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If you think about it long enough it might only sound like the plumber’s work could potentially be eco friendly. That could be, but it is not the whole story. What it means to be an eco friendly plumbing company is that they provide environmentally friendly product options.

For instance, in a home, energy efficiency and water-saving models are classified as eco friendly. Those are the kinds of products that the plumbing company might recommend.


The old traditional water heaters hold gallons of water that consistently are kept heated. When you turn on the hot water faucet or shower, hot water comes out pretty quickly once the water makes it to your faucet.


Newer models are more efficient. If you have an older water tank, it is time to get a new one to improve efficiency. Better than that, there are tankless water heaters these days too. They take up a lot less space and rapidly heat water as it passes through it on demand.


Tankless water heaters translate into huge savings financially every year. Save $80 every year by making the switch and enjoy a 22% more efficient tankless water heater when compared to the old tank water heaters.


No matter what you decide, you stand to save a good deal of money when you get a newer hot water heater.


You might be wondering how to save energy and water when you have to run the water for a few minutes to get hot water. Instead, hire the eco friendly plumbing company to install a pump to improve hot water circulation to plumbing fixtures quickly.


They work with both tankless or tank-based hot water heaters. The recirculation pipes do not let hot water go unused either.


Other appliances stand to save money while saving the planet. Update to newer more efficient toilets, dishwashers, washers to significantly reduce water usage. These days, appliances have been designed to use every drop of water.


For starters, the efficient toilets require less water per flush, while washers reduce water usage by 40% and energy by 25%. Dishwashers these days pass the water through already heated coils to use less water and energy.


Two more ways to save money on plumbing are to have the plumber check for leaks and to insulate your pipes. Insulating pipes and water heater tanks that sit in unregulated portions of the house (read: potentially the freezing cold) could freeze and burst. A lot of energy would be wasted as it would take longer to heat up the pipes and water heater.


This roundup is a solid starting point to improve your plumbing and appliances to be more eco friendly. Start small with insulating the pipes and the water heater. When you can afford it invest in newer and more efficient appliances. Consider other tools of the trade, such as a pump to improve the circulation of hot water. Make saving the planet, and your budget your goal for your house.


A perfect example of an eco-friendly plumbing company is Winston Salem Plumbers.  You can view their webpage here: http://www.winstonsalemplumbers.net

Biotechnology to fight air pollution – futuris

http://www.euronews.com/ Using biotechnology to fight pollution is the challenge for a European Union research project. Under the spotlight – a specific kind of moss.

At the University of Freiburg in Germany, a team of biologists is growing moss, in a controlled environment.

Mosses are especially well suited as bio-indicators for airborne contaminants as they have no roots and a very high surface-to-mass ratio.

Eva Decker, of the university’s Faculty of Biology, explained: “We use moss, because, by mass, it has a huge surface area. You can see all the structures and it can clean the dirt particles out of the air. Moss has shoots or spores, and from one of these spores you can grow a new plant. And using these spores we started to cultivate new plants in the laboratory.”

Monitoring the levels of nitrogen and sulphur oxides, as sell as airborne heavy metals like cadmium, lead and nickel, is hard to achieve with existing technologies as they are either imprecise or very expensive.

One innovation is the cultivation of huge amounts of a peat moss under controlled laboratory conditions.

Ralf Reski, at the Faculty of Biology at the University of Freiburg told euronews: “We not only reduce the plant’s genetic variability to the smallest possible level – one single genetic clone – but also through controlling conditions in the moss bio-reactor we can guarantee that the level of pollution in the moss, as well as its growth, are always identical. And you cannot obtain this consistency with material you have just collected from nature.”

The moss plants are transferred to air-permeable bags, then moved to monitoring stations at a variety of different European locations where they absorb pollutants from the air.

This technique is currently being tested in Santiago di Compostela, Spain.

Carlos Brais Carballeira Braña, from the Faculty of Biology, at the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain said: “Three different samples are exposed for three weeks in order to accumulate all the pollutants in the area, in this case from passing cars or industrial plant, but primarily it’ll be general road traffic”

Following that exposure, the moss is dried and powdered, then analysed, to measure the levels of different pollutants in it.

This approach, combining molecular biology and material sciences with ecology and bionics, could be, in the future, extended to other critical environmental contexts.

José Angel Fernández Escribano at the Faculty of Biology, University of Santiago de Compostela, said the plan is to expand the habitats where this principle is used including rivers, fields and industrial areas.

He explained the thinking behind that: “These contaminants can affect rivers, which then flow into the sea, and pollute the marine environment. It will be possible to develop these tools and to discover all the pollutants that are affecting the whole ecosystem.”


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Where the jobs are – Biotechnology & Compliance program at Quincy College

CNBC’s reporter Mary Thompson covers the growing Biotechnology and Compliance (BTC) program at Quincy College. The BTC program provides students with hands-on training to enter the workforce after two years of schooling. Instruction covers laboratory training, as well as government regulation and compliance, in state of the art facilities designed by faculty and biotech industry partners to give students the best education in biotech manufacturing.

To learn more about the Biotechnology and Compliance program at Quincy College, please visit www.quincycollege.edu.

Computer science education: why does it suck so much and what if it didn’t? | Ashley Gavin | TEDxNYU

Ashley’s talk shines a light on the major problem that is American Computer Science education. In 2020, 1.4 million new jobs will be available for those with competing backgrounds, but we’ll only have engineers to fill two-thirds of them. Ashley shows us how we can right this wrong.

Ashley Gavin is a computer science education consultant with a passion for making computer science curricula empowering, accessible, and above all, fun. Her work in curriculum and program development serves as the foundation for some of the finest educational organizations in the country including her brainchild “Girls Who Code”.

During high school, Ashley was actively interested in tech. However, she was denied access to computer science courses at her school due her failing grades in math and science. In her senior year, the newly appointed CS teacher noticed her affinity for tech and took a risk by letting her drop math and take computer science instead. Ashley has since been working to do so for as many students as possible, especially those in underrepresented groups.

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Biotechnology can be beautiful | Keira Havens | TEDxFrankfurt

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Biotechnology is a fascinating and complex field, but it is often portrayed as a parody of itself – a scientist in lab coat and glasses, holding a syringe of blue liquid at a bench in an industrial clean room. Keira Havens is a scientist with a love for beauty, and as CEO of Revolution Bioengineering she has combined the two by making flowers that change color throughout the day. In her talk, she shares her vision of a vibrant and stunning future made possible through responsible innovation and the integration of computation, engineering, and biology. Keira wants to shatter some stereotypes, and inspire people to learn how beautiful biotechnology can be!

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

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