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  • Queensland: a water sensitive future

    South East Queensland (SEQ) is planning a water sensitive future for the region and its cities. In order to the transition to be successful, it is necessary to develop an implementation plan. This plan aims is to identify a common vision that focuses on the transition pathway and mechanisms the region needs, to become a water ...


    By Geoplast US Corp.

  • Low carbon finance scheme from the Carbon Trust goes live

    A share of a £550m fund is now available for businesses to help finance energy efficiency projects. Businesses can now apply for a share of a £550m fund created by the Carbon Trust and Siemens to help companies install energy efficient and low carbon technologies. The low carbon finance scheme was made public last month, but it opens for applications from organisations today, ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Country Club Stream, Bank Stabilization - Case Study

    Akron, Ohio Worked with engineers and landscaping firm to repair country club stream on holes 4 and 10 that were damaged by a volatile adjacent stream. We used matting to ensure the surrounding area was not damaged by our equipment as we excavated and widened the creek. Stream restoration, we rebuilt the channel and waterfall using placed rock and added j-hooks and v-weir structures ...

  • UnderDuct, by Monoxivent, used at Lakewood Mausoleum project in Minnesota

    Application Spotlight Location: Lakewood Mausoleum, Minneapolis, MN Midwest Mechanical Solutions - Monoxivent Sales Representative UnderDuct Details: 8" up to 38" Diameter, Double Wall Duct Summary: Lakewood Mausoleum, made famous as the final resting place of Tiny Tim, is located in Minneapolis, MN. During the design phase ...


    By Monoxivent

  • Soil Retention at Village of Moreland Hills, Ohio - Case Study

    PROJECT SCOPE: The village of Moreland Hills, Ohio faced a challenge to re-tain soils in a problematic soft soil area. But, piling systems were expensive and a concrete solution in the natural environment was undesirable. Presto GEOWEB® earth retention system’s inherent qualities include its flexibility, ability to withstand reasonable differential settlement in soft soil environ-ments, ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Basewide Monitoring & Innovative Remedial Systems Beale Air Force Base

    Basewide Monitoring and Innovative Remedial Systems Project Description Facing a twofold problem involving highly contaminated soil and groundwater in a sensitive habitat area, the Environmental Restoration Team at Beale Air Force Base designed a habitat enhancing solution to stop contamination from degrading groundwater and a stream in the area. In 1995, the U.S. Air Force discovered ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • Lessons from Enron — examining the parallels to environmental governance

    This article discusses five key influences affecting every firm's bottom line with regard to environmental governance and public disclosure. LESSON ONE: DON'T START BELIEVING YOUR OWN PR. Gregg Pascal Zachary, a journalist with the Wall Street Journal, professed the need for 'hope journalism' — the need for the American press to find positive stories when reporting on sustainability. When it ...


    By AHC Group

  • Major Uses of Portable Carpet Wash Systems

    Portable carpet cleaners have many uses. However, before discussing the uses, it is better to take a look at how these machines work. How they work? Carpet shampooers work by injecting a mixture of a cleaning agent and water into mats, carpets, seat upholstery, and other similar soft surfaces. Any cleaning agent can be used, but it is better to use green chemicals. Green ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • UnderDuct contributes to LEED design at library (FRP)

    Application Spotlight Location: Eastern Avenue Library, Davenport, IA UnderDuct Details: Over 1500-linear feet of UnderDuct from 36" diameter down to 8" diameter Project Details (from Davenport Library Press Release): A successful public and private collaboration raised $8.2-million toward construction of Eastern Avenue Branch ...


    By Monoxivent

  • Vortex Pilot Gas Heater Design Needs No External Energy Source

    A new concept of pilot gas heating that requires no external energy (no chemicals and no electricity) has been applied in the Vortex Pilot Gas Heater (VPGH). In VPGH operations, the heat is produced as an outcome of the routine gas pressure reduction in the unit. The technique is based on the "vortex phenomenon" originated in the technique’s proprietary cylindrical device with no moving ...

