High School Captures 280,000 Gallons Of Water Per Year

Cistern On The Side of Langston Brown Community Center

Our buildings and homes could capture all water we need on a daily basis. A great example of rainwater harvesting can be found at the Langston Brown Community Center and High School in Arlington, Virginia. The community center has two 24-foot-tall 11,000-gallon cisterns that store rainwater.

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The Best Pressure Cookers Of 2010

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Pressure cookers are efficient cooking devices –  they are up to 70% more efficient than conventional pots. The lids of pressure cookers are built to completely seal the pot so that the contents can boil easily inside the pot. Food cooks faster because the liquid inside rises to a higher temperature before boiling. Cooking times […]

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Hand-Crafted Recreational Vehicles

Hand-crafted Wooden RVs

Tonke Campers are hand-built RVs that are now being sold in the Netherlands. The Campers are a distinct contrast to the mass-produced plastic RVs that are so common in this country (although the market for these RVs is actually plummeting). Tonke Campers are inspired by gypsy caravans, and the classic yachts created by Dutch boatbuilders […]

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The Best Battery Chargers (For D and C Size Batteries)

Energizer Universal Battery Charger

We briefly reviewed battery chargers in a previous post “The Best Rechargeable Batteries of 2013“. But let’s take a look at the best “Universal Battery Chargers”. These are chargers that can handle AAA, AA, C, D sized cells, and well as 9V cells.

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90% Of Israeli Homes Have Solar Water Heaters

Solar Heaters on Roofs in Jerusalem

I recently noted that Hawaii has enacted a law that requires all new homes to install solar water heaters. Eventually, Hawaii may have as many water heaters as Israel, where 90% of homes have solar water heaters installed. When viewed from above, the Jerusalem often glitters with the shine of the thousands of solar heaters […]

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