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Sustainable living - making it real

environmentally friendly At we believe that sustainability can only be achieved through the whole planet pulling together. That means much is out of the individual's control on a day to day basis, but as individuals we can take action to reduce our own carbon footprint and work towards sustainable living. is all about helping you achieve sustainability and that means we need a tailored approach to each individual’s needs. After all, the options for sustainable living for someone such as myself living on a couple of acres on the Welsh borders is totally different to someone living in a high-rise flat in London. will help each of us to see how sustainability and sustainable living can apply with practical help and cost analysis so we can appreciate what is not only environmentally friendly but also what is cost effective. One thing is for sure, as a species sustainable living is essential for our future.

Renewable energy- giving you the options

environmentally friendly will build a database of analysis covering the many areas of renewable energy. We take into account all the latest developments, installation methods, DIY opportunities, and most importantly, the financial and environmental implications for the home owner when it comes to renewable energy. Whether that means, wind, solar, combined heat and power, or something else, renewable energy is going to play a significant part in our lives. For many, sustainable living does not include the option to generate their own renewable energy so we shall also cover developments in local and national schemes to produce renewable energy as this can reduce the carbon footprint of all.

Sustainable living - using less is best

Renewable energy is only one facet of sustainability. Reducing our consumption is the most environmentally friendly way to get closer to sustainable living. That means everything from high efficiency light bulbs to loft insulation. will keep you up to date with the latest products and techniques to help you reduce your carbon footprint, with in-depth analysis covering both environmental effectiveness and cost implications. This also means more environmentally friendly systems such as ground source heat pumps or biomass boilers that will reduce the amount of fuel you use, save you money and help get that carbon footprint under control.

Electric car - electric bike - must use renewable energy

environmentally friendly Transport is another key area that affects us all. The electric car and electric bike have received much press coverage lately but is this a plus for sustainable living? The electric car may reduce urban pollution and the electric bike may encourage more of us to give up our cars for small journeys but if the power is not from renewable energy then it’s not doing much for sustainable living.

Sustainable living Forums

We all learn from each other and forums will cover the topics you want to discuss. It is hard to achieve a balanced view without lively debate and this is what you will find, whether your interest is about sustainable living in general or some particular aspect of renewable energy or perhaps a new product or system, then the forum will let you talk to like minded people with sustainability as a top priority. We shall launch our forums in the near future.

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Welcome to - the site specifically designed for those aiming for modern but sustainable living. Here you will find articles and links looking at both the environmental and economic benefits of systems and equipment available to those wanting to embrace sustainable living. If you are interested in individual sustainable projects, then the links to these appear below the news items under the various menu categories.

Sustainable Living - latest stories


2/4/2011 9:03:06 AM
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Printed batteries could triple EV range
An article in the Economist takes a look at Planar Energy of Orlando USA who claim to have cracked printing lithium ion batteries directly onto metal or plastic using a process similar to a conventional printing press. This could hold the key to increasing battery storage for electric vehicles between 3 and 4 times, solving the current range restrictions.

12/8/2010 7:46:06 AM
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Wind turbine selection - relating wind speed to power
Understanding the relationship of wind speed to power generation is essential if you want to be sure that wind power is for you. Average wind speeds can be misleading and if you want to know how to find out if a wind turbine is suitable and which one is best for your location, then this article is a must.

10/20/2010 6:54:51 AM
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Britain launches smart grid project
Plans for Britain’s largest smart-grid project have been released. The project encompasses 14,000 homes and businesses and will test the impact of low carbon technologies, such as electric cars and solar panels, on the grid, in order to ultimately help British homes and businesses cut their carbon footprint, reduce their energy use, and save significant money.

10/20/2010 6:34:41 AM
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Glass tiles to cut heating bills
Swedish company, Soltech Energy, recently received the gold medal for this year’s hottest new material at the Nordbygg 2010 trade fair in Stockholm, Sweden. The award was for the company’s home heating system that uses glass roof tiles that allow the sun to heat air that is then used to heat the house and cut energy bills.

10/20/2010 6:10:07 AM
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Domespace rotating wooden house on show at Bordeaux
Taking up a large section of the Eco Habitat zone at the recent Viv'expo exhibition in Bordeaux was a walk-in cutaway model of a rotating wooden house known as Domespace. The domespace can rotate to make use of solar gain.

    
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