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justmigrate:

Hi,
I just moved my posts from Posterous! Do go though my blog for all the new posts.
Its easy to migrate try JustMigrate
3Crumbs app - Are you the local thrifter we all have been looking for? 

justmigrate:

Hi,

I just moved my posts from Posterous! Do go though my blog for all the new posts.

Its easy to migrate try JustMigrate

3Crumbs app - Are you the local thrifter we all have been looking for? 

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What’s best for a building? Renovate don’t tear down and start from scratch! LCA says.

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Findings include:

Reuse Matters. Building reuse typically offers greater environmental savings than demolition and new construction. It can take between 10 to 80 years for a new energy efficient building to overcome, through efficient operations, the climate change impacts created by its construction. The study finds that the majority of building types in different climates will take between 20-30 years to compensate for the initial carbon impacts from construction.

Scale Matters. Collectively, building reuse and retrofits substantially reduce climate change impacts. Retrofitting, rather than demolishing and replacing, just 1% of the city of Portland’s office buildings and single family homes over the next ten years would help to meet 15% of their county’s total CO2 reduction targets over the next decade.

Design Matters. The environmental benefits of reuse are maximized by minimizing the input of new construction materials. Renovation projects that require many new materials can reduce or even negate the benefits of reuse.

The Bottom Line: Reusing existing buildings is good for the economy, the community and the environment. At a time when our country’s foreclosure and unemployment rates remain high, communities would be wise to reinvest in their existing building stock. Historic rehabilitation has a thirty-two year track record of creating 2 million jobs and generating $90 billion in private investment. Studies show residential rehabilitation creates 50% more jobs than new construction.

http://www.preservationnation.org/information-center/sustainable-communities/…

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What’s best for a building? Renovate don’t tear down and start from scratch! LCA says.
      via preservationnation.org
    Findings include:
Reuse Matters. Building reuse typically offers greater environmental savings than demolition and new construction. It can take between 10 to 80 years for a new energy efficient building to overcome, through efficient operations, the climate change impacts created by its construction. The study finds that the majority of building types in different climates will take between 20-30 years to compensate for the initial carbon impacts from construction.
Scale Matters. Collectively, building reuse and retrofits substantially reduce climate change impacts. Retrofitting, rather than demolishing and replacing, just 1% of the city of Portland’s office buildings and single family homes over the next ten years would help to meet 15% of their county’s total CO2 reduction targets over the next decade.
Design Matters. The environmental benefits of reuse are maximized by minimizing the input of new construction materials. Renovation projects that require many new materials can reduce or even negate the benefits of reuse.
The Bottom Line: Reusing existing buildings is good for the economy, the community and the environment. At a time when our country’s foreclosure and unemployment rates remain high, communities would be wise to reinvest in their existing building stock. Historic rehabilitation has a thirty-two year track record of creating 2 million jobs and generating $90 billion in private investment. Studies show residential rehabilitation creates 50% more jobs than new construction.
http://www.preservationnation.org/information-center/sustainable-communities/…

What’s best for a building? Renovate don’t tear down and start from scratch! LCA says.

Findings include:

Reuse Matters. Building reuse typically offers greater environmental savings than demolition and new construction. It can take between 10 to 80 years for a new energy efficient building to overcome, through efficient operations, the climate change impacts created by its construction. The study finds that the majority of building types in different climates will take between 20-30 years to compensate for the initial carbon impacts from construction.

Scale Matters. Collectively, building reuse and retrofits substantially reduce climate change impacts. Retrofitting, rather than demolishing and replacing, just 1% of the city of Portland’s office buildings and single family homes over the next ten years would help to meet 15% of their county’s total CO2 reduction targets over the next decade.

Design Matters. The environmental benefits of reuse are maximized by minimizing the input of new construction materials. Renovation projects that require many new materials can reduce or even negate the benefits of reuse.

The Bottom Line: Reusing existing buildings is good for the economy, the community and the environment. At a time when our country’s foreclosure and unemployment rates remain high, communities would be wise to reinvest in their existing building stock. Historic rehabilitation has a thirty-two year track record of creating 2 million jobs and generating $90 billion in private investment. Studies show residential rehabilitation creates 50% more jobs than new construction.

http://www.preservationnation.org/information-center/sustainable-communities/…

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How many grams of CO2 does a 1min phone call create? 3.6g

The analysis revealed the carbon footprint of making a one-minute voice call on the O2 network is 3.6 grams of CO2 equivalent and transferring one megabyte of data is 11g CO2e. Based on this data, making a five-minute call is the carbon-equivalent to boiling water to make one cup of tea, the company said.

That’s no cup of tea.
What about a 90MB movie?
That’s 1kg of C02.

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How many grams of CO2 does a 1min phone call create? 3.6g

The analysis revealed the carbon footprint of making a one-minute voice call on the O2 network is 3.6 grams of CO2 equivalent and transferring one megabyte of data is 11g CO2e. Based on this data, making a five-minute call is the carbon-equivalent to boiling water to make one cup of tea, the company said.

That’s no cup of tea.
What about a 90MB movie?
That’s 1kg of C02.

May
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19 studies show that sustainability pays off. IDP’s not mentioned.

Oh, and Goldman Sach’s says 25% higher stock value to those who are working towards sustainability.

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19 studies show that sustainability pays off. IDP’s not mentioned.

Oh, and Goldman Sach’s says 25% higher stock value to those who are working towards sustainability.

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