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Is Green Building Cocktail Conversation?

We are all guilty.  We have stood by and seen and heard green conversations work their way through cocktail and dinner parties.  We have considered the futures of our children and grandchildren and then gone about our way wondering what will become of the environment of our offspring.  The good news is that it is not too late to do something about it by putting that cocktail conversation to work.  The better news is that going green saves money and can even reap profits for those who join the green movement now.

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Vehicle Refuelling Hydrogen Stations

Better get used to seeing and hearing a few new buzz words as the green technology movement increases its popularity among mainstream consumer products.  VRAs (vehicle refuelling appliances) will replace service centre in the vocabulary of the next generation. Making reference to a gas station will relegate you to the senior citizen age group just as quickly as saying, ‘record player, answering machine and typewriter’.Many partnerships around the world have arisen from the need to explore and develop hydrogen power.  Hydrogen can be used to generate energy for everything from vehicles to professional buildings.  For most purposes, the hydrogen stream can come from a single conveniently located appliance.  The VRA can refuel the vehicle directly or the hydrogen stream can be stored and dispensed at a later time.Hydrogen Refuelling OptionsOther choices for refuelling include overnight filling.  This type of VRA utilizes times when the vehicle is not in use (usually at night) to refuel. A […]

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Power Down for Eco Savings

The use and incorporation of sustainable energy is a big priority for many Texas businesses.  Companies all over the DFW area and other big cities like Austin are struggling to put forth their best efforts in creating green buildings.  These are important steps, but many times the big things overshadow the simple steps we can take to conserve energy around the office.Forgetting to turn off the lights is something very few people would do, but leaving the room with residual energy running through computer systems happens all the time in homes and business, big or small.  This results in vast amounts of useless energy being spent for nothing.  Simply turning off your computer is not enough; so long as it is still plugged in to a power source that is not turned off, that computer is still drawing power.All it takes to stop the flow of wasted energy and turn your structure into a green […]

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Little Things Can Lead to Big Savings

It can be very expensive to make an existing building green.  Creating an eco friendly environment is something that many Texas businesses opt to do over time to defray the costs.  However, a business can do many little things to make their buildings more eco friendly while they go about working towards the big items.Spending just a little time and money to make simple changes saves money and the environment at the same time.  Any Texas business, whether they are in the wide-open spaces or big congested cities like DFW, Austin, or Dallas, can create a green building inside and out.  A few items a business of any size can do to make their companies more energy efficient are: •    Replace standard incandescent light bulbs with florescent.  Not only do the florescent bulbs last longer they save money on the monthly electric bill. •    Keep the heating and cooling systems working efficiently by making sure […]

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