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  1. Nature around us ought to be one of the things nearest to everybody's heart as it is the exceptionally thing that permits us to live, manages us, and keeps us alive. The nature fulfills all our needs as much as possible; it gives us the assets for our eating, dressing needs, and in addition empowers us to fabricate all the astounding things we develop. In such an era of modernization, when it is clear that nature is enduring our filthy deeds to destroy the sanctity of environment, and is beginning to demonstrate the strain of so much pollution and contamination, it ought to be our duty to do our best to ebb the harm by any possible means. Efforts on Individual Level Individuals may say to themselves, what would they be able to do? I am only one individual; I cannot do anything to protect the environment. Let it happen, as it may; it is the disposition that must be disheartened to interfere on your way. Each individual can do his effort in protecting environment by recycling, switching off lights and other electrical gadgets when they are not in use and additionally by opting not to use his car when it is just to travel a short distance. Individuals today can also switch to renewable energy sources that fulfill the daily power needs. This practice saves the non-renewable resources and the environment alike. More understanding of this can be obtained from sources like EnergyProvidersNewYork.com. Such little efforts from most of the people would have an immense effect on the quality of environment, causing an immediate and constructive outcome on the nature. Use Environment friendly Power Resources The increase in the utilization of environment friendly power sources, i.e., renewable forms of energies is an extremely positive sign and it has been established that these advancements do work. They accordingly decrease our dependency up to some extent on the traditional power resources, such as coal, oil, gas, and atomic energies. In supporting these renewable forms of energies, we are helping the planet to partially overcome the harm done till date. There are numerous systems and means by which we can help nature. One of these techniques is minimizing the utilization of pesticides that are unsafe for the environment which also cause harm to numerous types of natural lives. In addition to this, nature preservation and saving its sanctity is crucial, as it permits those species or creatures that are most badly affected by pollution to recuperate and conceivably, survive. The best example, for instance is, Amazon rainforest, where severe deforestation is bringing about irreversible harm to a great number of animal varieties. If we do not do something soon for the preservation of their natural habitat, we will begin to see the eradication of a wide range of creatures. This earth is of most extreme significance to every one of us and everybody should be made mindful of, how important it is that they should take the time to do something for the betterment of our earth, nature, and environment. Author Box: Stephen Heyer is a specialist on environment protection issues and suggests using clean sources of energy with carbon credits. He also advises using the services offered by EnergyProvidersNewYork.com for minimizing the harm caused to our environment.
  2. Why Renewable Energy Is So Important

    Why Renewable Energy Is So Important The UK still relies mostly on fossil fuels such as natural gas, coal and oil for its energy. These are all forms of non-renewable energy used from the earth's resources that are slowly plummeting and will eventually run out. Fossil fuels are expensive to use and harmful towards the environment as they emit carbon dioxide and other destructive gases. Renewable energy sources are becoming popular now as they are better for the environment and are easily replenished, never running out. Renewable energy such as solar, biomass and wind power can be used for home electricity, heating, cooling, hot water and many other commercial, industrial and residential uses. Types of Renewable Energy · Solar- The most popular form of renewable energy, solar energy can be collected and used in many different ways. Solar thermal heating creates hot water, solar panels can provide electricity and solar fans can be used for cooling. · Wind- Wind energy is generated by turbines and can be used to generate electricity or to pump water. To create a considerable amount of energy, a large area must be covered to collect enough wind. · Biomass- Plant energy is used in many parts of the world but the traditional way of burning wood is not renewable and releases masses of carbon dioxide in to the atmosphere. There are however more modern versions of renewable biomass energy such as methane and vehicle fuel, as well as bio energy that can produce electricity. · Geothermal- The heat inside the earth's core and the constant temperatures in soil is used in geothermal energy. Heat pumps in the ground can be used to heat and cool buildings throughout the year, but geothermal systems cannot generate electricity. · Hydroelectric- Hydropower is created using water to generate electricity and normally occurs on a large scale such as a reservoir or a smaller canal. · Hydrogen- Though not exactly a renewable energy source, hydrogen is copiously available and produces low levels of pollution. When burned as a fuel, hydrogen can power motors and even automobiles. However hydrogen cannot be found as a natural gas and is always paired with another element so it must first be separated before used as a fuel or converted into electricity. · Ocean energy- Driven by winds, tides and different temperatures, tidal energy and the motion of waves can be used to generate electricity in both small and large scales. Although renewable energy sources can save a lot of money in the long term and are the most environmentally friendly, they can be expensive to install which makes it difficult for a population to switch over from non-renewable sources. Some methods such as solar panels are easy to install and can be incorporated within the original energy systems to make the switch easy and simple. The gas or electricity system can still be used as a backup when the solar energy is insufficient, so huge savings will be made and the carbon footprint greatly reduced.
