Energy Globe Award

Here you find the international winners of the World ENERGY GLOBE Award from 2003 on and the best submissions for the ENERGY GLOBE Award 2006 to 2016.

Year Title Institution/ company/ organization Category Awards Country
2006 Charging the battery of a cell phone with solar energyYoussef Ait Abi Braim’s invention deals with a daily problem, namely charging one’s cell phone. His solution is a small solar cell which charges the battery of the cell phone with energy. The plate receives the sun’s rays and turns them into electric power, which passes trough a voltage regulator to the battery of the cell phone. This invention costs only one Euro and allows our cell phone to be constantly charged, besides the fact that we use less electric energy that is produced in an environmentally harmful way. Yousef Ait Ali Braim Fire Morocco
2006 Union of almost 400 youth organizations for environmental protection in North AmericaDue to the problem of global warming, Energy Action has built up a coalition of 21 major student environmental and social justice organizations in the U.S. and Canada to unify and sustain the growing youth climate movement. By developing partnerships with youth labor, peace and justice, farm and faith organizations, they are able to reach a broader segment of the population. The aim of this venture is to stop unsustainable corporate practices that contribute to global warming. Another intention is to help universities provide a model for ecological communities and responsible institutions. Since their establishment in June 2004, Energy Action has become a centerpiece of the youth climate movement. Energy Action Youth United States
2006 Bio Sand Filters in order to get clear waterOne of the biggest problems in Uganda is the scarcity of clean drinking water. The only source is the river Minela and a few tanks. In fact, people have to cover great distances in order to get clean water. Now the availability of bio sand filters will bring the surface water to an acceptable level. The main aim of this project is to provide households with drinkable water and to protect the consumers from diseases. Theses bio sand filters are quite cheap, easy to handle and repair, and durable. It is also expected that neighboring regions will replicate this technology. Together Rural Development Solidarity Water Uganda
2006 Temporary light installation in the center of the Estonian capital TallinnLight Dome was a collaboration art project between Zizi &YoYo, Winy Maas, a Dutch architect and lighting designer Rogier van da Heide of Arup from London. From January 1 to 6, 2005 the sky above Town Hall Square (Tallinn, Estonia) was filled with bright white balloons with the aim of disseminating innovative street lighting solutions to cities worldwide and enlivening a European-wide discussion working towards a more eco-friendly, cost-efficient strategy to light city streets. From the social aspect the ambition was to bring joy to citizens and visitors during the dark winter period by means of the aesthetic visual attractiveness of this art project. The positive impact on the population’s mental health was reflected as the light contributed to decreasing psychological depression and suicide rates during the winter. DÜ ZiZi & YoYo Fire Estonia
2006 Celebrating Sustainable Promotion of Electrical Efficiency in South AfricaYoung activists from Ladysmith, South Africa formed a collaborative unit under the auspices of local environmentalist Avril Wilkinson and initiated an electrical efficiency campaign. In the course of the project 6000 existing incandescent lamps were replaced by 14 W compact fluorescent lamps, donated by Climate Care, a UK-based environmental organisation. This initiative achieved a reduction in electricity consumption, greenhouse gases and carbon emissions. The young group members distributed bulbs that consume less electricity and consequently contributed to the reduction of the community’s electricity bills. The money accruing as a result was used for tree planting, a further means to help the climate through the absorption of CO2. The awareness-raising education campaign was implemented in phases which had the positive side effect that many people from culturally, racially and economically diverse backgrounds could be approached; the last phase focused on schools. The Energy and Sustainability Programme ESKOM / Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa Youth South Africa
2006 Biogas plant for reduction of CO2 emissionThe main goal of this project is the reduction of water pollution and greenhouse gas emissions caused by slaughterhouses in Nigeria. Another huge problem concerning slaughterhouses is the lack of specific and effluent sites for their toxic wastes. The project concept is to reduce pollution and minimize greenhouse gases by constructing a sustainable biogas plant. This plant would treat wastewater and produce biogas as a renewable energy source. Hence the biogas plant not only reduces pollution but also provides energy, liquid fertilizer (hence replacing chemical fertilizer), which urban low-income farmers can apply to their agricultural lands, and nutrient recovery. This project would be designed by the biogas technology research group KMUTT (Thailand). Global Network for Environment and Economic Development Research Fire Nigeria
2006 Solar system on Ustupe Island in PanamaThe Energy and Environmental Partnership, including the SICA (Central America System for Integration) and CCAD, has planned a project in cooparation with the Ministry of the Environment of Panama ANAM. Its main aim is to install solar systems on Ustupu Island. This new energy supply will ameliorate the island’s isolation from the grid and improve the lives of the island communities. Yet another positive aspect of this contract is that the communities themselves are trained to handle the solar systems in order to guarantee the sustainability of this project. Energy and Environment Partnership with Central America Fire El Salvador
2006 “New House” - Concept Home in the Center of San FranciscoClever Homes designed a concept home, the New House, to demonstrate the possibilities for design and construction to meet the highest environmental standards while also satisfying stringent demands for health, comfort and cost. The purpose is twofold: 1) To counter the misunderstanding that green building cost is higher and quality is loser; 2) To move prospective home builders to action by showing a living example. The New House was set up in the center of San Francisco, raising widespread public awareness and functioning as an education tool. This house is available to individual home builders and developers for implementation. Furthermore it serves as an interactive classroom and showcase to put sustainable building in the reach of the general public. Clever Homes LLC Earth United States
2006 Renewable Energy-Based Village Power in New Ibajay, PhilippinesThe project involves the implementation of a community based village power System consisting of a 20kW power plant fueled by the sun. The photovoltaic, mini-grid system was established through the efforts of the New Ibajay Non-Agricultural Multi-Purpose Cooperative (NINAMC), a women-led organisation and their partners, the Palawan Provincial Government (PGP), the Philippines Department of Energy, and UNDP. The system now provides electricity for about half of the village’s 400-plus households. Prior to the project, privately owned, diesel-powered electric generator sets provided power to only about 5 percent of New Ibajay’s households. The power supplied by these diesel generators was erratic and expensive. Households served by the new PV system enjoy important benefits, such as more hours of light per day, brighter illumination for doing schoolwork and other activities, links to the outside world via radio and television, and elimination of indoor air pollution, the fire hazard of kerosene wick lamps, and the noise of diesel generators. New Ibajay Non-Agricultural Multi-Purpose Cooperative Fire Philippines
2006 Integrating Community Development and Sustainable Environmental Management in KenyaII Ngwesi Group Ranch is an area of Maasai-owned land which represents a vision of land use that not only meets the needs of the native communities that own and live in this area but also provides a secure environment for wildlife populations to live and migrate. First priority had to be given to the rehabilitation of degraded rangelands and to the establishment of conservation areas. The principal objective is to improve livelihoods by the generation of income through eco-friendly activities and the promotion of tourism, but in the context of conserving wildlife and its habitat and preserving the Maasai culture. Moreover, importance is attributed to permanent access to clean water and the improvement of health care, education and infrastructure as well as to the sustainable management of natural resources within the ranch. Il Ngwesi Group Ranch Earth Kenya
2006 The Application of Parabolic Trough Technology under Jordanian Climate ConditionsThe project discusses the use of this proven technology for electricity production under Jordanian climate conditions. Investigations on power output, efficiency and direct solar irradiation have shown that Ma’an in the southern region of Jordan is the most suitable site for erecting a power plant using the parabolic trough technology. This electric generating system is a perfect option for countries with high solar irradiation levels and scarce resources of fossil fuels. As Jordan is poor in natural resources, it is totally dependent on imported oil to cover the ever increasing energy demand. Therefore it is in the government’s interest to implement efficient technologies like this one to enable the country to utilize its indigenous sources of solar energy. AL-Balqua Applied University, Faculty of Engineering Technology Fire Jordan
