Dogs Trust plans to build the world’s greenest rescue center

December 8, 2010 by  
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Eco Factor: Sustainable facility to harvest renewable solar energy and rainwater. Dogs Trust , the largest dog welfare charity in the UK, has revealed plans to build a state-of-the-art Rehoming Center in Leicestershire, which is being billed the greenest in the world. With an aim to reduce running costs and its carbon “pawprint”, the new center will feature a biomass boiler, green roofs, under-floor heating, solar panels and a rainwater recycling system

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Innowattech develops pads to harvest energy from passing trains

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Eco Factor: Pads harvest mechanical energy from trains. After testing piezoelectric energy generators that can produce renewable energy from passing cars on the highway , Israel’s Innowattech has now moved to trains with a similar product. The company has performed a project with the National Railway Company of Israel to examine IPEG PAD, a rail pad that can be a solution to the smart rail field.

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Sonex Aircraft’s DIY electric airplane makes maiden flight

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Eco Factor: Zero-emission aircraft powered by electric motor. Modeled by Sonex Aircraft on a standard Waiex kit aircraft, the Waiex N270DC all-electric experimental aircraft has completed its maiden flight in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The airplane is one of the several models of kit-built aircrafts designed and produced by the company and this electric variant was under development for several years.

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Vatican City becomes the greenest state in the world

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Eco Factor: Vatican’s solar power production per capita reaches 200W per inhabitant. The least populate sovereign state in the world, with a population of just 800 people, Vatican City has been declared as the world’s most environmentally friendly state with the installation of giant solar power panels

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