  3. The impact of deepwater disasters

    Many of the worst disasters that occur at sea involve oil. This substance can have a devastating impact on the flora and fauna of the oceans, and it can be extremely difficult to clear up. Fortunately, organisations now have access to sophisticated spill control technology thanks to specialist suppliers like www.lubetech.co.uk/. These solutions can help to make dealing with a spill a much quicker and easier process, and they can limit any harm. Different types of disaster Most oil leaks occur at or near the surface of the sea when ships transporting the fossil fuel get into difficulties. One of the worst such events occurred in March 1989 and involved a huge oil tanker named the Exxon Valdez. As it sailed out of port in Alaska, it foundered on rocks and its hull was torn open. More than 11 million gallons of black crude escaped into the waters of the Prince William Sound. The oil reached beaches as far as 650 miles away and creatures including seals, killer whales, salmon and sea birds were killed in large numbers. However, not all oil spills occur near the ocean’s surface. The Deepwater Horizon accident in the Gulf of Mexico was a classic case in point. An explosion at the rig in April 2010 triggered a huge oil leak that took well over two months to plug. During this time, vast quantities of oil leaked out into the oceans. The environmental damage caused by the event is still being assessed, but it is extensive. The damaging effects of oil Oil can harm wildlife and plants in a number of different ways. Because its chemical constituents are poisonous, it can cause damage when ingested or inhaled by creatures. It can also cause eye and skin irritation. In addition, its viscosity can smother some small species of fish and invertebrate, and it can coat fur and feathers, reducing mammals’ and birds’ ability to keep themselves warm. Because most oils float, the creatures worst affected by spills are those that are found near to the surface of the water or along the shorelines. For example, seabirds are particularly at risk. Sea otters and seals are often harmed too. Meanwhile, the type of oil involved has an impact on the damage caused. ‘Light’ fuel oils, like diesel and gasoline, tend to be very volatile. This means they evaporate fairly quickly when they reach the surface of the sea. However, there is a risk that they will ignite or explode, and they can be highly toxic. In contrast, ‘heavy’ oils like the bunker fuels used to power ships, can persist in the oceans for months or even years if they are not removed. They are less toxic than light oils, but they are more likely to smother animals. Harm at greater depths It’s important to note that oil does not only affect life at the surface of the oceans. In July 2014, a research team led by Charles Fisher, professor of biology at Penn State University, published a paper suggesting that coral located deep down at the sea bed had been harmed by the Deepwater Horizon leak. The scientists found that multiple coral communities up to 22km from the site of the spill and at depths of over 1,800 had been affected by the accident. Commenting on the discovery, Professor Fisher remarked: “The footprint of the impact of the spill on coral communities is both deeper and wider than previous data indicated.” Given the potentially devastating consequences of both deepwater and surface oil spills, it’s vital that organisations do all they can to prevent these accidents, and to contain any leaks if they do occur.