2006 Rainwater Harvesting Project – Galle DistrictIn the course of this project, rain water tanks are to be established to guarantee an adequate supply of water for domestic and agricultural purposes for almost 400 families living in the villages Middaramulla and Ahungalla. These tanks provide the possibility to accumulate and store water during rainy seasons in order to put it at people’s disposal during dry periods. The project will raise the villagers’ living standard as the consumption of safe water will improve their health conditions and they can avoid long distances to get water. Furthermore water costs will be reduced and the families will be given the chance to keep small home gardens. The project will be implemented by Saviya Development Foundation, a government approved NGO engaged in community development, poverty reduction, and health care. Saviya Development Foundation Water India
2006 Tijuana River Watershed Communications ProjectUsing a video as a springboard, this bilingual project aims at creating environmental awareness among the citizens living in the basin of the Tijuana River Watershed, which is situated in the border region of Mexico and the United States. The project presenters intend to increase understanding about the complex relationship between water and air quality, waste generation, environment and human needs and development within that area. Positive behavior changes are to be accomplished by training teachers who will pass on their knowledge to students who then carry out action projects to improve and support the health of this vast biological resource. Therefore the benefit of the project is the creation of a new generation of informed citizens who are prepared to advocate environmental protection and ultimately promote beneficial changes in laws and policies. San Diego Natural History Museum, Binational Education Department Water United States
2006 Establishment of a partnership between Eskom and EWT dedicated to the conservation of biodiversity in South AfricaThe strategic partnership between Eskom (South Africa’s national electricity supplier) and the NGO Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) serves as a model for the electric power industry worldwide by taking action against wildlife mortality related to electricity networks. The parties intent to prevent negative interaction between wildlife and the electricity infrastructure, such as electrocution of birds and other wildlife by collision with power lines and birds causing interruptions of electricity supply. Achieving this goal requires the implementation of an integrated management system. Key aspects of the project are the creation of a national incident register for all wildlife/powerline interactions to ensure the identification of areas of immediate importance. In addition, consideration is given to research on the design and implementation of mitigation strategies as well as to participation in international conferences in order to raise awareness. The partnership is based on voluntary cooperation and therefore has resulted in an extraordinary level of mutual trust between an environmental NGO and an industry giant. Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) Earth South Africa
2006 BioremediationBioremediation technology uses plants and micro-organisms to reduce or eliminate contaminants present in soils, water or air or transform them to benign products. The chemical process of bioremediation is called microbial metabolism. It is considered to be a cost-efficient method to remove hazardous substances from heavily contaminated sites. Microbial processes are even used to remove radioactive and metallic contaminants and to reduce pesticides accumulated in soils and ground water. In addition, biodegradation of hydrocarbons, a connatural process using Jatropha curcas, evolved as a means to eliminate crude oil spills and manage oily sludge; it is considered to be an economically viable, eco-friendly, less time-consuming solution for hydrocarbon pollution. D1 Oils Plc, D1 product Development Centre, Dr. G. Arumgum Earth India
2006 Opening your eyes to natureOpEPA is a non-profit, private foundation in Columbia, one of the most bio-diverse countries in the world. The focus group of this educational, awareness-creating project are children between 8 and 14 who are surrounded by the natural wealth of this country and need to recognize their responsibility. Therefore OpEPA’s mission is to foster the children’s involvement in environmental issues, thus reconnecting them with nature and giving them hope and positive options for a sustainable future. This is achieved by engaging the students in an active learning process that uses nature as an environmental classroom. Furthermore, the organization wants to create a national network of young environmental leaders who will be active in local environmental decision-making and so become a driving force of change OpEPA Youth Colombia
2006 Silver Cells – A Breakthrough in Solar TechnologyThe aim of the project was to develop and commercialise a new environmentally benign solar energy technology that has cost and performance advantages over existing photovoltaic technologies. Photovoltaic modules made from silver cells invented at the Centre for Sustainable Energy System at the Australian National University are a totally new technology. Silicon is the preferred material for PV modules and accounts for 90% of the PV market. Since silicon accounts for half the cost of the finished module, large cost reductions in PV systems require a substantial reduction in the amount of expensive silicon per unit area of a solar collector. Silver cells provide the solution to obtain this cost reduction. Centre for Sustainable Energy Systems Fire Australia
2006 Tunnelling for the Future - Singapore’s Deep Tunnel Sewerage SystemSingapore has a sewerage system that comprises six water reclamation plants (WRP) and 130 pumping stations. It provides modern sanitation for Singapore, a cleaner environment, as well as the ability to reclaim used water. Considering the demographic and economic growth the PUB, Singapore’s national water agency has begun building a deep tunnel sewerage system (DTSS) for long-term sustainability. The DTSS is an efficient solution to meet Singapore’s long-term needs for used water collection, treatment and disposal. When it is completed, it will free 1000 hectares of land currently used for the existing WRPs and pumping stations. Besides, the intended centralisation of water treatment at one WRP will be more cost effective. PUB Water Singapore
2006 Concept to improve air quality in urban centers in SyriaThe main idea is to increase the green area by committing enterprises to plant a certain amount of trees proportional to their energy consumption levels. The fact that Syria is facing serious environmental challenges, particularly an increasingly deteriorating air quality, was decisive for the development of this project. An important step towards improvement is to include the private sector as well as non -profit organizations in these efforts in order to alleviate the government’s burden. By enhancing the role of these parties, the project seeks to increase anti-pollution options to compensate pollution resulting from enterprises. The project promotes environmental responsibility within the business community and creates a link between profit-oriented activities and environmental benefit. General Commission for Environmental Affairs Air Syrian Arab Republic
2006 Project to enhance sustainable energy in Thai provincesThe sustainable energy project was implemented under joint efforts by the Appropiate Technology Association and the Danish Organization for Renewable Energy and was funded by the Danish International Development Assistance. Since Thailand is facing immense social and environmental challenges related to energy, the project presenters aim at increasing the use of sustainable energy sources in the north eastern part of the country in order to improve the living conditions of the population in the target areas. This is to be achieved by strengthening the capacity of selected NGOs, local authorities, educational institutions and local renewable energy technology suppliers. Another important step is the decentralization of Thai energy planning by involving the civil society in the management of the energy sector and thus causing people to analyze energy problems by themselves. Through dialog, national governmental institutions are mobilized to adopt this concept of sustainable energy planning. Appropiate Technology Association Fire Thailand
2006 Renews at Work - Demonstration of utilization of small sell wind and solarEnergy Club Environmental Association has its own division dealing with renewable energy sources. From the end of the nineties Energy Club was planning to revive a project in which the use of renewable energy sources (RES) is demonstrated and understandable for the public. Their aim was to find a place where RES technologies can be seen on a small scale on the order of a household. The second aim was the support of undeveloped, isolated farms where no source of energy is available. In 2002 they cooperate with Istvàn Lènàrt, the owner of Kacàr Farm. This farm is located near Budapest, which makes it ideal for demonstrative purposes. It is easily accessible and has many tourists. In 2003 Energy Club installed some solar panels in Kacàr Farm. Energy Club represents itself on occasions organized in the farm, gives lectures on RES and invites school groups for demonstrations. Energy Club Environmental Assosiation Budapest Fire Hungary
2006 Facing the Future in ArgentinaElectricity is not available everywhere in Argentina. There are about 1800 schools without current, so the students cannot be educated properly. Likewise many households are without electric power. Women have to gather wood in order to cook. The smoke caused by open fire also has adverse health effects. The aim of the project is to install solar systems that supply electricity. The project also provides the opportunity for residents to learn how to use, install and maintain these solar panels. The Facing the Future project also designed affordable solar panels. Asociacion Ciudadania Solidaria Youth Argentina
