As discussed in a recent article, we’re excited for the much-anticipated release of the innovative Switch LED light bulb. But with those bulbs still a couple months away from widespread public release, we’re intrigued by a another solid competitor in the screw-in LED bulb category: the Warm White LED bulb from G7 Power.
Leaving unused electronics plugged in is a massive source of wasted energy. And while leaving your cell phone plugged in after it’s charged might not seem like a huge power hog, consider US Department of Energy estimates that power vampires account for a whopping 100 billion kilowatt hours of wasted energy each year – costing […]
Pin It In Part II of our Home Solar Energy Guide, we took a brief look at different types of solar panels. Read on to learn more about the differences between monocrystalline, polycrystalline, and amorphous solar cells – in manufacturing, price, and performance.
The best LED light bulbs emerging on the market are those that combine the performance and energy efficiency of LEDs with the warm, familiar glow of an incandescent bulb. Panasonic recently unveiled an Edison-style bulb with an LED “filament” that may finally help win over die-hard fans of dirty old incandescent lights.
Northern California’s coastline offers some spectacular views, but it’s also an environmentally sensitive area. The Stinson Beach House, a recent Marin County project from the architects at Berkeley-based WA Design, is a perfect fit for this unique setting thanks to its small footprint and energy efficient design.
Sorting through all the technical jargon and manufacturers’ claims on energy efficient light bulb packaging is enough to make your mind spin. How much energy and money will you really save by swapping incandescent bulbs for compact fluorescents? What about investing in a couple new LED light bulbs? Thanks to the folks over at National […]
Live in the Los Angeles area? Check out the Green Living Workshops that start tonight at the G2 Gallery in Venice, CA. The free workshop series will cover practical topics like reducing waste and saving money by cutting water and energy usage.
Garage doors don’t get much respect, considering that they cover a substantial amount of space on a home. Even if your garage isn’t a climate-controlled space, moderating the temperature in a garage can save a ton of money and energy by protecting your living space from temperature extremes – so it’s worth investing in an […]
Electronic devices around your home use a surprising amount of power, even when they’re turned off. These “energy vampires” continue to draw electricity in their Standby modes, but it may not be practical to physically unplug every component in your entertainment center or office. Bye Bye Standby saves money and energy by completely cutting power […]
Gas and wood burning stoves can provide a huge amount of heat for your home, and newer designs like pellet fuel stoves are tremendously efficient as well. So what could help a good idea work even better? The Ecofan helps distribute all that warmth around a room, powered only by the stove’s residual heat.
The best LED light bulbs are undeniably more efficient than incandescents or fluorescent CFLs, since they last far longer and cost far less over time (using much less electricity than their competitors). Now Switch Inc. is introducing a line of LED bulbs this fall that should finally match the aesthetic appeal and light quality of […]