  4. The world’s carbon footprint is getting bigger even though the UK has seen its carbon emissions shrink, which is why educating the next generation is so important. The young people who are growing up now will, if climate forecasts are accurate, face some big challenges in the decades ahead. However, the good news is that by ‘learning and doing’ now, these issues can be made more manageable. What is carbon footprint? Carbon footprint is a broad term used to describe the size of the greenhouse gas emissions that a person, business, organisation or country is responsible for. In fact, the footprint analogy can be applied to any grouping of people, as long as the data is available to calculate the emissions. Carbon dioxide is the primary gas measured and this greenhouse gas is, as most experts agree, responsible in part for the climate changes that are happening now, particularly global warming. Across the planet, carbon emissions generated by our energy consumption have risen by nearly 50% over the past two decades (actually since 1992, when the first Earth Summit was held in Rio de Janeiro). The Climate Change Act It took some time to come to an agreement, but in 2008 the Climate Change Act committed the UK to reduce greenhouse gases – our carbon footprint – by 80% within 42 years. That 2050 target is legally binding, and the UK was the first country in the world to put such measures in place. Meeting the challenge To achieve this tough target, everyone in the UK will need to make a contribution, which is why education is a priority for policymakers. While the task sounds daunting, there are actually many small but effective steps we can take that will make a major difference. Put simply, we need to use less energy of all types. We also need to replace carbon-based fuels with renewable, clean energy options. Every living space across the country will have to be close to zero carbon status by 2050 in order to meet the target, and young people need to know that more rapid and drastic action by the government is required to achieve this tough goal. Simple changes that households can make However, at the same time, on an individual level, young people can encourage their families to make simple little changes that can make a big difference, like swapping energy-guzzling light bulbs for LED lighting. This change can reduce electricity consumption by up to 85%. We need to use less water too. By doing so, we can reduce the energy required to pump and heat water – and this power saving extends throughout the water management and distribution network. The simplest way to make a big cut in domestic water consumption is to fit eco showers and eco taps. Choosing a quality brand like Hansgrohe will ensure maximum savings as the technology used in the shower heads and taps mixes air with water to cut consumption by more than 50%. It’s now easy to pick these products up from energy saving specialists like SaveMoneyCutCarbon. Bear in mind that around a third of carbon emissions in the UK are generated in the home and, according to government figures, a typical household might generate as much as five tonnes of carbon dioxide annually from the consumption of around 20,000kWh of power. Other factors Young people should also be aware of the fact that households’ footprints grow when other factors are considered, such as family cars, recreation and leisure, holidays and air travel, clothing and food. Figures from the Stockholm Environmental Institute suggest that just over a decade ago the total annual carbon footprint of an average UK home, when all these extras were included, was 20.7 tonnes. Knowledge is key To rise to the carbon footprint challenge, the next generation will need to know the details of what is happening to the planet, the reasons why it is happening and how to change things. The UK’s young people will, we hope, learn to use less energy, work smarter and be more aware of how they can better manage and protect the precious resources we have.
  5. Global warming is a grave cause for concern, and so environmental protection is given priority world over. Our natural resources are gradually diminishing due to rapid growth of industries and various developmental projects like energy and petroleum products. Policies and procedures are introduced to protect the environment. Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) is a process of appraising potential impacts of a project on environment. The process of studying and assessing a project for possible environment impact at an initial stage can be useful in addressing the issues it may cause. The keskkonnamõjude hindamine or EIA is an official assessment process with public participation and they are given the liberty to contribute their valuable inputs on potential impact of a project on environment. Experts evaluate the possible hazards that can be caused by the project and offer an insight into the mitigating measures to be taken. EIA has been adopted in most of countries, and it has been very useful in controlling adverse impact on surroundings by a project or a programme. Benefits of EIA EIA can be beneficial in implementing developmental projects with environment into consideration. Major benefits of EIA are: · Protect human health · Natural resource management · Public participation · Optimise environmental hazards · Save time and money on projects Public opinion has great importance in EIA and it offers an opportunity to the general people to raise their concerns and get the authorities to deal with them. Local people settled around the project area can contribute information on the possible environment impact, and this information can be utilised for expert analysis. Environment protection by alternatives or mitigation Alternatives are developed to avoid or lessen the adverse impact of a project on environment, and this way it can be made sure that no human being, animals or plants are affected. It basically maintains the required balance in the environment. Alternatives are like changing the site, use a method to minimise impact, planting trees to stop soil erosion, and in some case discard the project altogether. EIA Procedure Screening, scoping and documentation are the three major procedures involved in the carrying out EIA successfully. Screening is to ascertain whether a project requires EIA or not. Scoping will spot the issues that needs to be dealt with for a particular project and the process involves project analysis to forecast nature of environment impact, and elimination or mitigation measures to be taken. Furthermore, EIA is an ongoing process and auditing is needed to ascertain proper implementation of alternative measures and mitigation. Verifying compliance is necessary to identify unexpected impact and failed mitigation measures, and the issues are address on time to further stop any harmful consequences. Political commitment and public involvement is necessary to address critical issues on environment impact. Method of conducting assessment is revised on a regular basis for making improvement to eliminate limitations and chart out better methods to meet the future needs. In short, EIA is a must for any project that is being introduced, and it should be carried out time and again to make sure that the environment is not affected at any cost. Author's Bio - Arthur Cooper works with one of the best environmental impact assessment or keskkonnamõjude hindamine service providers, and their experts check the feasibility of projects by considering social, economical, and natural aspects surrounding them. To know more about how human health can be protected while your projects are in progress, please visit their website.
