ecological building News

  • Austria: Wooden high-rise building shows ecological advantages

    The application of an LCA as part of an integrated planning process for a building is an essential step towards sustainability. Only by applying LCA from the beginning can a building be optimized ecologically. The goal of the research project “8+” was to analyse a multi storey office building designed as a timber construction. The building’s technical feasibility as well as its ecological ...


    By thinkstep

  • Urban water ecology

    Sewage overflows are a fact of life in urban areas, and in many cities, excess sewage water enters streams and lakes with rain runoff. Although this pollution is harmful to most organisms, there is one group of insects that thrives on it: mosquitoes. Luis Fernando Chaves, a post-doctoral researcher at Emory University, and his team discovered mosquitoes in abundance in a sewage-contaminated ...

  • Russian Ecology Monitoring Market

    The report is available in Russian. Translated version (English) is available within 5 working days after the report’s purchase. Purpose of this report was to analyze market of ecology monitoring in Russia. Request a sample before buying a copy of this report @ ...

  • Testing ecological toxicity in rivers

    Water quality in rivers is commonly classified according to its physical and chemical properties, but this may not fully describe its biological health. Polish researchers have tested a new method of water assessment, which looks at the toxicity to organisms of not just water, but also sediment and floodplain soil samples. This provides a more complete picture of a river's health and may help ...

  • Managing Ecological Investment Risk

    PORTLAND, Oregon, August 13, 2007 (ENS) - There is one complex term to describe our future: limited biocapacity. The Earth's limited biocapacity is the greatest challenge we face as investors and as humans. We are already facing it, but the severity of its effects depends on where you live and how much money you have. The planet provides some amazing ecosystem services for our ...

  • Coordinating cross-border ecological networks

    Establishing ecological networks across national boundaries is recognised as essential to supporting biodiversity. New research in Germany has indicated that these networks could be improved through greater exchange of knowledge and better links with land planning. An ecological network is a set of ecosystems that are linked into large enough areas to host high levels of wildlife. These networks ...

  • Cultivating Resilience in the Face of Ecological Change

    In the past decade, approximately 200–300 million people have been seriously affected by natural disasters or technological accidents each year—a staggering figure that is bound to only increase in the coming decades. It is becoming clear that a failure to make political systems pay attention to climate challenges might lead to massive population displacements. In State of the ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • World is facing an ecological ‘credit crunch’

    The world is heading for an ecological credit crunch as human demands on the world's natural resources reach nearly a third more than earth can sustain. That is the stark warning contained in the latest edition of WWF’s Living Planet Report, the leading statement of the planet’s health. It shows that species and wildlife continue to decline, and around 50 countries are slipping into a state of ...


    By WWF UK

  • Atkins appointed to national ecology framework

    The Environment Agency has contracted Atkins to provide expert ecological advice in freshwater ecology and conservation management across England and Wales. Atkins, the UK’s largest engineering design consultancy, has been appointed to the national Ecological Services Framework Lot 1 which relates to aquatic and terrestrial ecology. This continues its longstanding relationship with the Agency ...


    By Atkins

  • Ecological assessment for InCar project of ThyssenKrupp

    In the cross-Group research project InCar, ThyssenKrupp engineers from the Steel Europe and Components Technology business areas have developed 35 innovations for auto manufacturers. The first InCar parts are already being tested in auto manufacturers' plants for introduction into production.The project offers new solutions for the body, chassis and powertrain areas. Using InCar innovations, auto ...


    By thinkstep

  • A Study on Russian market of ecology monitoring

    Purpose of this report was to analyze market of ecology monitoring in Russia. The research is unique as this is the only product, describing the market of ecology monitoring in Russia. This report includes analysis of legal issues, main stages and description of the main market players. Get a complete copy with comprehensive Table of Contents @  ...

  • Green Building Architecture and Development

    Koch Architekten Dusseldorf - REWE Green Building Berlin, Winner "Best Building Solution" + Finalist of Sustainia Award in Copenhagen The REWE Green Building - the future concept" in Berlin is the Winner of the category ...


  • Building an Enduring Environmental Movement

    On World Environment Day, Worldwatch Institute’s State of the World 2013calls for a new course of action for the environmental movemen. Washington, D.C.—Fractured, underfunded, and on the defensive, the environmental movement must rethink the way it functions if it hopes to bring about a truly sustainable future. Most environmental groups continue to ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • WIKI tool promotes ecological river restoration in Europe

    Policy makers, river restoration practitioners and other stakeholders now have a new online tool at their disposal, providing them with hundreds of river restoration case studies. Created by Wetlands International and partners for the promotion of ecological river restoration in Europe, this River WIKI database holds over 300 river restoration case ...


    By Wetlands International

  • UBC `ecological footprint` creators honoured at Rio+20

    Two pioneering UBC researchers who developed the "ecological footprint" concept have won the prestigious Blue Planet Award for Sustainability, valued at nearly $645,000 CDN, at the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Brazil. The award, one of the world's premier environmental prizes, recognizes William Rees, a professor emeritus at the UBC School of Community and ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • ECOLOGIC SOLUTIONS TO HELP COLLEGE CAMPUSES GO GREEN

    PURCHASE, NEW YORK, Nov. 16-17, 2006 - EcoLogic Solutions, Inc will be exhibiting “green” cleaning chemicals at the 4th Annual Greening the Campus forum, November 16-17, 2006 at SUNY Purchase. This year’s conference, “Exploring Practices, Curriculum, and Management in Higher Education” will connect college administrators, students and staff with green business leaders. The conference is designed ...


  • IPBES’s budget ‘inadequate’ for capacity building

    Knowledge generation and capacity building should get a bigger portion of the budget of the major international organisation on biodiversity, says a paper. The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) is often compared to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). But unlike the IPCC, which ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Markes presents at Healthy Buildings, 2012

    Thursday 28 June 2012 11:25 AM As in previous years, Markes will be giving several presentations at the 10th Healthy Buildings conference, to be held in at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Australia (8–12 July, 2012). Oral Presentations Chemical release from products and materials: Innovations to simplify chemical emission testing for industry – Dr Caroline ...


    By Markes International Ltd

  • Building a continental renewable super grid

    As the planet warms and the economy cools, renewable resources are emerging as a realistic means to solve both problems in a timely fashion. Advocates of renewable energy want trillions of dollars spent in the coming decades on a continental-scale smart grid that will slash global greenhouse gas emissions and turn society toward a prosperous and ecological future. How can we build such a grid? ...


    By Global Policy Innovations

  • Integral to present on new ecological modeling approach for prioritizing environmental restoration sites

    Dr. Peter Jensen of Integral Consulting Inc. will be presenting at the Ecological Society of America’s (ESA) Mid-Atlantic chapter’s 2009 conference on March 13 in Ewing, New Jersey. Dr. Jensen will present a poster prepared with coauthors Damian Preziosi and John Sullivan of Integral, titled “Prioritization of Ecological Restoration Sites: Planning at the Landscape Scale Using Habitat Analysis ...


    By Integral Consulting Inc.

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