August 10, 2014
Would you like to take a glimpse into the near future?
Join us as we explore some of the exciting and innovative technologies that are set to make our cities cleaner, greener and safer.
July 28, 2014
Be amazed and inspired by the natural beauty of living walls.
Also known as green walls, this innovative design approach is transforming indoor and outdoor spaces around the world.
Before we take a look at some examples, first some great benefits of living walls:
- Improved indoor air quality
- Energy savings in both hot and cold climates
- Natural building protection
- Mental and physical health benefits for occupants
- Reduction in noise pollution
- Increase in property values
As the below images testify, living walls demonstrate a perfect blending of nature and design…
July 22, 2014
Fracking appears to have been a major success in the US, but are the industry claims consistent with the facts?
And as fracking companies look to expand their operations into Europe and Asia, are they really giving decision-makers and the general public the full economic and environmental story?
1. The fracking boom is temporary
Despite promising decades of continuing economic benefits, a peak in US shale oil production is likely to be reached this decade. Once the peak in production is reached, sharp year-on-year declines are to be expected.
2. The economic case is dwindling
Remember the tech bubble? Well, the fracking industry is beginning to show very similar signs. Already there is a heavy reliance on debt, with revenues from production failing to cover operating costs. Early investors may well have profited, but the returns for later investors look set to be far less rosy.
June 15, 2014
As electric bikes and cars continue to gain in popularity, charging options have become increasingly important.
French company AdvanSolar has developed an innovative and exciting range of solar charging stations.
Two of their key products are designed to charge electric bikes and cars from the power of the sun.
Let’s take a look…
June 7, 2014
Are you fascinated by electric cars but unsure if they are for you?
Many people feel like this. Electric cars appear very exciting.
But what about range, charging points and cost?
Let’s cut through the confusion and look at 7 reasons that might convince you why electric cars are indeed for you.
1. They are greener
Running exclusively on an electric motor and batteries, electric cars have no combustion engine. This means no petroleum or diesel fuel needed. If charged from renewably-sourced energy (solar or wind for example) they are significantly greener than a conventional car.
June 1, 2014
Could moving your personal computing into The Cloud help or hinder you?
We aim to answer this question for you in this short article.
What Exactly Is The Cloud?
The Cloud is a generic term for data, services and applications that are hosted and stored remotely on network servers. Your access to these is via the Internet.
For example, Facebook is a Cloud-based social media site. There is no application to install. Your profile, posts and comments are all stored on Facebook’s network servers. You can login from any PC and you will have all your settings and data available immediately.
So far, so good.
Now let’s take a look at some of the great benefits of The Cloud that you are sure to enjoy.
May 14, 2014
To gain the maximum energy benefits from the sun, you need to live in a South-facing house.
While it is well known that the sun reaches its midday peak high in the Southern sky, you may not realise the significant renewable-energy differences that can be gained from having a South-facing house or roof.
Let’s take a look now at familiar domestic solar-energy technologies and designs, but with special emphasis on seeing how a South-facing house optimises their benefits.
April 26, 2014
E-Reader devices are surprisingly eco-friendly.
Take a tour with us now through 5 of their foremost environmental benefits.
1. Goodbye To Paper
E-Books are just that – electronic books. No paper required, as all text is displayed in digital form on the E-Reader’s screen. Imagine how much paper and ink is being saved across the world as more and more readers transition to E-Books.
What’s more, disposal of unwanted books is as simple as hitting the delete button.
April 20, 2014
Sleek and shiny the latest tablets and laptops may be, but how do their green credentials compare?
Let’s take a look and see…