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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 ... [ +++ ]
Via earthtimes.org,03/09/2011 Genetic analysis has determined a fungus that has been causing cypress canker disease and killing trees in six out of the world’s seven continents originated from California. ... [ +++ ]
Via ecogeek.org, 23-09-2011 Scientists at the Carnegie Institution’s Global Ecology department have published a study that found that evaporation from trees has a cooling effect on the climate. Because ... [ +++ ]
... Wildlife Fund (WWF) estimates during that period the Sumatran elephant population in Riau declined 84% to 210 animals, while the Sumatran tiger population declined 70% to 192 animals between 1982 and 2007. ... [ +++ ]