sustainable homes

7 Commons Myths About Making a Sustainable Home Debunked

If you’re considering building a sustainable home, or renovating your current home for greater energy efficiency, you might wonder if it’s worth it. After all, maybe you’ve read about green building or heard stories countering its benefits and complaining about the costs. Crafting a sustainable home should still account for design and aesthetics, but reap […]

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How to Plan Short-term and Long-term Sustainability Goals

Adopting sustainable practices is clearly a responsibility for everyone. We all interact with the environment and, as such, we need to protect it. This is something we’ve known for a long time and yet the fact remains we’re teetering on the precipice edge of a climate emergency. One thing we need to accept is we […]

greener construction

15 Ways Construction Is Gradually Getting Greener

Construction produces 39% of all the carbon emissions in the world. The industry is making strides toward sustainability, but it still faces challenges. Some of the issues include the higher price of green technology and the lack of concrete action. Companies struggle to efficiently monitor sustainable practices. For example, some contractors don’t know the full […]

eco-friendly innovation

Greener Offices: How Eco-Friendly Innovation is Changing HVAC

Many businesses are interested in the things they can do to become more eco-friendly and benefit the environment. With climate change increasingly impacting individuals and companies across the globe, there is an onus on doing more in this area. Given companies can have significant carbon footprints, it is not surprising to realize they can do […]

research

Making Your Research More Sustainable

Research is a vital tool in helping our society progress. Through this process, we have the chance to learn more about the world and establish applications for new knowledge. If you’re a research professional, this is likely to be one of the reasons you’re so committed to your work. You have the opportunity to make […]

commercial buildings

How to Make Commercial Buildings More Sustainable

UK properties are responsible for around 20% of the UK’s carbon emissions, according to the Committee on Climate Change. Business premises are of particular concern. In larger cities, such as London, commercial buildings account for over 70% of the city’s overall emissions. So, it’s understandable why companies need to pay close attention to the ways […]

The Biofriendly Podcast - Episode 59 - Renewable Energy with guest Michael Carroll

Renewable Energy with guest Michael Carroll

This week we welcome our guest engineer, scientist and inventor, Michael Carroll. Mike shares a little bit about the incredible work his company, Helios Altas, is doing with hydro-powered energy in remote places around the world in need of power. We also discuss the current state of renewable energy, how water dams are theme parks for fish, and wind energy is not for the birds.

solar panels

Going Solar 101: Tips for Solar Inverter Installation and Maintenance

If you’ve been exploring the idea of installing a solar panel system, you probably already know all the components you’ll need to obtain. Some of these components may vary depending on the type of system you’re about to install. That said, you’ll still need to get your hands on solar panels, batteries, charge controller and […]

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Reasons to Use Solar Power and Solar Lighting

Home owners around the country are taking the plunge and installing solar power or solar lights. Thus it’s so surprise solar installations are on the rise. There are several reasons to add solar to your home, which we will talk about in this article, but there is a barrier to entry. Investing in solar energy […]

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Solar Power Innovations Make Renewable Energy Better Than Ever

Innovation is a core strength of the solar industry and will continue to sustain it well into the next decade. In the past year, advances in solar efficiency, solar storage, solar design and even wearable tech have changed the landscape of renewable energy. It’s now better than ever, improving with each passing day. The future […]