Menlyn Property
3 views | +0 today
Follow
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by ChristineMarincowitz
Scoop.it!

Viewpoints: Do children need to read more books?

Viewpoints: Do children need to read more books? | Menlyn Property | Scoop.it
Fewer children across the UK are reading in their own time and one in five is embarrassed to be caught with a book, a survey suggests.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by ChristineMarincowitz from Smart grid
Scoop.it!

Transforming Buildings into Prosumers with the Smart Grid - Energy Collective

Transforming Buildings into Prosumers with the Smart Grid - Energy Collective | Menlyn Property | Scoop.it
Smart Grid News
Transforming Buildings into Prosumers with the Smart Grid
Energy Collective
The Smart Grid will trigger many transformations. Chief among them is the change in the relationship that consumers have with electricity.

Via Joan Tarruell
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ChristineMarincowitz
Scoop.it!

Top 10 Reasons to Support Locally Owned Businesses

Top 10 Reasons to Support Locally Owned Businesses | Menlyn Property | Scoop.it
Here are the ten short-and-sweet reasons why supporting independent businesses is critical to the well-bring of our communities and our economy.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by ChristineMarincowitz from Green Building Design - Architecture & Engineering
Scoop.it!

Air Conditioning the World stresses Global Energy Supply

Air Conditioning the World stresses Global Energy Supply | Menlyn Property | Scoop.it

The United States currently uses more energy for air- conditioning than all other countries combined—a sobering statistic from Stan Cox of the Land Institute in Salina, Kansas.


Via Duane Tilden
more...
Duane Tilden's curator insight, August 25, 2013 3:33 PM

>According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, 87 percent of American households are equipped with air-conditioning, and the United States expends about 185 billion kilowatt hours of energy annually on residential cooling.  [...]

 

Rapid increases in the ownership of air conditioners are already occurring in many developing countries. According to research by McNeil and Letschert, the percentage of urban Chinese households with an air conditioner jumped from less than 1 percent in 1990 to 62 percent in 2003. In 2010 alone, 50 million air-conditioning units were sold in China.  [...]

 

[...] eight countries have the potential to exceed the United States’ yardstick of high air-conditioning usage, because of their warm climates and significant populations. Furthermore, the top three could surpass the United States by substantial amounts: India, China, and Indonesia by factors of 14, 5.2, and 3.1, respectively, if they adopt American standards of cooling.


[...] Several institutions have recently made major technical advances in the design of more energy-efficient air conditioners. For example, developments at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory suggest that efficiency improvements of 20 to 70 percent are possible compared to current models of air conditioners. Changes in housing design and urban planning are also needed [...]<

 
Scooped by ChristineMarincowitz
Scoop.it!

Green Building Council SA launches exciting green building courses - eProp.co.za

Green Building Council SA launches exciting green building courses - eProp.co.za | Menlyn Property | Scoop.it
Green Building Council SA launches exciting green building courses eProp.co.za This full day interactive course presented by the Green Building Council of South Africa and facilitated by Mr Colin Devenish, Executive Manager: Operations of the V&A...
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by ChristineMarincowitz from Green ideas and Sustainable Building Practices
Scoop.it!

Sustainable building makes 'clear business sense'

Green buildings can be delivered at increasingly competitive prices compared with conventional construction, investments can be recouped through operational cost savings, and command higher rents and sale prices, according to a report.

Via GreenAsiaForce
more...
No comment yet.