EPA Announces Online Tool For Tracking Large Stationary Polluters, Power Plants Lead the Pack

January 12, 2012 by  
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Information is power and as it turns out power equals emissions. Or at least that’s what a new comprehensive database of the United States’ 6,700 biggest stationary emitters put together by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says. According to the new EPA database, power plants were the largest stationary sources of direct emissions with an incredible 2.3 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent in 2010 alone. With the EPA recently putting new emissions reduction laws into action, this database should be a great resource for businesses to identify those leading emissions reductions and shed light on exactly how they’re managing to make it work. Incidentally it is also a great resource to find out who the nasty emitters around you are. Check it out for yourself: the EPA has now compiled the data and put it online in this super fun online emissions tool . Go ahead and type in your zip code and see who your closest emitters are – the culprits might surprise you. Read the rest of EPA Announces Online Tool For Tracking Large Stationary Polluters, Power Plants Lead the Pack Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: building emissions , environmental protection agency , epa , facility pollution , greenhouse gas data , greenhouse gas data tool , greenhouse gas reporting data , large power plants , large stationary polluters , largest emitters , power plant emissions , power plant pollution , power plants , stationary emitters , stationary polluters

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EthiopiaStudio2.0 Creates a Vibrant Learning Center for Students in a Remote Village Outside Addis Ababa

January 12, 2012 by  
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The Shebraber School is a collaborative project designed by EthiopiaStudio2.0 , a second-generation team of eleven Arizona State University M.Arch graduate students led by practicing local architect Jack DeBartolo III. Last fall students had the unique opportunity to travel to a remote village community 120 miles southwest of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to research, develop, and design new classrooms and administration buildings for a school serving children within a 10km radius — many of whom walk hours for the chance to attend. The new buildings will support the local administration in meeting the educational needs of the community, and providing opportunities for the children of Shebraber. This renovation/addition will increase the number and quality of classrooms, provide spaces for a library and computer center, and will bring hope for the future by changing the cycle of poverty through education. + EthiopiaStudio2.0 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Addis Ababa , Arizona State University M.Arch , Eco Architecture , eco design , education architecture , Ethiopia , EthiopiaStudio2.0 , green architecture , Jack DeBartolo III , school architecture , social design , student architecture

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Tiny Meditation Pavilion Sits Ever-So-Quietly Amidst Vermont’s Green Mountains

January 12, 2012 by  
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