Friday, July 28, 2017

Guide: How To Get Rid Of Almost Anything

Guide: How To Get Rid Of Almost Anything.  There used to be one solution for anything we didn’t want — throw it away. If we needed to get rid of something — from chicken bones to empty bottles to expired medications — it all went into a trash can. From there, everything went into a garbage truck, which took everything to a landfill or incinerator. Times have changed, however, and we as a society have become much more aware of what happens to all that is discarded. Even though we continue to generate a lot of waste, we’ve become more conscious about waste going to places where it can be recycled, reused or sent to landfills without causing as much harm to the environment. Just because we’ve become smarter and more conscious as a whole about how to handle trash and discarded items doesn’t mean it isn’t important for individuals to still be responsible. Every individual action has a cumulative effect on society and the environment, making it important to remind ourselves of the potential impact everything we throw away can have in the short and long term. For example, just about everyone now knows to throw empty glass and plastic bottles into a recycling bin, but what about old tires? They can be recycled, but the household recycling bin is not the place for them. In some cases, a junk removing service is the better choice for certain types of waste. The following guide can help you understand the best way to dispose of a number of different types of waste.

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DIY Home Energy Audit: Is Your Home Energy Efficient?

DIY Home Energy Audit: Is Your Home Energy Efficient? Homeowners have a lot of options available to them if they want to go green. They can go all-out and install solar panels on their roofs or switch to geothermal energy, but going green doesn’t have to involve such drastic steps. In fact, simply improving the energy efficiency of your home can go a long way toward reducing your environmental footprint by cutting the amount of energy your home consumes. This may be easier than it seems, as it’s estimated nearly $300 billion worth of energy is wasted each year due to minor issues around the home, such as drafty windows and leaving lights on too long. That’s why any homeowner interested in going green and saving some green should look into conducting a home energy audit. Trained professionals can perform a comprehensive home energy audit, but homeowners can conduct a basic one on their own if they know where to look. Checking for common and easily fixed home energy issues such as improperly insulated ductwork and cracks in walls can mean significant savings on your energy bills as well as reducing the amount of energy your home wastes. Use the following checklist to conduct a DIY home energy audit and you can go green without radical changes.
DIY Home Energy Audit Checklist
Checklist: DIY Home Energy Audit provided by Mendel Plumbing and Heating

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Friday, July 21, 2017

How Sustainable Cities Will Change the Roadways

Major cities around the world are home to the majority of the population. As more and more people move into these highly congested areas, the strain on the area’s resources, infrastructure, and environment are becoming a much bigger issue. Technological advances are allowing these major cities to adapt to these growing populations by investing in products like air scrubbers that clean as much air as an entire forest, or hydrogen powered city buses. With a global push to have self-driving cars on the roads within the next 5 years, city traffic may be a thing of the past. Major tech and auto companies, ranging from Google, Tesla, and Apple, to Chevrolet, Mercedes, and Volvo, are all racing to perfect the performance, features, and safety of self-driving cars. The sustainable city of the future will benefit from self-driving vehicles in many ways. Traffic patterns will allow vehicles to all remain in motion, relying on programming to avoid other vehicles on the roads. Interactions with law enforcement may still occur while traveling in a self-driving vehicle, but much less frequently, due in part to the vehicle’s programming to maintain speed limits and obstacle avoidance. Idling, waiting at lights, and sitting in traffic will no longer be an issue, significantly reducing emissions and smog.
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As self-driving vehicles change the roadways around the world, one question that lawmakers are still determining is, who is responsible for an accident? Will manufacturers need to hire a car accident attorney for every major city, or will the driver be on the hook? As these automakers continue to develop their versions of the self-driving vehicle, it’s important to note that the self-driving vehicle industry isn’t solely focused on consumer transportation. Companies such as Amazon, FedEx, and Uber are actively exploring ways to utilize self-driving vehicles to optimize their delivery abilities. An autonomous delivery fleet would significantly increase delivery times and free up technicians to perform other duties, such as customer service. The self-driving industry is only a few short years away. What are you most excited for as a dawn of new automobiles arrives?

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Paper Is One of The Most Recycled Products in The World

Paper Is One of The Most Recycled Products in The World. We may use a lot of paper but interestingly we also recycle a lot of it. As this infographic from Colourfast outlines, 67.2% of paper used in the United States was recovered. There is still work to do but it’s interesting to see the progress we are making on this front. Paper, of course, means savings in more areas than trees and one ton of recycled paper actually saves 60,000 gallons of water. In offices all across the country, paper is used every day. While many businesses use computers nowadays, there is generally still a lot of paper used. It is important to educate people on what can and can’t be recycled. Check out this infographic for more information on what we’re able to recycle and what individuals and businesses can do to ensure we recycle more.

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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

A solution that could bring some relief to growing urban pollution. City Tree

A solution that could bring some relief to growing urban pollution. Urban ‘tree’ cleans as much polluted air as an entire forest. It is a high-tech green wall that scrubs the air of harmful particulates – and it has as much air-purifying power as 275 urban trees. It isn’t really a tree. Instead, it’s a moss culture. Moss cultures have a much larger leaf surface area than any other plant. That means we can capture more pollutants. It is under 4 M-tall, approximately 3 M-wide and 2.19 M deep. Due to the huge surface area of moss installed, each tree can remove dust, nitrogen dioxide and ozone gases from the air. Additionally, the installations are fully autonomous, as solar panels provide electricity and collected rainwater is filtered into a reservoir where it is pumped into the soil. It also has WiFi sensors which measure the soil humidity, temperature and water quality Reference CityTree, Green City Solutions. Watch

