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A Business Case of Green Building Rating System: Q&A with Conserve Consultants

by Conserve Consultants Pvt. Ltd.  (Jun. 9, 2016)

You can actually measure, at every point of the design and project development, where you are and systematically build upon the performance of the building, where you want to be. If you want to see how you can go up the ladder of sustainable performance, you would want to use a suitable green rating process. ...

Case Study - Water Resources Planning - Grand Forks, British Columbia

by EI LLC  (May 19, 2016)

Piteau Associates was tasked with developing a plan for preservation of water quality of public water supply wells within the community of Grand Forks, Columbia. They constructed a database of water quality and utilized EnviroInsite to show the spatial distribution and water quality trends of natural and anthropogenic ...

Lessons from the construction of a climate change adaptation plan: A Broads wetland case study

by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.  (May 18, 2016)

The dynamic nature of environmental change in coastal areas means that a flexible “learning by doing” management strategy has a number of advantages. This article lays out the principles of such a strategy and then assesses an actual planning and management process focused on climate change consequences for the Broads wetland on the East coast ...

Proper Design of `Green Building` is the precursor of performance and efficiency

by Conserve Consultants Pvt. Ltd.  (May 1, 2016)

EPC World Magazine, had a Q&A with Mr. Juzer S Kothari, Managing Director of Conserve Consultants Pvt. Ltd. Founded in 2005, Conserve is a global consulting firm based in India  with expertise in high ...

How to safely land a rocket on a floating drone

by EHS Insight  (Apr. 11, 2016)

Space technologies are booming again. Several private enterprises keep making the news with reports that they've hit yet another milestone. The latest development comes from Elon Musk's SpaceX. The Falcon 9 is the first rocket that was able to land on the surface of the earth after deploying a satellite in orbit. On the other hand, Blue Origin ...

Interview: CNPC on China’s gas developments & environmental policies

by dmg :: events  (Apr. 6, 2016)

In this interview, conducted at Gastech, we had the pleasure of interviewing Shan Weiguo, Head of Gas Market Research at CNPC. We discussed China’s recent gas developments and its policies on lower emissions, energy security and the future of the country’s energy ...

Three Takeaways from NAEM Planning for a Sustainable Future

by Intelex Technologies Inc.  (Feb. 23, 2016)

The National Association for Environmental Management (NAEM) recently published its annual trends report – Planning for a Sustainable Future. This report documents the key issues on the minds of corporate environmental, health & safety and sustainability leaders today. These trends are a ...

Action plan for peatland conservation and wise use in Russia. Moscow/ Wetlands International Russia Programme, 2003. 20 pp.

by Wetlands International  (Jan. 18, 2016)

According' the National Land Inventory of 1 January 2000, mires make up 8.2% of the total land resources of the Russian Federation. According to expert evaluation, mires and peat-containing paludified landscapes cover at least 20% of the country's territory and are a major part of the world's peatland resource. Peatlands use in the economy is ...

A decision support system for water supply emergency management with multiple sources

by IWA Publishing  (Nov. 18, 2015)

The construction of water transfer projects brings new challenges to water resources management, especially in water supply security with the use of multiple water sources. However, the operations of water diversion and water supply have been considered in separation in practice. In particular, there are few decision support systems (DSS) ...

Towards a harmonised approach for environmental assessment of human activities in the marine environment

by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.  (Nov. 17, 2015)

With a foreseen increase in maritime activities, and driven by new policies and conventions aiming at sustainable management of the marine ecosystem, spatial management at sea is of growing importance. Spatial management should ensure that the collective pressures caused by anthropogenic activities on the marine ecosystem are kept within ...

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