11 March 2014

Help the Environment and Save Money by Insulating Your Home {UK only}

Did you know that simple insulation of your home can save you money in the long run? 50-70% of the energy used in homes is from heating and cooling. So, by stopping the leakage and properly insulating you can use less energy to stay comfortable, which is ideal for you and the environment.

Many insulators limit the movement of air while others block the flow of air. Since warm air naturally moves to cool rooms, cold attics and basements could be eating your heating costs. The heat could also be leaking out of door and window frames.

Usually you can start with an attic walls. Fiberglass and spray foam insulation are popular choices. The next places you will want to check are the windows in the entire home. Storm windows are double paneled and seal tighter to keep the heat in or out. You can even put reflectors on your roof to keep the radiative heat out in the summer.

You may be thinking, where do I get the money to do this? There are many companies that will allow you to make payments so you can start saving on energy right away. See Instructions and apply on the Green Deal website to avoid up-front costs and start improving on your home today.

Note: The Green Deal is for the UK only.

07 March 2014

Protect Factory Workers and the Environment with Thermal Oxidizers

Factory and industrial work has a long history of chemical exposure concerns, with many health advocacy groups demonstrating that chemical exposure in the workplace may be a common link between many health ailments. In today's workplace environment, technological advancements in reducing indoor chemical pollutants have become increasingly popular and highly innovative. One such a method of reducing chemical exposures and pollutants is through units known as thermal oxidizers, many of which are installed in factories, chemical plants, and other heavily-polluted work environments all over the world. With their highly-effective methods for reducing pollutants in the air, these units may be especially helpful for reducing health risks and environmental concerns.

Health websites and news outlets are constantly exulting the benefits of reducing environmental contaminants and pollutants. One can't go to this website or that website without finding some interesting news report on the risks associated with pollutant exposure. Often, the combination of chemical exposures and demanding physical labor can be strenuous on the body, further complicating health risks, concerns, and diseases. Although a thermal oxidizer is by no means a medical device, it is a valuable unit that allows pollutants to be transformed into CO2 and H20 through a process called thermal combustion.

Often, a chemical plant will install multiple thermal oxidizers and combustion units throughout their facility. Depending on the size and chemicals used, these units may run throughout every hour of the day. Not only are oxidizers important for keeping workers safe and protected from possible and potential chemical exposure, they can also help to protect the natural environment. Businesses have been constantly becoming more green lately, combining industry know-how with the latest eco-friendly tools to enhance their productivity and image. More often than not, green measures allow companies to generate innovative and creative ideas on how to improve performance without sacrificing the health of other humans or the environment.

Without proper measures taken in chemical plants and factories, environmental and health risks are often the first concerns among most individuals and organizations alike. Improving air quality is easier now than it has ever been, especially thanks to creative environmental scientists all over the world. Other measures for controlling toxins, chemicals, and pollutants include VOC-laden air concentrators. These units enable companies to pull in volatile air contaminants and pollutants into themselves. They release natural exhaust as a result, reducing the amount of pollutants in the air and work environment.

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03 March 2014

Princess Peach Costume Review {Super Mario Bros Costumes are Awesome}

Recently I had the opportunity to try a Princess Peach costume from Wholesale Halloween Costumes. If you don’t know who Princess Peach is than let me fill you in. She is the Princess of the Mushroom Kingdom. Peach is Mario’s love interest in the series of Nintendo Mario games. The typical story is the Villain (Bowser) attacking and the Hero (Mario) saving the Princess!  Princess Peach was a favorite of mine while growing up and playing Super Mario Games.

25 February 2014

Solar Power Solutions For Homes

Modern architecture needs to incorporate alternative energy sources into the heating, cooling, plumbing and ventilation plans. A home can have solar panels installed on top of angled rooftops that have shingles. Flat rooftops are not compatible with solar panels because sunshine radiates solar energy at an angle. Solar power can be used to provide hot water and even some electricity that can be used for appliances and other major applications in homes. Homeowners can also get tax incentives when installing solar panels. The government is interested in giving smart homeowners tax breaks when it comes to using alternative energy sources.

