Empire State Building green retrofit

NYC Empire State Building. Credit: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:NYC_Empire_State_Building.jpg

Photo credit: Daniel Schwen The Empire State Building is undergoing a green retrofit to convert into an “eco-friendly” skyscraper. Many older tall city buildings have poor energy and sustainability ratings; it is hoped that this retrofit will provide a template for others to follow. The Clinton Climate Initiative is a partner in the project Summary of retrofits “Every… Continue reading Empire State Building green retrofit

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Web 3.0

Note: This article was deleted from Wikipedia on 23 February 2009. Web 3.0 is one of the terms used to describe the evolutionary stage of the Web that follows Web 2.0. Given that technical and social possibilities identified in this latter term are yet to be fully realized the nature of defining Web 3.0 is highly speculative.… Continue reading Web 3.0

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Knox Leisure Works

Knox Leisure Works solar panels

The Knox Leisure Works in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs has been retrofitted with a large solar array. The solar array and system was designed by RJM Sunpower; the Clean Energy Council has announced that Robert McCauley of RJM Sunpower has won an Award for Excellence for the “design and installation greater than 5kW Stand-alone power system”. The goal of the project… Continue reading Knox Leisure Works

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Knox civic centre

Knox Civic Centre 30 panels generating 5.25kW

The Knox civic centre has been retrofitted with a solar array generating 5.25kW. With abundant roof space, there are plans to double the size of the array next year. Owners Knox City Council Location 511 Burwood Highway, Wantirna South, Melbourne Country Australia Type Sustainable renovation (solar array) Building size Large Phone 03 9298 8000 Email knoxcc@knox.vic.gov.au Summary… Continue reading Knox civic centre

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2010 Walk Against Warming Rachel Coghlan

Rachel Coghlan

Speaker’s notes from Rachel Coghlan at the 2010 Walk Against Warming event in Deakin. 1992, the year of the first United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro, and the year in which the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change was drafted, was the very same year that all Australian state and territory… Continue reading 2010 Walk Against Warming Rachel Coghlan

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Linux

Linux Tux mascot

Linux is a Unix-based open source operating system that is free to install and use and has many features. Linux comes in a large variety of “distros” (distributions) such as: Linux tips sudo smbpasswd -a username It should be noted that the user added as username has to exist as a Linux user as well. More details: SettingUpSamba –… Continue reading Linux

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New York

New York panorama. Credit: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Assemblage.jpg

New York City, credit B.KERR New York City has set an ambitious plan to go green. It’s called PLANYC 2020. In December 2006, Mayor Michael R. Bloombert challenged New Yorkers to generate ideas of achieving 10 key goals for the city’s sustainable future. New Yorkers in all five boroughs responded, with the result being the release of PLANYC… Continue reading New York

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Green roof 131 Queen Street

131 Queens Street green roof

The Green roof at 131 Queen Street (Melbourne, Australia), the first roof garden retrofitted to an existing commercial building in Melbourne, was unveiled on 15 July 2010. The new green roof has been fitted on to a 10-storey office block at 131 Queen Street. The roof was previously a blank expanse of concrete, it is now an… Continue reading Green roof 131 Queen Street

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Water wise garden

Sanci permaculture garden

A water wise garden can save a lot of water. Tips for creating a water wise garden: External links

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Linux Mint

Linux Mint

Linux Mint’s purpose is to produce an elegant, up to date and comfortable GNU/Linux desktop distribution. Excerpt From DistroWatch.com:Linux Mint is one of the surprise packages of the past year. Originally launched as a variant of Ubuntu with integrated media codecs, it has now developed into one of the most user-friendly distributions on the market –… Continue reading Linux Mint

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