Windows Loewen windows – manufactured in Canada, sold in Toledo, Ohio
Heat Smart T.XT
two layers of low e coatings
two ½” air spaces with argon gas
may have one German made (Optiwin) window for demonstration purposes
The latest in water heaters an electric heat pump water heater A compressor and evaporator is integrated into the water heater. The evaporator draws in ambient heat from the surrounding air using two variable speed fans. Electric coils wrap the tank all the way to the bottom to transfer this heat into the tank and heat the water. An electronic back-lit LCD display at eye level lets you adjust temperature settings easily. Powered by PV panels Reduces water heating operating cost up to 62% saving up to $320 per year
Millcell - AN INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY using 100% recycled glass bottles Millcell is now manufactured in Germany. It will be produced in the U.S. The first plant will be located in Central Ohio, with the promise of more plants in Ohio. Little Portion Green will be the first project in North America to use this product .
Millcell made it all the way and is now installed in Little Portion Green
Why solar? Electricity demand has more than doubled since 1970 and is expected to quadruple by 2030. More than 85% of the energy consumed in the U.S. comes from fossil fuels. Solar panels generate no emissions of greenhouse gases or other pollutants, thereby reducing global climate impacts. Solar electric panels operate silently because they have no moving parts. The life expectancy of a typical system is 40-50 years.
In 2006, the U.S. emitted 2.12 billion tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere (25% of the world’s emissions).
Worldwide coal supplies 40% of all electricity, but accounts for over 70% of the carbon dioxide emissions of the electrical sector.
James Hansen, acclaimed climatologist, says that to sustain the level of civilization we have now, we need to reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to below 350 ppm. Currently it stands at 387 ppm (parts per million).