A recent article by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy listed 10 programs that spurred organisations and customers to save energy. The findings acutely show that behavioural programs can be especially effective.
Improving energy efficiency is an important topic on the timetable of most organisations these days. The benefits are numerous, from lowering carbon footprint to the most outstanding of all cutting down on costs with energy. So million dollar question is: How to enhance business energy efficiency?
There are many ways to do so but this is not quite what I want to talk about in this column. I wont be propounding you change all the lights in your company to LED lights, even though that is one the most cost effective ways to enhance your business’ energy efficiency.
The choice of whether to go with wide or narrow planks in your natural material floor is usually thought to be one of taste. But there are many other considerations when choosing flooring. Floors have a huge amount of wear and tear to worry about. How will differing widths affect that? Woods are susceptible to humidity and temperature changes. Maintenance is another factor to think about. Cost may be what ultimately sways you one way or the other as the wide vs. narrow is quite a price difference. Going into your flooring experience with your eyes open will ensure that you love your floor for years and years to come.
Wood flooring has been popular for centuries. In times past it was mostly out of necessity that wood was used. Now wood flooring is valued as a top of the line flooring for its rich textures, colors, and enduring wear. These days more exotic woods are available and are becoming popular. Cork flooring is beautiful and wears well. Bamboo provides a different sort of grain to traditional wood that many prefer. Drastic changes can be made to the look of a home with a simple home improvement of changing the flooring.
The weather can affect a wood floor quite a bit. High moisture environments can wreak havoc on wood. Wide plank flooring is much more susceptible to warping than narrow planks. The more the wood the more likely it is to warp. Large flat pieces of wood always take a hit in high humidity. Small compact pieces endure it well. Temperature also affects a wood floor. Temperature is especially an issue during installation. Wide planks must be acclimated to their environment before installation. Narrow planks can benefit from this process as well. But wider planks require more time than narrow ones.
To provide a fair comparison between conservatories and Loggia Conservatories, it is worth looking at what defines each type of extension. /p>
A conservatory is best defined as a property extension with glass walls and roof, available in many different styles and glazing options and usually supported by dwarf walls. It was originally used to grow and protect citrus fruit trees during the winter months in the 16th century and was gradually developed over the proceeding centuries from a greenhouse to the modern variety we know today.
A loggia on the other hand is a property extension with glass walls and a glass roof, occasionally supported on dwarf walls, but with specially designed pillars set at regular intervals around the structure that provide a greater degree of structural integrity, greater thermal efficiency and a more aesthetically pleasing overall finish, both inside and outside the structure. In fact, the name “Loggia” is derived from a roofed gallery or recessed room open at one side and supported by ornate columns that was developed by Filippo Bruneschi during the Italian Renaissance period.
The summer months mean high energy bills thanks to your running air conditioner, but the fall and winter months can become daunting just as quickly as temperatures plummet and your home becomes colder. While we can often ignore warmer temperatures, colder temperatures in the home can actually cause a lot of damage, especially to your pipes. Its important to keep your home at a constant temperature, no matter how cold it gets out side. Doing so may cost you quite a bit, but these tips will help you to minimize your increased cool weather energy costs.
Install a Programmable Thermostat
This is one of the most important things you can do. A shift of up to 10 degrees in your homes temperature, especially at night, can save you up to 20% off your bill each month. You can also set the temperature to be lower when youre at work or school, programming the thermostat to start warming the home not long before you come back. This is a lot more efficient than shutting the system off completely when you are gone because it allows your home to be at a cooler, constant temperature without allowing the temperatures to plummet.
Heard of the worlds premier hair styling and accessory product manufacturer Velecta Paramount? They are situated in the fashion city of the world Paris, France. They have recently launched the Velecta Paramount Professional Ceramic Ionic hair dryer TGR4000I.
Being the proud owner of this hair drying product from Velecta Paramount you are in possession of the hair dryer which emits highly powerful airflow of about 80mph (130km/h) and the produced airflow is very hot. You would be surprised with the speed in which your hair gets dried. With the 1875 Watts of power along with the highest quality long life Professional AC motor you get your hair dried effectively in no time.
The professionals in Velecta Paramount have been every particular in providing its highly valued customers the best technology and services. As a result of this they have made maximum utilization of the most sought after innovative technology in the recently launched TGR4000I Professional Ceramic Ionic hair dryer. They have used an Ionic Generator and the Ceramic technology.
The built in Ionic Generator and Ceramic technology makes sure that you hair would get transformed from a dry dull looking hair to an attractively smooth shiny healthy looking hair. The Ceramic technology when get heated emits gar infrared heat along with negative ions. The Ionic Generator, as the name indicates generates a steady flow of negative ions when it is heated.
For a beautiful and attractive look, it is important to have a healthy and radiant skin. A person is more confident with an attractive look especially with the glowing complexion of the skin. The softness of the skin reduces gradually due to many environmental factors like pollution, air, dust, condition of weather, air condition, lack of exercise, improper eating habits, harmful rays of the sun etc. The complexion of the skin can be improved by many ways.
Drinking plenty of water is the key to have a healthy skin. Intake of excess water reduces the constipation problem as intake of excess water keeps our digestive system clean. Intake of excess water removes the toxins from the body which in turn keeps our skin bright and improve skin complexion. It is recommended to drink 8-10 glasses of water.
Eating nutritious and balanced diet is a key to have a healthy skin. We must include all kinds of minerals and vitamins in our food. So we must increase the intake of cereals, fresh fruits, vegetables, fish, whole grains and dairy products. These products are very effective in improving skin complexion.
You would think that energy efficiency is relatively simple: perform an energy audit, install the retrofits and then reap the energy savings. Unfortunately, it doesn”t always work that way. We performed an energy assessment of several stores of a major retail chain in the San Francisco Bay Area and identified a handful of low-cost retro-commissioning measures that had very promising potential. We quantified the expected savings and costs and returned after the project was installed. We then measured the savings using various methods and found either minimal or negative savings. The problem we discovered was that on nearly every measure, the contractors had repaired the hardware, but through various means had ensured that energy savings would not occur. This paper provides an account of the failed project at one store and the steps we took to remedy it. Specifically, this paper stresses the importance of Measurement and Verification and Commissioning of the retrofits.
DESCRIPTION OF THE BUILDING
The store, located in San Francisco, belongs to a well-known national retailer, whose name we will not divulge. The store is an aggregate of 3 buildings which have been joined together to comprise almost 1,000,000 square feet, of which over half is selling floor. Stock rooms and offices comprise the remainder of the space. The different buildings range between 8 and 11 stories tall.
The three buildings comprising the store were built at different times from the 1920s to the 1980s. Originally the buildings had different air handling, chilled water and hot water systems. Over the years, through energy conservation and facility improvement measures, the chilled water systems have been merged into one system.