There are more than 88 million pet cats in the USA alone, producing in excess of two million tons of cat litter that is dumped in landfills across the country annually. Compostable kitty litter can reduce the impact of our feline friends on the environment, if basic heath issues are heeded.
Solar energy striking building roofs is a significant heat source, and if absorbed by a roof it can contribute directly to the building’s cooling load and affect the urban environment. Solar energy absorbed by a roof is largely dependent on color, so roof material colors and paint are important.
While all paper is biodegradable, the best biodegradable toilet paper is the one that will break down quickly in any sewage disposal system and release no harmful chemicals. It also needs to fulfill its purpose well!
Woodburning stoves and heaters are more than campfires in an iron box. Learn how to build a hotter fire to keep your stove or heater working efficiently.
12 Volt lighting systems have traditionally been used in vehicles and mobile units. Avid boaters and campers have been using incandescent 12 volt systems for years but now with the advent of compact fluorescent(CFL) and light emitting diode(LED) technology using a 12 volt system is viable at home.
Wood pellets can be produced from sawdust that is fed into a pellet mill. There are two main types of pellet mills available for home use being compact and designed to operate on electricity. The pellets are a source of renewable energy when used to fuel a wood pellet boiler in the home.
Seasonal home heating with solar air conditioning requires the usage of sunshine to heat or cool an interior structure. Read more to find out the concept and benefits of seasonal home heating with solar air conditioning.
Want to make your own boots dryer? Here’s an article that will help you in building a boots dryer all by yourself, using just a wooden box, some PVC pipes and an old hair dryer.
Looking for greener, cleaner and more efficient fuels for heating up your house? Here’s an article that discusses how and why dried corn makes for a great fuel to use in heating stoves.
Looking for information on building timber frames? Read on for basic information on how a timber frame works, the joinery used and some basic terms and principles of timber frame construction. This overview will get you thinking about diy timber framing and what it might entail to do it yourself.