India achieves complete phase out of one the most potent ozone depleting chemical

India has successfully achieved the complete phase-out of Hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC)-141 b, which is a chemical used by foam manufacturing enterprises and one of the most potent ozone-depleting chemical after Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) . (HCFC)-141 b is used mainly as a blowing agent in the production of rigid polyurethane (PU) foams as per reports from PIB. India has…

Pure Talents Contest 2020: 20 ideas for the lifestyles of tomorrow

Köln, Germany Design means making things easier (and, where possible, more sustainable, too). This formula could be used to describe the common approach taken by the young creative minds whose designs have been shortlisted for imm cologne’s 17th Pure Talents Contest. Intelligent, sustainable, original and also beautiful to look at – these are the 20…

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December 2019: Monthly Electric Vehicle News Roundup

1. Delhi Government will Implement New EV Policy Delhi CM has announced that the Delhi government aims to register at least 5 lakh EVs by 2024, to reduce air pollution. For this, the EV policy has been passed which will cover mostly two-wheelers and commercial vehicles. The Delhi government also aims to include 250 public…

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December 2019: Monthly Environmental News Roundup

1. Spark of hope for flightless birds environment The Guam rail is a flightless bird, typically 30cm long, dull brown in color and adorned with black and white stripes. This is a rare success story for conservation in recent history. These birds, previously extinct in the jungle, have been rescued by the captive breeding program…

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Kits Écohabitation: Architecture Meets the Prefab Housing Market

Ecological housing designs signed by talented architects Montréal, Canada, 2019-11-01 Hiring an architect in Quebec is not mandatory, contrary to European countries. And unfortunately, it shows! L’Association des architectes en pratique privée du Québec (Quebec association of architects in private practice) in a 2007 study revealed that residential projects represent only 12% in sales revenue…

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TORLYS smart floors innovates again with smart laminate now waterproof

Boisbriand, Canada, 2019-11-18 Much more than a simple floating floor; the waterproof laminated smart TORLYS smart floors is the result of the expertise and know-how combined with the Canadian manufacturer as per information available from v2com.  A high- performance , versatile , repairable and durable floor with high waterproof performance and a visual almost indistinguishable from hardwood. A floor like no other  In general, not all laminate floors tolerate moisture…

Electric Car at Charging Station in Berlin

November 2019: Monthly Electric Vehicle News Roundup

1. Government will promote EVs under FAME program Ministry of heavy industries and public enterprises (MHIPE) will provide subsidy of 3.6 billion to 2,85,000 buyers of electric and hybrid vehicles under the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles in India (FAME India) program. FAME India is a part of the National Electricity…