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Tag Archive | "Reference"

Green Procurement

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

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Traditional purchasing departments focus on minimizing initial purchase price. Green procurement focuses on minimizing the cost of ownership for the product for its entire lifecycle. This type of purchasing encourages the purchase of longer lasting items even if they cost more initially. It also accounts for the full environmental cost of a particular supply.

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

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The quality of the air in buildings is gaining - deservedly - increasing attention. Science has shown the impact that poor air has on health. IAQ effects the health of the building, and of course the health of the occupants.

Green Roofs

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

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Alternatives to a traditional roof, a green roof provides a more temperature stable environment. This enables lower energy costs as the roof is kept warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.

Energy Efficient Lighting

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

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A basic overview of the different types of high-efficiency lighting.

What is Combined Heat and Power (CHP)?

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

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Also known as cogenertation, these systems can generate electricity and then capture the heat that is generated and return it to building use. This creates energy efficiency while reducing the carbon footprint of the building.

Composting

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

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Provides a quick overview on what composting is, and a listing of a few of its advantages.

What is Composting?

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

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Provides a quick overview on what composting is, and a listing of a few of its advantages.

What is Recycling?

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

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When a product or material, at the end of its useful life cycle, is turned into usable raw material to make another product, the process is called recycling. Products that can be recycled include metal cans, glass bottles and jars, plastic bottles, magazines and newspaper, cardboard boxes and other office waste. Recycling is an environmentally […]

Energy Management Systems

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

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What is an Energy Management System? Energy Management Systems (EMS) are devices that can be used to conserve energy in buildings and industries. Reducing energy waste can have a significant and positive impact on the bottom line of a business. Businesses that want to manage the operations of building systems to run efficiently and effectively […]

Biomass

Monday, November 24, 2008

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Biomass is conversion of garbage to energy.