SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGIES AT HOME

Sustainable technologies at home allow individuals to live their lives without producing unnecessary waste and pollution. They may cost a bit more up-front, but will help the Earth and save you money in the long run.
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How Waterless Toilets Work

The world flushes up to 20 percent of its drinking water down various drains. That's a lot of water going to waste. Waterless toilets could squelch the squandering.

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  • How Solar Air Conditioners Work

    How Solar Air Conditioners Work

    Solar air conditioners take advantage of the sun at its brightest and use its energy to cool you during the hottest part of the day. What are we waiting for? See more »

  • How Solar Water Heaters Work

    How Solar Water Heaters Work

    When you get that gas or electric bill at the end of the month, you may swear off long, hot showers. But if your resolution always seems to cool after a few days, you might be a good candidate for a solar water heater. See more »

  • How Spray-on Solar Panels Work

    How Spray-on Solar Panels Work

    If you've ever used a solar-powered calculator, you've experienced the power of thin-film solar cells. But can spray-on solar panels take that technology one step further? See more »

  • How the Aqualim Shower Head Works

    How the Aqualim Shower Head Works

    A 10-minute shower can seem like nothing on a cold, sleepy morning, but it might cost you 50 gallons of water (or more). Is there a way to limit the volume of water you use? See more »

  • How the Duke Smart Home Works

    How the Duke Smart Home Works

    The Duke Smart Home isn't your typical residence hall. It's a live-in laboratory, complete with LEED Platinum certification. What's inside (and out) that makes it so special? See more »

  • How the Goblin Aero Works

    How the Goblin Aero Works

    What if a single gallon of gas could cover your weekly commute? The Goblin Aero might take a little leg-power, but it'll get you where you need to go in relative comfort and safety. See more »

  • How the Horizon H-racer Works

    How the Horizon H-racer Works

    Hydrogen power has been on the drawing board for decades, but it's yet to take off in full-sized cars. Could the tiny H-racer be hydrogen's in with the world of alternative fuels? See more »

  • How the Husqvarna Automower Solar Hybrid Works

    How the Husqvarna Automower Solar Hybrid Works

    Ever wish the lawn would just mow itself? Well, the Husqvarna Automower is about as close as you'll get to that dream -- with the added bonus of using the sun for power. See more »

  • How Tweet-a-Watt Works

    How Tweet-a-Watt Works

    A little friendly competition never hurts to stir up motivation, right? That's the idea behind Tweet-A-Watt, a power-monitoring gadget that connects your power usage to your Twitter account. See more »

  • How Water-powered Clocks Work

    How Water-powered Clocks Work

    We live in a universe of clocks. The technology may not sound as dependable as your cell phone alarm clock, but humans have turned to water-powered clocks for more than three and a half millennia. See more »

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