TITLE

Power cut

AUTHOR(S)
Johnsson, Emily
PUB. DATE
June 2002
SOURCE
Engineer (00137758);6/14/2002, Vol. 291 Issue 7605, p22
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on building houses that are more energy efficient, environmentally sound and affordable. Forecast on the increase in use of electricity in the industrialized world; Consumption of household energy in Great Britain; Approaches to creating more energy-efficient communities with small means; Overview of technological developments that can cut energy consumption. INSETS: BUILDING MATERIALS;SMART WITH A SOCIAL CONSCIENCE.
ACCESSION #
7106052

 

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