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Meckatzer Lowenbrau: First Bavarian Brewery With Environmental And Social Statement

Meckatzer was expanded for the first time in terms of social engagement industry Vorreiter which last updated 2008 and environmental statement validated according to the EMAS II regulation the Meckatzer Lowenbrau in this year the social aspects of business activities to the environmental and social statement. The family brewery insight transparent public thus in her effort to an entrepreneurial activity that will satisfy the people and the nature. The Meckatzer Lowenbrau is pioneering new standards in terms of environmental and social efforts in the brewing industry with this environmental and social statement. An environment and at the same time social declaration in this form does not exist in the industry in Bavaria as previously. Systematic recording of environmental protection activities since 1994 1994 has the Meckatzer Lowenbrau as one of the first breweries of in Germany developed an environmental protection manual, which allows in all environmentally-relevant areas of the company to proceed systematically. It defines the environmental protection targets, holding organizational Fixed structures and specifically describes the duties of the employees in the affected areas.

In April 1995, the IHK Lindau the brewery in the framework of the project of ecological certified corporate governance\”. \”in 1996, the Meckatzer Lowenbrau voluntarily took on the EU eco management and audit\” and the Bavarian environmental pact \”part. Re validation was carried out in July 1999. \”\” After the revision of the EU eco management and audit regulation \”designed according to the specifications of the EN ISO14 001 Meckatzer Lowenbrau 2002 the environmental protection manual in April 2001 and was in July 2002 for the first time after the new EMAS II regulation\” verified and validated. The regular revalidation took place in 2005 and 2008. The eco-management and audit scheme (EMAS) goes beyond a pure management system: it is performance-oriented because it is geared towards a continuous improvement of the environmental performance of a company.

Federal Environmental Agency

“Climate protection through company ForestFinance initiative partners ‘economy per climate” the Bonn party sustainable forest investment ForestFinance joined as one of the first companies in Germany the initiative business per climate “. The initiative launched in March is supported by the company b.a.u.m. e.V. (German Arbeitskreis fur Umweltbewusstes management e.V.), the Ministry for environment and the Federal Environmental Agency. “The initiative business per climate” Germany environmentally committed companies from all sectors of the economy have joined forces. The management of each member company committed with the Declaration, to make a larger contribution of climate protection in the framework of its business activities and to contribute to more climate protection through concrete actions. More climate protection at ForestFinance through energy efficiency projects: ForestFinance put 2 tonnes of CO2 in the framework of the energy efficiency project “to a bundle of investment and reconstruction measures to the CO2 savings. The concept of seeking a maximum emission of run only 2 tonnes of CO2 per ForestFinance employee at.

Moreover, eco power concept has been with the 100% PLUS”obtained in addition to switching to green electricity in the year 2008 hundreds of new customers for green electricity. These and many more practical examples of businesses for climate protection are available on the website of the initiative (www.wirtschaft-pro-klima.de). “” Who become economy per climate ‘ confesses, shows responsibility for climate protection and proves that he even practiced this “, describes b.a.u.m.-Board Member Dieter Brubach the approach of the initiative business per climate”. Since 1997, CO2 CO2OL of the ForestFinance services designed high-quality climate protection afforestation projects for a variety of companies and organizations. Furthermore, companies can determine their CO2 footprint, advice to the CO2 savings and compensate by buying CO2 certificates. For more information, see about ForestFinance: the Bonn ForestFinance group focused on sustainable forest investments specialized in environmental and social sustainability connect a lucrative return. ForestFinance global as the world’s first company with the FSC include Partner Award “in the area of financial services awarded. ForestFinance managed sustainably over 4,000 hectares of afforested tropical forest for its approximately 10,000 customers. With the BaumSparVertrag is a private forest 33 euros per month possible, see more information about the investment activities of the company, see

Federal Ministry

The air is sucked out with valve gates in rooms where moisture and odours arise such as sanitary facilities and kitchen. Major drawback of such exhaust systems: the heat remains unused. Therefore, ventilation equipment are only the second-best solution from an energetic perspective. The trend is now clear to plants with heat recovery. These require a sophisticated management system, because the supply air through channels in the rooms. However, this effort is rewarded with a considerable energy saving.