2006 First Solar Community Uplift Project in PakistanNarian Khorian is a small village in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. The 100 households of Naria Khoria are without electricity or clean drinking water. The project “100 Solar Homes Alipur Farash” supports villages such as this one with electrification of 100 houses, mosques and schools, solar powered computer lab, solar water desalination plants, public toilets and solar cookers. With the aid of these it is possible to guarantee a decrease of environmental pollution, safe and clean drinking water, and an improvement of hygienic conditions and livelihood. “100 Solar Homes Alipur Farash” is a demonstration project. Its aim is to create a role model for other rural regions facing the same problems. Alternative Energy Development Board (AEDB), Government of Pakistan Fire Pakistan
2006 The Paper Market in Morano CalabroWithin an environmental education project, the secondary school in Morano Calabro, a small town in southern Italy, decided to find a technological solution by constructing stands for the annual traditional school market by using recycled materials. The material they concentrated on was laminated cardboard from envelopes for milk or juice. The design idea was to build a double curved shell that would be stable enough to cover the required space without using other materials. The adaptation of the chosen material was quite easy. Using lightweight structures has double benefits. Using less material to resolve a spatial task is per se an environmental improvement as less embedded energy is spent for the realization of the building. Furthermore, lightweight structures can be lifted or manipulated more easily by a less persons without difficult apparatus. Università degli Studi Roma Tre Youth Italy
2006 Waste Prevention for Better TomorrowsOne of the most pressing problems facing UK waste management is the growth in waste generation, which brings pressure on waste treatment facilities and makes it more difficult to raise the recycling rate and reduce landfill. This situation is reflected in the County of West Sussex, where members are concerned with the financial investment required by operations for the procurement of contracts coupled with the ever-increasing waste handling infrastructure. Doorstep interviews conducted as part of the waste awareness initiative indicated that residents would like to receive more information about waste issues and how they can help directly in their household. The results also clearly showed that residents believed that this information should come directly from the local authority. The consultation process provided a sound benchmark for future work. It also confirmed that the delivery of a complete Waste Prevention Package containing all prevention opportunities and messages should be delivered directly to every household. The conception of the Waste Prevention Suite booklet “For Better Tomorrows” began after this consultation and has culminated in the first two editions of the booklet. It pulls together all the waste prevention initiatives in one comprehensive booklet to enable residents to take action individually. Waste Strategy Unit - West Sussex County Council, UK Earth United Kingdom
2006 Solid State Lighting for Human DevelopmentThe Light Up The World Foundation (LUTW) is a humanitarian initiative whose principal goal is to bring affordable, efficient, environmentally sustainable lighting to remote villages currently denied access to clean and safe lighting. LUTW has pioneered the use of solid-state lighting (SSL) technology in the developing world and continues to be the leader in spearheading efforts to bring SSL technology to those most in need. LUTW lamps use white light emitting diodes powered by renewable energy to produce light, requiring as little as one watt per lamp, a dramatic reduction relative to current fluorescent and incandescent technologies. Just as importantly, this appropriate technology is affordable and available to even the poorest of villagers, most of whom have previously been obliged to use inefficient, unhealthy and carbon-intensive fuel-based lighting. Kerosene, a primary lighting fuel in the developing world, causes heavy local and indoor air pollution, resulting in illnesses and death, and also poses extreme fire hazards. Light up the World Foundation Fire Canada
2006 Central London Congestion ChargingThe congestion charge is an £8 daily charge for driving or parking a vehicle on public roads within the congestion-charging zone, Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays. The zone is 21 square kilometers in size, representing 1.3% of the total 1580 sq km of Greater London. Certain vehicles, notably taxis, motorcycles and buses, are exempt from the charge. Before the introduction of congestion charging in February 2003, traffic speeds in central London averaged 8 mph, the same as 100 years ago, and according to the UK Department for Transport, congestion was six times as bad as a typical UK city. It was clear that without vigorous action, these problems would continue to increase. This project aims to encourage people to think twice before using their vehicles in central London and to choose other forms of transport. Congestion charging caused a reduction of congestion; it has also encouraged people to use public transport in order to reduce air pollution. Furthermore it benefits business efficiency by speeding up the movement of goods and people and also reduces the rate of traffic accidents. Transport for London Air United Kingdom
2006 Kilimanjaro Youth Conservation ProjectFor the past 13 years, student groups on Mt. Kilimanjaro, under the tutelage of Sebastian Chuwa, a Tanzanian botanist, have been working towards building a more sustainable way of life for their communities by dedicating effort and energy towards reforesting the mountain and spreading the word about sustainability and environmental protection. Mt. Kilimanjaro in northern Tanzania is one of Africa’s most reliable and abundant watersheds, supplying communities for hundreds of miles around with runoff from its slopes. But for the past 40 years the people of Kilimanjaro have suffered a succession of setbacks that have taken a severe economic toll on the population and consequently a severe environmental toll on the mountain. In the 1960’s Coffee Berry Disease attacked coffee plantations, adversely affecting the primary source of cash income in the area. The use of chemicals to combat the disease introduced pesticides into the ecosystem, polluting water sources and contributing to a loss of biodiversity. People who had come to rely on a cash income began to cut trees for income, to meet their family needs. All of these practices have resulted in widespread deforestation on the mountain. Determined to promote awareness and do something practical to reverse the situation, Sebastian Chuwa began an outreach focused on two activities: 1) conservation education in schools, 2) tree planting initiatives. In cooperation with school administrators they decided to include environmental studies in the school curriculum and to provide school land for establishing tree nurseries. The project arranges field trips for teachers and students to national parks to learn greater appreciation for African wildlife. African Blackwood Conservation Project Youth United States
2006 Solar-Fueled Combined Heat and Power Steam Turbine GeneratorIn today’s world energy is an indispensable requirement for economic development; however, over 2 billion people currently lack access to electricity, one third of which live in Sub-Sahara Africa. For these 450 million, darkness begins immediately after dusk. The lack of electricity not only prevents these communities from realizing their full human potential, but also jeopardizes their already poor prospects for economic growth. Villages in these poor, land-locked countries are forced to rely on expensive fuel imports as a power source for cooking, grinding, irrigation and other needs. One relatively cheap and simple method for resolving these problems is to harness the plentiful sunlight through a reflective parabolic trough concentrator, which converts solar radiation into thermal energy. This approach has been developed and implemented locally to cook bread. The original model successfully addressed the specific need but was difficult to construct and had no other functions. Working from this model, they developed a new trough design which is 1) easy to assemble using local skills and materials, 2) more efficient and 3) able to support multiple applications relevant to the needs of the local community. Several of these multi-function parabolic solar concentrators were deployed in 2005 and have been automatically tracking the sun for the last six months. Parabolic Power Fire United States
2006 Preventive measures for flood disasters in BrazilAs a matter of fact weather patterns are increasingly extreme nowadays. Since Brazil has repeatedly faced severe flooding in months of exceptionally massive rainfalls, Master Tec decided to launch a project with the objective of preventing as much damage as possible caused by floods. The first step of the project is to build Safety Surfaces in areas that are most likely to be flooded. Secondly all affected people need to be instructed that new safety measures are available and how to access and use them. In addition, the construction of Moving Stands Platforms is planned, with the capacity to carry a great number of people and thus rescue them before it is impossible to move from the flood-stricken area. In the near future it will even be possible to construct emergency bridges. Master Tec Constr. Instal & Com Ltda CNPJ Water Brazil
2006 Solar water pump in IraqThe main feature of this project is to pump liquids by means of solar energy and steam jet ejector principles. The pump has the capacity to convey water for irrigation or to lift water to higher levels. The source of the steam applied to the steam jet ejector can be either an electrical boiler or concentrating solar collectors. The latter method is used particularly in rural areas where electricity is not available for the generation of steam for the steam jet ejector. The steam can also be reused domestically or to run steam turbines for electric power generation. Steam jet ejectors can even be used to convey flammable liquids, which cannot be conveyed by ordinary pumps because of electric spark dangers. Another advantage is that both steam jet ejectors and concentrating solar collectors are simple in design and can be manufactured in local markets. University of Salahaddin-Erbil, Colleg of Engineering, Mechanixcal department Water Iraq
