"Few places to look out for:
Roundabouts require more material like asphalt to pave and take up more space.
People are not really used to roundabouts in terms of traffic. I'm not sure if there are safety benefits to roundabouts but it makes me…"
"Victor (and fellow commentators), I am not sure whether you are asking relative to an existing home/building or a new one. I have design/built all over the world from the northernmost point in the U.K. to the remote islands of the Pacific as well as…"
"And the number one most overlooked method of cooling a house by up to or greater than 20 degrees.......properly placed deciduous trees. Not to mention that woodland has 9X the water holding capacity as grassland (i.e. typical candyland, sterile,…"
"In the realm of reasonably priced solutions for residential: Button up excessive infiltration and consider a ground-source (or groundwater) heat pump. That's about it. If you feel exotic go for some solar domestic water heating or a small wind…"
"You're insight makes electric vehicles shine; such vehicles would be the "breakthrough" given that the electric grid ran on mostly green energy.
Although I'm no auto expert, when I was researching ways to improve fuel efficiency…"
Let's face it, the summer is almost or is already here (If the last heat wave didn't feel like summer I don't what does). The whole country is going to fry sometime or later and when it does, everyone will want things cool. Yes that means AC...Yes that means lots of power usage..Yes that means more burned coal.Alrighty people. Any ideas for improvements in anything, be it improvements in power generation so we don't burn coal for our coolers or improvements in building design so that buildings…See More
"The problem with your suggestion is that while recycled plastic may seem cheap and sustainable, the panels are expensive themselves, moreover they will need to be maintained - that would add even more strain your wallet. ;)"
Green Engineering is the design, commercialization and use of processes and products that are feasible and economical while minimizing:Generation of pollution at the source and risk to human health and the environment.See More