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22 Nov 11 Constructing a Zero Energy Carbon Neutral Building

The EarthCo Megablock process was used to construct a Zero Energy Carbon Neutral (ZEB) building which serves as an Environmental Education Center for Girl Scout Camp Rio Blanco in Crosbyton Texas. This building was the dream of Girl Scout Sarah Jo Lambert ( and was her gold award project. It features a passive air induction system that moderates air temperature by precooling air in summer and warms air in winter. A solar powered attic fan helps ventilate the building for excellent indoor air quality. The 18″ thick EarthCo Megablock walls help to moderate air temps to the point that no mechanical air conditioner or heater is required to keep the building comfortable. This allows a small renewable energy source to supply all the power required by the computer, projector, and TV for teaching environmental education to the kids of West Texas. It has a solar powered radiant floor heating system, reused roofing shingles, natural clay interior finish, earthen floor with recycled tire cover, rainwater collection system which waters plants and animals and improves the local habitat. Tripled paned low E windows and doors with soy based foam insulation on the ceilings. This was an all voluteer project and it was EarthCo’s honor to participate.
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22 Nov 11 PSNC Energy- Peterson: Charred Oak

Check out for PSNC Energy’s full product line of gas logs, grills, tankless water heaters and more. Experience the warmth of a real wood fire — without all the real wood hassles. Natural gas logs bring warmth and comfort to your home, even during a power outage. Whether you’re in Asheville, Hendersonville, Chapel Hill, Concord, Durham, Gastonia or Raleigh, just request an appointment today at or call us at 1-866-546-5369 for a free in-home estimate.
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18 Nov 11 The Energy Smart Unit Demonstration

The Energy Smart Unitâ„¢ reduces the amount of power drawn from the utility by storing otherwise lost electricity (kWh, kW, or kVA) caused by the inductive motors in your home. Some examples of inductive motors are air conditioning units, refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, dishwashers, pool pumps, vacuum cleaners, furnace blower motors, fans etc. Commercial units are great for buildings larger than 2500 square ft. The technology applied by Energy Smart Unitâ„¢ supplies the stored electricity back to your inductive loads, causing you to decrease your demand (kW or kVA) from the utility. As demand is decreased, you pull less electricity from the utility company. This is reflected by the slower movement and lower volume of consumption (kWh) on your meter. You pay for the electricity flowing through your meter, why pay for it and waste it, when you can pay for it, store it, and reuse it again. This whole process is called power factor optimization. The amount of saving on your energy bill depends on many factors. The size of your home, the amount of inductive motor load, and the amount you are paying per kilowatt-hour for electricity etc. Users of this product have generally seen anywhere from 10 to 50% in reduced consumption, but the average savings reported have been in the 10% to 25% range.
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09 Nov 11 Utilization of Radiant Energy 1901 Nikola Tesla,my setup 1

In this video I show you how to make the insulated plates that I use in the attic. This also gives you a better view than the one in the attic which is hard to see because there wasnt alot of light. I take plastic laminant and stick it to the HVAC metal and do this to both sides giving a fully insulated plate. After it is sealed, I drill a small hole in the corner and put a bolt and nut on the end which I will use to attach the wire for the antenna or to the other plates via a wire. Remember that the metal plates are out of the sun and function day and night. Though results might change when its outside, the plate charges without direct sun during the day and without the sun at night, showing other particles hitting the plate. PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT AND TRY THIS OUT FOR YOURSELF, IN ANOTHER VIDEO I SHOW THE RESULTS. THIS NEW PANEL WILL TEST IF A THIRD PANEL HELPS CHARGE THE CAPACITORS FASTER AND WITH A HIGHER VOLTAGE. THE AMOUNT OF ENERGY IS PROPORTIONAL TO THE AREA OF THE PLATES STATED IN THE PATENT. I WILL TEST THIS OVER THE WEEK AND GIVE RESULTS. CHECK BACK IF YOUR INTERESTED!!

Fred Robinson, owner of Real Deal barbershop, was a constant victim of rogue “contractors”. Nearly two years ago, on two separate occasions, Fred hired people he thought he could trust to connect the main drain in the basement and to fix the HVAC system. Now, as a result of shoddy work, his shop is literally falling apart from the floor to the ceiling, and the constant small repairs are cutting into his profits leaving him unable to make larger, costly repairs. In addition, his wife has had to come out of retirement twice to help pay the bills. The Real Deal desperately needs a real Construction Intervention to keep him a cut above the rest. Cosentino, the maker of Silestone natural quartz, joined with Construction Intervention to provide countertop surfaces, fabrication and installation with hands-on involvement from Counter Revolution for Real Deal Barbershop. Cosentino donated Stellar Marine and Mahogany for this project.

