December 28, 2016

10 Household Products That Use More Energy Than You Think

When you think of energy guzzlers what’s the first appliance that comes to mind? You’re probably thinking clothes dryers and fridges, which are certainly major culprits. However there are worse offenders out there that you might not suspect. 

Energy efficient fridges – a waste of money or saving the planet?

Although energy efficiency appliances have improved dramatically over the past decade, we’re always a little cautious about recommending highly rated energy efficient fridges to our eTool clients, as the main focus is on temperature performance to keep food fresh for longer periods, which can become problematic when looked at a little more closely.

Josh’s House Project

Josh Byrne (environmental scientist & presenter on ABC TV’s Gardening Australia) is underway with his most ambitious house project yet – the design and construction of two 10 Star energy efficient family homes in the Fremantle suburb of Hilton, WA.

Aussie brand brings sustainability to a household item!

It is great to see Aussie brands we know and love taking an interest in the need to be green and putting their money and research into re-creating their traditional products.

Dust: it’s worth giving it more than a surface look.

It seems that Russia, by far the world’s biggest producer of chrysotile (white) asbestos, is also by far the biggest producers of white lies as far as the dangers in that material are concerned. Canada, India, Brazil, China and Zimbabwe still export this poison despite the dangers. It is a fine dust and just one […]