High Efficiency Washer and Dryer

September 30, 2014

The Amana Front Load Laundry Pair washer and dryer were launched in June 2014. The 4.2 cu.ft. capacity washer can use 77% less water and 81% less energy, while the dryer uses 48% less energy compared to pre-2004 top load machines. In addition to standard settings, an eco-monitor allows the user to see how spin-cycle […]

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LED Walkway Ground Lights

August 26, 2014

(Frank Lloyd Wright designed this Xanadu Gallery located in San Francisco) Have you ever wanted to install stylish high performance LED ground lights? Artemide (artemide.com) company has rectangular fixtures that emit a range of lumens (147 to 306).  The die-cast aluminum light fixtures are available in one-sided and two sided versions.   The finish is rust […]

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View Camera and Digital Camera

July 29, 2014

A 4×5 view camera is great for exterior architectural photo shoots because it can be adjusted to make the film parallel to the subject (avoids tilted buildings), and it uses very high resolution and wide lattitude film. A digital camera is more convenient for interior shoots since it can use zoom lenses, and the shots […]

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Buildings Across From Each Other

June 24, 2014

Life Styles Athletic Club at sunrise.  (Click image to enlarge) Heritage Estates at sunrise, too. The only difficulty with these colorful images is the early morning setup. Like 5 A.M.

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555 California Street, San Francisco

May 27, 2014

On a windy day, the heavy flags are almost horizontal.

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Transformerless Electrical Inverter Power

April 30, 2014

(San Francisco Museum of Modern Art) Have you ever wanted  transformerless  daytime electrical power for appliances in the event of an outage? SMA America  has designed inverters  that require no battery storage.  As long as the sun is shining, these inverters can deliver  power with a maximum efficiency  of 97%. For further information,  visit www.sma-america.com. […]

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Dual Flush Wall Mount Toilet

February 25, 2014

Have you ever wanted a high efficiency, dual flush toilet that is compact and beautiful? Geberit Corporation has a wall hung toilet that mounts on its own frame and has a capacity of over 800 pounds. The tank and drain are located in wall. This toilet saves space and water. The amount of water used […]

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Noon and Dusk Images of a Building

January 28, 2014

    Dusk really brings out the colors of the skyscrapers in San Francisco.  I can see why architectural photographers use this time of the day to capture the feel of a building.

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Dual-Wall Corrugated Drainage Pipe

December 31, 2013

(Above is the Transamerica Pyramid San Francisco at dusk and at noon) Have you ever wanted to use storm drainage pipes that are made from recycled material? The Hancor Company in Ohio manufactures Mega Green Discharge Pipe that is dual-wall corrugated drainage pipe made from 40% post consumer recycled high-density polyethylene (HDPE). This type of […]

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Stormwater Oil Separators

November 26, 2013

      Stormceptor units are hydrodynamic source control cylindrical precast concrete structures with a fiberglass insert that separates sediments and hydrocarbons from storm water runoff.  These units are very helpful in parking lots, loading docks, roadways, and pretreatment services for water resources management. Rinker Materials in Houston, Texas, manufactures such units in sizes from […]

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