Anaheim has been actively promoting renewable energy for the past 20 years. [Read more…]
The solar installation and energy efficiency consulting company enters the social media with their blog that also ties into Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn to keep consumers up-to-date on energy issues, financial incentives and latest technological developments.
Anaheim, CA – With a growing number of home and business owners looking to energy efficiency and green measures to soften financial impacts of the recession, there is a greater need for awareness and education of these products and services. A variety of manufacturers and service providers claim their products save on energy costs and lessen the adverse impacts on the environment, but many end users do not feel educated enough to make the right decisions for their financial bottom line.
Vaha Sustainable Energy (Vaha) is tackling the consumer education issue by taking to social media outlets to reach a broad audience interested in energy optimization of their buildings. “Social media, an outlet for public to share and obtain valuable information, proved to be a great tool to reach and inform people in real time. Vaha aims to fully use this platform to inform and inspire consumers about energy efficiency, renewable energy and eco-friendly building practices.” says Annie Chiang, a Sustainability Consultant at Vaha Sustainable Energy.
Education has always been a significant part of the Vaha’s services to its clients, since the company believes that knowledge brings change and improvement. Now they aim to take their public education to the next level by blogging about topics that directly impact consumers’ environmental and financial goals through energy efficient and eco-friendly building best practices. Vaha’s blog entries and tweets include topics about global and national energy news, sustainable building practices, and green industry terms. The blog is written by the industry experts, whose diverse backgrounds range from the solar industry, LEED certification, food industry, to architecture and commercial real estate. The company will also ask their clients to be contributing writes, since, as the end-users, they can objectively share their experiences and how the changes that they have adapted impact their bottom line.
From the small business owner to the large corporation, Vaha’s goal is to make energy optimization realistic and accessible for everyone.
To keep up with upcoming energy news and Vaha’s products and services, visit their blog at: Vahaenergy.com/blog or follow them on Facebook.com/vahaenergy, Twitter.com/vahaenergy and Linkedin: Keyword: Vaha Sustainable Energy.
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Planet Solar’s Turanor is the world’s largest solar powered vessel. Her maiden voyage began September 27, 2010 in Monaco, and is now in Hong Kong. The ship cost $24 million to build, but will save an exponential amount of money from fuel. It has approximately 5,380 sqft of solar panels and can even power the ship for 3 days in cloudy weather, with excess energy being stored in a giant lithium-ion battery.
The international shipping industry accounts for 4.5% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, per the United Nations. This project proves that the industry can begin to think outside the box as far as new sustainable and efficient types of vessels. Can you imagine the fuel savings for even one transport tanker crossing the Pacific Ocean?
For a short time, late last year, consumption of renewable energy actually surpassed nuclear energy. However, this does not mean renewable electricity is on the rise. Renewable energy includes biomass for space heating and biofuel for transportation. Though it is a great step towards renewable energy, more resources should be invested in renewable electricity in order to decrease our use of nuclear energy.
This is a great article on how National Air Traffic Services (NATS) around the world are looking into modeling software originally developed for Formula One racing. This software analyzes live racing data and allows the pit crew to visualize a range of potential scenarios in order to make split second decisions all in an effort to get their cars back out onto the racetrack milliseconds ahead of their competitors.
This technology could be the key to unlocking congestion in the sky and reducing carbon dioxide emissions by streamlining the way aircraft make their own ‘pit-stops’ – dropping off passengers, refueling, and departing again with F1 efficiency.
The amount of time and fuel that aircraft could potentially save by avoiding circling overhead of a congested airport due to streamlining this process could be huge.