- Affordable green architecture from Czech students: The AIR house was designed by Czech architecture students and the name reflects its mission: affordable (A), innovative (I), recyclable (R). It has a very small environmental footprint thanks to its low-waste prefab process, net-zero operating costs, and its smart design allowing for easy disassembly and recycling at the end of its service lifetime. The authors explain: “The AIR house was designed for the generation of our parents (50+), the so-called “empty nesters”. We have chosen this target group because the senior housing, at present, 20% of the sum of households in the Czech Republic will be more and more relevant. The concept combines a minimum interior living area with a generous outside area. We find inspiration in a typical Czech custom of spending weekends out in the country and in the tradition of minimal social housing.”
- A year later, hurricane Sandy fuels grid innovation: In the past year since hurricane Sandy ravished the East Coast of the US, there’s been a significant shift in thinking about grid innovation. Five years ago, smart grid advocates were focusing on reducing carbon emissions with a larger implementation of renewable energy sources and educating consumers about better energy savings. But today, technologies that provide a more durable and reliable grid are on the frontline, mainly in places susceptible to severe storms. According to Rick Nicholson, vice president of transmission and distribution solutions at Ventyx: “With stimulus dollars spent, utilities now need to justify smart-grid investments with promises of better reliability and storm preparedness”.
- 30 years left for World’s carbon budget to be used up: The last report from Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change delivered a shocking assessment that climate change impacts are accelerating, fueled by human-caused emissions. These new findings mean that we have about 30 more years until the world’s carbon budget is spent. The agreed limit for global warming was to keep temperature rise below 2°C. Exceeding this limit could mean higher risk of forest fires, faster rise of sea level, coral bleaching and other dangerous impacts of climate change.
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Get a healthy start in 2017 by learning about glaucoma and taking steps to reduce your risk of vision loss!