from EcoGeek.org by Philip Proefrock Arboform is a material made from wood components mixed with fibers and natural additives to produce a material that can be used to create domestic products that are currently made from petroleum-based plastics.
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from Earth2Tech by Justin Moresco The construction industry may be global, but standards for green buildings are not. That’s starting to change, however, as this week green building councils in Australia, the UK and the U.S. signed an agreement to develop common metrics for measuring carbon emissions from new homes and office buildings.
via: LEED Pro The objections to using LED lights as replacements for standard light bulbs because they are inconvenient is suffering another setback with the GeoBulb II. In a lot of ways, from the overall shape of the bulb to the screw-in socket fitting, it looks very much like a standard incandescent light bulb. But…
Via GoodCleanTech by Mariella Moon Feeling the pressure exerted upon by the European Union, the cell phone industry is currently planning to come up with a universal charger that would work with all phones to be released in the future.
Wildlife researchers have hired the services of some unusual helpers: 200 neighbourhood cats equipped with electronic tags.
With each added version it becomes increasingly clear that Google Earth is good for more than just looking up your street from space. The satellite based 3D mapping application has already been used to fight deforestation and gauge the effects of global warming on animal life.
Manufacturers of oriented strandboard and plywood claim both products work well. But using panels made of wood chips makes some builders nervous. Like it or not, osb will define the future of the structural sheathing market.
Via GoodCleanTech. Just recently, the UK phased out 100 watt light bulbs in support of the usage of eco-lighting available today. Unfortunately, the shift was not met without its own dose of criticisms due to complaints against CFL bulbs. LED would have been a better alternative, but high prices have discouraged its widespread use. This…
Via GoodCleanTech. Following in the footsteps of other household appliances equipped with sensors such as televisions and air conditioners, Panasonic is releasing the first home-use fluorescent lamp with the same feature. The new product is called the “Auto-eco Light-control Twin Pa” – a lamp that can detect the brightness of the area or ambient lighting…
Although, from an energy consumption perspective, almost any compact fluorescent light (CFL) is better than the incandescent bulb it replaces, some CFLs are better than others. A recent report from the Environmental Working Group has identified a long list of over 1000 models of CFL bulbs that fail the 2008 standards.