2006 Affordable solar thermal energy for social housing in MontréalIn April 2005 the project developer (HLT) and L’office municipal d’habitation de Montréal (OMHM) signed an agreement preparing the ground for the installation of solar thermal energy systems that will heat the domestic water of six social housing buildings in Montréal. The installed solar thermal collector is an up-to-date product, efficient and with an up to 30% better average performance. Since the implementation of the project does not entail extra costs for the involved parties, which are the Société d’habitation du Québec, the OMDM and the end consumer, the project has a high potential for success. HLT receives subsidies for the installation and maintenance costs of its collectors, which remain its own property. The development and greater availability of green and renewable solar thermal energy in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change have been at the forefront of objectives. The strength of the project lies especially in the awareness raising effect for solar thermal energy in Canada and the ambition to put a halt to climate change. HLT Energies Fire Canada
2006 Our Care for Tomorrow Starts from TodayThe chiller plant room at the top of the Royal Plaza needed to be upgraded due to several factors. The hotel management decided to engage Super Solutions Pte Ltd as the energy consulant to find efficient and effective ways for the implementation of the air-conditioning needs for the two blocks. The most conventional way that most design engineers use would be to upgrade the chiller plant and install a new one for the retail block. However, Super Solutions decided to design a common chiller plant to serve both blocks. This reduced the construction cost, improved the system efficiency and saved maintenance costs. Super Solutions (s) Pte Ltd Fire Singapore
2006 Gully Erosion, NigeriaIn Southeastern Nigeria, catastrophic gullies are formed by surface runoff in the fine- to medium grained sands and the medium- to coarse-grained sandstone of the Anambra-Imo basin region. Gully erosion refers to the localized removal of soil, sediments and poorly consolidated sedimentary rocks by running water to form steep-sided ravines. Gully processes ultimately yield a degraded “badlands” terrain comprising knife-edged ridges separated by deep ravines; such land is no longer amenable to agricultural use. The pronounced erosion of the land surface causes an overall lowering of the water table. The project goal was to reduce gully erosion. The purpose was to explain the localization of gullies in the area and to design a strategy for the prevention and control of gully processes. The project research included detailed mapping of the gully systems over a period of eight years. The project outcomes were controlled runoff at the observation sites, sustainable control of gully erosion at the sites of emergency, empowered village partners, and pluralism of environmental awareness in and around the partner villages. University of Windsor Earth Canada
2006 The Green WorldThe Green World is an international contest of children’s and youths’ artistic creativity. This year the project celebrates 10 years of existence. The contest is held each year in conjunction with Envirofilm (international environmental film festival). The message is to instill in children a love of nature and the environment by fostering their creative and artistic self-expression. Every year children from Slovakia and abroad have the opportunity to draw, to photograph or to film their own perspectives according a chosen theme appealing to environmental problems. This project focuses on the children’s view of the world and their reception of nature and awards the messages in their art. Ten years of the Green World means 23,848 children’s works from everywhere in the world. Slovak Environmental Agency (Slovenska Agentura Zivotneho Prostredia Youth Slovakia
2006 Cooler with a differenceThis project works towards altering the standard design of evaporative coolers. The conventional cooler is a rectangular chamber of plastic or metal sheet that cools a room by passing air from an electric fan through pads wetted with water from the sump. When air passes through the wet pad, evaporation of water takes place, which cools the dry air. The modification they plan involves the replacement of the sump by earthen clay. This clay has the capacity to cool the fluid stored in it. Pots made of earthen clay have been in use in India for ages. Water seeps through the partially porous walls of these pots; when the water on the outer surface of the pot evaporates, it cools the surface of the pot and the water inside. Thus water cooled by the clay slump will cool the air more effectively when it is pumped up and dispersed to the meshes than conventional slump water. This innovation helps to increase the cooling capacity without increasing the power consumption of the appliance. Karan Sharma Fire India
2006 Wide-scale Electrification of the Planet through Solar-Turbine Power GenerationThe major share of solar energy in the future will be provided by solar turbines, not photovoltaic systems. Photovoltaic panels will never have the energy densities required to electrify the planet. Only solar tracking heat concentrators and disk turbines have the capability to supply the entire planet with all of its motive power needs. As the leading developer of disk turbines today, PNGinc has pulled together a small army of developers to address the problems inherent in an affordable solar energy system for the 21st century. In the not-too-distant future, solar farms in historically poor nations will produce electricity which, stored in fleets of battery ships, will be transported to sun-poor regions. The project goal is to enable the move to non-polluting distributed electrical power systems on the home and village levels – while empowering sun-rich developing nations to become the global power players in this century. PNGinc’s solar-turbine power generation project is transferring sophisticated, low-cost solar-turbine power technology to people around the world. Projects such as these will eventually move the world off the destructive fossil fuel circle. Phoenix Navigation & Guidance Inc. Fire United States
2006 Climate Ark – Climate Change Portal WebsiteThe ClimateArk provides the largest and most used source of information on Climate Chance on the Internet. ClimateArk is a massive portal website that includes a unique search engine, news tracking, commentary and links. The project’s founder and director, Dr. Glen Barry, has achieved all of this without outside funding. This is a project of Ecological Internet, which means that the Internet’s mission is to empower the global movement for environmental sustainability by providing information retrieval tools, portal services and analyses that aid in the conservation of climate, forests, oceans and water ecosystems. Ecological Internet Inc. Air United States
2006 Rehabilitation of Mtkavari RiverThe River Mtkavari flows through the center of Tilisi, the capital city of Georgia, and discharges into the Caspian Sea. Unfortunately it has become a potential source of various infectious diseases due to factories sending all their wastewater into the river. The municipal cleaning and disinfection system consists of 14 cleaning stations, but the installations have long been outdated and ineffective. They are physically damaged and do not function properly. The government is well aware that a solution is needed. The aim of the project is to install 5 automated membrane units for cleaning and disinfection of sewage waters from 5 main polluters. Membrane units for hospitals provide absolutely disinfected water that is free from any large and small physical admixtures and can be safely discharged into the river. Engineering Institute of Membrane Technology and Techniques development and installation, Membrane-7 Water Georgia
2006 Reviving the Green Lungs of DelhiIn India trees have been worshipped for thousands of years. The importance of trees in purifying the air, as natural resources, for maintaining the ecological balance, and in providing shade and nutrients to the soil is well known. New Delhi, the capital of India, was once one of the greenest capitals in the world. It was also one of the few capitals that could boast of a forest in its midst. Slowly however, things changed. The green areas of the city including the forest started shrinking due to developmental activities such as construction and mining. A need was felt to bring this to a halt. The “Reviving the Green Lung of Delhi” project was a significant step in this direction. Tens of thousands of school children have participated in the project. The idea was to educate children on tree planting, its science and its philosophy. The children then act as agents of change, trying to change the city culture, trying to convert the city from one which cuts trees to one which plants and protects them. Clean India, a nationwide program on environmental assessment, awareness, advocacy and action, is spearheaded by school students. It aims at understanding the importance of native trees, developing a dry garden in the school, taking up tree plantating and understanding the need to care for and protect mature trees. Development Alternatives Youth India
2006 Smart Energy PoliciesThe main aim of the REACT project is to develop innovative, nationally adapted policies and programmes that will enable faster and more cost effective market transformation towards Renewable Energy use. The 31 case studies that have been assessed during the course of the project deliver a clear message: if appropriate policies are applied, rapid market development can take place. The participants of REACT are made up of representatives from the national energy agencies. These agencies are actively involved at a national level in monitoring the implementation of energy conservation and management of renewable energy programmes. REACT have produced a Smart Energy Policies DVD. The 16 minute broadcast assesses the current situation in Ireland and highlights what national improvements can be made in a bid to conserve energy and comply with European directives. The series also examines the policies that have been successfully implemented in other member states. The use of TV as the medium of communication allowed for the quick diffusion of the series. SWS Group Fire Ireland
