By Sandyarani Penta Green building concept aims to reduce the environmental impact of new buildings. A building accounts always for a large amount of land use, energy and water consumption, and air and atmosphere alteration. According to environmentalists, reducing the amount of natural resources buildings consume and the amount of pollution given off is seen as crucial for future sustainability. According to statistics it does not include the concept of renovations although many of the 2050 homes are already built and UK homes account for 30% of UK Carbon Emissions. As per UK Government, domestic energy improvement targets of 20% between now and 2010, and again by a further 20% between 2010 and 2020 . The environmental impact of buildings is often underestimated, while the perceived costs of green buildings are overestimated always. A recent survey by the WBC for Sustainable Development finds that green costs are overestimated. WBC estimate says that it is estimated by by 300 percent. But it needs more investigation and analysis. About iDream: iDream is a International Class Architectural & Interior Design Firm offering its services in India and across the Asia Pacific region through an alliance. Set up in the year 2003, iDream brings together a resource pool of senior industry professionals with over two decades of experience in handling major projects in formats like ‘Design Consultancy’, ‘Project Management Consultancy’ and ‘Design & Build’, across the globe. Continue reading Know How to Reduce Environmental Impact.
It is now generally accepted that human diabetes is an immune disorder. There seems no reason to suppose that feline diabetes is any different. This particular immune disorder has the form of failure of the pancreas to produce insulin. An immune system brakes down because of the burden put upon it, mostly a chemical burden. When you consider all the chemicals most pets are subject to, there is little wonder their immune systems go on strike. Drugs, vaccinations, pesticides in the garden, harsh cleaners in the house, but perhaps worse of all by virtue of it’s frequent ingestion, are the preservatives in their daily diet. A typical cat food is processed and comes in a box, packet or can. The dried cat food must contain high levels of preservative to keep it at room temperature, indefinitely, despite what the packet may say. Believe me, there’s no other way to have such a long shelf life. Cats are particularly sensitive to chemicals, so readily succumb to them. A stay in a cattery may well overload them, as most catteries fastidiously clean their pens with strong disinfectants or bleach, to ensure there’s no cross contamination. There are several things you can do immediately, to help your cat overcome this serious disease, even if they have had it a while. You never know how much good you can do until you try. The first thing that’s really important to address is their diet. Start giving your cat a good quality, raw, diabetic cat food. Human grade raw meat, from a butcher, will generally not contain any preservatives or colour as most countries have laws against that. It’s better to feed a diabetic cat 3 or 4 small meals a day, rather than 1 or 2 larger meals. Diabetic cat food differs slightly from a normal healthy cat food by the fat content.
Timber window and door systems have grown into affordable, safe and aesthetic window solutions that suit all kinds of home and commercial designs. The timber window designs and shapes have evolved from classic to contemporary, providing window design solutions that create trendy and sophisticated home designs. Most facades of modern home design demand multiple windows, presenting designers with complex options of materials and designs to choose from. Modern windows are so designed to suit the specific requirement for individual homes, high rises and commercial office spaces. timber windows offer not just the classic good looks that wood can offer but also brings in the advantage of long lasting and low maintenance qualities associated with timber and timber products.