Wildlife researchers have hired the services of some unusual helpers: 200 neighbourhood cats equipped with electronic tags.
With each added version it becomes increasingly clear that Google Earth is good for more than just looking up your street from space. The satellite based 3D mapping application has already been used to fight deforestation and gauge the effects of global warming on animal life.
This article addresses the life cycle assessment of the materials normally used for window frames, highlighting their respective benefits and weaknesses. Frames of different materials have been assessed on the basis of their production, energy consumption and environmental impacts. It has been found that the embodied energy of the windows made of aluminium, PVC, Al-clad timber and timber, for a reference window.Details
Manufacturers of oriented strandboard and plywood claim both products work well. But using panels made of wood chips makes some builders nervous. Like it or not, osb will define the future of the structural sheathing market.
Via GoodCleanTech. Just recently, the UK phased out 100 watt light bulbs in support of the usage of eco-lighting available today. Unfortunately, the shift was not met without its own dose of criticisms due to complaints against CFL bulbs. LED would have been a better alternative, but high prices have discouraged its widespread use. This…Details
Via GoodCleanTech. Following in the footsteps of other household appliances equipped with sensors such as televisions and air conditioners, Panasonic is releasing the first home-use fluorescent lamp with the same feature. The new product is called the “Auto-eco Light-control Twin Pa” – a lamp that can detect the brightness of the area or ambient lighting…Details
Although, from an energy consumption perspective, almost any compact fluorescent light (CFL) is better than the incandescent bulb it replaces, some CFLs are better than others. A recent report from the Environmental Working Group has identified a long list of over 1000 models of CFL bulbs that fail the 2008 standards.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Our Common Future is a report from the United Nations World Commission on Environment and Development (WCED) and was published in 1987. Our Common Future is also known as the Brundtland Report in recognition of former Norwegian Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland‘s role as Chair of the World Commission on…Details
Industrial and light commercial buildings can now achieve a Green Star rating with the release of the New Zealand Green Building Council’s (NZGBC) new Green Star – Industrial PILOT rating tool.
How many times have you heard the claim that a micro-turbine will be able to provide 30 percent of a household’s electricity needs? These micro-turbines were created for home use, especially in urban areas where little space is available to people. Unfortunately, if we base our judgment on a recent British study, it seems these…Details