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It’s not just the residents that care, but also the government, which certainly makes all the difference. The citizens can certainly make a big effort on their own, but once the government joins in, then you have a truly green city. With miles of bike paths and good recycling programs, if you want to support the green movement, Portland is definitely a great city to get started. And when it comes to staying safe in this city, there are many green home security measures that you can take to keep your property and your family safe.
Whether your home meets the latest sustainability standards or is over 100 years old, you need to be concerned for the safety of your property, all the contents within, and of course, your family. Just because Portland is one of the greenest cities in the country does not mean that it cannot be effected by crime. Portland has never reported above average crime rates, but what’s important to realize is that in this day and age, crime can occur just about anywhere. Even worse, home invasions and robberies are much less predictable, thus you need to be prepared.
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Here are the sample picture of the landscaping ideas. This landscaping ideas is very important for you to get green home design and decoration especially for the gardening and landscaping. This landscaping ideas is taken from various model of the modern exterior home design that provide the safe and comfortable home. This landscaping ideas will inspire you to get green home with good gardening and landscaping. By designing our house using the green home concept we will get the fresh air, green and fresh air. We also get the large space for our children to play around the house. This is the model of the landscaping ideas for modern home with the variety of the green home concept.
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Along with the savings created by natural shade you can also see the benefits of growing your own staples. An enclosed vegetable patch with seasonal produce will, obviously, see you pay less at the grocery store (have you seen the price of bananas lately). Depending upon the space and the time you’ve got on your hand you could end up with fresh and potentially free vegies and herbs all year round. The kids will love helping out and the patch will largely look after itself if it’s done the right way first.
From the dirt we move on up to the water. With a little “maker” ingenuity or a plumber friend you can tap into the downpipes of your home and harvest enough water for all of your not so personal needs. Watering the garden, washing the car, flushing the toilet – all covered.
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Robert and Monica Fortunato had a great green idea: to build a net zero house just outside Los Angeles at an affordable price.
Their Green Idea House is actually a major renovation, slated to add an office to the Fortunatos’ home of 15 years. The home was designed to net zero standards as a reflection of the family’s commitment to the environment, as well as in support of California’s Public Utilities Commission new guidelines, which mandate that all new residential construction be net zero by 2020. (All new commercial buildings in California will go net zero by 2030.)
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The global photovoltaic (PV) market reached US$50 billion in 2010, spurring the rapid growth of China‘s PV industry. However, its high profitability is coming to an end. Local manufacturers of solar panel modules are likely to enter a price war as PV modules face further price erosion due to subsidy reductions worldwide and a domestic oversupply since earlier this year.
According to a report from UK-based IMSresearch, Suntech Power, a global leading provider of solar energy solutions in China, overtook the US’s top thin-film panel producer First Solar as the world’s largest PV modules manufacturer in terms of shipments in the third quarter of 2010.