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Saving Money and the Environment in Your Home

What is probably the quickest and least expensive way to reduce your home heating (or cooling) bill, and reduce your home’s carbon foot print? If you have a home older than 10 years old, the plugging common air leaks with

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How Do You know If You Are Really Building “Green”?

One thing I have learned since we installed an electricity monitor in our home, is that I really had now idea which appliances were using the most electricity.  Several years ago we installed compact florescent bulbs in the house to reduce our

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Posted in education, Sustainability

Energy Efficient Buildings

I was really inspired by these two lectures given by Amory Lovins at Stanford this past March. Amroy talks about how we can build and renovate buildings to be more energy efficient, and environmentally friendly buy looking beyond a simple

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Bike To Work Week – Down the Loading Dock…

In Honor of Bike To Work Week at the University of Victoria, I created this little video with the help of Elizabeth (thanks for your wonderful video work Elizabeth!). It has been a running joke here at the Law Library

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Home much is your PC costing you?

Ever wondered how much it costs to run your computer? That depends on how energy efficient your computer is, and how much electricity costs in your city. I can at least tell you how much it cost me to run

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Disaster Seminar Videos

The disaster seminar was a great success with about 350 people attending from Victoria, BC and surrounding area. We were fortunate enough to video tape all the sessions, and have posted those videos on Google Video. Handouts from the sessions

Posted in Other Stuff, Sustainability

Designing the Future

Newsweek May 16 issue – Imagine buildings that generate more energy than they consume and factories whose waste water is clean enough to drink. William McDonough has accomplished these tasks and more. Architect, industrial designer and founder of McDonough Braungart

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