2006 Renewable Energy TV SeriesThe aim of the project is to accelerate the uptake of Renewable Energy across the EU by more effective and more widespread communication means. This project undertook the production and broadcast of a 4×25 minute TV program series dedicated to the education and promotion of renewable energy across the EU. Using the most powerful communication means available, TV, the series has been a huge local success. The title of the project is „Engine Earth“. The Energy Earth TV series funded under the EU Thermie Programme was viewed by one million viewers in Ireland. Filming took place in Sweden, Austria, Denmark, Portugal, Spain and Ireland. Using TV as the medium of communication allowed for quick diffusion of the four-part broadcast. An update of the Engine Earth series is currently in progress, funded by the EU Altener Programme. The new series will be broadcasted across the EU and will be available in seven languages. Earth Horizon Productions Fire Ireland
2006 Fuel Efficient Stove ProjectAlong with their children, women in Haripur (one of he five districts in Hazara, Pakistan) collect wood from distant mountainous areas for fuel purposes. This practice has existed for centuries with no control or regulatory mechanism, thereby decreasing the forest at an unprecedented rate. According to provincial forest resource inventory, the deforestation rate in this region is more than ten percent, which, if not controlled, will render the province without any forest by 2025. The Fuel Efficient Stove Project was introduced to reduce deforestation and create awareness among the rural communities for the conservation of precious natural resources and for environmental protection. Furthermore, they invented fuel efficient stoves (FES) that generate heat in a smaller area and are well insulated by a mud and brick enclave, resulting in less fuel wood needed to generate the same amount of heat as in an open fire. The reduced amount of smoke resulting from FES compared to open fire cooking reduces the amount of harmful gas emissions contributing to the greenhouse effect. Moreover, the FES project offers special workshops for women to introduce this fuel-efficient technology. Rural Development Project Fire Pakistan
2006 CESA Clean Energy Media and Marketing Campaign by Smart PowerSmart Power is a nonprofit marketing organization that is leading the effort to market clean energy throughout the United States. The project’s mission is to promote clean energy (energy from sources such as wind, solar and water) by using traditional and collaborative marketing techniques. The goal is to make clean energy a mainstream product. The “20% by 2010” campaign, which they launched in 2003, is the foundation of Smart Power’s effort. The campaign encourages institutions, municipalities and individuals to make the commitment to obtain 20% of their electricity from clean sources by 2010. Starting in 2004, Smart Power coordinated with the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) to create an advertising campaign to increase public awareness of clean energy in targeted states across the country. They want people to understand that clean energy is not some failed effort from the 1970’s but a strong, viable alternative to coal, oil and nuclear energy. Success of the advertisement was based on tracking polls, which they continued to take throughout the campaign. Smart Power and Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) Fire United States
2006 Beaufort Court Zero Emissions BuildingBeaufort Court Zero Emissions Building is the world’s first commercially developed building to be carbon neutral and entirely energy self-sufficient. It is exemplary not only as a demonstration of cutting edge sustainable development but also of the successful conversion of derelict historic buildings to provide a contemporary head office and visitor accommodations of the highest caliber. The energy strategy for Beaufort Court Zero Emissions Building is unique. Components such as the hybrid PVT array and the seasonal heat store have never been used in a commercially driven project. The combination of PVT, heat store, space heating and borehole cooling has never been undertaken before. Using renewable energy in order to create a zero emission building is also innovative. Studio E Architects Air United Kingdom
2006 Sunny SolutionsSolar cooking is the only smoke-free cooking technology available in Kenya. The World Health Organization states: “Indoor air pollution from solid fuel use is responsible for more than 1.6 million annual deaths and 2.7% of the global burden of disease. This way of cooking makes the risk factor the second biggest environmental contributor to illness and death, behind unsafe water and sanitation. Dependence on polluting solid fuels to meet basic energy needs represents one of the biggest threats to children’s health. Solar cooking one meal a day, three times a week has been proved to reduce fuel-wood consumption and related smoke by one third. Solar Cooking International (SCI) will soon start solar cooking enterprises in Kisumu, the third largest city of Kenya. The proposed project is an extension of current activity in a nearby rural area where there are now over 600 solar cookers, 17 sales representatives and 3 solar cooking related businesses. SCI has promoted the use of simple, low-cost solar cookers since 1987. Their projects have empowered 40,000 families in refugee camps in Kenya and Ethiopia to cook with the sun. The aim of Sunny Solutions Kisumu is to expand the spread solar cooking and water pasteurizing in and near Kisumu through local enterprises to achieve here the same success as in the other parts of the country. Solar Cookers International Air Kenya
2006 CO2 Solution – First-generation industrial prototype of CO2 captureCO2 Solution is an environmental biotechnology company that develops a technological platform for the treatment of carbon dioxide within the context of climate change. The project describes a first generation industrial type prototype. Inside a reactor, the inventors exploit the enzyme capacity to catalyze in aqueous environment the transformation of CO2 into bicarbonate, a harmless product. In harmony with the environment, this technique is totally secure for humans since the biochemical reaction used is the same that allows CO2 transportation and elimination in the human body. The first generation industrial prototype constitutes the first phase of a major project that will develop through successive scale-ups. In this first phase, the prototype treats about 150 liters of gaseous effluents per minute. Based on market demands and industrial needs, many prototypes could be installed everywhere in the world in order validate the technology’s versatile nature and its adaptability to many varied industrial conditions. CO² Solutions Inc. Air Canada
2006 The Floating Garden & Portable Drinking Water Model ProjectThe International Society for the Preservation of the Tropical Rainforest (ISPTR) is an American non-profit foundation, established in 1986 that is comprised of a dedicated team of volunteer naturalists. Their first globally recognized international project is the preservation of the Amazon River dolphins. For more then one decade, ISPTR has been actively involved and working on the front lines of the Amazon Basin in Peru, Brazil and Ecuador, developing a series of innovative and pilot projects and sustainable alternative strategies that will benefit the indigenous people, fauna and flora of the world’s largest remaining tropical rainforest. The overall purpose of this project is to construct and demonstrate a technique using floating platforms for growing fresh vegetables, and at the same time collecting potable water. Their ultimate hope is to instill an alternative method for getting the proper nutrition needed without having to destroy the land by using pesticides or burning down rain forest in order to gain space. The International Society for the Preservation of the Tropical Rainforest Earth United States
2006 Bioclimatic Sports Centre, WageningenSports centers usually pay little attention to solar energy or saving energy in general. This project aims to demonstrate a sustainable and low-energy sports center and the possibility of integrating solar energy into this type of building. This new center consists of two sports halls, an office, a canteen and an indoor climbing wall, all situated around a central area (the plaza) in the heart of the complex. The plaza is an unheated outdoor area and its glass roof contains transparent PV modules. The design of this building is based on the idea of integrating environmental technological aspects such as solar energy. The solar chimney is part of the bioclimatic ventilation system of the center. The glass roof, stretching up to 24 meters, covers the climbing wall and also acts as a ventilation shaft. BEAR-iD Sustainable Urban Planners + Architects Earth Netherlands
2006 Power and Productivity through Energy Innovation and EfficiencyIn its concern for the future, Harbec Plastics, Inc.,a small custom injection molder located in upstate New York, has taken a unique approach, radically altering the usual manufacturing practices, to emerge as a beacon for others to follow. The process began almost 10 years ago, when Harbec’s President, Bob Bechtold, explored the concept of seeking energy independence to provide affordable, dependable power. After running into a number of obstacles, he began investigating alternatives, including a 250 kW wind turbine and twenty-five microturbines (combined heat and power) which generate electricity and provide the heating and cooling needs for the plant. Furthermore the company has installed a heat-recovery system. Two years later they began to exchange the hydraulic equipment for the all-electric servo-driven molding machines. These machines were able to the same job and use up to 50% less energy. Most importantly, the company cut its greenhouse gas emissions from the molding operation, also account for the use of renewable electricity and the use of environmentally friendly vehicles. Harbec Plastics has created a demonstration website to courage others to copy their concept. Harbec Plastics Inc. Fire United States
