What do we do?
envirology* researches the impact of various construction methods and materials on the environment. It offers consultancy services for healthy, environmentally friendly and sustainable buildings.
Who is behind it?
The company is owned by Ingo Ratsdorf, New Zealand and German registered architect, Building Biologist and NZGBC Accredited Professional
Via Ecofriendly Company, 27-04-2010
via Ecofriendly-Company.com, 20-06-2010
So loved throughout Europe, french-fried potatoes are to be found on the menu of every canteen, and nearly every restaurant and bar. How they are prepared though is astounding when it comes to the carbon footprint.
There are so many different ways of preparing potatoes: there’s...
Via Low-tech Magazine, 03-03-2008
New research shows, albeit unintentional, that generating electricity with solar panels can also be a very bad idea.
In some cases, producing electricity by solar panels releases more greenhouse gases than producing electricity by gas or even coal.
Producing electricity from solar cells reduces air pollutants and greenhouse...
From EcoBob, 24/11/2009
Construction, maintenance and renovation of buildings account for around 40 per cent of the world's material flows, so it's always sad to see an old building reduced to a pile of rubble.
The FAO Forestry Department promotes, among others, the responsible use of wood as an environmentally friendly raw material. In the last decades, wood and wood-based products have been faced with stronger competition from substitute materials, such as plastics, concrete, steel, glass or aluminium, as these materials appear to offer wider...
Eight LCA-based building-related environmental assessment and design tools were compared in order to present recommendations to improve existing or to develop future tools. The study was a contribution to the work of members of a European Network (PRESCO: Practical Recommendations for Sustainable Construction) who aim to define a European Code...
Buildings and building components, particularly windows, have been the subject of numerous studies seeking to recognize and quantify the environmental impacts caused by processes in the product life cycle.
From Mercola, extracted from NEXUS Magazine, Volume 2, #25 (April-May '95).
Originally printed from the April 1994 edition of Acres, USA.
Back in May of 1989, after Tom Valentine first moved to St Paul, Minnesota, he heard on the car radio a short announcement that bolted him upright in the driver's seat. The ann...