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05 Nov 11 Tesla Secret | Free Energy The Technology To Harness The Massive, Untapped Reserve of Cosmic Energy Has Been Unleashed! Build your own Tesla Generator… and tap into an almost infinite source of power. The result is a generator so small and versatile, there’s almost no limit to how you can use it… Use it to juice up ANY electrical devices — from small clocks, to refrigerators or big screen plasma TVs Power up remote cabins so high up in the mountains, you’d be crazy to even think about going solar… Take it with you when you go camping — and enjoy “mobile” free energy for your caravan, or in your tent… And even get entirely off the grid with a high-output generator you can build in your spare time! Learn more at:

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28 Oct 11 Could Energy Policy Solve the Economic Crisis?

Complete video at: David Goldstein of the Natural Resources Defense Council argues that the root cause of the economic crisis is “directly related to bad energy efficiency policy.” Goldstein calls for fixing energy efficiency in order to stifle inflation, boost the savings rate, and create jobs. —– David Goldstein of the Natural Resources Defense Council takes a look at the energy use of new appliances like refrigerators compared to the continued energy inefficiency of SUVs. Goldstein is a MacArthur fellow and the author of Saving Energy Growing Jobs. The discussion includes Davis Greene of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. – UC Davis Energy Efficiency Center David B. Goldstein has worked on energy efficiency and energy policy since the 1970s. Dr. Goldstein has been instrumental in the development of energy efficiency standards for new buildings and appliances currently in effect at the regional and national level in the United States, Russia, Kazakhstan, and China. David B. Goldstein received a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of California at Berkeley, is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and the recipient of its Leo Szilard Award for Physics in the Public Interest. He received a MacArthur Fellowship in 2002 and the California Alumni Association’s 2003 Award for Excellence in Achievement.

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27 Oct 11 Gov. Rendell to PA Legis.: Don’t Delay Energy Vote

WEST CHESTER, PA– Governor Edward G. Rendell said July 2 that for half the price of one cup of coffee each month, Pennsylvania can protect its residents and companies from double- or triple-digit electric rate increases and build a stronger economy that is better able to meet its own energy needs. The Governor visited a convenience store in Chester County today and said that with such broad public support, the General Assembly should act now to pass his Energy Independence Strategy legislation. He was joined by House Democrats from southeastern Pennsylvania who echoed the Governor’s call. “Once electric rate caps come off statewide in less than three years, our families and businesses are going to see double- or triple-digit spikes in the price of electricity,” said Governor Rendell. “I urge the General Assembly to act now so we can avoid this impending economic train wreck and create new economic opportunities for our people. “The Energy Independence Strategy will help our families and businesses cut their electricity bills, conserve energy, reduce our dependence on foreign oil and bring new economic development opportunities to the state. And all it will cost the average household is the price of about five cups of coffee a year. “There’s no conceivable reason to delay action on this legislation. A recent statewide poll by Susquehanna Polling and Research found that more than two-thirds of the public is willing to pay 45 cents per month to grow our economy while
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26 Oct 11 RESCUE EcoTech – the energy saving blower motor

Demo of how the RESCUE EcoTech motor can help a homeowner reduce energy consumption.
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25 Oct 11 Making Biomass Energy Pellets from Old Tree Bark

I wanted to try making biomass energy pellets from tree bark, this is what happened. I haven’t burned any of them in my pellet stove yet but plan on doing that pretty soon. Might be pretty sad to watch pellets burning…
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A lightweight, easy method to make coffee while hiking.

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23 Oct 11 Green DIY Energy Solar Solar energy might be a natural method of getting energy which comes directly from the sun’s rays. Whenever solar power hits the planet earth it spreads over the earth’s surface and delivers heat evenly. If you could capture natural sunlight into a explicit area for a extended period of time it would provide enough heat for nighttime or on cloudy days. Learning where to find solar energy will facilitate you to get started today. Solar energy will not price something for the explanation that it arrives from the sun (learn all about it at this site – solar cells for sale). The source that you choose could price some but in the future it ought to be your only expense, not like gas or oil heaters that you still spend for monthly in order to own power or gas heat in your home. Solar power will offer heating, cooling and ventilation.
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