  6. One of the first steps you need to take when you are looking for a basement waterproofing contractor for a project is getting estimates. I say estimates, because you should always compare quotes from multiple contractors before deciding to hire one that suits you best. Here are a few tips you can use when you are gathering estimates from top contractors near you. Never Accept a Phone Estimate You can get a quick estimate over the phone or online from most contractors these days. The quick estimate is a good way to find out how much the project will most likely cost, but it is in no way accurate. Each basement is different – and has different problems to solve – which means only a thorough inspection can really tell the contractors what needs to be done. Invite the contractors to do an assessment at different times. Let them check your basement and come up with a more detailed and accurate estimate. Once you have gathered these detailed estimates, you should be able to compare them directly and choose the right contractor to hire. Questions Your Contractor Will Ask While doing the thorough assessment on your basement, the contractor will ask a lot of questions. They need to know several things before they can provide you with a clear estimate, including: · The age of your property · Whether you have been living in the property since it was built · Whether the problems are recurring · Whether you have done repairs on the basement before · The kind of problems you are facing Each question will help the contractor get a much better view of what they are dealing with. Combined with the on-site inspection results, the contractor will be able to provide you with a set of solutions to your basement problems. It Doesn’t Take That Long The best thing about getting your basement assessed – and the cost of repairing it estimated – is that the whole process takes no more than an hour or two. An experienced waterproofing specialist can even spot problems you cannot spot before, allowing future issues to be prevented with a quick repair. The quick assessment time also means you don’t have to spend a lot of time in order to get estimates from multiple basement repair contractors. Even better, top companies across the country will not come to your house for an assessment on weekends, so scheduling for an inspection should not be difficult at all. Payment and Cost Keep in mind that most contractors will do the inspection for free. Others charge you a small fee, but provide you with a more thorough report that you can use for other purposes. Once you are happy with the estimate, you can move forward with the project. You may be required to pay a small deposit in order to start the project. Avoid contractors that ask for all the payment upfront. Using the tips we just discussed in this article, getting started with your own basement repair project is now easier than ever. Find a good contractor and get your basement fixed right away.
  7. Eco-friendly housing refers to structures constructed through environmentally friendly processes. It involves using building materials that will not harm the environment by way of pollution. As social awareness of the benefits of environmental friendly building increases, more and more people mostly from the high-echelon of the society are embracing the concept and are acquiring such homes. Real estate India has also bought into the concept. Therefore, they are targeting investors and individuals who desire to improve health and comfort, increase aesthetic appeals, and enhance total quality of life. If you are looking for where to get eco-friendly residents in India, this article is positioned to reveal them to you. States and Locations in India with Green Buildings These states house the highest concentration of green houses. It, therefore, affords realty investors targeting such houses to put in their funds. And it is because the demand for green houses has increased. Chennai Amongst 320 plus structures in India licensed as environmental friendly with green housing structures, Chennai is a home to a whopping 42 green buildings. Additionally, it has one out of two green licensed self-sufficient bungalows in India. Shell business service center, Menon eternity in Alwarpet, and Turbo energy office complex are all having platinum mark. The next rating following platinum is gold and silver. The ratings are fixed based on sustainability, natural resources consumption, interior environment quality, and waste management. Buildings like Tamil Nadu assembly and Anna Centenary library are all gold rated. People living in Chennai are upbeat in matters regarding eco-friendly housing, and declare the M.D. to En3 Sustainability Solutions Pvt ltd, Sathiaram Ram. Mumbai Next to Chennai is Mumbai with 29 green home certifications. It is regarded as an eco-friendly home. Based on the survey executed on the monetary viability studies on green structures, it shows that the cost of construction is higher than regular building, but the investment is recoverable within 3 to 5 years. And that is apart from the benefits generated from saving above 52% in power fees. The city possesses many environment appealing edifice like the India tower Mumbai, which was completed in 2010. The edifice represents the country’s transition towards the green house concept. Another building that symbolizes green friendliness in Mumbai is the Antilia building. Daulat bungalow located in J.V.P.D (Juhu Vile Parle Development) scheme is recorded as one of the first to embrace hybrid energy in 2002. The hybrid power system contains solar panels, batteries/inverter, and windmill. Other buildings in Mumbai with the certification are Enercon India, Kalpataru, K Raheja, Hiranandani BG Building, and Kalpataru. The National Capital Region The NCR houses about 28 green structures. It is next to Mumbai. The neighboring cities include Gurgaon, Ghaziabad, Bhiwani, Alwar, and other close by towns. The millennium city alone, Gurgaon, has about 15 buildings that are eco-friendly, with 5 of such building possessing the highest platinum license. Other location in India with eco-friendly buildings are Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Tamil Nadu, Sriperumbadur, Madurai, Salem, Siruseri, Coimbatore, etc. Eco-friendly building is a trend in India that is high in demand and therefore will constitute a huge real estate investment potential for individuals and companies. There are over 320 buildings in India with the green house structures and some of the locations are Chennai, Mumbai, and NCR, just to mention a few.
