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  • Smart grid to the next level

    Making a smart grid for smart and sustainable energy supply has reached the next level now that for the city of Lelystad a consortium of thirteen partners have agreed to work together. Their ‘Grand Design’ for sustainable energy and infrastructure was created in May this year, and consists of three parts: making (existing) buildings sustainable, use the available biogas in the ...

  • Ban on water-wasteful buildings proposed

    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 say. The Government is now consulting on details of ...

  • Momentum Builds for One Water Management

    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 to smarter water policies,” explains Ben ...


    By U.S. Water Alliance

  • Suez to build and operate drinking water treatment plant

    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 two-year design-build stage, Degrémont will fully ...

  • Consensus builds for secure California water bond

    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 stakeholders. The Republican governor invited Feinstein, ...

  • 2013 World Water Week: Water Cooperation - Building Partnerships

    On September 1-6, 2013, the World Water Week in Stockholm will once again gather water professionals, government officials, researchers and business leaders in the Swedish capital to shape common solutions to the most pressing global challenges relating to water and development, this year, under the theme "Water Cooperation - Building Partnerships". The questions to be addressed in 2013 include: ...

  • The business of building sustainable cities

    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 mitigating the environmental impacts of mass ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • HIG builds a better future

    Vision The idea behind the various initiatives originated many years ago and got a "boost" from the crisis in 2008 and all the aftereffects that it caused in the financial, social, economic, and energy industries. Innovative and technological solutions are being sought after that contribute to current green developments and provide added incentive for everyone, anywhere in the world. ...

  • The costs of not building green

    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 same budget as a non-green building.  According ...

  • Is there a business case for building green?

    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, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • When is Building a Boat a Crime?

    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 ...


    By PRWeb

  • Building the regenerative city

    Sustainability could become the first megatrend of our new century. Cleantech is attracting more venture capital than software or biotech. Mainstream ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • `Building Green` for environmental sustainability

    "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 construction technologies not only make environmental ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • Building Integrated Photovoltaics

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Building Integrated Photovoltaics ...


    By ReportLinker

  • Building a well one bottle at a time

    Do we really need another recyclable water bottle? If the answer comes in a contemporary, stainless steel water bottle made by Isabella Water then the answer is yes. Isabella Water is doing more than just providing you with an eco-friendly alternative to filling up landfills with plastic bottles; they are also using part of the money you spend on the ...

  • Summit Points to Water as a Catalyst for Building Resiliency in Face of Climate Change

    The 2015 One Water Leadership (OWL) Summit, August 26-28, in San Francisco, arrives at a time when water has begun to assume unprecedented space in the nation’s consciousness. With drought gripping much of our nation’s West and the effects of climate change beginning to manifest their consequences, ...


    By U.S. Water Alliance

  • ACCIONA to build a second water treatment plant in Mexico City

    The contract, valued at 764 million Mexican pesos (€47 million), entails the design, construction operation and maintenance of the El Caracol waste water treatment plant for 23 years. Mexico's National Water Commission (Conagua) has awarded a contract to a consortium of ACCIONA Agua and a ...


    By Acciona Agua

  • ASHRAE standard 188P update prevention of legionellosis associated with building water systems

    Public Review Period June 10-July 25, 2011 The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has developed a proposed Standard Practice that specifies what is required to prevent legionellosis associated with building water systems. The proposed Standard Practice was approved in July 2010 for public review publication. The ...


    By Phigenics, LLC

  • Categories of Water in Damaged Buildings Discussed in New Online Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of another online video to help educate people about issues that may impact their health.  Their latest educational video discusses the different categories of water in water damaged buildings.   It’s important for people to understand what type of ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Genap builds 6 water storage systems in the Oman desert

    To provide an oil refinery in the Oman desert with water we supplied 6 fully-enclosed GenaFlexstore water storage systems. The systems were transported to Omam in December by sea, after which they were installed on site (with a total volume of approx. 7.000 m3 = 7 million litres) by Genap ...


    By Genap B.V.

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