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Collaborative Swedish water project wins Nordic fashion industry sustainability award

by Stockholm International Water Institute  (Nov. 5, 2015)

A successful collaboration for efficiency in water consumption, energy and chemical use in the textile industry won the prestigious 2015 Habit Fashion Award for Sustainability this evening. Sustainable Water Resources (SWAR) is a joint initiative between Stockholm International Water Institute, Sida, Swedish fashion brands Indiska, KappAhl and ...

Parched Emirates relies on sea as groundwater runs out

by Associated Press  (Nov. 24, 2015)

As skyscrapers and gleaming towers rose with lightning speed across the United Arab Emirates over the past two decades, the Gulf nation's thirst for water grew at an enormous rate - so much so that today, it threatens to dry up all of the country's groundwater in as little as 15 years, experts say. To quench that demand, cities across the seven ...

Exciting opportunities for the recycling industry in Asia

by International Congress & Marketing (ICM AG)  (Nov. 23, 2015)

The Electronics Recycling Asia 2015 conference, organised by the World Recycling Forum (WRF), took place in the scenic surroundings of the Shangri-La Hotel Singapore, where the presidents of China and Taiwan had shaken hands at the very same location just a few days earlier. Although the number of participants in the conference was slightly lower ...

Building a Sustainable Energy Economy

by Carbon Trust  (Jul. 21, 2015)

Communiqué agreed between the UK and Mexico, following a special session on the opportunities of Building a Sustainable Energy Economy in the UK and in Mexico, held in conjunction with the UK Government’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and Department of Energy and Climate Change and the Mexican Government. On the occasion of the ...

California to require zero energy buildings

by Environmental News Network  (Feb. 5, 2008)

Every two years, the California Energy Commission (CEC) releases an Integrated Energy Policy Report in which it makes recommendations for energy policy in the state, including changes to Title 24, the energy efficiency portion of the building codes. In its 2007 report, CEC recommends adjusting Title 24 to require net-zero-energy performance in ...

Energy Star Buildings Powered With Savings

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Feb. 8, 2007)

Washington, D.C. – More than 3,200 top performing buildings have earned the Energy Star for powerful cuts to their energy bills and greenhouse gas emissions.  These award-winning buildings represent almost 575 million square feet, save an estimated $600 million annually in lower energy bills, and prevent almost 11 billion pounds of ...

Energy efficiency in buildings is the road to sustainability

by GLOBE Foundation  (Mar. 20, 2008)

According to a new publication released by the International Energy Agency (IEA), energy efficiency in buildings is the most cost effective way to improve energy security, reduce energy costs and achieve a cleaner environment. The publication Promoting Energy Efficiency Investments: Case Studies in the Residential Sector notes that in ...

Building for the future

by Carbon Trust  (May 31, 2012)

The public sector's ability to contribute to the UK's low-carbon and cost-effective economy through realising savings from non-domestic buildings. Viewpoint from Michael Ashcroft, Strategy Analyst, and Richard Rugg, Director, Carbon Trust Programmes. Recent debates about creating a low carbon economy in the UK have been dominated by how we should ...

New England Buildings Score in National Energy Star Building Competition

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (May 6, 2015)

More than 5,500 individual buildings across the United States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico competed in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's fifth-annual ENERGY STAR Battle of the Buildings Competition: Team Challenge. Together, the competitors saved more than $50 million in utility bills, cut their energy use by more than two ...

300+ New England Buildings Compete in Energy Star National Building Competition

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Jul. 26, 2012)

A total of 334 buildings across the six New England states are among more than 3,200 buildings across the country competing in the 2012 National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings. These buildings are going head to head to improve energy efficiency, and find out who can be the biggest energy loser in the third annual EPA and Energy ...

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