Navigation Links
Shrinking carbon footprints
Date:7/1/2008

lt, motivated to make changes to their behavior and physical surroundings," the researchers say.

The researchers recommended a raft of environmental measures for the participants. These included replacing incandescent with compact fluorescent bulbs, activating energy saving settings on computers, installing ceiling fans, and reducing air-conditioning use. They also suggested several popular heating energy reduction measures including improving the air tightness of the home, insulating foundations, walls and hot water tanks.

Vehicle emissions were reduced by lower vehicle use and using ethanol blended gasoline, while water was saved by replacing toilets with low-water models, installing kitchen faucet aerators, reducing sprinkler use and installing rain barrels. All households were already recycling and 90% composting before the study began.

The team found that of the thirty or so environmental measures that they recommended, only thirteen were implemented by one in five or more of the households.

The follow-up survey of participants indicated that their priorities regarding home upgrades were in improving comfort and lowering operating costs rather than reducing environmental impact. "The major obstacles to reducing environmental impact were seen as financial cost and lack of time and knowledge to evaluate and implement environmental measures," the team reported. However, for those measures where a payback was possible in less than ten years, households were more likely to implement the measures.

An additional socioeconomic factor that has been overlooked in other studies emerged from the present research. There were several common factors among the households with the highest environmental impact per occupant. These were higher floor area per occupant, than average, multiple vehicle ownership, greater mileage, and occupants being 40-something adults with no children living at home. "These lifestyle factors appeared to ha
'/>"/>

