Report: Biomass – Which Road to Take?

Date: 5 Oct 2001 | posted in: Energy | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This October 2001 paper by David Morris looks at how plant matter must be an important element in a sustainable economy because it is the only renewable resource from which we can fashion physical products. In the next few months and years we will be making decisions at the local, state, national and international level that will channel tens, perhaps hundreds of billions of dollars of money into certain areas and markets. We are changing the rules.

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Report: Seeing the Light – Regaining Control of Our Electricity System

Date: 17 Apr 2001 | posted in: Energy | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The California energy crisis is not simply about a lack of electricity it is about who owns the production and distribution of that electricity. As state after state agrees to deregulation, the utility industry is approaching a concentration not seen since the Power Trust of the 1930s. Seeing the Light urges us to change the rules now and create a future that includes affordable, locally-owned electricity. The book chronicles hopeful new developments and reminds us that the best way to prevent another crisis is to build a better system.… Read More

Building a Deconstruction Company: A Training Manual for Facilitators and Entrepreneurs

Date: 1 Apr 2001 | posted in: waste - deconstruction, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

ILSR’s manual provides an excellent resource for anyone interested in starting a deconstruction company. No matter whether you are an entrepreneur, community-based organization, construction-related company, or governmental organization, this manual will introduce to you to many of the steps needed … Read More

Building Savings: Strategies for Waste Reduction of Debris from Buildings

Date: 9 Dec 2000 | posted in: waste - deconstruction, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This fact sheet packet profiles seven building projects—from new construction to renovation and deconstruction—that are recovering 42 to 82% of materials otherwise destined for disposal. Policymakers wanting to encourage building material recovery, building owners and developers interested in green building design, and contractors seeking a competitive edge will find this document useful.… Read More

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