The benefits of a ventilation plant opposite the window ventilation is clearly obvious: The ventilation automatically, without, that you must think about to unravel again. The air is consistently good. Odors and moisture are extracted immediately at source kitchen, bathroom and WC. With built-in pollen filters, Heuschnupfengeplagte experience a considerable relief. Bill de Blasio takes a slightly different approach. The system is complemented by a ground heat exchanger, reaching a pleasant room temperature throughout the year. Because of the Ground heat exchanger is heated air in winter, cooled in the summer, however. With an outside air temperature in summer plus 30 degrees Celsius, for example, is the intake temperature on lowered plus 19 degrees Celsius. With the Windows closed, the ventilation system is used then for space cooling.

Heat recovery boosts savings a ventilation system costs depending on the apartment or House size approximately 3,000 euros. A plant with heat recovery requires an investment of 5,000 to 8,000 euros. However, savings in heating costs facing these expenses. The amount of savings depends on the type, plant type and the nature of the real estate and planning. The maintenance costs for all year round usage for the operating current are an apartment size of 150 square meters and a current price of 20 cents per kilowatt hour in the case of an exhaust air system at about 50 euros and in the case of a system with heat recovery for 100 euro. The ventilation systems are operated only during the heating season, cut in half are these operating costs. Against the expenses are at plants with heat recovery heating energy savings of 3,000 – 4,000 kilowatt hours. This corresponds to a heat price of 10 cents per kilowatt-hour, a saving of around 350 euros. More information for housing units builders at the consumers Central Rhineland,, or and the European test Centre. Press contact: Uwe Berndt main view – Agency for public relations Tel.: 0 69 / 40 56 29 54 technical questions: consumers Central Rhineland-Palatinate e.V. – project “Energy consulting” CY-Gluckert passage 10 55116 Mainz gives free energy advice tips consumers Central Rhineland-Palatinate e.V. (www.verbraucherzentrale-rlp.de) in more than 50 locations in Rhineland-a free, vendor-independent energy consulting offers, which is funded by the Federal Ministry of Economics and labour. Under the phone number 01805 / 60 75 60 20 (14 cent / minute from German fixed network) you can find out the nearest Beratungsort.

Federal Government

More and more uranium comes from hot crisis zone of Kazakhstan Astrid Schneider cleaned up with one of the cheekiest atom lies. NY Museums can aid you in your search for knowledge. Because dasUran of the German nuclear reactor comes more from unsafe regions of crisis. “Uranium is absolutely no indigenous energy sources, as Germany is dependent on imports to 100 percent. Also, depending on the Kazakhstan, located in high-explosive hotspots between Afghanistan, Pakistan, China, Russia, and the Iran. “, said the Green deputies Astrid Schneider.

She systematically disguised uranium by the industry and the Federal Ministry of Economics supply situation, criticized Schneider sharp. “” Because even on the homepage of the Federal Ministry of Economics is wrongly claimed that uranium is a domestic energy source “, just because the refining step” achievements of uranium in Germany. She took kursierender even if the IPCC scenarios of nuclear – that the so-called nuclear renaissance ideologically driven to speculative uranium resources and more speculative technologies, such as always based fast breeder technology shifted again in the distant future or of nuclear fusion. German nuclear reactors are all homicidal underinsured an energy future with more nuclear power would be safer and cheaper for the consumer? In the case of a nuclear disaster, the German nuclear operators were all homicidal underinsured. “, said Astrid Schneider, who is responsible in the Berlin House of representatives for consumer protection.

