Browsing the "Cradle to Cradle" Tag

What is Life Cycle Assessment?

April 16th, 2014 | by Dawn Killough

Life cycle assessment (LCA) looks at the environmental impacts of a building material over the entire life of the material, [&hellip

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.

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

Virent and Virdia Produce New Fuel From Pine Sugars

April 3rd, 2012 | by Jennifer Shockley

Recently the BIRD Energy Project, founded jointly by the U.S. Department of Energy, the Israeli Ministry of National Infrastructure and the BIRD Foundation, has announced that the collaboration of two innovative companies, Virent and Virdia, are capable of creating a successful conversion of cellulosic pine tree sugars to drop-in hydrocarbon fuels

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