Posts tagged with “green”

look see’ CCTV drain scans

Tuesday, 10 January, 2017

We at Cockrams Surveying undertake ‘look see’ CCTV drain scans (where access permits) on our intermediate and full building surveys. We have always considered this is necessary on older properties as defective drains can wash out the ground and cause foundation movement. Blockages in drains can also expose occupants to significant health risks including rodents … Read More »

Why You Should Use Passive Solar Water Heaters

Monday, 16 July, 2012

There are many different forms of solar water heaters. It can be as simple as the sun shining on a garden water hose left in the open or as complex as a multiple glass-plated, propylene glycol-filled solar collectors. But no matter if they are simple or complex, solar water heaters are always an economical option … Read More »

Using Solar Photovoltaics Panels

Monday, 9 July, 2012

Around the world, the future is bright for using renewable energy resources, especially in a fast changing ecosystem. Utilizing renewable resources can not only supply electricity with unlimited and free resources, but it also helps to create local employment. Not to mention that it is very beneficial for our planet. Local governments, electric suppliers and … Read More »

Solar Energy for Your Home

Monday, 2 July, 2012

Solar energy is a renewable resource that is unlimited and always accessible, compared to fossil fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas. It is a clean energy source and allocates for local energy independence that is free from pollution. The sun produces about 1,000 Watts per square meter that reaches the earth at noon … Read More »

Energy Efficiency Guide For Home And Commercial Builders

Wednesday, 20 June, 2012

If incorporated in initial plans and home designs, builders and future homeowners can easily maximize renewable energy sources. Builders who desire a cost-effective, energy-efficient and comfortable living space should consider employing solar water heaters, photovoltaic systems, passive solar heating  and other techniques. Here are some easy benchmarks to ensure these ideas are incorporated to your … Read More »

5 Easy Steps In Utilizing Renewable Energy At Home

Monday, 18 June, 2012

Being responsible home owners, it is important that you utilize and integrate renewable energy into your daily lifestyle. Here are 5 simple ways: Self- Produce Energy Producing your own energy can be relatively simple. All you have to do is install energy generating equipment such as solar panels and small wind turbines in your home. … Read More »

The Benefits Of Renewable Energy For Residential Properties

Monday, 11 June, 2012

Renewable energy comes from several sources that we can’t entirely usurp such as the wind and sun.  There are many benefits you can get when you turn to renewable energy and utilize eco-friendly resources instead. It generates less pollution compared to the usual sources like coal, oil, natural gas, and nuclear. As reports of fossil … Read More »

Trends In Efficient Energy For Residential And Commercial Buildings

Wednesday, 6 June, 2012

The main objective in energy efficiency is to minimize the amount of energy needed to produce products and services. Let’s say, insulating your house enables the building to utilize less cooling and heating systems to acquire the desired comfortable temperature. Installing natural skylights or fluorescent lights lessens the amount of energy necessary to obtain the … Read More »

Maximizing Earth Energy With Ground Source Heat Pumps

Monday, 4 June, 2012

The ground serves as a large storage of solar energy which can be utilized as a source of heat during winter season or serves as heat sink during hot summer days. The ground has the ability to regulate the temperature of buildings that stand on it. Also known as Geothermal heat pump, Ground source heat … Read More »

Different Ways to Use Renewable Energy at Home

Wednesday, 23 May, 2012

Now more than ever, the increasing costs of electricity and natural gas are motivating people to look for cheaper alternatives. Being energy efficient shouldn’t be a challenge and, in fact, can be economically rewarding and make living in your homes more comfortable. Natural Home Heating There are several ways to heat your homes without blowing up your … Read More »