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Man with tissue

Ask G: Air conditioners and air quality

Tuesday, 28 April 2009

All air conditioners have a filter that removes dust, pollen and large particles from the intake air. How much of the air-borne irritants it removes depends on the type of filter.

money tree

Ask G: Is going green affordable?

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

There are two keys to green living - good habits and good technology. For example, a water-saving showerhead is a good technology, while having shorter showers is a good habit. Both benefit the environment.

Light bulb

Ask G: Lighting lingo

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

What's with all the acronyms and jargon? What on earth are LEDs, CFLs, IRCs, low-voltage and low-energy downlights?

Shredded, used paper ready for recycling

Ask G: How many times can paper be recycled?

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Paper is one material with a tendency towards 'downcycling' - the recycling of a material into another of lesser quality.

Air conditioner remote control

Ask G: Air conditioners and electricity demand

Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Are they the reason for the building of new power stations?


Ask G: Eco-pets

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

The size of your pet's greenhouse impact will depend on the type and size of animal, what you feed it, trips to the vet or obedience school, the products you buy for it and many other factors.

LED downlight

Ask G: Alternatives to halogen downlights

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Halogen downlight bulbs can be replaced by a range of simple, plug 'n' play alternatives.

Stack of bleached paper

Ask G: Chemicals in recycled paper

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Today paper manufacturers and their customers are considering a broad range of issues from fibre sources to chemical use.

Window looking out to garden path

Ask G: Effects of double-glazing

Tuesday, 17 February 2009

It's a great idea to capture the free heat from the Sun, and double-glazed windows can help trap the warmth in cooler months. But can they impede other forms of passive heating?

Air conditioner

Ask G: Air conditioner maintenance

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Properly maintaining air conditioning systems will allow them to last longer and use less electricity.

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