  8. Many companies have to ensure that their work environments are clean. However, the emphasis on cleanliness is especially great among organisations that are involved in researching and testing. In such settings, even small levels of contamination can cause major problems, so there is no room for complacency. Fortunately, there are now a host of products available that can help firms to keep their lab environments clean. For example, organisations can take advantage of the clean air and laminar flow equipment offered by specialist suppliers such as Contained Air Solutions. These products can be used in a variety of environments, from research to defence, education and pharmaceutical settings, and they can play a major role in preventing contamination. Keeping researchers safe One of the major reasons why organisations involved in research and testing must take the issue of cleanliness seriously is because even a slight lapse in standards can jeopardise the health and wellbeing of personnel. In their day to day activities, workers may be dealing with anything from dangerous microbes to carcinogens, corrosives, toxins, irritants and an array of other potentially hazardous substances and materials. Exposure to these things could result in injury, illness or even death. In order to minimise the risk of such problems arising, personnel must make proper use of all the relevant safety gear. As well as lab equipment like clean air systems, this includes personal protective wear such as lab aprons or coats. These people must also ensure they clear up any spills immediately and allot sufficient time to thoroughly clean work areas. Also, all materials should be labelled accurately and stored and handled correctly. If safety precautions like these are not adhered to, problems can quickly arise. Meanwhile, if organisations are seen to be flouting basic cleanliness rules and therefore putting personnel at unnecessary risk, they can find themselves in legal trouble. Getting accurate results Of course, maintaining clean environments is not only important in terms of safety. It is also crucial when it comes to obtaining accurate results. Often, many thousands or even millions of pounds are spent on research projects. When the stakes are so high, it is vital that the results are not compromised by simple housekeeping failings. If such problems do arise, entire experiments may have to be re-run, at potentially vast cost. Given the importance of cleanliness for both safety and accuracy, it is no surprise that organisations take this issue so seriously.
  9. We humans have something of a love-hate relationship with water. Without it, no life would exist. However, too much of the stuff can cause all manner of problems for people. The UK is certainly no stranger to rain. Indeed, our unpredictable and often wet weather is something of a national obsession. However, many experts believe that due to climate change, the country may be becoming more prone to flooding than it was in the past. With this in mind, there is an even greater incentive for building designers to take the issue of drainage seriously. Effective drainage systems can help to channel water away from properties and, as a result, minimise damage. An emerging pattern? It is no wonder that drainage and other flood-proofing measures are such a hot topic right now. Over recent years, Britain has been battered by an array of storms and extreme weather events that have caused strife among home and business owners, leading some people to conclude that a new pattern has been established. Last winter, heavy rain, storm surges and raised river levels caused havoc in certain parts of the country between October and February. Many rivers in southern England reached the highest levels ever recorded. This came less than a decade after the particularly soggy summer of 2007, during which 48,000 homes and nearly 7,000 businesses were flooded. According to the Environment Agency, the events cost the economy an estimated £3.2 billion. Meanwhile, seven years prior to this at the turn of the millennium, rain levels for autumn broke records and led to the flooding of 10,000 homes and businesses across 700 locations. Among the counties to be particularly badly hit were Kent and Sussex. Rivers including the Ouse, Uck and Medway burst their banks, causing flooding several feet deep in places. The science Of course, it’s impossible to extrapolate climate trends from a few extreme weather events. However, there is a growing consensus among scientists that global warming could increase the risk of flooding in certain parts of the world, including the UK. As the atmosphere warms, it becomes capable of holding more moisture. It is believed that water vapour increases globally by 7% for every degree centigrade of warming. Meteorologists predict that the volume of precipitation will rise by 1-2% per degree of warming, and regions that are already wet are likely to get wetter. Europe is expected to see more rainfall over winter as a result of climate change. Looking specifically at the floods of 2000, a research team led by Myles Allen of Oxford University suggested that global warming made the event more likely. The scientists ran models simulating the real weather and models of the weather as it may have been if human-related greenhouse gases were not a factor. According to the researchers, man made global warming probably doubled the risk of the floods. Taking action Research like this may serve as an added incentive for policymakers to take further action in a bid to reduce global warming. Meanwhile, on a smaller scale, it could focus the minds of building designers to ensure that the constructions they create are capable of withstanding even higher levels of rainfall.
