John Harrington St. Paul August 23, 2007 11:49 AM
I'm working with a local technical college on the development of a curriculum for local builders to make their products green. I'm familiar with LEED and the National Association …

Suggestions for Adding CBSM to a Class Exercise

Curt Mcnamara August 19, 2007 09:00 AM
I am teaching an on-line class on the basics of sustainability, and one of the three projects will be "greening" a local business (making it more sustainable). We use the Angry Tr…

Tangible Energy Use Comparisons

Robert Hall Boulder August 02, 2007 11:18 PM
Seeking good resources on how much energy is used for a number of less-familiar daily office and residential energy uses. This would be used for comparing a little-understood ener…

Fluorescent Lamp Info from Florida

Laurie Tenace Tallahassee July 18, 2007 09:23 AM
Florida DEP has recently posted a press release on compact fluorescent lamp usage and spill clean up. Our lab also did a modeling study to show how quickly mercury vapors can be e…

Medical Journal Article about CFL Bulbs

Suzy Fraser Ottawa July 17, 2007 09:25 PM
The Canadian Medical Association Journal has published an article about CFL bulbs and mercury. It's in response to recent worries from consumers regarding the health effects of CF…

Energy Efficiency at the Gym

Judy Gibbens Peterborough June 27, 2007 07:11 PM
I would like to provide the manager of my gym (and ultimately the owner of a pretty large chain here in Canada) with some information on energy efficiency in gyms. I've met some r…

Blackle: Black Background Home Page for Google Saves Energy

Steven Brant Bryn Mawr June 23, 2007 10:32 AM
Dear Friends, This is a very interesting idea...that a black background on your home page takes less energy to display on a computer. Check out - the …

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