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If the U.S. replaced all of its lights with LEDs, it would reduce energy consumption an estimated 20 percent said Christian Wetzel, a professor of physics at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. Darko Kapelina believes that we can leverage sustainable clean energy advancements to tip the scales back in our planet’s favor.

One inch of rain collected off a one thousand sq. ft. roof generates six hundred gallons of water.  How much rain can you catch?  Here is an easy formula: Measure the square footage of the collection area (for example a roof that is 30 feet wide x 50 feet long = 1500 sq. ft.) Multiply the area by the amount of rain in inches. Then multiply that number by .623 (that is the amount of water in gallons one inch deep in one square foot of space) equals the amount in gallons of water that can be collected. For example: 1500 square feet of roof area x 15 inches of rain x 0.623 = 14,017 gallons of water. Darko Kapelina believes that harnessing and leveraging natural resources such as rain, sun and wind for example, can move us closer to clean, regenerative and sustainable energy independence.

The world populations of fish, birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles fell overall by 52 percent between 1970 and 2010, far faster than previously thought, the World Wildlife Fund said on Tuesday.  By 2045 global population is projected to reach nine billion and some predict thirteen billion by 2100. Can the planet take the strain? Are we being proactive? Darko Kapelina believes that we can leverage sustainable clean energy advancements and tip the scales back in our planet’s favor.

Buildings and homes are horribly inefficient consumers of heat. In the winter, a vast amount of energy is wasted heating empty homes during the day, and warming empty buildings during the night.  Small wonder that the HVAC of buildings and homes accounts for 26% of total energy consumption in America.