2006 Ecological and Environmental Training in Rural AzerbaijanThis project will be implemented in the southern regions of Azerbaijan Republic. There the Kur and Araz rivers flow into the Caspian Sea. The population living in this region has no ecological knowledge regarding causes of serious environmental problems. The government started reforms but these do not cover the rural regions at all. Moreover the population does not obey these arrangements. This project aims at educating the population and giving them knowledge about the danger of chemical by meeting the community leaders in order to organize trainings about environmental issues. Further plans call for meetings with the communal department of each region. Thus the education program will have a wider range and maybe alter people’s habits in future. Welfare Humanitarian Aid Social Union Water Azerbaijan
2006 Upper Shiran Human and Natural Resources Development Project, PakistanThe project is located in the most western Himalaya ranges of Upper Siran in the Mansehra District of the North West Frontier Province (NWFP), Pakistan. In the past the Upper Siran was covered with abundant coniferous forests. However, the situation has rapidly changed during the last decades. The population has doubled during the past 20 years and people still rely greatly on the forest as a main source of living. Besides using wood for their daily lives, forests are one of the few opportunities to earn income in this area. The aim of this project is the conservation of forests and other natural resources. To achieve this objective, the project seeks to place the management of the forests in the hands of the local communities, who in the past had only limited user rights. A central element is the consolidation of community-based Joint Forest Management Committees (JFMCs). These committees are a tool for the communities to manage the forests jointly with the Forest Department, thereby increasing their responsibility and ownership and securing a sustainable utilization of forests and other natural resources. Austrian Development Agency / Eco - Himal / Haashar Earth Austria
2006 Conifer Research and Training Partnership, BhutanMountain ecosystems are home to about 600 million people and the source of water for half of the world’s population. A quarter of the world’s forests are in mountain regions. The Himalayas are among the most threatened mountain ecosystems. However, Bhutan is an exception within this region, as its forests cover 64% of the country and in its orientation towards nature conservation. Yet, with the increasing population and change in people’s aspiration, there is a corresponding rise in demand on wood and non-wood forest products for both domestic and industrial purposes. The main objective of the project is to enhance the research capacity of forest investigators and to conduct research on temperate conifer forest eco-systems in order to provide a solid basis for sustainable land use and nature conservation. The focus on capacity building and the creation and enhancement of ownership of knowledge in Bhutan through participative program formulation and implementation processes will guarantee sustainability in terms of problem solving capacity of stakeholders in this region. Austrian Development Agency / Eco - Himal / Haashar Earth Austria
2012 Amylase 2.0 - Pimp my Enzymes!<span class="hps">Enzymes play</span> <span class="hps">today</span> <span class="hps">in various</span> <span class="hps">branches of</span> <span class="hps">industry a</span> <span class="hps">huge role</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">In order</span> <span class="hps">to</span> <span class="hps">produce</span> <span class="hps">efficiently</span> <span class="hps">as possible</span><span>, it is especially</span> <span class="hps">important that</span> <span class="hps">all</span> <span class="hps">fermentation</span> <span class="hps">processes</span> <span class="hps">can be exactly matched</span> <span class="hps">to them, which</span> <span class="hps">often makes</span> <span class="hps">high</span> <span class="hps">temperatures</span> <span class="hps">required.</span> <span class="hps atn">a-</span><span>amylase</span> <span class="hps">splits</span> <span class="hps">starch</span> <span class="hps">into glucose</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">Since</span> <span class="hps">the resulting</span> <span class="hps">sugars</span> <span class="hps">can</span> <span class="hps">be</span> <span class="hps">fermented into</span> <span class="hps">alcohol</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">it plays in the</span> <span class="hps">production of ethanol</span> <span class="hps">a major role.</span> <span class="hps">The</span> <span class="hps">optimum</span> <span class="hps">working</span> <span class="hps">moment</span> <span class="hps">is</span> <span class="hps">used in the industry</span> <span class="hps">Amylase</span> <span class="hps">82-86</span> <span class="hps">&deg;</span> <span class="hps">C.</span> <span class="hps">The</span> <span class="hps">newly emerging</span> <span class="hps atn">science, &quot;</span><span>Synthetic</span> <span class="hps">Biology</span><span>&quot;</span> <span class="hps">makes</span> <span class="hps">it</span> <span class="hps">now possible</span> <span class="hps">enzymes to the</span> <span class="hps">production</span> <span class="hps">processes</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">adapt</span> <span class="hps">as</span> <span class="hps">to</span> <span class="hps">reduce</span> <span class="hps">the working temperature.</span> <span class="hps">Together</span> <span class="hps">with the Max</span> <span class="hps">Planck</span> <span class="hps">Institute</span> <span class="hps">for</span> <span class="hps">Biochemistry in</span> <span class="hps">Munich</span><span>, the students</span> <span class="hps">produced</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">world&#39;s</span> <span class="hps">first</span> <span class="hps">original</span> <span class="hps">HLFS</span> <span class="hps">a functional</span> <span class="hps">synthetic</span> <span class="hps">amylase.</span> <span class="hps">The</span> <span class="hps">work is now being</span> <span class="hps">studied at the TU</span> <span class="hps">Berlin</span> <span class="hps">on.</span> HLFS Ursprung Youth Austria
2012 Balaka Rainwater Harvesting Project (BRWHP), MalawiIRHA&rsquo;s mission is to promote Rainwater Harvesting as a tool for climate change adaptation and as a water resource which should be viewed in the framework of the Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM).<br /> Their objectives are to promote the management of rainwater as a precious resource and thus enhancing the sustainable access to water, as well as diminishing the risk of floods and erosion; to implement, and to facilitate the implementation, of projects and programmes in order to treat rainwater harvesting as an important element of the Integrated Water Resource Management; to bring about synergies between rainwater harvesting managers and facilitate the creation of a network of knowledge sharing in this field, thus expanding the South-South and North-South collaboration; to increase public advocacy at all levels for the inclusion of rainwater harvesting in the development and global warming adaptation programmes.<br /> International Rainwater Harvesting Alliance (IRHA) Water Malawi
2012 Better Cooking Stoves Restore Mount Cameroon ForestsTogether with his wife and two daughters, Masango Sone lives in the city of Buea in eastern Cameroon near Mount Cameroon National Park. Masango is director of the Green Cameroon NGO, founded in 2003, as well as director of the Regional Center of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development (RCE Buea). He holds university degrees in agriculture and forestry. He is also an expert on renewable energies and an environmentalist with all his heart. Masango is especially concerned about reforesting Mount Cameroon. Where dense forests once used to provide an animal and plant habitat, today there are only barren mountainsides because 90 per cent of the local population need wood for cooking several times a day and in great quantities. Masango knows that there is only one possible solution to this problem: Providing local communities with more efficient cooking stoves that use 50 per cent less wood.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> The biggest obstacle was overcoming the complete lack of environmental awareness of the local population. There was and still is nearly no support from local administration or the private industry. The media also ignored his efforts and appeals. And there wasn&rsquo;t enough trained personnel. So Masango Sone had to start at the very beginning. He began by concentrating on 5 communities with the goal of providing 70 per cent of local families with more efficient cooking stoves.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Then he began to train teams that eventually trained even more teams. The materials for the stoves were obtained locally. The people were then trained in using their new stoves. Still, repairs are necessary now and then. However, once the program was begun, Masango received a lot of positive feedback. Wood consumption went down, cooking time went down, the families began to save more money, and kitchens are now free from fumes and grime. New jobs are being created in the region. 10 per cent of the families are now cooking in a more efficient manner. Still, there is even more potential for improvement, Masango Sone feels. One particular concern is related to financial squeezes due to materials, transportation and personnel costs. But Masango Sone keeps plodding on &ndash; this year he will be planting an additional 5,000 trees on Mount Cameroon, beginning on the 5<sup>th</sup> of June: World Environment Day. Green Cameroon Fire National 2012winner Cameroon
