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Energy Saving at home- inventions and improvements thread

PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 11:09 pm
by drmsarkar
Typically, electric appliances, Energy Star and Wattage come to mind.

But, day to day use of non-electric energy is the norm in many homes across the world.
" According to the World Health Organization, about half the world still cooks with biomass or coal, using open fires or traditional stoves. The resulting emissions cause indoor air pollution, leading to pneumonia, chronic respiratory disease and lung cancer. This indoor air pollution causes 1.6 million deaths a year, primarily among children and women.
The emissions also contribute to climate change, and the collection of firewood contributes to deforestation and erosion."

Quoted from the CNN article "Cleaner wood-burning stove wins eco award" where, to summarize, "The principle behind the stove is simple. With a better insulated combustion chamber, the fire requires less wood and burns hot enough for the smoke to combust as well, which means far fewer emissions." http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/europe/06/12/aprovecho.ashden.awards/index.html

Came across another invention/product you'd like to mention? Post in this thread :-)