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  • Urban sustainability issues — What is a resource-efficient city?

    What is this report about? Policy background Scarcity of natural resources poses a threat to the continued prosperity and well‑being of the world's population. As the global economy and population grows and the standard of living rises, the demand for natural resources increases and this threatens the security of supply. Resources are defined as all inputs into ...

  • Reusing Recycled Tires: 5 Benefits of Recycled Rubber Retaining Blocks

    According to the Recycled Times, over 300 millions used truck and car tires are accumulated every year. At least 25% of those tires are being put into landfills, which means that every year in the U.S., 75 million tires are taking up space in a landfill when they could be reused for something better. To put this information into perspective, for every three people in the United States, there is ...


    By ECO Green Equipment

  • Locking up noise in Lancaster Castle – Invictus Noise Monitor & Noise-Hub2 Case Study

    It’s pretty unusual for any noise consultant to be asked to monitor noise levels at a dance music event held within a medieval castle but it’s even more unusual when the revellers are all housed in a converted prison wing inside those ancient walls. That was exactly the challenge that faced noise consultant Chris Selkirk of ‘Sustainable Festivals’, when he was ...


    By Cirrus Environmental

  • Clutching At Straws to Come Up With Noise Level Solution

    The UK is renowned for its rich heritage in hosting outdoor festivals, whether it be music or literary, through to farming, food or catering to even more niche audiences. But every festival is unique and, no matter how large or small, they bring with them their own issues when it comes to health & safety and noise related ...


    By Cirrus Environmental

  • Standard Chlorine of Delaware Remediation

    By designing a 70-foot deep barrier wall, Black & Veatch was able to cut off contaminant source areas from a creek near New Castle, Delaware. The groundwater treatment system that Black & Veatch designed prevents site contamination from reaching the underlying drinking water aquifer. The Standard Chlorine of Delaware Site is a 65 acre area including an abandoned chlorobenzene ...


    By Black & Veatch Corporation

  • Wolselely`s Sustainable Building Centre: Showcasing the now

    This European and North American building products wholesaler employs more than 80,000 people in 5,000 distribution centres, including 1,800 branches across the UK. One of the newest additions to the network is in Leamington Spa and is designed to showcase sustainable building technology. Business insight The  ...


    By Article 13

  • Briefing paper: accelerating action to Save Peat for Less Heat!

    Emissions from drained and degrading peatlands (organic soils) amount to almost double the amount of CO2 emissions from aviation1, even when skyrocketing emissions from peat fires are not included. This briefing paper shows where the most urgent action is needed and presents a roadmap and policy recommendations for accelerating action. Peatlands cover only 3% of the global land surface. Some 15% ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Daimer Debuts Carpet Cleaners For Car Rental Industry Steam Cleaner Tasks

    Daimer Industries, Inc.®, the most respected American brand of high-powered carpet cleaners, including industrial truck mount carpet cleaners, portable heated commercial carpet extractors, and a diversified line of commercial carpet cleaners with total models exceeding 600 shipped to over 200 countries, is now shipping the XTreme Power® XPH-5900IU with a high pressure level of 170 psi and ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • Rebuilding cities after Sandy: 3 keys to climate resilience

    As negotiators in Doha move toward a new global climate agreement this week, politicians and planners in the United States are still busy absorbing the lessons of Hurricane Sandy. ...

  • What is the challenge with the dichromate COD approach and why is an alternative method required?

    Ask The Expert: What is the challenge with the dichromate COD approach and why is an alternative method required? Answer: The traditional COD analysis approach has been used for decades and is based on the use of potassium dichromate, one of the reagents necessary ...


    By Camlab Limited

  • Ozone is Not Just for Residential Potable Water Treatment

    It has been over 170 years since the d iscovery of the ozone (O3) molecule. Since that time, scientists and engineers have been testing and evaluating ways to use ozone in many different processes, from water and air treatment to surface and food sanitation. The evolution was somewhat slow in the early days, taking nearly 50 years before Europeans found, in 1886, that ozone could be used for ...


    By ClearWater Tech LLC

  • A moldy summer and the 3 H’S hot-humid-hurricanes

    A HOT WET SUMMER Once again, we’ve entered the hurricane season, when hot humid air envelops most of North America. Beginning in the Spring and lasting until the first frost of Autumn, the air is typically well above 60% Relative Humidity, which is ideal for promoting the growth of mold. The official Hurricane season runs from June to September, and even though they may not qualify as ...

  • Energy tax credits and the devil in congress

    It is difficult to get beyond the hyperbole of the election season to uncover a candidate’s true position. The non-partisan Pew Center on Global Climate Change performed a service with a recently released just-the-facts guide on the energy platforms of the presidential contenders http://www.pewclimate.org/voter-guide.What is remarkable about this year’s ...

  • Composite construction products from waste tyres

    The construction industry consumes approximately 420 million tonnes of products per year, and therefore utilises large quantities of raw materials. Alternatives to primary materials in construction products are already widely used; examples include the use of construction and demolition wastes as aggregates, timber wastes in composite board products and by-products from steel-making in the ...

  • Permeable Pavers Score a Triple Double* in Bloomington’s Cascades Park

    Untitled Document Sometimes everything doesn’t fit into the space allotted. This was the case with revitalizing Lower Cascades Park in the famous Indiana University basketball ...

  • Steam Wash Systems: Simplifying Soap Scum Removal

    Bathroom maintenance is one of the most demanding cleaning applications in most hospitality settings and restrooms. The floors, walls, show stalls, bathtubs, and sliding doors can quickly develop rust, hard water, and soap scum with daily use. This is primarily due to the high moisture levels, poor lighting, and minimal air circulation in these areas. Sometimes, the use of best chemicals or hours ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • Building Resilient Cities

    A new dimension is taking root in the world of municipal infrastructure planning – the concept of resiliency. It’s not simply a case of hardening infrastructure to cope with infrequent shocks to the urban landscape wrought by extreme weather, flooding or widespread power outages. Some use the term ‘future proofing’. I prefer the concept of resiliency, because designing ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Source Separated MSW Composting in the US

    MUNICIPAL solid waste composting projects are being launched based on residential separation of the compostable stream from recyclables and trash - quite widespread in Europe and increasingly in Canada. One trend - typically in cities and suburban communities - is to add source separated residential organics to existing yard trimmings collection programs. Composting facilities permitted to ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Film producer enhances recycling program with rotary batch mixers

    OMNOVA Solutions significantly improved recycling capabilities at its plant in Auburn, Pennsylvania by investing in rotary batch mixers from Munson Machinery Co. Inc., NY. OMNOVA supplies printed flexible and rigid films to commercial and residential product makers for flat and three-dimensional (3D) lamination to wood, metal, particle board and substrates used in high-end and commodity ...

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