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Jul 08
Green Home

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A green home is an environmentally sustainable residence, designed, constructed and operated to minimise or [eliminate where possible] the total environmental impacts and embodied energy use. The main strategies to achieve a green home include: design or certify in accordance with an accredited institution (BREEAM, LEED, Passivhaus, etc.) reduced energy loss or consumption (energy efficiency) […]

Jan 21
Greenhouse Gases

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A greenhouse gas (sometimes abbreviated GHG) is a gas in an atmosphere that absorbs and emits radiation within the thermal infrared range. This process is the fundamental cause of the greenhouse effect. The primary greenhouse gases in the Earth’s atmosphere are water vapour, carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and ozone. Greenhouse gases greatly affect the […]

Ground Source Heat Pumps

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A geothermal heat pump, ground source heat pump (GSHP), or ground heat pump is a central heating and/or cooling system that pumps heat to or from the ground. Wikipedia