Energy-efficient home uses recycled heat to reduce C02 emissions

August 15, 2019 by  
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The Lane End House by PAD studio incorporates natural building material and sustainable solutions to increase energy-efficiency . The resulting design creates a passive home with a smaller environmental footprint and a focus on sustainability.  The exterior of the house contains balcony areas that act as solar shading for the property, complete with thoughtfully-placed openings to create a greater distribution of natural ventilation to rid the home of intense heat during the hot Summer months.  Landscape-wise, the clients wanted to incorporate a natural feel as often as possible, with large windows to connect the inhabitants with the outdoors and a functioning herb garden located on the first floor balcony. The placement of the grand windows creates natural sunlight to light the home during the day while incorporating more profound landscape views. Related: Contemporary barn-inspired home adheres to passive house principles According to the client, “we wanted a house that was big enough to comfortably accommodate the two of us and our lifestyle – and no bigger. For us that meant carefully considered, flexible, multipurpose spaces that created a sense of space whilst retaining a modest footprint .” High quality, insulated timber wood used to create the frame both reduces the need for artificial cooling and heating in the home, and provides an eco-friendly alternative to traditional (and heavy carbon emission-inducing) building materials. Additionally, the timber is locally-produced from renewable sources and the brick used to make the fireplace is hand-made by local vendors. On the ground floor, concrete was inserted to make the structure even more air-tight and regulate interior temperatures even further.  The builders installed a MVHR system designed to recycle heat produced from the kitchen and bathroom and mix it with clean air circulated through the ventilation and naturally colder areas of the house. In addition to completing the standard methods such as SAP calculations and EPS ratings, the impressive home was also built to Passive House ideology. +PAD Studio Images via PAD Studio

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This $118 million mutual fund pays companies in carbon credits

January 3, 2018 by  
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Backed by SAP, Danone and Schneider Electric, the new Livelihoods Fund aims to avoid the emissions of up to 25 million tons of carbon over 20 years.

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4 strategies for equitable, sustainable cities

January 3, 2018 by  
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Ensuring that underserved urban areas can implement environmental projects without resulting in environmental gentrification.

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Can artificial intelligence make supply chains sustainable?

January 23, 2017 by  
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Next-gen software from the likes of EcoVadis, eRevalue, RepRisk and SAP could speed analysis.

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California’s grid geeks: Renewables as good ‘grid citizens’

January 23, 2017 by  
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In building a cleaner grid that spans multiple states, renewables have to do more than simply provide energy.

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The Earth’s Ozone Layer Increases for the First Time in 35 Years

September 12, 2014 by  
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Good news, everyone – a new United Nations report shows that the Earth’s ozone layer has increased for the first time in 35 years. The report credits the recovery in part to the phasing out of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) following the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer in 1987. Scientists discovered that the ozone layer was thinning above Antarctica in the 1970s, damaging crops and putting people at risk for skin cancer from harmful ultraviolet rays. Read the rest of The Earth’s Ozone Layer Increases for the First Time in 35 Years Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Antarctic , CFCs , chemicals , chlorofluorocarbons , earth , montreal protocol , ozone layer , UN

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Breakthrough Extracts Hydrogen from Water 30 Times Faster

September 12, 2014 by  
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Scientists at the University of Glasgow have made an exciting clean energy production breakthrough: they’ve discovered a new method for extracting hydrogen from water that is not only safer than current methods, it’s also an incredible 30 times faster. The process, published in the journal Science, also resolves issues associated with storing electricity generated by renewable resources by using that electricity to produce hydrogen, which can then be stored for later use. Read the rest of Breakthrough Extracts Hydrogen from Water 30 Times Faster Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: electrolysis , hydrogen , hydrogen fuel , Professor Lee Cronin , renewable energy storage , renewable resources , scientists discover way to extract hydrogen from water 30 times faster , University of Glasgow , zero emission fuels

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Why the next generation demands sustainable, innovative business

October 24, 2013 by  
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SAP's co-CEO says we need to innovate with young dreamers to usher in a new era.

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How an advisor to non-profits found her calling

October 24, 2013 by  
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A consultant at California Environmental Associates shares how she got where she is and how students can follow her path.

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How IBM, SAP, PepsiCo and MTV link sustainability to career development

October 9, 2013 by  
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As more companies adopt formal volunteer programs and embark on emerging market community development projects, they're recasting corporate philanthropy as a strategic investment.

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