Sun-Mar Toilets

Notes from Manufacturer: The Sun-Mar’s unique patented Bio-Drumâ„¢ tumbler optimizes mixing, oxygenation and moisture distribution. No other composting toilet includes a rotating drum. Evaporation is optimized via large surface areas, heating evaporated surfaces, and well-designed air flow. The finishing drawer collects compost from the Bio-Drum, isolating it from new compost and allowing it to dry before removal. Home Page: Sun-Mar …

Biolet Toilets

Notes from Manufacturer: BioLet composting toilets are efficient, compact and reliable appliances which can be easily installed in any location. All models are manufactured from durable, easy to clean ABS plastic and non-corroding stainless steel and are backed by over 25 years of experience, a three year limited warranty and toll free customer support. Home Page: Biolet Price: $1065-2000

Contender for Most Efficient: Nexxt Washers by Bosch

If the published specifications for this Nexxt washer are correct, it is a contender for the most efficient AC powered washer available. Bosch also claims it is the quietest on the market, running at 60 decibels. This would allow you to install it near your bedroom, due to the low noise it generates. Power Consumption: 186kWh/year Average Water Consumption: 13.2 …

Biodiesel Links

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Compact Fluorescents (CFLs)

CFLs provide the same amount of light (lumens) as standard incandescent bulbs, but have lower wattage ratings. A standard incandescent light is very inefficient because much of the energy it uses is turned into heat instead of light. A compact fluorescent bulb turns more of its energy into light and less into heat. It uses 75 percent less energy than …

12V Compact Fluorescents (15 or 23 Watt)

This is a meta-efficient bulb because it is a 12V compact fluorescent. Available in 15-watts, equal to a 60-watt incandescent (880 lumens), or 23-watts, equal to a 100-watt incandescent (1350 lumens). These lights have a warm color (2700K), operate at 14° to 130°, and measure 5.2"L x 2.1" diameter.

11 Watt Compact Fluorescent 120V

The equivalent of 60W incandescent bulb, but emits full spectrum light similar to daylight, uses only 11W. Available from: Gaiam.Com ($9)

Three-Way Compact Fluorescent 120V

Three-way compact fluorescents are now available. This bulb offers the warm glow of an incandescent in three different wattages: 11, 22 and 33 watts, comparable to 40, 75 and 115 watt of a standard bulb. Available from: Amazon ($11.90)

23 Watt Dimmable Compact Fluorescent 120V

A compact fluorescent that works works with most standard dimmers. Equivalent to a 90W incandescent bulb. Available from: Amazon for about $14. Also available is a 15W bulb.