Browsing the "Conservation" Tag

Zero Waste Systems; A Cycle Following Nature’s Design

October 18th, 2012 | by Jennifer Shockley

It is crucial that we implement more recycling and reuse programs into our everyday practice because if everyone on the earth consumed resources at the rate that Americans do, we would currently need five earths to keep up and this ratio will continue to grow as the population continues to grow. But we have the abilities and the technologies, already in existence to change this. We need to implement into our everyday lives zero waste system practices.


Here’s to Hydration

September 13th, 2012 | by Jennifer Shockley

Pennsylvania American Water is the largest water utility in the state of Pennsylvania which provides high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately 2.2 million people. They recently, on September 6, 2012, announced their newest social media campaign. This campaign invites consumers to post pictures of themselves using reusable water bottles


Historic Rose Building Gets Lighting Renovation

August 30th, 2012 | by Jennifer Shockley

A simple lighting renovation solution with a beneficial sustainable improvement to a remarkable building with a solid presence in America’s history. The Rose Building with the current ownership of Medical Mutual of Ohio is a great example of systems that have worked and new systems that can work combined to create a lasting architectural landmark


Where Will All the Rubber Go?

August 3rd, 2012 | by Jennifer Shockley

Products, like rubber, that are most used aren't always sustainable but options need to be considered and utilized to make sure they are kept out of landfills and made to be cradle-to-cradle recycled options


Sustainable Residential Combined Heat and Power Systems’ Forecast by Pike

July 25th, 2012 | by Jennifer Shockley

New research is being conducted on more energy sustainable residential combined heat and power systems (resCHP). The research is being conducted by Pike Research which joined Navigant’s global Energy Practices on July 1, 2012 which provides in-depth analysis of global clean technology markets. The systems are small generation systems that produce electricity for residences while also capturing heat that would normally go to waste


OneByNine’s Designs

June 26th, 2012 | by Jennifer Shockley

Like most architectural and interior design projects their works are better expressed in photographs than in words. Two examples, both of interior design projects of small scale developments, are of an apartment in Hong Kong, China and one in Warsaw, Poland. Designed by OneByNine


The Nature Conservancy Invites Conservationists Worldwide to Conservation Gateway

May 3rd, 2012 | by GBE FACTS

The Nature Conservancy’s Conservation Gateway launched its “Calling All Conservationists” campaign today. “Calling All Conservationists” invites conservation practitioners, scientists and decision makers to join the Conservation Gateway website. The website is the place to learn how the Nature Conservancy and its partners approach pressing conservation issues, and find the tools and resources used to support established and emerging strategies to today’s environmental challenges


“Home” Documentary Really Hits Home

May 1st, 2012 | by Jennifer Shockley

An eye-opening documentary entitled “Home” by Yann Arthus-Bertrand was released in 2009. This 2 hour video, which can be viewed in its entirety on YouTube, emphasizes that if we, humanity, continue to live the way we have for the past 60 years, using finite resources at an astonishing rate, we will destroy the only “Home” that we have


Rush University Medical Center by Perkins + Will Goes Gold

April 23rd, 2012 | by Jennifer Shockley

The tower at Rush University Medical Center opened in January 2012 designed by Perkins + Will. It is the largest new construction health care facility in the world to receive LEED gold certification. Its shape takes form from a butterfly but it received high sustainable remarks in tons of other areas as well including green design, construction and operation



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