Posts Tagged ‘energy’
Save money and reduce carbon emissions with GreenTrac
Hands up who turns off their PC when not in use? I have to admit even though I always turn off my computer at night; it’s often left idle during the day. ‘Greentrac‘ is a software package that is helping me change my behaviour, reduce my carbon footprint and save money. Suitable for large organisations…Read More
eco friendly cooking – 10 tips
We take daily meter readings here at Chez Green and despite having an A rated cooker, our energy use from making meals is undoubtedly one of the biggest aspects of our energy usage. There are many things you can do, however, to reduce the amount of energy you use. Here are our tips; please add…Read More
LED review: best 100 watt alternative from EternaLEDS
The Quanta PAR38 LED from Eternaleds runs off just 18 watts of mains electricity, and outputs light equivalent to a 100 watt incandescent light bulb. The quanta PAR38 is a simple screw in retrofit unit that will easily replace your conventional E27 floodlight or spotlight bulbs. When you do so, you can sit back and…Read More
LED colour quality, CRI and binning.
One main criticism of LEDs used for room and space lighting is that the colour or hue of the light appears cold and harsh. Some LEDs appear as tiny, brilliant lights that are too bright to look at, but seem to give very little illumination. There is a quantitative measure of the ability of a…Read More
LEDs, a new generation of lighting
Light emitting diodes (LEDs) lead a new and exciting era of modern ecological lighting. They have been evolving over the last decade and are now maturing into a viable economic alternative to the incandescent bulb and CFL.Read More
5 tips for clean, green laundry
The simple act of washing our clothes can have a significant impact on the environment. Whether its from the massive amounts of water and electricity used, or the use of harsh, toxic products, our washday really can cause the blues. Fortunately, there are lots of ways to make your washday clean and green. Use these…Read More
CFLs, LEDs and incandscent light bulbs. Are they energy efficient, sustainable and safe?
CFLs are great for reducing household CO2 emissions, being more energy efficient than regular incandescent light bulbs. They are more sustainable because they last longer, therefore producing less waste for the landfill. However, emerging opinion seems to suggest that CFLs are not very safe. They have been linked with a range of health conditions including…Read More
Ecosmartsearch – a green engine designed by a 13 year old
I love a good feel good story about young people doing their bit for the environment. This week I was contacted by Andrew Davey, who is 13. Andrew told me about his Eco-friendly search engine called ecosmartsearch.Read More
Reduce fuel consumption and save money – one simple frugal step could save you 20%!
I’ve been experimenting with the way I cook in order to try and save some carbon emissions. This week I’ve been doing the simplest thing that MUST be saving a considerable amount of resources. (my electricity reading shows I’ve cut 20% off my normal usage this week).Read More