2012 Benchmarking, Standard Setting and Energy Conservation Program for Iranian Petrochemicals PlantsThe national Iranian petrochemical company (NIPC) and the Iranian Fuel Conservation Organization (IFCO) studied selected petrochemical production sites and processes to find energy conservation opportunities, set standards and develop an energy conservation program for Iranian petrochemical plants. KBC Company and its local partners have been commissioned to undertake this work through benchmarking and detailed and walkthrough energy audits. In the study phase of project about 120 energy conservation opportunities were found. Implementation of these project results in Decreasing 1.056 Million ton/year CO<sub>2</sub> emissions and decreasing of energy consumption equivalent to 550 Million Nm<sup>3</sup> natural gas per year energy consumption in the selected plants. HSE Dept. of NIPC and Industry Dept. of IFCO Fire Iran, Islamic Republic of
2012 CELTEE - Clean Energy Low Temeperature Emission free Engine<span class="hps">CELTEE</span> <span class="hps">converts</span> <span class="hps">every conceivable</span> <span class="hps">type of heat</span> <span class="hps">above 40</span> <span class="hps">&deg;</span> <span class="hps">C</span> <span class="hps">into usable energy</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">is</span><br /> <span class="hps">use</span> <span class="hps">level</span> <span class="hps">-</span> <span class="hps">thus ideally</span> <span class="hps">suited</span> <span class="hps">to</span> <span class="hps atn">low-</span><span>temperature</span> <span class="hps">heat</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">This</span> <span class="hps">results in</span><br /> <span class="hps">a</span> <span class="hps">motor</span> <span class="hps">fuel</span> <span class="hps">is</span> <span class="hps">the sole</span> <span class="hps">heat</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">There</span> <span class="hps">is</span> <span class="hps">no</span> <span class="hps">primary</span> <span class="hps">energy</span><br /> <span class="hps">destroyed</span> <span class="hps">or converted</span> <span class="hps">nor oxygen</span><span>.</span><br /> <span class="hps">As an energy</span> <span class="hps">supplier</span> <span class="hps">to</span> <span class="hps">offer</span><span>:</span><br /> <span class="hps">&middot;</span> <span class="hps">Waste heat from</span> <span class="hps">exothermic</span> <span class="hps">processes</span><br /> <span class="hps">&middot;</span> <span class="hps">Waste heat from</span> <span class="hps">the thermodynamic</span> <span class="hps">processes</span><br /> <span class="hps">&middot;</span> <span class="hps">Solar</span> <span class="hps">or</span> <span class="hps">geothermal</span> <span class="hps">heat</span><br /> <span class="hps">&middot;</span> <span class="hps">Heat from</span> <span class="hps">Verrottungsprozessen</span><br /> <span class="hps">This</span> <span class="hps">is</span> <span class="hps">a completely</span> <span class="hps">new, independent</span> <span class="hps">power generation</span><span>, away from</span> <span class="hps">all the</span> <span class="hps">networks</span><br /> <span class="hps">possible</span><br /> <span class="hps">This is achieved</span> <span class="hps">by the strain</span> <span class="hps">anomalies</span> <span class="hps">of liquid</span> <span class="hps">CO2, which</span> <span class="hps">in the engine</span><br /> <span class="hps">is</span> <span class="hps">hermetically sealed</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">The</span> <span class="hps">CO2</span> <span class="hps">is</span> <span class="hps">removed</span> <span class="hps">from the atmosphere</span><br /> <span class="hps">be</span> <span class="hps">preserved</span> <span class="hps">unchanged</span> <span class="hps">in the engine</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">must</span> <span class="hps">not be</span> <span class="hps atn">replaced (</span><span>except for</span><br /> <span class="hps">Small</span> <span class="hps">losses in</span> <span class="hps">seals</span> <span class="hps">or diffusion</span><span>)</span><span>.</span><br /> <span class="hps">Integrated</span> <span class="hps">energy</span> <span class="hps">systems</span> <span class="hps">available on the market</span> <span class="hps">are usually</span> <span class="hps">at</span> <span class="hps">high</span> <span class="hps">temperature</span><br /> <span class="hps atn">(</span><span>Combustion)</span> <span class="hps">dependent</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">In contrast, the</span> <span class="hps">system presented here</span> <span class="hps">works</span> <span class="hps">optimally</span> <span class="hps">with</span><br /> <span class="hps">Inlet</span> <span class="hps">temperatures of a</span> <span class="hps">heat transfer medium</span> <span class="hps">from</span> <span class="hps">about 65</span> <span class="hps">&deg;</span> <span class="hps">C</span><span>, but</span> <span class="hps">also</span> <span class="hps">at just 40</span> <span class="hps">&deg;</span> <span class="hps">C.</span><br /> <span class="hps">provide</span> <span class="hps">useful power</span><span>.</span><br /> <span class="hps">The applications</span> <span class="hps">cover a wide</span> <span class="hps">spectrum:</span><br /> <span class="hps">- Use of the</span> <span class="hps">oscillating</span> <span class="hps">motion</span><br /> -&nbsp;<span class="hps">pumping</span> <span class="hps">plants of all kinds</span><br /> -&nbsp;<span class="hps">Deep wells</span> <span class="hps">for irrigation</span><br /> -&nbsp;<span class="hps">oil Production</span><br /> -&nbsp;<span class="hps">booster</span> <span class="hps">stations</span><br /> -&nbsp;<span class="hps">Storage power</span> <span class="hps">plants</span><br /> -&nbsp;<span class="hps">High</span> <span class="hps">pressure</span> <span class="hps">pumps</span> <span class="hps">for RO</span> <span class="hps">-</span> <span class="hps">plants</span><br /> -&nbsp;<span class="hps">Step</span> <span class="hps">conveyors</span><br /> -&nbsp;<span class="hps">lifts</span> Walter Loidl Zeichenbüros Air Austria
2012 New generation of anaerobic waste water stations for a clean and healthy futureWaste water from households and industry damages the environment when it is dumped into rivers and lakes. Conventional water treatment methods are expensive and inefficient and they themselves pollute the environment. Anaerobic biofiltering waste water treatment systems provide a solution to this dilemma. Water that flows through such a system is cleaned without additional disinfection and after treatment it can be returned to waterways without environmentally damaging side effects. The system is simple in structure and the process is fast. Because the process uses no electricity and no fuel, so its operation is also environmentally friendly. A single plant handles 1,533,000 m³ of waste water and saves 920,000 kWh or 258 tons of CO2. The project is currently being implemented. Joti Popovski Water Macedonia
2012 Corporate Biofuels<div class="almost_half_cell" id="gt-res-content"> <div dir="ltr" style="ZOOM: 1"> <span id="result_box" lang="en"><span class="hps">The</span> <span class="hps">VERBIO</span> <span class="hps">AG</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">Z&ouml;rbig</span> <span class="hps">is one</span> <span class="hps">of the leading</span> <span class="hps">independent</span> <span class="hps">manufacturer</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">supplier of</span> <span class="hps">corporate</span> <span class="hps">biofuels and also</span> <span class="hps">the only industrial</span> <span class="hps">producer</span> <span class="hps">of</span> <span class="hps">biodiesel</span><span>, bioethanol</span> <span class="hps">and biogas</span> <span class="hps">in Europe</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">The company uses</span> <span class="hps">to manufacture its</span> <span class="hps">highly</span> <span class="hps">efficient</span> <span class="hps">proprietary</span> <span class="hps">fuels</span><span class="atn">, energy-</span><span>saving production</span> <span class="hps">processes and innovative</span> <span class="hps">technologies</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">The</span> <span class="hps">biofuels</span> <span class="hps">of</span> <span class="hps">VERBIO</span> <span class="hps">achieve</span> <span class="hps">CO</span><br /> <span class="hps">Reductions</span> <span class="hps">up to</span> <span class="hps">90% compared to</span> <span class="hps">gasoline</span> <span class="hps">or</span> <span class="hps">diesel.</span> <span class="hps">2010, the company</span> <span class="hps">was</span> <span class="hps">awarded the</span> <span class="hps">Innovation</span> <span class="hps">Prize of the German</span> <span class="hps">Biogas</span> <span class="hps">Energy Agency</span> <span class="hps">dena.</span></span></div> </div> VERBIO Vereinigte BioEnergie AG Fire Germany
2012 NOP - New ChemistryThe traditional course content of chemistry classes must change to achieve better awareness of sustainability within the next generation of professional chemists. The NOP database (<u>www.oc-praktikum.de</u>) provides teaching material for the organic chemistry lab course, which is part of most higher education study programs in natural sciences, allowing students and teachers to assess chemical reactions beyond the experimental set up: Issues like atom economy, energy efficiency, waste, renewable feed stocks and (eco)toxicity are discussed. The teaching material was translated in &ldquo;non-profit&rdquo; partnerships into eight languages, including those of developing countries lacking publisher support for modern science education material. Institut für Organische Chemie, Universität Regensburg Earth Germany
