Saturday, June 23, 2018

The Case for Conservation Friendly Construction

It's becoming increasingly clear that we need to adapt our construction methods to be more environmentally friendly. However, this isn't just a case of green energy and sustainable materials, plans must also account for the local ecosystem.
The construction of both residential and commercial properties is encroaching further and further into our countryside. As a result, wildlife habitats are negatively affected and the UK's biodiversity suffers.
In addition, changing animal behaviours in urban areas are being caused by a range of human factors. These include air and light pollution as well as habitat loss and fragmentation amongst others.
As towns and cities take over more green space, we're increasingly likely to encounter wildlife or even share our home with them. A surprisingly common example of this is bats roosting in and around homes.
Thankfully, there are solutions being developed which will allow us to coexist peacefully with our indigenous animal species. Read on to find out what issues exist and how conservation-friendly construction can remedy them...
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The Rise of Rooftop Energy Storage

There is a growing demand for renewable energy sources as results of global warming become more evident year on year. While you would struggle to fit a wind farm or tidal hydroelectrical system on your property – rooftop solar energy is available, affordable and on the rise. The global community is taking steps to ramp up renewable energy programmes. Solar energy is one of the most widely discussed due to its simple implementation. The ready availability and frequent technological advances make it one of the most viable options. Roof Stores has created this infographic to highlight the emerging trends in rooftop solar energy. Read on to find out how attitudes are changing, and which countries are leading the way.
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AI In Energy

There’s no question that Artificial Intelligence, or “AI”, is going to play a huge role in the future. This page look at how it can, and is, benefiting the energy sector and what we can expect to see from this AI phenomenon in the not so distant future
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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Krishnapatnam Port bestowed with the “Golden Peacock Environment Management Award”


Krishnapatnam Port bestowed with the
“Golden Peacock Environment Management Award”


Krishnapatnam Port, recognized as one of India’s largest ports and ranked amongst world’s finest ports connecting the Eastern & Western parts of the world, has been bestowed with the Golden Peacock Environment Management Award. The prestigious award, in recognition of Krishnapatnam Port’s initiatives and achievements in the field of environment, was presented by the Hon’ble Union Minister of State for Environment Prakash Javadekar to Mr. C Sasidhar, Managing Director – Krishnapatnam Port on 11th July, 2015 at the 17th World Congress on Environment Management & Presentation of Golden Peacock Awards function held in New Delhi.

The Golden Peacock Awards, instituted by the Institute of Directors, are presented annually under various categories. The winners of the Golden Peacock Awards for 2015 were finalised by a grand jury headed by Justice P. N. Bhagwati, former Chief Justice of India and the Chairman Emeritus of Golden Peacock Awards, Justice (Dr.) Arijit Pasayat, former Judge of Supreme Court of India and former Chairman of Competition Appellate Tribunal & Authority for Advance Ruling (Customs, Central Excise & Service Tax) and the Chairman of the Golden Peacock Awards. Golden Peacock Environment Management Award is the coveted and prestigious recognition given to the organisations which have attained significant achievements in the field of environment management.

Environment protection is at the heart of Krishnapatnam Port’s corporate governance and philosophy. Some of the green initiatives taken by the port include – plantation of over 20 lakhs trees within the port and more than 50,000 trees in the surrounding villages, installation of solar lights in the port and solar water heaters in the employee colony, establishing gas connections for villagers so as to discourage them from cutting of mangroves, adoption of Nellore town traffic islands and public buildings for maintaining greenery around the areas etc. The port has adopted Environment Health and Security program that encourages continuous improvement in environment protection and includes - waste management, pollution control, resource conservation, use of renewable resources etc.

Within the port, Krishnapatnam Port has electrified railway line network from all storage yards and as part of its sustainable strategy, thus leading to a reduction of carbon dioxide to the extent of 24935 tones and also reducing the diesel consumption of Railway engines and GHG emissions. Currently the port is in the process of electrifying all its cranes so as to reduce diesel consumption and moving towards solar and wind energy to reduce fossil fuel usage. The 4 R’s strategy adopted by the port helps in - Reduction in water requirements by adopting new technology called atomizers that has brought astonishing results, Reuse of water collected from guard ponds after wetting the yards, Recycling methods wherein 300 KL of domestic sewage is treated and recycled for green belt development and 400 KL of truck wash water is treated and recycled for dust suppression and Recharge by developing 12 no’s rain water harvesting ponds having total catchment area of about 5.26 lakh sq. m., harvesting and recharging ground water about 1.54 lakh. M3 per year.

Mr. C Sasidhar, Managing Director – Krishnapatnam Port said, “We are honoured to receive this prestigious award. We strongly believe that the progress and welfare of society is not merely the responsibility of governments alone rather every organisation should contribute and be part of social welfare. We have created a socioeconomic atmosphere in Krishnapatnam that immensely benefited the surrounding inhabitants fostering sustainable growth”

“Going forward, our goal is to achieve sustainable development and maximize the positive impact by creating value for the society. We will continue to invest in education, skill promotion, job creation, health and safety programs, environment management that leads to overall economic development in the region” he further added.

Over the years, Krishnapatnam Port has taken considerable steps in maintaining and safeguarding environment not just around its own premises but also reaching out to the communities and nearby industrial region. Setting an example, the port has encouraged the surrounding areas and societies to adopt environment friendly and sustainable operations, thus achieving a healthy balance between environment protection and development of the region.

About Krishnapatnam Port

Krishnapatnam Port is one of India’s fastest growing seaports in India. It has emerged as a World-Class port with state-of-the-art, facilities and is fast becoming a port of choice for all international cargo originating from and destined to the Southern and Central India. Krishnapatnam Port is deep water all weather port with 365 days, 24x7 operations being developed on Build-Operate-Share-Transfer (BOST) basis in Public-Private Partnership mode between the Government of Andhra Pradesh and the Krishnapatnam Port Company Limited promoted by C.V.R. Group.

