EcoIQ Home
EcoIQ MagazineReviews
EcoIQ Magazine Home Feature Articles News Briefs ResourcesReviews Opinion Back Issues Publisher Page


Reviews:

Get Connected: Sign Up For Energy Connections

Urban Quality Indicators Newsletter

Sustainable Residential Rehabilitation Guide

KeepItUp!

Sustainable Lakes Workbook

Smash Your Stereotypes Here

The Solar Collector Goes Online

New Cars Ranked for Environmental Impact

New Report Details Energy & Water Savings

Online Commodities Exchange Opens

How Much Does Your Vehicle Pollute?

 

Get Connected: Sign Up For Energy Connections

Energy Connections, a new e-mail newsletter from the Department of Energy, offers money saving tips on energy efficiency, up-to-the-minute weblinks, an early line on exciting new technologies being developed at DOE labs, and valuable consumer news. It is also designed to help readers share energy saving ideas.

To sign up, visit http://www.hr.doe.gov/connect. To see a sample issue, visit http://www.hr.doe.gov/connect/sample.html. For more info, e-mail consumer.information@hq.doe.gov.


Urban Quality Indicators Newsletter

This quarterly journal includes feature articles, survey information, critiques of indicators, and other useful sections. To see samples of articles and check out links to indicators projects around the country, click here.


Sustainable Residential Rehabilitation Guide

The Sustainable Building Residential Rehabilitation Guidebook, produced by the City of Los Angeles and Global Green USA, focuses on healthy, efficient, and affordable building strategies for residential rehabilitation projects. (Note: Requires Adobe Acrobat 4.0.) To check it out, click here.


KeepItUp!

A new downloadable maintenance tracking system is now available from North40 Software. Called KeepItUp!, the software helps users manage the maintenance of a wide range of equipment and tools.

Among other features, it will assist with:

  • Organizing service and expense history data.
  • Storing technical reference data.
  • Tracking scheduled maintenance.
  • Forecasting future maintenance costs.

Use of such systems can lower operating costs, improve operating performance and reliability, and extend equipment life. To check it out, visit http://www.north40software.com/page6.htm. For a preview with screen captures, visit http://www.north40software.com/page9.htm.


Sustainable Lakes Workbook

The Sustainable Lakes Project of the Minnesota Lakes Association is completing a detailed workbook on sustainable lakes management practices. It will include a model process for lake management planning, instructions on conducting a lakeshore property owners survey, color watershed maps, five pilot lake management plants, a Data Assessment Manual and a series of articles on land-use impacts.

For more information, visit the Association online at http://www.mnlakesassn.org or write the Association at P.O. Box 321, Brainerd, MN 56401.


Smash Your Stereotypes Here

"It is increasingly evident that business and industry's current patterns of consumption and production are not sustainable. The

"It is increasingly evident that business and industry's current patterns of consumption and production are not sustainable."

enormous economic and population growth worldwide over the last four decades have together driven the impacts that threaten the health and well-being of our communities and nations -- ozone depletion, climate change, depletion, and fouling of natural resources, and extensive loss of biodiversity and habitat."

Think this sounds like the Sierra Club? Think again. For a truly stereotype shattering read, check out what the Society of Automotive Engineers has to say about Sustainable Development here.


The Solar Collector Goes Online

The Solar Collector has been published in print form by the Florida Solar Energy Center for nearly a quarter century. Starting this year, the Center is publishing The Solar Collector online. It includes news, features, "sundries," and links to a wide variety of other online resources.


New Cars Ranked for Environmental Impact

ACEEE (The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy) has released its annual report, the Green Book, which ranks new cars by environmental impact. According to the Council, the several new hybrid cars released this year are "the first truly next generation green technology." For more details, visit http://greenercars.com.


New Report Details Energy & Water Savings

Significant opportunities to save money and improve product quality through water and energy efficiency are available to semiconductor fabrication plants, according to a new report from the Pacific NW Pollution Prevention Resource Center.

Energy and Water Efficiency for Semiconductor Manufacturing spells out how energy efficiency can produce returns beyond utility bill savings, the linkages between energy and water efficiency, how to overcome institutional and other barriers, and many other specific points concerning how to best achieve these benefits.


Online Commodities Exchange Opens

Waste Management has launched a new global online exchange for the trade of post industrial and post consumer fiber and non-fiber commodities. The new site provides visitors with an easily used method for purchasing commodities from Recycle America (a Waste Management service), as well as provides a venue for listing commodities a visitor might have available for sale.

The site also offers market trends information for selected commodities. To check out Waste Managementís Commodities Exchange, visit http://commodities.wm.com/wmx/exchange.nsf.


How Much Does Your Vehicle Pollute?

Environmental Defense is offering a pair of useful web pages for those who want to get real about their personal contribution to pollution. You can easily see how much your vehicle pollutes by using the calculation form provided here, and you can find out just why it matters here.
.


EcoIQ Magazine Home | Feature Articles | News Briefs | Resources
Reviews | Opinion | Back Issues | Publisher Page | Place Ad

EcoIQ.com Site Home | EcoSpeakers.com | EcoSpeakers Bookstore | EcoIQTV.com

© Copyright 2000-2008 EcoIQ