Some solar panels can actually be installed near a home instead of on top of the roofs. In fact, free standing solar panels can absorb much more energy because there isn't any limited space such as on a rooftop. The panels can be tilted at the optimum angle and supported by a simple rod or structure. The panels can then be connected directly to a home's electrical grid or plumbing system. In fact, a collector can be stored outside in climates that have warm temperatures all year long. Such a collector simply stores hot water that's delivered to the fixtures inside a home. Additionally, an electrical collector such as a large battery or capacitor can also be installed to provide some backup electricity to the dominant power lines that are connected to a home. In the future, solar cells can be advanced enough to power an entire home's electrical supply.

31 December 2013

Re-Manufactured and Recycled Pallets for Your Warehouse

Pallets are an easy and convenient way to move products from one location to another. The most common place they are used is in a warehouse. If you work at a location like this, you can place a large order of supplies and keep everything on a pallet until it is moved to a store. Pallets can also be used by companies that have products sold outside so that the items are kept off the ground. These items might include pumpkins in the fall or flowers in the spring. 

If you have recently opened a company and need pallets, you can get new ones or some that have been refurbished. When you need new pallets, it is a good idea to order now instead of later as they are usually built to your specifications. You can order the size you need in length and width as well as the thickness needed. Re-manufactured pallets, although used, have been fixed so that they appear new. Boards have been replaced and nails have been tightened. You can also get pallets that are made of recycled materials. These are a great way to do something good for the environment, and they are often less expensive.

26 December 2013

Renew Crew Eco-Friendly Outdoor Surface Cleaning

Homeowners spent a significant amount of money on professional landscaping and other maintenance services to keep a property in great shape. Power washing is perhaps the most common type of treatment used to clean driveways, decks, walkways, sidings and even roofs of a home. However, pressure washing techniques have their limitations. For the ultimate cleaning solution outside of a home, something more than pressurized washing is needed. Other types of chemicals and cleaners need to be applied to the exterior of a property to deliver the best results. Renew Crew is a type of company that offers cleaning and maintenance services that involve much more than power washing. 

A multiple step approach towards cleaning outdoor spaces is required for long lasting success. For example, a pre-soak is applied to the surfaces of driveways, walkways and wood. The soft foam penetrates deep between cracks and crevices and loosens up dirt, grime and other debris. Environmentally friendly cleaning agents are used to properly clean the hard to reach areas of outdoor surfaces. Although effective at killing bacteria, traditional bleaches and other harsh chemicals can leave permanent marks and stains on tiles, stone, concrete and wood. Additionally, bleach and other toxic chemicals may leak off to the surrounding grass, plants and other landscaping features of a home. Surely, homeowners don't want to have their beautiful gardens ruined after a power washing service that applied strong and harmful chemicals on walkways and decks.

13 October 2013

Masters in Urban Planning {Guest Post}

With the world changing a little bit each day, some modern degree programs are doing their best to keep up with these changes. There are many examples of these types of degrees. One of the most prominent, though, is a Masters in urban planning. These degrees are offered at a few different schools, but the University of Florida has developed a strong reputation for providing high-level instruction. What are these degrees all about? They help students understand the dynamics that go into play when a city is planned out. After all, places like Houston and Phoenix did not just pop out of the ground. Someone planned those places out, and that's truly what these new degree programs are all about.

16 September 2013

Light Up Decor for Your Wedding

Wedding receptions that dramatize the pure beginning of a new life for bride and groom, are well illustrated with sheer white fabric, sprinkled with dazzling lights. Carefully placed LED lighting, mixed within the folds of semi-opaque sheers, can deliver the magical appearance of stars.

Turn the lights down low, add some rich orchestra music, and use candles in crystal containers, for the fantasy of stars to begin. LED lighting adds a soft glow, wherever atmosphere and lighting is needed. Keeping the outside bustle of caterers away from the mood, comes easy when doorways are lined with an LED curtain from ZappoBZ.com. Exits to brightly lit kitchens and prep areas, disappear behind the fantasy of stars, keeping the mood glamorous and romantic.

A wedding is an event to be remembered and cherished. The reception is an extension of traditional merriment that seals the special beginning of a new life. By using the right elements, guests will be able to experience the passion, mystery and love, of two individuals, joined in marriage. Combining a twilight scene with crystal, candles, rich table settings, and sparkling LED sheer curtains, at all points of entry, the perfect scene is created, and remembered, for many years to come.