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Morocco unveils massive solar plant

by Associated Press  (Feb. 4, 2016)

Morocco's King Mohammed VI unveiled one of the world's biggest solar plants Thursday, taking advantage of the Sahara sunshine and a growing global push for renewable energy. The $3.9-billion project in the southern town of Ouarzazate, also known as Noor I, is the first phase of a project expected to provide 1.2 million Moroccans with power. Row ...

Ban on water-wasteful buildings proposed

by - Faversham House Ltd.  (Dec. 15, 2006)

Minimum water efficiency requirements are to be set for all new homes, shops and office buildings under proposals announced this week. The proposed measures are part of the Code for Sustainable Homes, the Government's scheme aimed at addressing energy and water-related issues through planning rules, and could cut water use by 15-20%, ministers ...

Momentum Builds for One Water Management

by U.S. Water Alliance  (Jun. 24, 2013)

More than 60 leaders representing a broad spectrum of water stakeholder interests met in Washington D.C. last week to discuss and advance a more integrated and holistic approach to water resources: One Water Management (OWM), also known as Integrated Water Resources Management and Total Water Management. “Collaboration and integration lead ...

Consensus builds for secure California water bond

by Environment News Service (ENS)  (Feb. 22, 2008)

A secure water supply for California in the face of climate change and a court order to retain water in the Delta for an endangered fish were on the table today as Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger hosted a meeting with U.S. Senator Diane Feinstein of California. Around the table were state legislative leaders of both political parties and key ...

Suez to build and operate drinking water treatment plant

by WaterLink International - Geomares Publishing bv  (Mar. 29, 2010)

Suez Environnement, through its subsidiary Degrémont, and its customer Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB), signed a contract in November 2009 for designing, building and operating (DBO) an extension for the drinking water production plant at the TK Halli site, some 90km from Bangalore, India's Silicon Valley. After the forecast ...

The business of building sustainable cities

by GLOBE Foundation  (Jan. 20, 2012)

For the first time in human history, more than half the world's population now live in cities. By 2050 that percentage will rise to over 70 percent, and the social, economic, environmental challenges associated with this transformation will largely define how our societies evolve in the 21st Century. Equally challenging will be the task of ...

The costs of not building green

by Environmental News Network  (Jul. 30, 2008)

Despite the narrowing gap in cost between green building and traditional 'to-code' building, most builders and home buyers still perceive the green option to be significantly more expensive.  The reality is that due to increased builder education and an influx of affordable green building products, a building can be built green within the ...

When is Building a Boat a Crime?

by PRWeb  (Jan. 12, 2012)

Here’s a fact many in the recreational boating industry don’t know or haven’t dealt with: Noncompliance with EPA and California State regulations dealing with evaporative emission requirements in marine fuel tanks and fuel systems went into effect on January 1, 2012. Recent calls to Moeller Marine's ...

`Building Green` for environmental sustainability

by Frost & Sullivan  (May 7, 2010)

"Green building" is a term which refers to a better way of designing and constructing buildings in an environmental friendly way. Green buildings consume less energy and resources. With lower operating costs they provide opportunity for better return on investment. There is growing confidence that investment in Green Building and sustainable ...

Is there a business case for building green?

by GLOBE Foundation  (Mar. 23, 2013)

It's a question asked often in the building industry, Does green building pay off, and if it does, for whom? A new comprehensive report released from the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) may have the answer to that question. The report, "The Business Case for Green Building: A Review of the Costs and Benefits for Developers, ...

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