  10. Going green is one global goal which offices and homes should comply with in order to achieve a better world to live in. As much as possible, there is a need for us to strive harder in ensuring that energy and resources are saved whenever we do our activities. Leaflets printing is something indispensable I almost all business offices. Leaflets are essential in physically reaching out to potential customers and allowing your company to reveal what good it can offer to them. Sustainable Practices in the Work Environment There are a lot of things we can do to save Mother Earth from depletion. Here are a few guides for office staff and managers to not only save money but also ensure that lesser risks are posed to the environment: · Print on two sides of the paper. Whether it is leaflets printing or just plain document printing, the idea is for you to utilize the other side to save paper, ink and money. Most updated printers already allow for automatic prints on each side. These multifunction printers can be availed inexpensively and will even help you in saving your costs and energy. · Take advantage of the internet. Why opt for papers when you can actually use the internet and send documents in matters of seconds? Document distribution can be done online and it will definitely be more convenient even for the recipients. · Recycle the papers. Use scratch papers for drafts which do not require a lot of formality. The Paper Industry Association Council is pushing for 60% of paper recovery which can be attained if we all allot a recycle desk where used papers can be reused for other purposes. One office can cut these papers and use the other side as note pads. · Manage your printer settings. For some leaflets printing purposes, customer-intended materials and presentations, you are really required to print with the best quality. But for those ordinary documents like letters and memos, opt for the draft option to save some ink. · Return cartridges and toner bottles. If you have no idea on how to use these materials, better bring them back to the manufacturer. Some of them are willing to pay for an extra cost which might not be as much as new ones but at least you earn a little from your garbage. Some Facts You Should Know About your Printer We all know that the printer and the ink are a big portion of leaflets printing cost. The facts below are intended to make you aware of certain truths about these materials to guide you in using them for your printing purposes: · Some inkjet cartridge printers to do not indicate an accurate ink level. Some of the printer’s hips may wrongly display the ink levels and will prompt you to replace the cartridge or buy a new one. In this case, reset the computer chip to refresh it and allow more truthful indication of ink levels. · Toner cartridges can be recycled more than three times. This means that you can take back those cartridges you placed on the garbage bins and have them refilled in your nearest ink shops. · Laser printers use three times power more than what your desktop is consuming. A desktop basically uses up to a maximum of 300 watts while a laser printing consumes about 700 watts. Turn off your printers when not in use.
