One of our projects is now for sale:
Built on a 809 m2 section next to the historic Riverhead Hotel. The Building is a double storey timber framed building on a fully insulated concrete slab.
The cladding is rebated bevel-back macrocarpa weatherboard left natural. The intersecting monopitch roofs give it a interesting appeal and the north facing roof has a solar-thermal panel installed that provides 75% of the annual hot water. Latest LED lighting installed.
Via Yale University, 2012-08-08 Diseased trees in forests may be a significant new source of methane that causes climate change, according to researchers at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental ... [ +++ ]
Biogas is methane produced by the fermentation of organic matter. In New Zealand, biogas is recovered from landfills and sewage. [ +++ ]
Via inhabitat, by Lori Zimmer, 27-04-2011 With the possibility of fossil fuels running out in our lifetime, Universal Lubricant is looking ahead. Through the re-refining of used motor oil, they’ve created ... [ +++ ]
... big-time in the fight against global warming - it overtook the US as the main greenhouse gas polluter in 2007, approaching 8 billion metric tons of CO2 in 2009 - over 20% of the world’s total. Previous ... [ +++ ]
Via goodcleantech, 04-04-2011 Farmers produce all sorts of goods in order to earn money, and soon they may be able to add renewable energy to that list. A new machine called the digester — which ... [ +++ ]
Via Ecofriendly Company, 27-04-2010 The following table lists the carbon footprint of some groceries. This is according to GEMIS research published by the German News Tagesschau. All values in ... [ +++ ]
Via stuff.co.nz, by Paul Easton - The Dominion Post, 24/05/2010 A new plant that turns plastic, food scraps and even human waste into fuel is humming away on the Kapiti Coast. "We pick it up ... [ +++ ]
Via Treehugger, 24/02/2010 With the US Airforce announcing that cost-competitive algae jet fuel may be just months away, greener flying is looking less and less like pie in the sky. ... [ +++ ]
Via The New Zealand Herald, by Eloise Gibson, 15/02/2010 Car and smoke-stack pollutants shunned since the 1970s for causing acid rain may be taking some heat out of global warming, but there is uncertainty ... [ +++ ]
Via Time.com, by Bryan Walsh, 07-12-2009 Tens of thousands of diplomats, activists, journalists, businesspeople, celebrities and assorted green hangers-on have descended on the Danish capital of Copenhagen ... [ +++ ]
The New Zealand Herald, 12 Aug 2009 Meridian Energy faces a fight to preserve its green branding following recommendations that it be made to own a North Island natural gas-fired power station. Meridian ... [ +++ ]
Katie Fehrenbacher, 3 June 2009 U.S. carbon regulation is looming, but many large publicly traded companies will be caught with their pants down. According to a report from the not-for-profit Investor ... [ +++ ]
It just happened that I had to make myself familar with the Kyoto Protocol and it's implications for New Zealand. If you are interested in it, a good resource is at The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and ... [ +++ ]