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					Green Technology
   October 2009
     What is Green Technology?
    Also called environmental technology, or
    clean technology.

    Application of environmental science to
    conserve natural environment and
    resources.

    Applications must be socially equitable,
    economically viable, and environmentally
    sound.
       Why is Green Technology
              Important?
   Global Warming

   Species Diversity

   Cost Savings

   Other Environmental Effects
“Any energy that is not coming from
  wind or solar panels is generating
  hydrocarbons which pollute the
  environment and contribute to global
  warming” (L. Elshof)
     Green Technology at Home
   What are some examples of green
    technology that is designed for use around
    the home?

   Ex:
    –   LED Lightbulbs
    –   Geothermal Heat Pumps
    –   Wind Turbines
    –   Solar Water Heaters
    –   Programmable Thermostat
    –   Solar Panels
        Economic Impact vs.
        Environmental Impact
 Aregreen energy systems more
 expensive to operate than regular
 systems?

 Isit worth the extra money spent up
 front to install a green energy
 system?
Lets look at some designs…
Green Power
Green Heating Systems
Reducing Power Consumption




          Any other ideas?
Assignment 1: How Much Carbon
Does Your Household Produce?
   Go to carbonfootprint.com

   Click calculate
    – Go to home calculator

    Enter the information that you know
    for a given range of time to see your
    carbon footprint.

				
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