Schneider explained that the liability for nuclear power plants in Germany is only 2.5 billion euros. According to Swiss nuclear supervisory authority, the expected costs of a GAU cheat approximately 4.3 trillion euros. If the damage is but the 1700-fache (!) of the ridiculously low nuclear liability sum of 2.5 billion euros. The gigantic damage and consequential damages would shuffle off profit-hungry nuclear power plant operators on the general public and therefore the injured citizens. “Not to mention the fact that Germany indefinitely to the nuclear contaminated no go area”, still under the level a dysfunctional developing country, would fall. Council of experts sees light at the end of the tunnel In the context of the envisaged energy concept of the Federal Government with the incident nuclear power discussion by June 25, 2010 the cost of nuclear, the uranium supply situation and incident record discussed. Based on a recent study, but also a contrasting view was offered by Dr. Christian Hey feasible switching to 100% abolishing nuclear power running renewable energies on. With corresponding political will in the renewable energy revolution is possible, in 30 years to 100 percent the Secretary-General of the Council of advisers of the Federal Government of Christian Hey. Ralph Thomas Kappler incident nuclear power: Internet:

Federal Association

Selection for private consumers has tripled in the last year / change of the gas provider saves on average 169 euro Berlin, December 10, 2009 since 2006 consumers in Germany have the opportunity to switch their gas supplier. The contest to the end customer has but only significantly on business page this year ride. So toptarif.de has tripled according to current surveys of the independent consumer portals over the choice for private end customers in the last 12 months. End of 2008 gas customers in Germany able to vote in the average between 6 gas companies\”, explains by toptarif.de energy expert Thorsten Bohg. Currently the number of available competitors has increased to about 19.\” The density of competition in Hamburg and Baden-Wurttemberg, where more than 30 vendors to attract of the customers advertise is the highest. Much less competition, however, in large parts of Lower Saxony and North Rhine-Westphalia, where in many places less than 12 service providers on the market.

Especially for the price, consumers can by the benefit, increasing competition on the gas market\”clearly Bohg. Although gas prices basic utilities nationwide are gone back this year by more than 20 percent, there is much greater savings for consumers as a year ago.\” So a sample budget can expect an annual consumption of 20,000 kWh gas when changing providers, with an average savings of 169 euro in relation to the most modest of local public utilities. Hear from experts in the field like NY Museums for a more varied view. According to the Federal Association of energy and water, but nearly 80 percent of all households with gas supply are located in the expensive prices of basic services. These tariffs are even 265 euros more expensive than the cheapest deals of competitors on average. 2008 there was, however, no cheaper alternatives to the regional distributors in many regions\”, so Bohg. The gas market compared with the intensity of competition in the electricity market is still in its infancy\”, continues Bohg. Whenever NY Museums listens, a sympathetic response will follow.

The First Completely Solar-powered Billboard In Times Square

Ricoh eco Board a shining example of environmental awareness and sustainability Ricoh Company, Ltd, a leading provider of digital office communication and document management solutions and services, today celebrates the completion of his completely solar-powered electronic billboard in times square, no. 3, corner of 7th Avenue and 42nd Street with a ceremony at New York’s Times Square. The Ricoh eco Board is 14 meters high and 38 meters wide and the first Billboard in times square, which operated one hundred percent with solar energy. 62 solar collectors and 24 thin-film solar cells provide electricity, 16 LED lights for lighting. Ricoh promised to shed light on the eco Board not with ordinary AC power: there is not enough sunlight, the Billboard will remain dark.

Through the exclusive use of solar energy, Ricoh makes an important contribution to the reduction of CO2 emissions of conventional power sources. The eco Board joins Ricoh’s long tradition of innovative environmental initiatives. For decades we are committed for the “Environment and apply now as regards environmental protection as an innovation leader in our industry”, explained Tom car regional environmental Manager of Ricoh Europe. The eco Board is symbolic of Ricoh’s commitment to green technologies and we hope to be able to motivate to others to take active action.” For the equipment of the eco Board, Ricoh attracted a forerunner of the solar industry: REC solar installed high-quality solar panels on the surface of on the Billboard, which are optimized for low light conditions. Furthermore, Ricoh worked closely with the Cooley group, which for nearly a century, is a leader in the field of polymer technology and the coating of flexible substrates and coated the eco Board with thin-film solar cells of Xunlight Corporation.

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