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Plant Room Clips on to Existing Apartments, Provides Food and Energy

Aug02 2010 // By: RESCUE GREEN // Categories: Sustainability, Sustainable Materials No Comments

As a person who studies design, I found this construction of a “clip-on” porch quite interesting.  This attachment onto the usual apartment complex, allows for the owners to take advantage of the sun and rain as a resource.  They are able to grow a nice green area, perhaps full of a few vegetables and herbs.  Definitely the perfect place for an herb garden.

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Simple Changes to Save Money: tankless water heaters

Nov09 2009 // By: RESCUE GREEN // Categories: Sustainability, Sustainable Materials No Comments

Americans take an average of 15 minutes to shower, and use 2 gallons of water per minute. Therefore, every shower uses around 30 gallons of water – hot water that is. Not only does a 15 minute shower waste fresh water, but energy as well. Most homes use a conventional water heater fueled by natural gas, propane, fuel oil, or electricity; working as a standby reservoir storing 20-80 gallons of hot water. Conventional systems work by constantly heating the water in the tank when water demand is zero, also known as standby heat loss.

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