Resource Efficiency

Local Innovation for Low-Carbon Solutions

Local governments stand on the frontline of the goal to expand the use of sustainable energy and combat climate change. Studies show that 50-80% of investments to reduce carbon emissions are influenced by patterns of behavior and investment at sub-national levels. But as a result of inadequate capacities to engage these issues...

Dubai Municipality will save up to 50% of its lighting energy consumption

Dubai to become the most sustainable city in the world Memorandum of understanding: On 1 October 2013 Eng. Hussain Nasser Lottah, Director general of Dubai Municipalityand Mr.Eric Rondolat, Chief Executive Officer, Philips Lighting, signed an MoU to help transform Dubai into the most sustaniable city in the world...

Why the Arab Region needs Resource Efficiency Programme

Resource efficiency means using the Earth’s limited resources in a sustainable manner while minimizing impacts on the environment. It allows us to create more with less and to deliver greater value with less input. Resource efficiency is about doing more with less - creating more value with less impact...

Resource Efficiency and the Built Environment. Could Green Building be the answer?

Look around for a moment, note all the objects that surround you: the screen staring at you, your desk, lamps, electronic devices, furniture, walls, ceiling, flooring, décor. If you look further, outside the room you are in, you may see buildings, streets, highways, parks: a city. You are actually looking at the built environment...

Natural Resources – Energy & Efficiency

Resources are renewable if they replace themselves naturally or if people can grow or raise continuous supplies of them. Some renewable resources are forests and animal life. People are important in determining how resources are used and renewed. For example, lumber companies can carefully choose which trees to cut and how many...

Ecological Urban Design

Ecological urban design is becoming a reality - a reality endorsed by one truth -our cities are an ecosystem operating in a larger eco-system. Once we understand and are aware of the intricate details of how these two ecosystems can complement each other, our cities - being the largest man made creations - will definitely heal from the alarming ecological footprint they are producing...

Why Shall We Recycle Water?

It’s Time To Reduce Weaknesses Of Conventional Centralized Systems: Conventional centralized systems produce and distribute drinking water through a vast water network. The resulting waste water is ideally transferred through waste water networks and treated in centralized treatment plants. This conventional system has a number of disadvantages such as...

Innovation, the key to mitigating resource scarcity in the 21st century

Having surpassed a global population of seven billion people, we are now faced with the task of caring for them. One of the biggest challenges facing us in the 21st century is resource scarcity due to population growth, specifically in urban settings...

Sustainable Lifestyles and Corporate Responsibility: Why consumers, companies and governments need to work together to save scarce resources like water

Whenever people have access to ubiquitous goods, they don’t feel the need to conserve them. Water? We are surrounded by the ocean; 71% of the planet’s surface is covered with water! Electricity?...

National Project for Real – Time Water Quality Monitoring in Jordan

Abu Dhabi-UAE: Members of the Young Future Energy Leaders (YFEL) program, an outreach initiative by Masdar Institute of Science of Technology, recently launched two extraordinary proposals – an inexpensive clean energy project and an innovative off-grid solar power project...

The Importance of Environmental Economics

The importance of Environmental Economics lies on the fact that absolutely all economic activities performed by mankind are intrinsically linked to the environment, which provides all sorts of resources and also acts as a sink for our waste. Therefore, in order to keep paving the path of economic growth, it is mandatory to acknowledge, value...

Efficiency of Exploiting Natural Resources through Natural Parks: Taza National Park is an Example Model, Jijel – Algeria

Nature is abundant with diversified natural resources that are considered important to man’s life and its continuity. Regretfully, these resources were exposed to different kinds of deterioration and misuse, and we can highlight the most important elements of natural...

Ten Tips for students to reduce the usage of Resources in schools

1.Use every page of your notebook completely
2.Copy and print on both sides of the paper; use the printer wisely
3.Save Energy - Switch off lights and all other electronic equipment when not in use
4.Pack a “garbage-less” lunch...
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