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 of Practice for Sustainable Building.
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Extract from Kiwi brand toilet paper suspected in forest loss Greenpeace forests campaigner Grant Rosoman says: Earthcare: “as it is recycled”. Sorbent, Purex and other SCA products “mostly from NZ-grown plantations with some from Canada, which is OK”. Cottonelle and Kleenex: “because Kimberly-Clark have committed to not buy from Indonesia, and have Canadian and Brazilian…Details
Sunday Star Times via Stuff.co.nz by Esther Harward, 02/05/2010 Kiwi toilet paper brands are flushing Indonesia's endangered species down the toilet by supporting that country's paper industry, say environmentalists, who are concerned at mass clearance of its forests without a credible guarantee that trees are harvested responsibly.Details
Double-sided printing made easy – An example of business stationery taken from our practical experience
Lots of employees at large and small companies have told us they don’t print on both sides of the paper, because its too complicated and the settings often don’t work. While it is true that a series of valuable yet highly complex technical options do exist for printing on both sides, it also possible to…Details
Via GoodCleanTech, 05/05/2010 by Troy Dreier Finally, a solution to all those pens clogging up the landfills. Newell Rubbermaid has announced the Paper Mate Biodegradable, the first widely available line of pens and mechanical pencils made with a majority of biodegradable components. They'll break down in soil or compost in about a year.Details
Every year, the greenhouse gases that each and every individual in Germany causes correspond to the impact that 10 to 12 tonnes of CO2 have on the environment. What each individual eats amounts to some 2 tonnes of this, not taking into account thetransport chain, deforestation to make way for pasture land and so, as…Details
A clearly much too cost-conscious building renovation was completed in Bremen’s largest shopping street in 2008: the heat in the fancy building in Obernstraße (53°04’39.68“N) was literally being thrown out of the window. During the renovation of the five-floor building, the old single glazed windows in the generously proportioned corridor were not replaced. It…Details
Advertising brochures, catalogues, online promotions, spots and similar etc. seduce us into buying electronic appliances all the time that later prove to be needless energy guzzlers. So who is responsible for this: the customer or the marketing departments at the companies selling the products?