Green Buildings: Issues In Energy And The Environment

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When a Homeowner Should Have Their Home's Air Quality Tested

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As a homeowner, you may not think much about the quality of the air in your home, assuming that you can always get fresh air just by opening a window or thinking that you would be able to smell or otherwise sense when there is an irritant in the air. However, there may be many dangerous substances in the air around you, and you could be overlooking them because they have no odour or other characteristic that would alert you to their presence. Read More»

Understanding the Different Types of Skip Bins for Your Project

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Starting a construction project usually means having a skip bin ready for various debris. This can be fairly easy if you are building the project from the ground up, but if you are remodeling a home, you could come into several types of debris. Not all of this debris can be placed in the same skip bin. This means you need to understand the types of skip bins available and what will work for you before you order them to the site. Read More»

Keep it Green: Top Tips for Environment-Conscious Home Improvements

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Nobody enjoys the process of having improvement or construction work completed at their home.  While the end product may be exciting enough to endure the process, having our house as a construction site ā€” in any capacity ā€” can make us feel stressed, unsettled and messy.  However, even if your home looks a little disorganised for your taste during the building period, there are several ways you can ensure that you remain environmentally-conscious the whole time. Read More»

Different types of soil conditioners you can buy from your soil supplier

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When it comes to utilising the soil in your surrounding environment, there are several things you must keep in mind. For instance, does the soil have the right amount of nutrients to support plant growth?  The quality and condition of the soil in your land will significantly affect the purpose of your landscaping idea. However, one way that you can improve the quality and condition of your soil is by purchasing the correct soil conditioner from your soil supplier. Read More»

Going Green: A Look At Two Eco Friendly Fire Extinguishers

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There is a global push toward the conservation of our environment which has affected virtually every area of life. Scientists and companies have developed new and innovative products that are safer for the environment, and fire extinguishers have not been left behind. Fire extinguishers have traditionally contained water or some form of gas. These traditional extinguishers have been improved upon in order to reduce their effect on the environment. Here’s a look at how they work. Read More»

Asbestos In Schools: What Parents Need To Know

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The Australian construction industry was once one of the world’s largest consumers of asbestos. In the 1960s, builders clad 25 percent of new homes in asbestos cement, and many schools and commercial premises featured asbestos extensively. While builders no longer use the material, many buildings across Australia still present an asbestos hazard. Find out how likely it is that your child will encounter asbestos at school, and learn more about the safety precautions you can expect the building owners to take. Read More»

Five Environmentally Friendly Wastewater Treatment Developments

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Whether you are a city manager, a developer, a curious environmentalist or anyone else concerned about making the wastewater systems more sustainable, you may be wondering about new developments in the field. All over the world, everyone from students to activists to wastewater treatment managers are working on new ways to make the treatment of wastewater faster, more environmentally friendly and more efficient. Here are a few of the new developments currently being explored, used and developed: Read More»