Efficiency

Can you really "do more with less?" Sure thing. PF Members tell you how here.

More than 136 million tons of coal ash waste materials are being produced to meet the electricity needs of the US each year. However, more than 55% of these wastes are being dumped in the landfills and ash ponds. Many studies indicate the presence... Read More
As a product: Carrier Line is a cable used between a PV Solar Panel and an inverter; when properly configured this cable increases the output of the inverter by 30-60%. The cable works with any type of panel and inverter, it can be installed for new... Read More
The practice of hydraulic fracturing (a.k.a. “fracking”) is as controversial as ever across the country, with California lawmakers tightening restrictions and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo giving consideration to lifting that state’s nearly five-... Read More
Above: Block diagram of City Block Stored Energy Supply
If you want to create more jobs, build a new city. Not just any city. Start building the city of the future that is the most efficient city possible. No cars allowed in the city. All mass transportation. All supplies arrive at stores via rail... Read More
Have you ever wished that mobile devices did not need batteries? Well, your wish will probably come true. Zhong Lin Wang and his research team at Georgia Tech are developing shoes that can generate power and charge electronics using nanotechnology.
UNSW Australia
UNSW PhD candidate Andrea Wechsler takes by-products from the forestry industry to make particle boards that can be used in kitchens, bathrooms and decking around pools. Not only do they have great moisture resistance, they dramatically reduce the... Read More
From lighter consumer products to car parts, recycled coconut shells are finding new life.
Planet Forward, George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs
Most of us recycle bottles, cans, paper - the basics - but how many of us take the time to rebuild, repurpose and recycle the technology in our lives? The people of HacDC live that lifestyle every day.
The George Washington University
Downsizing your living space is one way to get really green. Tiny houses could be the next big thing in both sustainability and affordability.

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