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MAY 13, 2013 EC boost for green infrastructure
The strategy will focus on: Promoting green infrastructure in the main policy areas, such as agriculture, forestry, nature, water, marine and fisheries, regional and cohesion policy, climate change mitigation and adaptation, transport, energy, disaster prevention and land use policies. Environment commissioner Janez Poto?nik
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SEPTEMBER 13, 2011 Water Conservation in Today’s Building: New and Proven Ways to Save Money and Resources
Consider talking to a local landscaping or forestry expert about which plants would be best for your hotel. By Gary Cardono, Gerber Plumbing Fixtures LLC Water conservation is an important practice to adopt in today’s uneasy economy as it is a cost control and a way to enhance efficiency for a property. Building owners have much to gain by employing water conservation practices. Everyday amenities can result in significant water costs for a building. First, it is important to find out where your building(s) stands right now. This is a simple way to save a lot of energy and water. years.
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JULY 30, 2012 Rugged Computers Evolve for the Future
Traditionally, rugged computers have been used by field workers operating in tough and naturally mobile environments such as logistics, geomatics, forestry, public transportation, construction, mining, public safety and military. The following article first appeared in Mobile Enterprise , and is excerpted here with permission. Soon we will all be connected, everywhere and always.
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APRIL 22, 2011 Why not Embrace Green Building?
It’s not uncommon to have not only the building department involved, but the health department, the department of forestry, fish and game (and project consultants for each), the community (or city) services district, and depending on which third party green building program the project is involved with, add in an inspector for them, and likely an expert consultant on their program as well.
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APRIL 11, 2013 Handheld or Tablet? The Best Buy for Your Field Service Team
“Because of this, they have often dominated highly mobile applications like GIS mapping in forestry and bar code reading in warehouse and distribution. 'The following post first appeared on Field Technologies Online , as is excerpted here with permission. For many years, field service companies had limited hardware options for their mobile deployments. Now those options have expanded.
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SEPTEMBER 8, 2010 Green Legislation from the Louisiana 2010 Session
Sponsored by Louisiana Representative Foil HB 733 – Carbon Sequestration A bill authorizing the Department of Agriculture and Forestry to participate “to the fullest extent possible regarding carbon sequestration and reduction of emissions of carbon dioxide. It was a very active legislative session, and a very interesting one for the “green interests. 130.812.
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BUILDERS COUNSEL Cascadia Green Building Council Voices Important Legislative Opinion
| FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2011
SB 5300′s proponents frame it as a bill to support Washington state forestry
. While our elected officials sniff out the details and decide on their stamp of approval, Cascadia Green Building Council wants to lend a hand. Cascadia Green Building Council is one of the USGBC’s largest regional councils. They are so big that they support their building rating system and certification body, the International Living Building Institute. have spoke on the ILBI in the past, on this blog. Cascadia is very active in regional policy, but very seldom do they make that known publicly. MORE >>
GREEN GODDESS Its Easy Being Green
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2012
which promotes sustainable forestry
. I am a big proponent of building "green" and by that I mean building well. Focusing on efficiency - from materials to energy that building right and smart is building green. Any "credenial" from that point on, be it LEED, Energy Star, EEBA, and on and on and so forth is superfluous. The costs associated with aquiring the credential, the time consumed, the points earned are often less about a buildings structure and ultimately performance and more about the Construction company, the Developer and the Architect and not the actual buidings occupants. MORE >>
THE SMART VAN Rugged Computers Evolve for the Future
| MONDAY, JULY 30, 2012
Traditionally, rugged computers have been used by field workers operating in tough and naturally mobile environments such as logistics, geomatics, forestry
, public transportation, construction, mining, public safety and military. The following article first appeared in Mobile Enterprise , and is excerpted here with permission. We are going through a radical shift in the way people work and use computers. Increasing availability and affordability of wireless broadband is giving the global workforce true mobility for the first time in history. Office Workers Embrace Rugged Devices. MORE >>
GREEN GODDESS The Land Down Under
| SATURDAY, JUNE 30, 2012
Australia introduces controversial carbon tax CARBON TAX 300 companies affected Agriculture, forestry
and land are exempt Market-based trading scheme kicks in from 2015 Target to cut 159m tonnes of CO2 by 2020 Australia has introduced its highly controversial carbon tax, after years of bitter political wrangling. I just read this on BBC and it appears at least Australia is moving forward in greening our air. Its a come a long way from or will actually be the country we flee to as described in the eponymous book On the Beach. But instead of nuclear fallout we will be escaping dirty air. MORE >>
GREEN GODDESS Green Acres
| TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2012
InitiativeThat is the case made against the Sustainable Forestry
Initiative, which has been in the cross hairs of the environmental group ForestEthics for two years. Kathy Abusow, president of the Sustainable Forestry
Initiative, took issue with ForestEthics’ charges. promotes responsible forestry
and works with a range of conservation groups, government agencies and landowners and others to do so,” she wrote in an e-mail. Ah I used to love that show. There was nothing green about any of their acreage. The S.F.I. S.F.I. Instead, S.F.I. MORE >>
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- Which One? The war of the Woods. GREEN GODDESS | SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2009
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