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Sign In. CEEQUAL Introduction. Life Cycle Assessment Software. In North America, the ATHENA Impact Estimator for Buildings is the only software tool that is designed to evaluate whole buildings and assemblies based on internationally recognized life cycle assessment (LCA) methodology.

Life Cycle Assessment Software

Sustainable Transportation. Source: adapted from UK Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions, 1999.

Sustainable Transportation

The concept of sustainable transportation is intricately linked with the development of sustainable transport modes, infrastructures and logistics. Three major dimensions are considered for such a purpose: Environment. A reduction of the environmental impacts of transportation is a likely strategy for sustainability. Transportation significantly contributes to harmful emissions, noise and to climate changes. Layout 1. Tips and Tricks for Teachers. Tips and Tricks for Teachers By Laura Faye Tenenbaum, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory This three-page, interactive PDF file gives step-by-step instructions for six ways to use NASA’s Global Climate Change Website in your classroom.

Tips and Tricks for Teachers

The following National Science Education Content Standards are applicable to all activities: World Highways - Roads for the future. Speakers at the 3rd European Road Congress looked at ways of preparing infrastructure to cater for future demands.

World Highways - Roads for the future

Patrick Smith reports Road accidents in Europe can be reduced substantially, but vehicles will have to make more use of technology, and they will cost more.

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Introduction to Sustainability. LCCA. Home - EMAS - EUROPA. Interest in the environmental performance of organisations is continually increasing.

Home - EMAS - EUROPA

Taking a proactive approach to environmental challenges is now the hallmark of successful organisations. The EU Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) is a management instrument developed by the European Commission for companies and other organisations to evaluate, report, and improve their environmental performance. EMAS is open to every type of organisation eager to improve its environmental performance. It spans all economic and service sectors and is applicable worldwide. Currently, more than 4,500 organisations and approximately 8,150 sites are EMAS registered worldwide. What's new? Last updated 29 January 2015. Unlocking India's Green Potential. Go Green , Grow Clean. India's No.1 Green Website. Large-scale climate patterns influenced temperature and weather patterns around the globe in 2011.

Unlocking India's Green Potential. Go Green , Grow Clean. India's No.1 Green Website.

Due to moderate-to-strong La Niña at the beginning of the year, there were historical droughts in East Africa, the southern United States, and northern Mexico, as well the wettest two-year period (2010–11) on record for Australia. Heavy rain in Rio de Janeiro in January triggered the country’s worst floods and landslides in Brazil’s history. The 2011 combined average temperature across global land and ocean surfaces was the coolest since 2008, but was also among the 15 warmest years on record and above the 1981–2010 average. Atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations increased by 2.10 ppm in 2011, and exceeded 390 ppm for the first time since instrumental records began. Other greenhouse gases also continued to rise in concentration and the combined effect now represents a 30% increase in radiative forcing over a 1990 baseline. The list of climate imbalances continues to grow.

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Media Partners 2013. Exhibition Date: 11 – 13 March 2015 Frequency: Annual Sequence: 6th edition Organizer: Via Expo Venue: Sofia, Inter Expo Center The countries in South-East Europe no matter they are EU members or not, they are all aiming in becoming a part of the vision of the European recycling society. The governments across the Region are updating their national legislations and regulations, as well as are modernizing the old infrastructure which includes the creation of regional waste disposal systems, construction and exploitation of large scale waste and wastewater treatment plants, etc.

Most of the countries, EU members, incl. 00_Cover and TOC 7-15-11 v4.docx. Sustainable Highways Self-Evaluation Tool. Hmmm Sustainability – “the folks I report to don’t eat granola” (June 20, 2012) EVENT SUMMARY – Bob Willard’s “The New Sustainabilty Advantage” Book Launch and Workshop – “The video of this event can be viewed on Bob’s new DVD, The New Sustainability Advantage: The Presentation A meek looking young woman sits before a large imposing man, seated behind an even more imposing desk.

He flips distractedly through her report: “I’ve been looking over your green proposal, it’s fine, just fine, I’m sure it will make people feel real good about the company, should go over big with the tree huggers too, but see, the folks that I report to, they don’t eat granola. So let me ask you, why should I sign this?” She confidently answers, “This plan could cut our energy costs by 40% a year, and we spent 18 million dollars on energy last year.” Sustainable Development - Infographic: Inclusive Green Growth.

Solar pavements

Environmental accounting. LCA. Asphalt Pavement for Solar Power: The Future, or a Dream? Reduce, reuse, recycle. This is the simplest mantra of the environmental movement and the guiding principle for families and small programs across the nation. How does this principle apply to infrastructure, specifically asphalt pavement? We already use as little asphalt pavement as we can, but this is more an economic decision.