Green Living



Practical ways to conserve energy!




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May 25, 2011

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We are looking for the best ideas to 'practically' save energy. Hopefully, when centralized, people will adopt more of these ideas than just one or two.

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Efficient lighting
Name Kavan
Category None
Date June 28, 2010 View Comments (1)

Idea Description

Compact florescent lamps (CFLs) use less energy than normal lightbulbs, and it's easy to find CFLs that have an appealing glow, rather than the sickly white tone of florescent tubes. CFLs are also more reliable, durable, and have a longer lifespan.

On average:

CFLs last 10 times longer than regular, incandescent lightbulbs.
A single bulb replacement will save you $22 per year.
CFLs save 2000 times their own weight in greenhouse gases over their lifetime, compared to normal bulbs.

CFLs = epic.



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Don't forget that the average rated life of a CFL is between 8 and 15 times that of incandescents.
Posted By dsigal on August 23, 2010


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Cool laundry
Name Kavan
Category None
Date June 28, 2010 View Comments (0)

Idea Description

Wash your laundry with cold water! Most of the energy used to do your laundry goes into heating the water. Unless your clothes are literally caked with grime, cold water will clean them just as well as hot water.

(It takes a ton of energy to heat water because of its high specific heat capacity.)
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Wear a sweater!
Name drew@ideamarketplace.com
Category None
Date May 25, 2010 View Comments (0)

Idea Description

You don't always have to turn on the heat. It costs nothing to put on a sweater or a sweatshirt! Of course there are limits to this strategy, but at least it's practical!
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