Pure Drinking Water from Air

A couple of years ago we reported on a water from air unit we used in the Caribbean island of St. Maarten (http://www.green-trust.org/wordpress/2008/06/13/air-water-generators/). This was a compressor based unit, that works like a dehumidifier and extracts the humidity and purifies it for drinking. We recently came across a non compressor unit, which reduces cost, and

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Standing Seam Metal Roof with Solar Panels

Standing Seam Metal Roof with Solar Panels

A metal roof with built-in solar panels is the most energy efficient and longest lasting solar roofing solution. A metal roof will usually last in excess of 50 years, and solar PV panels usually last 30+ years with minimal loss of efficiency or or electric power production. The combination of the two creates a one-time

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Home Insulation Types

Home Insulation Types

There are many home insulation types to choose from, but ultimately your choice will be dependent on the followings: • The location of your household will be assigned an R-value as defined by the local building codes. The R-values vary greatly across the country, for example, somebody in Maine would have his minimum required R-value

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Essential Oil Recipes for Body and Soul

Recipes to treat stress, anxiety, bronchitis, athlete’s foot, sinus problem’s and more. The following recipes are adapted from Practical Art of Aromatherapy by Deborah Nixon. Anxiety: Anxiety creates tension in the body and can trigger other stress-related symptoms. Ease your anxiety by using these calming and uplifting oils. to calm the nerves: lavender 10 drops,

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The Importance of Low VOC Carpets

The Importance of Low VOC Carpets

Majority of American households have their houses carpeted but not realizing that this can cause problems to indoor air quality. Carpet, with its associated padding and adhesive, is a major source of VOCs.  Installed carpet has an inherent properties of 100 over chemicals, and to make matters worse, it captures additional chemicals and pollutants from

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Window Replacement Guide

Window Replacement Guide

Window Design Before you can appreciate just how much a window can save you on your utility bills, you must understand the actual working of an energy efficient window.  This window replacement guide will attempt to help you in this understanding.  The theory is fairly straightforward: windows that are designed to be energy efficient are

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