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.
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Industrial and light commercial buildings can now achieve a Green Star rating with the release of the New Zealand Green Building Council’s (NZGBC) new Green Star – Industrial PILOT rating tool.
How many times have you heard the claim that a micro-turbine will be able to provide 30 percent of a household’s electricity needs? These micro-turbines were created for home use, especially in urban areas where little space is available to people. Unfortunately, if we base our judgment on a recent British study, it seems these…
Yesterday’s sneak peek at the Energizer Rechargeable Solar Charger, a portable solar-powered AA and AAA battery charger that transfers sunlight to power, was a little light on the actual details.
From NZ Herald, 4:00AM Tuesday Jan 13, 2009 By Owen Hembry As growth plans are reined in across the corporate world, Auckland-based Ecostore is bucking the trend.