The Greenfield port situated in the Muthukur Mandal of Nellore district, in the state of Andhra Pradesh, is been developed in an area of 6,800 acres. It Commenced phase-1 operations in July 2008, handling bulk cargo comprising iron ore, coal, agri commodities, minerals, edible oil, fertilizers and project cargo. Currently the Phase II of development is under completion which also saw the container operations commencing in September 2012, apart from capacity enhancement in bulk and break bulk cargo handling capacity. Krishnapatnam Port Container Terminal is poised to develop into a world-class Container Terminal by optimizing necessary land and sea-side infrastructure.


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The Shifting Trends of Global Energy Usage

The global demand for energy is growing exponentially year on year as countries develop and their populations increase. This requires new solutions to keep up with demand. These rapidly changing trends in energy usage are shaping the way we power our everyday lives. Despite this need for more energy resource, driven by growing economies in developing nations, the way we’re sourcing it has changed dramatically. This is largely due to the emergence of more efficient fuels and technologies. However, there are still issues which need addressing. By using a ‘global energy architecture’ to measure these shifting trends, the global community can provide advice to those countries that are still reliant on outdated methods and fossil fuel usage. The Energy Architecture Performance Index is a way of measuring how effective countries are in their energy production and usage. The infographic below provides an overview of emerging energy trends. It covers which countries are using them most effectively and offers an insight into the ways in which this is monitored.
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A look into the Future : New Generation mobility scooters

With 11.9million disabled people in the UK and the market numbers going through the roof, with a projected increase from £1.3 Billion in 2016 to £1.7 Billion by 2021, the mobility sector is not a small one, and technology companies, including some of the world’s biggest vehicle manufacturers, are starting to realise. As a result, more and more mobility concepts and starting to arise and in this piece, we’ll go through each of them and take a look at some of the latest technology that’s coming with them.
This piece will also look at the stats surrounding the mobility sector, who is actually using them and also bring to light how more needs to be done to keep mobility scooter users safe. 
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Eco-Labels Around the World [Interactive Infographic]

Eco-Labels Around the World [Interactive Infographic]
Eco-labels are often confused with environmental labels, defined as labels relating to the environmental performance. But, there are some differences. Eco-labels are a subgroup of environmental labels, and have their own specifications. They are granted by an independent third party, not influenced by the company who is seeking certification for its products. The product can be granted an eco-label only if it’s compliant with the criteria of the labelling scheme. Eco-labelling benefits Participation in the eco-labeling scheme is voluntary, yet there are many benefits of using them. The main advantage is that they provide recognition to the brand. Products with an eco-label are those which achieve higher standards of environmental protection within specific product category. Eco-labels are based on life cycle considerations, which means that all of the aspects of product’s life are taken into account. Eco-labels help customers, as well. An eco-label provides a straightforward message to the person standing in front of a product. They allow customers to make a greener choice and easily notice if a product is with an ecological advantage. Take a look at this interactive infographic to learn more about different eco-labels around the world.



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EACH PERSON IN THE UK THROWS AWAY EQUIVALENT OF TWO BURGERS A DAY IN FOOD WASTE

EACH PERSON IN THE UK THROWS AWAY EQUIVALENT OF TWO BURGERS A DAY IN FOOD WASTE


Countries around the world are coming up with creative ways to tackle the global issue of food waste, according to research conducted by kitchen specialists Magnet.

Greece leads the way in terms of minimum individual food waste, with an average 44kg of food wasted each year. The statistics are compiled from the Food Sustainability Index 2017, which was developed by the Economist Intelligence Unit and the Barilla Centre for Food & Nutrition Foundation (BCFN).

To highlight the importance of reducing food waste, Magnet have shone a spotlight on some of the individual efforts that have been made by organizations around the world.


In Greece, plans are in development to launch a smart food card in Heraklion. The initiative, supported by the European Regional Development Fund, will collect data from citizens’ shopping trips and tell them what items are in the fridge that have expiry dates coming up.


In Australia, each person wastes an average 361kg of food a year – the biggest amount out of all 30 countries listed. Nearly 90% of all tomatoes harvested in Australia are thrown away purely based on their aesthetics and could have otherwise been used.

Hayley Simmons, Head of Merchandising at Magnet, says of the research:

“We can already see that those initiatives that are creative and incorporate technology in their approach are proving to be the most successful at whittling down food waste numbers. It shows that by being more accessible, people feel more accountable for the food that they end up throwing away.

Something as simple as being more aware of expiry dates and resisting the urge to buy additional food when we have a fridge full is a small change that can have a massive impact.”

For more information on the research and to see more about what countries around the world are doing to combat food waste, visit the Magnet site here: https://www.magnet.co.uk/advice-inspiration/blog/2018/February/food-waste-around-the-world/


For more information on the Food Sustainability Index 2017, please visit: http://www.sustainability.eiu.com.


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The UK Energy Postcode Lottery

Energy Prices in the UK vary widely depending on where you find yourself living. This is due to a number of factors ranging from the supplier you have chosen to the demand for power in your area.
While currently, the Big Six energy companies (e.g. Npower, EDF, British Gas) control the majority of the market, there is a notable shift towards smaller to medium suppliers who offer more reasonable tariffs to their customers.
The rise of comparison sites has certainly had an impact. However, consumers themselves are becoming savvier to the questionable charges added to their bill amount. The energy postcode lottery may dictate who pays more, but there are always options to tip the scales in your favour.
This infographic explores the current UK energy market and investigates the methods being developed to bring energy costs down, and eco-friendly power sources into wider use.

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