  11. For most of the developers, Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process and preparation of Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is just one more document, which helps them to acquire permission from the Planning Authority. Well, that is not the case, if you look at the brighter side. For most of the developers, Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process and preparation of Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is just one more document, which helps them to acquire permission from the Planning Authority. Well, that is not the case, if you look at the brighter side. How important is Environmental Assessment (EA)? Well, EA can really prove to be a very important and worthy document for the proposed project. In fact, keskkonnamõjude hindamine is one of the important parts of the planning process of any proposed project. Project Managers can use EA to accomplish different objectives. EA includes all the shortcomings of the projects and thus it gives an opportunity to the project manager to overcome those weaknesses. Obviously, EA alone cannot help you correct all the weaknesses of the project, but if designed and executed properly, it can prove to be a valuable tool for future modifications and implementations concerning the project. If the preparation of EA is more complex, other planning activities can help the preparation of EA and as a result all the planning activities will be given due importance. Benefits of Environmental Assessment: Most government and supportive agencies consider EA as a major tool that helps in improving the proposed project for future. It gives the project manager the time to explore new possibilities and alternatives to shape the project even better. The major benefits discovered of the EA process related to the project sponsors are: Cost and time invested in project implementation is reduced Better modifications and cost saving options for the project are explored Overall acceptance of the proposed project is increased. Overall performance of the proposed project is improved. Proposed project ensures following of laws and regulations. Since all the aspects are studied meticulously, any future expenses concerning modifying the project are lessened. The major benefits discovered of the EA process related to the local communities are: Local environment stays healthy. Human health in maintained and improved Resources are used optimally. Minimum conflicts over the issue of use of natural resources Increases the community knowledge concerning the project The right time to initiate Environmental Assessment: Well, start now. There is a golden rule when we talk about EA and it is start at the earliest possible stage to get the most out of it. As discussed earlier, EA is a part of your planning process, but to mention more precisely, it can be the first step of your planning process. The goal of EA is to understand the physical, environmental and economical effects of the projects on environment and hence it will benefit the project if started as early as possible. Think it like this, isn’t it good to know at the earliest, all the factors that will adversely affect the objectives and progress of the proposed project. Also, if the EA is undertaken at the later stages, the amendments suggested by the Planning Authority will turn out expensive to implement. An early and precisely carried out EA will help you get rid of all the factors that will hinder the progress and growth of your project. Additionally, it will help you maintain a good community record, the information shared between the project manager, EA team, and local community will help you open the new horizons of development. Author's Bio: Stephen Heyer is an expert on technologies related to environment energy conservation. They also provide environmental impact assessment or keskkonnamõjude hindamine services to their clients. Please visit their website for more info.
  12. You want to add some lighting to your garden. It could just be a few flood lights, or you may want to light up a specific section of your lawn. There are safety reasons to have lighting around the outside of your home too. Whatever you choose, having solar lighting could be the best decision you ever make. Solar lighting takes power from the sun. If you’re not yet convinced, here are four reasons to choose solar lighting solutions today. Free Lighting Solutions One of the biggest benefits of solar power is that it is free. There is no need to pay an energy company, so you can save a lot of money over the course of the year. As mentioned, all the power is taken from the sun. And the sun does not charge for that right. The sun will be there throughout the year, even when there are clouds. You can even have a storage facility for the power, which will then make sure you can use solar power on a night. Even if you look at no other reason, opting for solar because it is free should have you sold. There Are Some Tax Breaks Not only can you save money, but there is the chance of making money. There are a number of tax breaks available for those who use solar power. This is because governments understand how important it is. There are too many other forms of power running out now, and there are worries over the global warming situation. Governments are giving incentives. While there is an upfront cost for your solar panels, you can soon make that money back. Think about the money you can save each year on your income tax. Renewable Source of Energy There are a lot of worries about energy sources running out. This is causing the cost of energy to increase, because the supply is lower than the demand. Solar power is completely renewable. The sun is not going anyway! It won’t run out as more people start using the sun to power their home or garden lighting. There is no limit on the amount of sun that you can benefit from, except for the limit of time that it shines in your area. Of course, at night you can’t gain sun power but that sun will always come back. Help the Environment Remember that mention of global warming? You are doing so much for the environment by opting for solar power. You’re making the world a better place for your grandchildren and great-grandchildren. There’s little risk that they will run out of energy sources or struggle with the extremely high costs of sources. There is also little risk of global warming causing major problems. It’s time you looked into solar energy options for your lighting. The four benefits above are ones that you will instantly start gaining. Just imagine the amount that you can save over the long term. There are many suppliers of solar lighting, including Eliossive.com. Author bio: This guest post was written by Joseph Lodge. He chose solar lighting to power his garden, and highly recommends Eliossive.com. It has helped him save money and feel great about helping the environment.