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Emaar India organises Health Check-up Camp for its residents and site employees

Emaar India organises Health Check-up Camp for its residents and site employees
Emaar India, the iconic brand and leading global property developer, organized a free Health Check-up Camp today at ‘The Palm Drive’ project on Golf Course Extension Road in Gurugram. The Company, along with its health partner Bajaj Allianz and a team of specialized doctors from Park Alchemist Hospital, Gurugram and Lenskart, conducted the camp for its project residents, as well as the company and site employees.
More than 150 people participated in the camp, comprising of The Palm Drive residents and site employees from Emaar India’s project sites on Golf Course Extension road, including Digital Greens, Emerald Hills, Marbella, Emerald Estates, Emerald Plaza, Colonnade, and Palm Square.
In addition to general health check-ups for height, weight, Body Mass Index (BMI), blood pressure, blood sugar, eyesight, etc, the participants also participated in a health awareness session conducted by the doctors with regards to lifestyle diseases, timely diagnosis and preventive measures to be adopted for a healthy life.

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Energy Saving Checklist for Commercial Buildings

Energy Saving Checklist for Commercial Buildings

Pop quiz: Which sector pumps the most CO2 into the atmosphere — industry, transportation or buildings?

Are you surprised to learn that the correct answer is “buildings”? It’s true. Buildings account for 39 percent of U.S carbon emissions — more than either industry or transportation. Furthermore, emissions from commercial buildings in particular are the fastest growing of any sector.

Commercial buildings energy conservation is of prime importance to climate change mitigation. It’s also a big motivator for property owners and managers who want to reduce their operational costs. Making energy-saving improvements is therefore a win-win proposition for both the environment and the commercial sector.

When planning commercial building energy-saving upgrades, it can be helpful to consider the different elements of the building and assess where each can be improved:


Dollar for dollar, many building performance experts consider lighting to be the lowest-hanging fruit when it comes to energy efficiency improvements for commercial buildings. Switching to LEDs and other high-efficiency options can save up to 75 percent of electricity costs compared to less efficient lighting technologies such as standard incandescent bulbs. Other smart commercial lighting strategies include using timers and smart technology to reduce usage; implementing daylighting options; and using task lighting rather than illuminating an entire room.


Heating, cooling and ventilation are responsible for the lion’s share of commercial building energy use in the U.S. This is another area where substantial savings can be realized. HVAC improvements include implementing proper shell measures, such as insulation, air sealing and energy efficient roofing; installing energy-efficient equipment; and operational measures such as smart controls and regular maintenance.

Water Conservation

Did you know that 13 percent of U.S. electricity consumption goes into pumping and purifying water? Installing water-saving fixtures, fixing leaks, and other water conservation methods are therefore an important aspect of energy conservation in a commercial building.

Office Equipment

Companies can reduce their electricity consumption significantly by replacing outdated computers, monitors, printers and other office equipment with energy-efficient ones. When selecting new equipment, look for the ENERGY STAR label — these units use 30-75 percent less electricity than standard equipment.

Employee Education

Don’t forget the human element. Even the greenest building won’t realize optimal energy savings without proper use, so employee education is critical. Energy-saving HR practices such as teleconferencing, telecommuting and carpooling help, too.

For more ideas on how to save energy in your commercial building (including a bonus section on transportation and distribution), check out this energy-saving checklist.

Author bio: Steve Fountaine is Owner of Premiere Works, which serves the Washington, D.C., southern Maryland and northern Virginia areas. Services include commercial painting, construction, contracting, build-outs, office renovations and more. 
This Energy Saving Commercial Checklist was created by Premiere Works

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Solar Power was once so expensive that it was only used in space ships and satellites

Solar Power was once so expensive that it was only used in space ships and satellites. Now things have taken a U -turn. Bloomberg New Energy Finance outlook concludes that solar power is now becoming cost competitive and may soon be more popular in developed markets like Germany and US. Even in India and China things will turn sooner than projected earlier. India’s solar power prices may be set to fall below those of thermal (coal) energy. This is based on an expected cost of around Rs2.90 per unit for the solar power projects at Bhadla in Rajasthan that have received 51 bids. This price is less than the average rate of power generated by the coal-fuelled projects of India’s largest power generation utility, NTPC Ltd, at Rs3.20 per unit. State-run Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), which is running the bid process for 750 megawatt (MW) of solar power capacity at two parks, has received bids totalling 8,750 MW. The bidders include some first-time participants in India, such as Saudi Arabia’s Alfanar.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Mahammed Shahzore Khan from Hyderabad has build a unique ambulance. This is attached to a motorcycle.

Mahammed Shahzore Khan from Hyderabad has build a unique ambulance. This is attached to a motorcycle. It has a side car attached to it. An oxygen cylinder is installed on its side while a portable stretcher and a first aid kit lie at its rear. The Blue beacon makes sure that it gets the priority like a regular ambulance. He was moved by articles talking about the lack of availability of ambulances in several areas, which had forced people to carry patients on motorbikes or in push carts. What particularly moved Khan were cases in which poor patients couldn’t afford a full-fledged ambulance.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Bengaluru girl to get a minor planet named after her in the MilkyWay

Bengaluru girl to get a minor planet named after her in the MilkyWay. Sahithi Pingali, a class 12 student from the city’s Inventure Academy, has reached the stars with her award-winning research project on ‘An Innovative Crowdsourcing Approach to Monitoring Freshwater Bodies,’ focusing on the lakes in Bengaluru. The Lincoln Laboratory of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, that takes the responsibility of naming minor planets, recognized the young scientist’s achievements at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles. The decision to christen a minor planet after Sahithi was motioned after she came within the top levels at the international forum.