Green Technology Adding Value

Green Technology Adding Value

Green Technology Adding Value

The green technology (also known as eco-friendly technology) initiative is here and a number of homeowners are now embracing eco-friendly technology to reduce their carbon footprint and work at saving the planet in the process. There are many different examples of green tech that are helping homes become more efficient as well as allowing us to recycle old materials to prevent waste.

In this article, we are going to go through some of the best green technology that adds value to the conservation of the environment. We want to make sure that you can explore green tech alternatives that could help us all collectively reduce our waste and energy consumption to improve environmental conditions worldwide. Here are some of the best new pieces of green technology and how they can help us save the planet:

Paperless billing or Online contracts

Paper waste is a serious concern for the environment. With the costs to produce paper as well as the elimination of trees required to produce new paper products, more companies are choosing to go digital. For every consumer that is able to opt into newsletters, sign contracts or even receive monthly billing online, we are working to reduce deforestation. New paperless billing and document storage is green technology that is helping us make a large environmental impact.

Renewable energy for homes

Smart energy for homes through wind and solar initiatives are helping us reduce our impact on the environment in regards to energy consumption. There are homes and even businesses that are now generating power on their own and even selling electricity back to the grid.

The widespread availability of products like the Tesla solar panel roof tiles are leading to properties of the future that can integrate with a building just like regular roof shingles but with the ability to generate power. A greater use of wind power is also producing cheaper and more environmentally friendly energy. Renewable energy can go towards powering homes and even the electric vehicles of the future.

Electric cars

Electric cars are finally something that many people are opting for. With green technology and electric cars like Tesla, it is now extremely practical to own one of these vehicles. Almost every major car manufacturer is set to debut plug-in hybrids or full EVs this year and this can represent the dawning of a new age with our dependence on fossil fuels. As battery technology continues to evolve it could be just a short amount of time before the next generation of electric vehicles is able to go further than gas or even diesel vehicles on a full charge.

Smart home technology

Green technology in our homes is helping us save money and have more environmental properties than ever before. Smart thermostats are lowering HVAC technology costs and energy consumption, energy saving appliances can also be linked together in a grid across Smart home systems to further reduce energy costs.

The green technology that we are using in our homes is increasing convenience in our lives while also reducing the harm to the environment. With regards to lighting technology especially, the newest LED lighting tech is leading the market and the lighting technology today is now up to 60% more efficient than the lighting systems of the past. The same type of improvements can often be seen in smart home appliances.

With these big changes in green tech and green living, we are now able to reduce our overall carbon footprint as individuals. As more people continue to adopt the eco-friendly technology, we may start to see less harm to the environment and less dependence on our wasteful ways of the past.

Sources:

Carrington, Damian. “Electric Cars ‘Will Be Cheaper than Conventional Vehicles by 2022’.”The Guardian, Guardian News and Media, 25 Feb. 2016, www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/feb/25/electric-cars-will-be-cheaper-than-conventional-vehicles-by-2022.

Odell, Anne Moore. “E-Billing: the Most Overlooked Green Practice?” GreenBiz, GreenBiz Group Inc., 17 Oct. 2008, www.greenbiz.com/news/2008/10/19/e-billing-most-overlooked-green-practice.

“What Is Smart Home or Building? – Definition from WhatIs.com.” IoT Agenda, internetofthingsagenda.techtarget.com/definition/smart-home-or-building.

Tomorrow, Blue & Green. “Six Ways Tech Is Helping the Environment.” Blue and Green Tomorrow, 5 Apr. 2018, blueandgreentomorrow.com/features/six-ways-tech-helping-environment/.

 

 

4 Comments

Jane June 12, 2018 at 1:40 pm

First off, I wasn’t even aware it’s called Green Technology but anyways. The first step is to know they exist and the next step is acquiring them to use in our offices and at home. Here is the frustrating part, at least for me, in my case, I would love to have solar panels at home but in my country I have to pay extra taxes if I am using solar panels. And this is the current problem with not only this technology. They exist but people (more like corporations) are putting barriers for consumers to prevent the mass use of these products. If it’s better for the environment, and I’m basically getting free energy why in the world do I have to pay taxes for it. Wait a minute, is it maybe because the electric plants are government owned? Hmmmm….
Another barrier is the infrastructure to use these technologies. I am sorry but paperless billing only works in a country where everyone one has access to the internet. For it to be successful internet should be available for everyone, meaning free wifi. They tried it in my country and it has not been going well. They tried to solve with sending bills through sms but the problem remains that not everyone has access to connect and there is no attention given to the elderly who live alone, who can’t work with a smartphone, how can they download their monthly bill?
The solution is simple: provide the infrastructure to allow green technology to do it’s magic.
Anyways, thanks for talking about it, the more noice we make the more people will listen.
Keep up the good work 🙂

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    Dira June 12, 2018 at 5:45 pm

    Dear Jane,

    I feel your pain.
    I believe that if we make a collective effort in finding solutions that we will be a few steps ahead in helping the environment. Sometimes noise is required to make lawmakers listen. It is very unfortunate that the use of solar panels is being taxed. What’s next paying tax for the amount of rainwater I use for my plants?
    I agree with you that a good internet infrastructure is needed to make the use of online bills work. I get what you are saying and I have experienced it having some elderly people call me to help them with their online bills. Some systems don’t have the option to save your data into other formats like pdf and they don’t have the appropriate format (it should look like a proper bill with the logo and information of the company and the service they receive payment for).
    Thanks for taking some of your time to read this article and share your thoughts on it. I appreciate your support 🙂

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Dave June 18, 2018 at 5:13 pm

I am all for using alternative technologies and if they are eco-friendly even better. The sad thing is that these technologies are expensive. There should be a way to make them more accessible and cheaper.

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    Dira June 19, 2018 at 6:59 pm

    Hi Dave,

    I agree with you and I hope for that day to come. In the meantime, we can make sure that everyone knows about them and start to request for them. If the demand for them is high I am sure there will be some innovators and entrepreneurs that will come with a solution or probably are already working on them.

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