  13. Mould is an unpleasant reality lurking in the corners and crevices of many domestic and business properties. For commercial premises fungi, such as Aspergillus Niger (the most-common form of mould), is not just an unsightly inconvenience; mould can be a real health and safety risk. If you are struggling to deal with damp and mildew issues in your workplace, here are five tips to eliminating mould effectively: Keep areas well ventilated Mould grows in warm and damp conditions where airflow is limited, so the first step in tackling mould is to ensure that the affected space is getting as much ventilation as is possible. Keep windows open during the day and make sure you install air vents and fans where appropriate - such as within kitchens and bathrooms. Consider a de-humidifier Where ventilation is limited, long-term prevention of mould should be addressed with the use of a de-humidifier. A dehumidifier will reduce the humidity in the air and improve air quality, great for eradicating existing musty odours too. Alongside mould, signs that you could benefit from a de-humidifier include condensation on windows and doors, damp smells and water stains. Clean with an anti-microbial spray When clearing visible patches of mould you will find that a strong chemical cleaner will be the fastest solution. However, use an anti-microbial cleaning spray afterwards and this will help prevent spores from settling in the future. These disinfectant products can be purchased online or from any home improvement store. For a budget choice, it is possible to produce homemade disinfectant with natural ingredients such as essential oils. Tackle leaks promptly If you notice a leak in your property, try not to put off repair. Leaks are a common culprit for mould build-up as moisture leaks into cavities and floor boards. Install an anti-mould wall surface When health and safety is a priority for your business, the best way to eliminate mould is to install an anti-mould surface that is guaranteed to protect your property from future growth of mildew and harmful fungi. There is an extensive range of hygienic cladding available for the commercial, health, retail and hospitality sectors. Seek a professional If left unresolved, mould can cause poor health and even severe allergic reactions. It is always advisable to seek professional assistance if you have extensive mould issues unresolvable with everyday cleaners and solutions. The key to eliminating mould altogether is to keep your premises as cool and dry as possible, this can be extremely challenging in certain spaces where heat and moisture are commonplace - like commercial kitchens, bathrooms and gyms. If you are not able to successfully control the humidity and temperature of a given space, the most-realistic solution is to consider a resilient wall covering that will not allow mould to form. Protective cladding or anti-mould paint is typically the most-expensive solution, but it is one that will protect your employee and customer health, encouraging maximum company profitability in the long run.
  14. Why Most People Prefer Solar Panels

    Solar Panels, also called as Photovoltaic panels or PV involve the use of sunlight that is converted into electricity. This new invention is a great boon for the people. They are relieved from using the ordinary methods of power generation that costs too much as compared to this method, i.e. Solar Power or Solar Electricity. It is generated with the help of certain panels that transform the heat of the sun into power which is used for lighting the offices, residences and business houses. Also known as ‘collectors’, the Solar Panels are usually installed on the roofs. They can be ground-mounted too. These noble devices are helpful for the people in many ways and as such have become their preferred choice. Following unique benefits of the Solar Panels make them too popular. i.Abundant Power supply – Installation of the solar panels on the residential or business premises relieves the owners from frequent power cuts or other disruptions as in the case of ordinary systems of power generation. Sufficient quantum of power supply is generated with the solar panels facilitated by the prominent companies including Solar Panels Windsor. The devices that run on electricity power are able to function in effective manners when use of solar panels is made to operate them. As such you are saved from using other modes of power. ii. Money-saving: People with solar panels on their roof tops save money to great extent because their one-time investment for these devices makes them eligible to enjoy electricity just for nothing. The power supply facilitated by the solar panels does not cost much. The amount saved with the solar panels can be utilized for purchasing the power through the ordinary systems of power generation. iii.Durable – It is worth noting that your investment for the solar panels benefits you greatly because the life of these devices is too long. They do not get damaged unless something strikes them or any other incident takes place. You may be amazed to know that the usual life of the solar panels is approx 30 to 40 years and it does not cost much to maintain them. iv.Environment-friendly: The usual types of power generation involve use of coal or certain oils that often pollute the atmosphere. However, the solar panels are free from any poor effects upon the environment that does not get polluted. These panels benefit the users in terms of their health too that does not get affected in any adverse manner. v. Water heating – Solar panels can be used for heating water too. The wire connections with these panels can be connected to the heaters that may be used for heating water. vi. Genuine Prices – With more and more people opting for these modern devices and prominent companies including Solar Panels Windsor jumping into this business; people are benefited in terms of reduced costs because of enhanced production and tough market competition. Incentives from the state authorities for users of Solar Panels are the additional benefits for them. The above features of Solar Panels have enhanced their demand across the globe as large section of the society prefers to enjoy their unmatched benefits.
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