  • Rock cut on the A5 at Glyn Bends, North Wales, UK

    This paper discusses the challenges involved in the upgrading of the A5 London to Holyhead road through Glyn Bends, an area of natural beauty adjacent to the Snowdonia National Park in North Wales. At the location where it passed through a steep gorge in the Ordovician metasiltstones, part of the original road was supported on 200 year old, 10 m high retaining walls. The metasiltstones contain ...


    By Springer

  • Treatment of wastewater and restoration of aquatic systems through an eco-technology based constructed treatment wetlands – a successful experience in Central India

    In the last couple of decades constructed wetlands (CWs) have drawn considerable interest in Central India. CWs offer an effective means of integrating wastewater treatment and resource enhancement, often at competitive cost in comparison to conventional wastewater treatments, with additional benefits of Green Urban Landscaping and wildlife habitat. This paper describes treatment performances ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Nanomaterials applied in medicine, cultural heritage and chemical sensor technology

    Herein, we report three different analytical applications of multi–layers of oxidised graphene nanoribbons (GNOs). In the first section of this paper, the most significant results concern the effect of GNOs on the proliferation of NIH3T3 murine fibroblasts. Results show that GNOs represent the most biocompatible nanomaterials (compared with other ones, such as carbon black, single–wall carbon ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Is a Steam Vacuum Cleaner the Solution to Kitchen Maintenance Woes?

    After a busy day in the kitchen, one of the most dreaded jobs is cleaning up. Burnt gravy on pots, splattered food on baking racks and baked on stains in your microwave: It can be overwhelming. To effectively eliminate tough stains and baked-on splatters from different surfaces in the kitchen, you may want to skip the steel wool pads, scrapers and cleaning chemicals, and instead choose a steam ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • Searching for Archeological Anomalies in the Oluz Mound - Case Study

    The History Of The Oluz Mound The Oluz Mound near Amasya, Turkey, is a very important ancient Turkish settlement with a history stretching back to 4,500 B.C. For archaeologists, this site in Central Turkey is an exciting opportunity to discover not just the area’s history, but the history of the birthplace of civilizations. ...


    By Advanced Geosciences, Inc.

  • A vision of real corporate leadership on sustainability

    The basics of sustainability excellence are fairly well known by now: reduce your footprint, create products and services that help customers do the same, drive employee engagement, think value chain, track data and enable transparency, and on and on. But real leaders will go further and address the scale of the sustainability challenges we face by fundamentally remaking their companies. Here's ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Can sports make sustainability mainstream?

    The global reach of sports is something sustainability advocates can only dream of — and it could help environmental engagement move from exception to societal norm. From climate change to deforestation to human rights, we are more aware than ever of the myriad environmental and social challenges facing humanity. Unfortunately, this cognizance has largely failed to translate into the ...


    By Ensia

  • Professional Pest Manager Magazine

    In the last issue of Professional Pest Manager (PPM), we talked with western Sydney based pest manager, Greg Morrison, about his use of the Green Eye Termite Monitoring and Baiting Station. For this issue, we tracked down Greg, who operates Antibug Pest Control and his senior technician, Robert Guiffre, checking out a job which both men reckoned had become a major headache. The good news was that ...

  • Compost in the mix for storm water management

    Bioretention areas, also known as rain gardens, are increasingly being used to capture and treat storm water runoff from impervious surfaces such as roofs, sidewalks and parking lots. These landscaped areas often feature native plants installed in an engineered soil mixture that includes compost. “Bioretention areas or rain gardens are an attractive storm water Best Management Practice (BMP) ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Case Study: TankCam® Demo for Major Oil Client in Australia

    Tanknology, Inc. – the US based global leader in forecourt testing – is featuring a series of case studies that showcase significant projects performed by Licensees in its worldwide network. In the summer of 2016 Tanknology Australia completed a TankCam® demo for a large Major Oil company at a new retail fueling site on the Western outskirts of Sydney. ...


    By Tanknology Inc.

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