Home
land
... National Laboratory and Oak Ridge National Laboratory Landscaping Energy-efficient landscaping materials, including the use of trees, plants, hedges, or a trellis (agriculture), can be used to selectively ...
...  Diurnal variations in temperature Micro-climate details related to breezes, humidity, vegetation and land contour Obstructions / Over-shadowing - to solar gain or local cross-winds    Design elements ...
... is used in certain agricultural companies (e.g. tree nurseries, paprika producing companies) and dwellings for applications where potable water is not required (e.g. garden and land irrigation, toilet ...
... and the heat island effect. Practitioners of green building often seek to achieve not only ecological but aesthetic harmony between a structure and its surrounding natural and built environment, although ...
... 300 full-time employees. The IslandWood School on Bainbridge Island, WA (USA), relies entirely on compost toilets. Facilities Manager Dean Newcomb says, “All of the comments about the compost-toilet systems ...
... levels of biological organization (e.g. wetlands, prairies, forests), human organization (e.g. ecovillages, eco-municipalities, sustainable cities) and human activities and disciplines (e.g. sustainable ...
... in the engineering and development of solar powered vehicles. In 1975, the first practical solar boat was constructed in England. By 1995, passenger boats incorporating PV panels began appearing and are ...
... successfully used radio waves to send solar power between two Hawaiian islands in an experiment funded by the Discovery Channel. Mankins claims that this "proves the technology exists to beam solar power ...
... along a single axis. Trough systems provide the best land-use factor of any solar technology. The SEGS plants in California and Acciona''s Nevada Solar One near Boulder City, Nevada are representatives ...
... solar design package. Active solar equipment such as pumps, fans and switchable windows can complement passive design and improve system performance.  Urban heat islands (UHI) are metropolitan areas with ...
... Approximately 30% is reflected back to space while the rest is absorbed by clouds, oceans and land masses. The spectrum of solar light at the Earth''s surface is mostly spread across the visible and near-infrared ...
A building’s location and surroundings play a key role in regulating its temperature and illumination. For example, trees, landscaping, and hills can provide shade and block wind. In cooler climates, designing ...
... particularly of land and water, by the addition of heavy metals and other toxic chemicals from batteries. Household batteries can be recycled in Britain at Dixons, Currys, The Link & PC World (all part ...
... (gravel, stones, pottery, glass) to form aggregate for construction materials. In true recursive recycling and conservation processing the ability to divert all materials in the waste stream from landfill ...
... plant more trees than they cut down. Government mandated recycling is more expensive than putting the garbage into landfills, which means that this recycling uses up more resources than it saves. Some ...
... for use in paper manufacture or material suitable for fibre reclamation and filling products. If textile reprocessors receive wet or soiled clothes however, these may still be disposed of in a landfill, ...
... air (from incineration) and water (from landfilling) pollution by reducing the need for "conventional" waste disposal, and lower greenhouse gas emissions as compared to virgin production. Recycling is ...
Taxonomy by Zaragoza Online