NAVIGATING THROUGH CARBON CONFUSION
- Keeping Your Cool (and Warmth). // National Wildlife (World Edition);Feb/Mar90, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p29
Offers advice on how to reduce energy consumption by weatherizing one's home. Preparation of a checklist of the energy shortcomings of one's home; Ways to maximize energy use; Ways to improve cooling efficiency; Cost-effective use of light bulbs.
- Consumer guide to carbon offset providers. // Ecos;Dec2008/Jan2009, Issue 146, p28
The article reports on the consumer guide called Carbon Offset Watch launched by the Total Environment Centre (TEC), "Choice" and the Institute of Sustainable Futures (ISF). The consumer guide is considered as the first independent ranking of Australian carbon offset providers. Twenty of the...
- Now, a Change in Wasteful Habits. // Time;10/29/1973, Vol. 102 Issue 18, p55
The article discusses ways on how Americans can save energy usage. It reports on the removal of 750,000 lights from federal buildings in Washington, D.C. The Treasury Department suggests mandatory automobile tuneups every six months to lessen the consumption of oil daily by 1,200,000 bbl. It...
- Cold hands, warm hearth?: Climate, net takeback, and household comfort. Schwarz, Peter M.; Taylor, Thomas N. // Energy Journal;1995, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p41
Evaluates the thermostat net takeback which is defined as the difference between takeback and enhanced comfort in household ventilation and heating. Benefits of additional insulation in reducing drafts and radiation while increasing moisture retention; Determinants of thermostats.
- Zoning offers optimum comfort and flexibility. // Air Conditioning Heating & Refrigeration News;3/3/97, Vol. 200 Issue 9, p3
Discusses the benefits of zoning heating and ventilation equipment in the home. Suitability to lifestyles and needs of customers; Assessment of the layout of the house and the needs of the family; Temperature presets for each zone; Custom programs for different times of the day or year. INSET:...
- Heat pumps go high-rise. Gunther, Judith Anne // Popular Science;Sep96, Vol. 249 Issue 3, p31
Announces the improvement of an indoor heat pump called the Insider, which is made by the Consolidated Technology Corp. The improvement made by the Electric Power Research Institute of Palo Alto, California; Problems with conventional heat pumps; Changes made to the Insider to improve its...
- Don't turn it off, modulate the water temperature. Trethewey, Richard // Contractor Magazine;Feb94, Vol. 41 Issue 2, p26
Discusses the advantages of using temperature modulation as a means of controlling a home hydronic heating system. Changing water temperature; Continuous circulation; Component cycling.
- Neat ways to heat. Holohan, Dan // Old House Journal;Nov/Dec93, Vol. 21 Issue 6, p35
Features modern heating options can be used without altering the character of homes. Under-the-floor radiant heat; Planning for radiant heat; Baseboard heaters; thermostatic radiator valves; Conversion of steam into hot water. INSET: Suppliers (list)..
- How to add value to thermostat service calls. Koczor, Al // Air Conditioning Heating & Refrigeration News;3/25/96, Vol. 197 Issue 13, p20
Presents suggestions to service providers on adding value to home thermostat service calls. Awareness of questions commonly asked by customers; Helping customers with programming thermostats; Explanation of technical terms to customers.