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Etherpad energy conservation with other appliances at Most of the big energy users are discussed in the other sections. However, under the principal that "every little bit helps" (or hurts), the following articles will give you some tips on taming the other energy users in your home. And some of the following use a surprisingly large amount of energy. Block Heaters Those of you who drive in the northern hinterlands have probably been plugging your cars into block heaters to make sure they start on those 20 below mornings. Humidifiers and Dehumidifiers The moisture level in your home is important for your comfort level. Electric Blankets Electric blankets are not inherently evil. Waterbeds Your waterbed can actually use more energy than anything else in your home, including your water heater and refrigerator. Water Pumps This only applies to those of you who actually have a water pump. Spas and Hot Tubs Hot tubs and spas use a lot of energy. Really Turn Off Your Appliances

[Atelier] Comment parler des données ouvertes à des non-développeurs Comment parler des données ouvertes à un public de non-développeurs ? Comment fournir les bases nécessaires pour mieux en saisir les contours, les enjeux et les limites ? Dans le cadre du séminaire Cultures numériques de Sciences Po Rennes, j’ai animé un atelier pratique qui visait à répondre, par l’exemple des données de mobilité, à ces questions. Une thématique : la mobilité urbaine Le marquage au sol J’ai choisi d’orienter cet atelier sur la thématique de la mobilité urbaine. Le tableau des départs La séance réunit une vingtaine d’étudiants de Sciences Po Rennes, de l’Université Rennes 2 et de l’Ecole des Beaux-Arts. Les étudiants ont recensé plus d’une vingtaine de modes de transports différents, du métro au vélo individuel en passant par l’auto-partage ou le taxi-vélo. L’information, l’autre carburant de la mobilité Une information voyageurs Les données : de quoi parle-t-on ? La chasse aux données : la mise en pratique Dans le kit : une photo du quartier Dans la gare Epilogue J'aime :

Top 10 Greenest Companies In The World · Environmental Leader · June 4, 2007 The Independent, along with Ethical Investment Research Services, has put together a guide to the greenest companies in the world. 1. Vestas Wind Systems has more than 30,000 wind turbines generating electricity globally and its high-tech systems are 80 per cent recyclable. 2. Read the article, which includes a list of top 10 UK companies here at The Independent. 3. Other green lists: Portfolio 21 recently released its Top 10 financial performers among companies implementing environmental business strategies Vestas was on top of that list too). In January, Innovest Strategic Value Advisors released its Global 100 list of the most sustainable corporations in the world. CNBC European Business rolled out its list of the top 50 low-carbon pioneers. Plenty Magazine has predicted the next green companies set to change the world.

DrasticTreemap DrasticTreemapGApi, version 0.9, by: DrasticData Overview A dynamic treemap to inspect the distribution of variables in a visual way. Note for Developers : Because of Flash security settings, this (and all Flash-based visualizations) might not work correctly when accessed from a file location in the browser (e.g., rather than from a web server URL (e.g., Example (Note that the following code will not work when loaded as a local file; it must be loaded from a web server.) Other Examples There are two more examples included in the release: Example2Example3 (uses random data) Loading and Instantiating Download the DrasticTreemap release for the Google visualization Api '' from DrasticData and save the javascript file 'DrasticTreemapGApi.js' and flash file 'DrasticTreemapGApi.swf' in a map on your webserver. Note that the component needs the swfobject to be loaded to be able to start. Data Format Methods

New Survey Suggests Typical Lighting Control Energy Savings in O The Lighting Controls Association authorized ZING Communications, Inc. to conduct a survey of a group of nearly 900 lighting designers, more than 730 electrical engineers and more than 530 lighting/energy consultants subscribing to the LightNOW lighting industry and lightingCONTROL lighting control e-newsletters. The survey, conducted online based on three email invitations distributed in December 2008 and February 2009, produced a 6% response. Of this response, 95 respondents qualified to complete the survey, an overall 4.4% response. The survey covers advanced lighting controls in the office building new construction and existing buildings retrofit markets, asking respondents to indicate how often they specify certain strategies, how they perform, whether energy savings are verified, and if so, how much energy they save on average. Note that this is not a universe study. How often are advanced controls specified and installed?

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Dell, Apple, Microsoft, HP Perceived as U.S. Green Tech Leaders Only a few brands have achieved global green recognition, according to GreenFactor, an ongoing (see July’s report here) global technology and environmental research initiative conducted by Strategic Oxygen and Cohn & Wolfe. Consumer perception of brands’ green leadership varies by region. For example, consumers in the U.S. have completely different ideas about green electronics than those in Japan. Dell, Apple, Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard are identified as green leaders in the U.S. To understand “perception vs. reality,” GreenFactor cross-tabulated its findings against Greenpeace’s “Guide to Greener Electronics” which ranks the 18 top manufacturers of personal computers, mobile phones, TVs and games consoles according to their policies on toxic chemicals, recycling and climate change. So, how are consumers evaluating brands’ environmental initiatives? More findings: GreenFactor’s survey of IT decision makers.

Les Données géographiques de la région Aquitaine: Open Data inclus Après deux années d'animation sur le terrain, cette dynamique d'échange et de mutualisation compte plus de 420 partenaires en région Aquitaine et plus de 1 900 couches de données conventionnées et partagées dont plus de 1 800 données cataloguées et plus de 700 couches de données visualisables. Parmi ces données partagées, PIGMA dispose de référentiels cartographiques et de données métiers. Référentiels cartographiques La Bd Ortho® Haute Résolution (Bd Ortho® HR) est la composante orthophotographique numérique du Référentiel à Grande Echelle de l'Institut Géographique National. C'est une mosaïque de photographies aériennes numériques orthorectifiées en Haute Résolution (la taille du pixel terrain est de 40 cm). Elle est disponible sur l'ensemble de la région Aquitaine. Date des prises de vue : été 2009. La Bd Ortho® Haute Résolution Infra-Rouge Couleur (Bd Ortho® HR IRC) est la composante orthophotographique numérique IRC du Référentiel à Grande Echelle de l'Institut Géographique National.

Best Men's Grooming Products | Reviews and Ingredients | Go GoodGuide counts the number of ingredients in each product that are categorized as low, medium or high health concern. We then factor in other negative information (such as regulatory restrictions) and any available positive information (such as third-party certifications) to assign product scores. Overview To rate a personal care or household chemical product on Health, GoodGuide utilizes the following attributes: A health hazard score based on the number of product ingredients that are categorized as low, medium or high health concern. Product-level data on environmental performance are generally unavailable for personal care and household chemical products, so GoodGuide relies on company-level environmental scores to characterize the performance of a product on this dimension. Categorizing Ingredients by Levels of Health Concern Defining Levels of Health Concern An ingredient raises no health concern if An ingredient raises a low level of health concern if Controversial Ingredients