Jobs in Green Technology

By   March 8, 2014

Jobs in Green TechnologyUnlike computer technology or Information Technology (IT) which has been growing exponentially in development, Green Technology is actually based upon materials science. With the purpose of reducing the green house effect and global warming, environmental technology has much of its backing and research related to simple earth science.

Green technology answers questions of how things grow, what impact they have on the earth, how natural resources can be turned into fuel, and how certain resources can be reused (hopefully again and again) to reduce waste and pollution. Scientists working in the field of Green Technology study and research various topics such as energy efficiency, the environment, sustainability, conservation, recycling, and re-purposing. Continue reading »

Green Technology Innovations

By   March 8, 2014

Green Technology InnovationsWhile harnessing solar and wind power has been an environmentally-conscious activity for over a century, many other sustainable green technology practices are fairly new. As these advances continue to move forward, only time will tell if they will eventually find themselves as a standard in the average American household, or if they will fall by the wayside in light of newer and better modernization. Continue reading »

Green Technology: Small Adjustments for Big Impact

By   March 6, 2014

Green Technology: Small Adjustments for Big ImpactIt may be difficult to retrofit an existing home or building to begin receiving its energy from wind or solar sources. However, while some sustainable living practices require significant changes in lifestyle and may seem rather costly, other types of sustainable green technology can be applied to life with little or no disruption. Small calculations can add up to big savings, which means that installing energy-saving technology in the home or small business may ultimately pay for itself over time.

Programmable Thermostats

Studies have shown that even turning the heat down at night by 5 degrees while the family sleeps will significantly reduce energy consumption. Green technology has allowed for thermostats which can be programmed to warm (or cool) the house while the family is home, but use less energy while the family is away or sleeping. This way you never need to remember to turn down the heat at night, it is done for you. Continue reading »