Tutok Kalikasan

Being interviewed live s really different….especially f d script s not followed…anyways, i’m glad 2share energy efficiency principles 2many pple.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PX2sxFef7FM&feature=share

energy efficiency factor fro refs nd freezers

energy efficiency factor 4 refs nd freezers

93 million miles by jason mraz….

d climate reality proj’s 24 hours of reality: d dirty weather report…..

glass window refs

a lot of stores, restaurants, canteens, groceries, etc. have a glass window refrigerator that were mostly provided for free by refreshment suppliers.

 

most, if not all of tis refs have oversized compressors dat sucks a lot of energy! they r made 2make sure dat d products on display r very cold. some even have blowers dat continuously circulate d cold air inside. tis refs don’t care bout efficiency….a ref w/ regular door (no glass window) s more efficient since it keeps the inside cool & well insulated. moisture build-up outside d glass window s a good indicator! one can feel d coldness of d glass window wen touched (compared 2 a regular door insulated ref).

if you’re selling d products at a higher price, e.g. in restaurants, hotels, etc. d amount of electric consumption can b compensated by d high profit margin. but if you only have a sari2 store or a bakery & sells d products at d suggested retail price….man…think again…u might b just paying off ur electric bills w/ ur profits!

inefficient appliances like tis have a high carbon footprint…thus r not good 4d environment. of course cold drinks r cool…but der r oder ways 2cool a drink aside fr using free but inefficient refs! n d long run…they’re not free at all…..

f u can’t help but use tis free glass windowed refs….at least save some money by not using dem 24/7. unplug dem at night & transfer perishable goods in a regular ref dat u use 24/7. could be inconvenient but worth d savings! if d lights inside r busted, don’t replace dem! or u can bust tis lights out. dey generate heat dat d compressors need 2 cool down. suppliers add d lights so deir products can b seen even in daylight!

one restaurant unplugged deir glass window ref indefinitely & was amazed to see how much deir electric bill went down! dey just use tis as a display 4deir available products 4sale. wen someone buys a product, dey get a cold one fr a regular ref.

glass window ref s a cool way 2display products. in case u don’t need 2 display d products…don’t use dem…dey’re ain’t efficient in cooling things down….f u really nid 2 use it…don’t use it 24/7!

solar water heater using empty plastic bottles

Power station

Image by green_kermit via Flickr

re-using empty soda bottles s a cool green idea! using electricity to produce hot water s d most inefficient way of heating water….it contributes to high peak demand when everybody take a shower in the morning or early evening! thus, more energy is needed to be produced by power plants w/c usually r fueled by coal, diesel or bunker oil! using d sun 2heat water s d best thing dat we can do help stop d pollution!

solar bulbs

Mat-2l

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talkin bout cheap day lighting techniques….towards a low carbon society…re-using empty soda plastic bottles is not a bad idea, they last a hundred years anyway…

day lighting s using no artificial lights when d sun is shinning! definitely saves money!

light colored roofing

Urban heat island profile

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white colored roof s 20 degrees celsius cooler than dark colored roof. see experiment below using an infrared camera.

spot 1 (white color) = 42.9 deg c

spot 3 (black color) = 64.8 deg c

painting ur roof w/ a high albedo (light colored & reflective) coating can help lower the air-conditioning expenses since dark colored roof absorbs the sun’s heat. in tropical countries like the phils., dark colored roofs should be avoided since we don’t want to heat our house coz we don’t have winter snow anyway.

dark colored roofs also contribute to ‘urban heat island effect’…..

so paint ur roof white for a cooler world…..

Driving the Nissan X-Trail Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle

Cutaway illustration of a fuel cell car

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Driving the Nissan X-Trail Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle from San Fransisco Airport to Sacramento, California on the 2009 Hydrogen Road Tour. This hydrogen vehicle produces zero emissions and runs on electricity that is made on board by a fuel cell. A fuel cell makes electricity by combining hydrogen from the vehicle’s fueling tank and oxygen from the air with no moving parts in a virtually silent process. That means that the only thing you hear on the highway is the sound of the wind and a very faint whir of the electric motor.

new inverter type A/C

A typical home air conditioning unit.

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bellow r new efficient air conditioner available in d phils.

intelligent inverter w/ auto adjusts

dc rotary inverter

s-inverter

in search 4an efficient refrigerator

92 watts rated power input 7 cubic feet ref available in d phils. tis is an efficient one! need 2change my ref soon….am looking 4one w/ a built-in running capacitor, tis will reduce consumption during compressor start-ups…..hope 2find one in d near future.

dr robert wimmer talks bout energy efficiency & sustainable development

part one

part two

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