Century Roof & Solar

Jul 24

unconsumption:


A supermarket chain in the UK announced today that it’s going to power one of its stores entirely off food waste. It’s an attractive solution to two of the most gnawing sustainability concerns: waste and energy.
A Sainsbury’s in Cannock, a town in the West Midlands, will get all of its electricity from food waste through a process called anaerobic digestion. The process is pretty much what it sounds like: waste food is “digested” by microorganisms in huge tankers sealed off from the air, which Sainsbury’s compares to a human stomach.
Biffa, the waste management company working with the supermarket, explains that the waste is broken down into a slurry that degrades into an energy rich biogas, a mixture of methane and carbon dioxide.

More: This British Supermarket Will Be Powered Entirely by Its Own Food Waste | Motherboard

unconsumption:

A supermarket chain in the UK announced today that it’s going to power one of its stores entirely off food waste. It’s an attractive solution to two of the most gnawing sustainability concerns: waste and energy.

A Sainsbury’s in Cannock, a town in the West Midlands, will get all of its electricity from food waste through a process called anaerobic digestion. The process is pretty much what it sounds like: waste food is “digested” by microorganisms in huge tankers sealed off from the air, which Sainsbury’s compares to a human stomach.

Biffa, the waste management company working with the supermarket, explains that the waste is broken down into a slurry that degrades into an energy rich biogas, a mixture of methane and carbon dioxide.

More: This British Supermarket Will Be Powered Entirely by Its Own Food Waste | Motherboard

justthedesign:

Just The Design By David Watson Architect

justthedesign:

Just The Design By David Watson Architect

(via spookyhome)

Jul 20

old windows with mirrors added

old windows with mirrors added

Jul 19

How to Use Solar Energy to Heat a Pool

How to Use Solar Energy to Heat a Pool

Eco Factor: A residential power generator that combines solar and wind energy to give you a clean and green energy source.“Flow” is an amalgamation of both solar and wind energy, as it uses a collection of six photovoltaic panels, crafted as a vertical turbine. While the panels generate solar power, the moving blades generate wind energy.

Eco Factor: A residential power generator that combines solar and wind energy to give you a clean and green energy source.“Flow” is an amalgamation of both solar and wind energy, as it uses a collection of six photovoltaic panels, crafted as a vertical turbine. While the panels generate solar power, the moving blades generate wind energy.

Jul 18

Examples of Sustainable Communities”

Examples of Sustainable Communities”

(via Solar Sunflower traps renewable energy to charge your mobile phones)

(via Solar Sunflower traps renewable energy to charge your mobile phones)

Jul 17

11 Ingenious Solar Projects Impacting the Developing World

11 Ingenious Solar Projects Impacting the Developing World

unconsumption:

Here’s a fun contest that involves reusing electronic components:

Build us something, anything! It can be a working piece of circuitry, or a wonderful piece of art, or both! It should be made out of at least 75% reused parts (though we encourage 100%!).:
Send your photos or videos to sustainability_contest@sparkfun.com.
Submissions will be accepted until Friday August 1st.
The winner will receive $100 in SparkFun credit!

More details: Reused parts contest! - News - SparkFun Electronics

unconsumption:

Here’s a fun contest that involves reusing electronic components:

Build us something, anything! It can be a working piece of circuitry, or a wonderful piece of art, or both! It should be made out of at least 75% reused parts (though we encourage 100%!).:

More details: Reused parts contest! - News - SparkFun Electronics

Jul 09

bensroofing:

Unique home with a unique roof! (via Pinterest)

bensroofing:

Unique home with a unique roof! (via Pinterest)