Contact: Jane Thompson
jtarch@cyberus.ca
613-747-8104
Inderscience Publishers
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. New study warns limited carbon market puts 20 percent of tropical forest at risk
2. Mice use specialized neurons to detect carbon dioxide in the air
3. Researchers find new taste in fruit flies: carbonated water
4. Studying component parts of living cells with carbon nanotube cellular probes
5. New membrane strips carbon dioxide from natural gas faster and better
6. Green alga genome project catalogs carbon capture machinery
7. Hungry microbes share out the carbon in the roots of plants
8. Decline in uptake of carbon emissions confirmed
9. Study reveals that nitrogen fertilizers deplete soil organic carbon
10. US fires release large amounts of carbon dioxide
11. Wildfire drives carbon levels in northern forests
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/19/2015)... 19, 2015 Research ... addition of the  "Genetic Testing Market Outlook ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) , ,A recent report, Genetic Testing ... of the current and future genetic testing ... their working principles and types are covered ...
(Date:5/14/2015)... 2015 Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/5whpxg/fingerprint ... Sensors Market in Smart Mobile Devices " report ... 2014 was a watershed year for fingerprint sensors in ... Pay,. Apple gave fingerprint sensors a raison d,etre in ... sensors are a must-have feature in flagship smartphones. ...
(Date:5/11/2015)... 11, 2015  Synaptics Incorporated (NASDAQ: SYNA ... today announced the appointment of Wajid Ali ... Officer, reporting to Rick Bergman , President ... Financial Officer, Kathleen Bayless , who announced ... Mr. Ali brings extensive financial management expertise to ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Global Genetic Testing Market Outlook 2018 2Global Smart Mobile Devices Fingerprint Sensors Market 2015-2019: Key Vendors are Authentec, Validity Sensors, Fingerprint Cards, Next Biometrics Group. IDEX, and Qualcomm 2Synaptics Appoints Wajid Ali as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer 2
... many scientists believed were retinal stem cells are, in ... Research Hospital have found. If retinal stem cells could ... to restore sight to millions of people with blindness ... capable of producing large numbers of adult cells, such ...
... Cancer Genomics Browser developed by researchers at the University ... visualize and analyze data from studies aimed at improving ... the disease. The browser consists of a ... patterns in the huge amounts of clinical and genomic ...
... cane toads are far more susceptible to being killed and ... published in the British Ecological Society,s journal Functional Ecology ... that could help control the spread of this alien invasive ... colleagues Georgia Ward-Fear, Matt Greenlees and Greg Brown from the ...
Cached Biology News:Eye cells believed to be retinal stem cells are misidentified 2Eye cells believed to be retinal stem cells are misidentified 3Cancer Genomics Browser gives cancer researchers a powerful new tool 2Cancer Genomics Browser gives cancer researchers a powerful new tool 3Cancer Genomics Browser gives cancer researchers a powerful new tool 4Aussie meat ants may be invasive cane toad's Achilles' heel 2
(Date:5/29/2015)... Delcath Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: DCTH ... focused on oncology with an emphasis on the ... that results of a large, European single-center experience ... hepatic metastases with the Delcath Hepatic CHEMOSAT ® ... abstract at the American Society of Clinical Oncology ...
(Date:5/29/2015)... , May 28, 2015 Research and ... of Jain PharmaBiotech,s new report "Cytogenetics - ... This report deals with cytogenetics in ... mainly to describe the chromosome structure and identify ... molecular biology, it is also referred to as ...
(Date:5/29/2015)... Translation is frequently listed as one of the ways ... in a way that is right for a company, translation ... or service offering. , Here are some of the ... a company's bottom line: , 1.    Attract bigger audience. , With ... use, why not offer it globally? Nelson Mandela once said: ...
(Date:5/28/2015)... , May 28, 2015 ... ) has announced the addition of ... - Technologies, Markets and Companies"  to ... ,This report describes and evaluates animal ... medicine and pharmaceuticals as well as ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Positive Data With Delcath's CHEMOSAT Highlighted At ASCO 2015 2Positive Data With Delcath's CHEMOSAT Highlighted At ASCO 2015 3Positive Data With Delcath's CHEMOSAT Highlighted At ASCO 2015 4Positive Data With Delcath's CHEMOSAT Highlighted At ASCO 2015 5Global Cytogenetics Market Report 2015-2024 - Technologies, Markets and Companies 2Global Cytogenetics Market Report 2015-2024 - Technologies, Markets and Companies 3Three Ways Translation Can Help Businesses Grow 2Global Animal Biotechnology Report 2015 - Technologies, Markets and Companies Analysis to 2024 2Global Animal Biotechnology Report 2015 - Technologies, Markets and Companies Analysis to 2024 3
... May 13 Sergio Lopez , 18, of Kyle, Texas ... in lieu of traditional surgery to repair a broken bone in his arm ... is to implant a device, such as a screw or plate. It,s this ... , , ...
... N.C. , May 13 Chimerix, Inc., ... the commencement of a first-in-human study of CMX157, a ... in vitro activity against both tenofovir-sensitive and tenofovir-resistant ... increase efficacy and decrease toxicity as compared to tenofovir, ...
... ON , May 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - YM BioSciences Inc. (NYSE ... of fiscal 2010, ended March 31, 2010 . , ... "During the third quarter, we completed the ... pipeline through the addition of two promising new drug candidates in drug ...
Cached Biology Technology:Texas Teen Opts for Stem Cell Therapy, Hopes of Enlisting in Military 2Texas Teen Opts for Stem Cell Therapy, Hopes of Enlisting in Military 3Chimerix Initiates Phase 1 Study of CMX157 2Chimerix Initiates Phase 1 Study of CMX157 3YM BioSciences third quarter 2010 operational and financial results 2YM BioSciences third quarter 2010 operational and financial results 3YM BioSciences third quarter 2010 operational and financial results 4YM BioSciences third quarter 2010 operational and financial results 5YM BioSciences third quarter 2010 operational and financial results 6YM BioSciences third quarter 2010 operational and financial results 7YM BioSciences third quarter 2010 operational and financial results 8YM BioSciences third quarter 2010 operational and financial results 9YM BioSciences third quarter 2010 operational and financial results 10YM BioSciences third quarter 2010 operational and financial results 11YM BioSciences third quarter 2010 operational and financial results 12YM BioSciences third quarter 2010 operational and financial results 13
... clear polystyrene with frosted labeling surfaces, ... cell counting. 100% integrity tested. Linkage: ... product number, created to easily match ... availability yet, please order under the ...
... The Corning CellBIND surface is produced by ... more hydrophilic surface giving more consistent, even ... CellBIND enhances cell attachment and growth uunder ... medium. • CellBIND may provide a more ...
... The Bio-Plex suspension array system, 100-240 ... analysis of up to 100 proteins and ... array is composed of up to 100 ... be conjugated with a unique reactant (enzyme ...
...
Biology Products: