Tag Archives: Sustainability

LED lamp market expected to grow

T8 Led Tube And Various Chilled E27 Bulbs

The light-emitting diode (LED) lamp market has been forecasted to reach a consumption value of $3.36 billion in 2019—­almost tripling from last year. According to ElectroniCast Consultants, the 2014 market hit $1.22 billion and will increase at an annual growth rate of 22.4 per cent to reach the 2019 prediction.

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Energy Efficiency and Building with Wood: Six Building Lifecycle Steps

Buildings have an impact on people and the environment throughout their entire lifecycle, starting with extracting resources from the earth to putting them back in the earth, or burning them, at the end of their lives. To evaluate the effect of buildings in this regard, everything from the energy they consume, the waste they generate, and the carbon dioxide (CO?) they emit must be considered throughout six major cycles.

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Energy Efficiency and Building with Wood

Photo © Norman A. Müller

The combination of wood and energy efficiency in construction can be the result of new wood technologies. Introducing new sustainable forestry management policies and manufacturing with engineered lumber products will lead to alternative building practices using glued-laminated (glulam) and cross-laminated timber (CLT), computer-aided manufacturing, and optimal value-engineered framing. The lifecycle of a building, energy measurement, and Passive House design elements are discussed.

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