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How Smart Technology Can Make Your Home More Energy-Efficient

The eco-conscious movement recently found its way into the residential sector. You may spot solar-paneled roofs, electric cars, and rainwater harvesting systems in American suburban neighborhoods. These forms of green technology work to shrink one’s carbon footprint, protect the environment, and decrease the cost of utility bills. Adding smart technology to your home can also […]

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How to Make Your Airbnb Rental More Energy Efficient

Statistics indicate two million Americans stay in an Airbnb on a daily basis. Therefore, it comes as no surprise, renting out your home can help to generate additional revenue. But, you have to practice your due diligence when it comes to regulating energy use, as the additional income you make, can get depleted by guests […]

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New Wind Solutions Are a Big Win for Conservation

When most people think about renewable wind energy, they imagine clean, blue skies, fluffy clouds and a well-placed lens flare as a gloss-white, mill-blade splits the sun. It is a beautiful image representing the promise of a cooler and healthier tomorrow. What I think of is, a Wedge-Tailed Eagle dipping and dodging (fighter pilot style), […]

Frozen Energy In Texas

After the recent winter storms in Texas, we have seen a fair amount of finger-pointing as to why the state was underprepared and left in the cold. This week on The Biofriendly Podcast we directly address the accusations against green technology, why a fire should always have its place, and Noel gets riled up about all the nonsense!

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Conscious Consumerism Trends On the Rise

While 2020 will always now be remembered as ‘the year of the coronavirus pandemic’, it’s easy to forget just how significant a period of time it has been in the fight against climate change, as well as the increase of conscious consumerism. One of the – if not the biggest – global issue we as […]

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How to Reduce Energy Consumption at Home: Simple and Cost-Effective Strategies

Did you know the average American household uses 11,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity annually? This energy consumption number comes from air conditioning, water heating and other standard practices. It’s not uncommon for people to spend $1,000 or more on utility bills every year. These habits are also bad for the environment. You can learn how to […]

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Starting Your New Year Off on a Biofriendly Note

At the start of every year, people all across the globe like to take a little time to figure out their New Year’s resolutions. While some may question whether this is worth the time and effort, I think taking a look at things you want to improve in your life or figuring out how you […]

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From Big to Small: 5 Commercial Solar Lighting Options for Your Business

Marshall Schreiber Herskovitz, an American movie director and environmental proponent has been quoted saying, “Even those who don’t believe in climate change believe we should develop renewable energy. Americans get it, it’s time. This is not controversial. It’s actually right in the wheelhouse of American business.” This statement couldn’t be closer to the truth. The […]

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Tips and Advice for Building a Passive House

Did you know that the average home is massively inefficient when it comes to conserving energy? Most homes are losing energy from thermal bridging, air leaks, insufficient insulation, and other inadequacies that become especially harmful in extreme temperatures. This inefficiency plagues most of the homes in America. Fortunately, environmental awareness seems to be peaking right now. […]

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The Future of Solar Shingles

Solar energy has become the face of renewable energy, alongside other resources like wind and geothermal power. Its efficiency and eco-friendliness make solar a standout for the energy industry. Most commonly, you’ll see solar panels popping up in places where renewable energy is used. Lowered costs mean people have access to implement them on all […]