Broken River Mountain Resort is an eco-resort offering accommodation and organised tours with activities such as 4WD excursions and bird watching walks. Operating since 1984, its secluded location in the mountains of Eungella National Park has provided some natural challenges for the resort which could only be solved with alternative and eco friendly initiatives. Current owners Chris Ayre and Denis Murray took over the roken River Mountain Resort from its original owners in 2003 and with this, they also acquired the challenge of operating a resort that is neither connected to the local water system nor to the local sewerage. Learn more about Broken River Mountain Resort
Cape Hillsborough is a natural haven surrounded by the beautiful Cape Hillsborough National Park. The resort is an amazing place to relax and unwind with nature. The Resort fronts Casuarina Bay and offers a wide array of activities including beach walks, sailing and swimming, fishing and bird and wildlife watching. Cape Hillsborough has integrated a number of sustainability initiatives in their daily business practices. View further about Cape Hillsborough Nature Resort
Newark Public Schools (NPS) operates the largest school system in New Jersey, serving more than 39,000 students across four districts. The size and scope of the school district makes energy usage and rising energy costs a critical challenge for administrators. Click here to further on Newark Public Schools
GSH Group, an international facilities services and energy management provider, has created a program called EnergyPlus, which helps property managers to achieve their energy goals and reduce their utility spend through engineering best practices.Stellar Management enrolled its 2 Rector Street office property, located in New York City, in GSH´s EnergyPlus program in January 2009. In the EnergyPlus program, GSH carried out continuous energy monitoring and adjustments and invested in energy conservation projects in order to reduce energy consumption. Read further on GSH Group
Treasure Homes’ Fallen Leaf at Riverbend, a 32-home development started in 2006, is the irst solar community built in Sacramento. Homes in Fallen Leaf save their homeowners as much as 50% on their utility costs. he savings are a result of collaboration between Treasure Homes and the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building America program, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and consultant ConSol, a Building America team lead. Read further about Treasure Homes
INPACT is unique in its ability to provide exquisite control over transgene expression, both in the activation and amplification of the gene of interest. While other systems have been shown to control either amplification or activation, to date, INPACT has been identified as the only platform capable of dual control of both processes. Furthermore, our company believes the INPACT technology and its novel plant manufacturing system will be of benefit to a variety of industry sectors, and as such, expects significant opportunities for future expansion of its product pipeline. Click here to view more on Inpact
When it comes to energy efficiency, Maple Leaf Foods Inc. is applying the same focus and commitment to energy efficiency that has made it a leader in a range of food industry categories. In 2001, the company began a process aimed at transforming how everyone in the organization thinks of energy. Ambitious targets and strong leadership from the executive team set the tone. Key to the company’s success is a corporate culture that encourages initiative and input from allstaff – Maple Leaf Foods Inc. is evolving into a company that has energy efficiency embedded in everything it does.
Along the way, it has benefited from the support available to industrial companies from Natural Resources Canada’s (NRCan’s) Office of Energy Efficiency. In addition to enjoying bottom-line improvements through energy efficiency, in 2005, Maple Leaf Foods Inc. received an honourable mention at Canada’s Energy Efficiency Awards ceremony, sponsored by NRCan, for a heat recovery project. Click here to learn more about Maple Leaf Foods Inc
Around 60 per cent of the workload of a typical clinical microbiology laboratory is in specimen preparation, including the inoculation and streaking of culture plates. This is where significant efficiency savings can be made. The next most time consuming activity in such a laboratory is the reading and recording of culture plates after streaking and incubation. Freeing up experienced staff from tedious specimen preparation and plate inoculation tasks has the potential to allow them more time to use their professional skills elsewhere. Click here to learn more about Microstreak
Mining activities are known to release significant amounts of toxic metals into the surrounding environment. Some toxic metals frequently associated with mining include mercury, arsenic and lead. These substances are present at low concentrations in soil, rock and water, but the process of mining may release quantities harmful to the health of people and the environment. Large amounts of waste rock and tailings contaminated with toxic metals can beproduced by mine sites.
In the case of the Donlin Creek mine, there are only 0.072 ounces of gold for every ton of ore, a figure that does not take into account the waste rock. Toxic substances contained within the rock and tailings are more easily released once these substances are processed/milled and left in mine pits, underground workings, waste rock piles, and tailings impoundments where they are exposed to the environment. Read further Mining and Toxic Metals
Amstrad will always have the benefit of being known as the first company to offer reasonably priced personal computers and also, later in its history, portable computers. This allowed Amstrad to establish itself as a cutting edge leader in the electronics market, a reputation from which it has benefited for the past four decades. Furthermore, Amstrad was at the forefront of the fast moving development of the personal computer market that occurred throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Being one of the main names involved with this development has allowed Amstrad to be recognised as one of the most trusted and preferred brands, even when competitors entered the market. Learn more on Amstrad