2012 The ebm-papst energy Scouts<span title="Anfang November 2010 wurde das Azubi-Projekt &quot;Energiescouts&quot; bei ebm-papst in Mulfingen ins Leben gerufen.">Early November 2010, the trainee project &quot;Energy Scouts&quot; at ebm-papst Mulfingen launched. </span><span title="&quot;Die Idee war, die Auszubildenden für den Umweltschutz zu sensibilisieren&quot;, erklärt Markus Mettler, Umweltbeauftragter des Unternehmens:">&quot;The idea was to sensitize students to environmental protection,&quot; said Mark Mettler, Environmental Officer of the company:</span><br /> <span title="&quot;Die Energiescouts waren damit ein weiterer wichtiger Baustein unserer ganzheitlichen GreenTech-Strategie.&quot;">&quot;The energy that Scouts were another important component of our holistic GreenTech strategy.&quot;</span><br /> <span title="Die vier &quot;Blauhemden&quot; sind inzwischen fleißig in der Firma unterwegs: Immer auf der Suche nach Energiesparpotentialen.">The four &quot;blue shirts&quot; are now busy traveling in company: Always on the search for energy saving potentials. </span><span title="Ausgestattet sind sie mit einem Messkoffer, der hochsensible technische Geräte - wie eine Wärmebildkamera - enthält.">They are equipped with a test case, the highly sensitive technical equipment - contains - as a thermal imaging camera. </span><span title="Mit Hilfe eines Druckluftmessgeräts beispielsweise suchen Lisa Bahr, Jasmin Vetter, Alexander Gackstatter und Dominik Weidmann nach Leckagen - markieren und reparieren sie.">With the help of an air gauge, for example, find Lisa Bahr, Jasmine&#39;s cousin, Alexander and Dominik Gackstatter Weidmann for leaks - check and repair them. </span><span title="&quot;Die Energiescouts haben weitgehend freie Hand, denn sie sollen früh lernen, eigenverantwortlich zu organisieren und zu entscheiden&quot;, unterstützt ebm-papst Ausbildungsleiter Bernd Ludwig das &quot;grüne&quot; Azubi-Projekt.">&quot;The energy Scouts have free rein, because they must learn early to organize independently and to decide&quot; supports, ebm-papst training manager Bernd Ludwig&#39;s &quot;green&quot; trainee project.</span><br /> <br /> <br /> ebm-papst Mulfingen GmbH & Co. KG Air Germany
2012 L-WEB<span id="result_box" lang="en"><span class="hps">L</span><span class="atn">-</span><span>WEB can</span> <span class="hps">perform</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">control</span> <span class="hps">of an area</span> <span class="hps">in</span> <span class="hps">terms of</span> <span class="hps atn">an energy-</span><span>optimized</span> <span class="hps">operation</span> <span class="hps">in accordance with the</span> <span class="hps">desired</span> <span class="hps">comfort</span> <span class="hps">functions</span> <span class="hps">fully</span> <span class="hps">automatically</span><span>.</span><br /> <br /> <span class="hps">These</span> <span class="hps">adjustments are either</span> <span class="hps">from the comfort of</span> <span class="hps">their workplace</span> <span class="hps">or</span> <span class="hps">as</span> <span class="hps">in schools</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">be centrally</span> <span class="hps">made</span> <span class="hps">​​by a</span> <span class="hps">janitor</span> <span class="hps">or</span> <span class="hps">porter</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">Even the</span> <span class="hps">remote access</span> <span class="hps">from a central location</span> <span class="hps">to, for example</span> <span class="hps">a particular</span> <span class="hps">classroom</span> <span class="hps">/</span> <span class="hps">office</span> <span class="hps">is</span> <span class="hps">possible, in order</span> <span class="hps">to</span> <span class="hps">adjust the</span> <span class="hps">temperature</span> <span class="hps">or</span> <span class="hps">turn off</span> <span class="hps">the light.</span> <span class="hps">With</span> <span class="hps">mobile</span> <span class="hps">devices</span> <span class="hps">such as PDAs</span> <span class="hps">or</span> <span class="hps">smart phones</span><span>, of course,</span> <span class="hps">as</span> <span class="hps">the rooms</span> <span class="hps">can</span> <span class="hps">be controlled</span><span>.</span><br /> <br /> <span class="hps">In addition to cost</span> <span class="hps">savings</span> <span class="hps">goal</span> <span class="hps">is to reduce</span> <span class="hps">CO2</span> <span class="hps">emissions from buildings,</span> <span class="hps">an increase in comfort</span> <span class="hps">for the user and</span> <span class="hps">saving energy</span><span>.</span></span> <div id="spell-place-holder" style="display: none;"> &nbsp;</div> <div id="gt-res-tools"> <div id="gt-src-tools-l"> <a id="gt-undo" style="display: none;">&Auml;nderungen r&uuml;ckg&auml;ngig machen</a></div> <div id="gt-res-tools-r"> <div aria-label="Anhören" aria-pressed="false" class="trans-listen-button goog-toolbar-button" data-tooltip="Anhören" data-tooltip-align="t,c" id="gt-res-listen" role="button" tabindex="0" unselectable="on"> &nbsp;</div> <div aria-label="Umschrift" aria-pressed="false" class="trans-roman-button goog-toolbar-button" data-tooltip="Umschrift" data-tooltip-align="t,c" id="gt-res-roman" role="button" style="display: none;" unselectable="on"> &nbsp;</div> <div aria-label="Übersetzung bewerten" data-tooltip="Übersetzung bewerten" data-tooltip-align="t,c" id="gt-res-rate"> <div aria-haspopup="true" class="goog-inline-block goog-toolbar-menu-button" role="button" tabindex="0" title="" unselectable="on"> <div class="goog-inline-block goog-toolbar-menu-button-outer-box" unselectable="on"> <div class="goog-inline-block goog-toolbar-menu-button-inner-box" unselectable="on"> <div class="goog-inline-block goog-toolbar-menu-button-caption" unselectable="on"> &nbsp;</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Loytec electonics GmbH Air Regional 2011winner Austria
2012 With alternative ideas to a cleaner future!<span class="hps">There</span> <span class="hps">have already been implemented</span> <span class="hps">over 700</span> <span class="hps">projects</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">the task pane is</span> <span class="hps">very</span> <span class="hps">extensive and includes</span> <span class="hps">the following areas:</span> <span class="hps">biomass</span> <span class="hps">CHP</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">biogas</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">wood gas</span><span>, photovoltaic systems,</span> <span class="hps">special machines</span><span>, alternative projects</span> <span class="hps">with</span> <span class="hps">low-energy</span> <span class="hps">houses,</span> <span class="hps">grass</span><span>, hydro</span><span>, and</span> <span class="hps">much more ..</span> Firma Grübl-Automatisierungstechnik GmbH Air Austria
2012 Waste Water RecoveryEvery day, Canadians use on average (329) Litres of water per capita. Our innovative system will recover waste water from bathing, doing dishes and laundry to benefit us in so many ways: The waste water, stored in a tank; will be reused to flush the toilet; thus saving on clean water. The heater will preheat the household clean water from 10ºC to 40ºC. Thus, more than 25% of the energy spent on heating water, will be recuperated. The kinetic energy of the waste water will be utilized to produce electricity. Kajotec Inc. Water Canada
2012 Sustainable Agriculture Gives a New Perspective to Farmers in CongoEspecially for the rural areas of Congo, abject poverty is the normal status quo. Agriculture is the most important source of income and it is carried out very extensively and without any thought to the environment. Agriculture is a question of day-by-day survival, and a long-term perspective in favor of nature has no place in the thinking of the local population. The consequences are fatal: Exhausted soil and increasing crop failure, which equals less income and ever more poverty. It has been a steady downward spiral but this is about to change. In November 2010, CDI-Bwamanda together with the University of Li&egrave;ge, designed a 4-year agricultural program in Congo with their focus on the districts of Kwilu and Bandundu. The project director is agronomy specialist Jean-Mark Ackermans. He only believes in one single solution: A sustainable design of the entire production chain and creating more awareness in people. He is also convinced that we must live in harmony with others and nature.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> The most important products of the region are palm oil, kale, cassava, corn, and peanuts. CDI-Bwamanda is mainly offering training in new cultivation techniques where agriculture is combined with reforestation (agroforestry). 500 hectares of savannah are reforested with acacias that will help enrich the barren soil. The wood will later be used for brown coal production in future years. In addition, 500 hectares of palm oil plantations between the newly planted forest corridors are being cultivated. Larger storage areas are created, and the farmers&rsquo; co&mdash;ops are provided with oil presses and tools for more efficient processing of their products. Last but not least, the 465-km road network is being improved which will make it easier to transport the products to Kinshasa and other larger cities.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> This 4-year program will cost 1.9 million euros. 90 per cent of the costs will be shouldered by the EU Commission. The rest is through contributions and government funds. Approximately 145 farming organizations (200,000 members) will directly profit through better crop yield, higher income and the creation of more jobs in a region where 85 per cent of the people are living below poverty level. CDI-Bwamanda is a program offering hope and a more optimistic outlook on the future. The daily struggle for survival is being turned into a predictable, sustainable and rewarding agricultural system.&nbsp; Jean-Marc Ackermans has more plans up his sleeve, one of them being apiculture, for which the acacias are an ideal precondition. Honey is a much sought-after product in Congo. The farmers will then support the conservation of forests even more. Jean-Marc Ackermans is convinced that creating a better awareness of the environment is a task that never ends. CDI-Bwamanda National 2012winner Congo, The Democratic Republic of the
2012 Enhancing secure and clean water in rural villages, with treatment, solar heating, construction of spring wells, pit latrines, water harvesting and conservation structures.The project entails, educating local residents in rural villages on water treatment by boiling using solar energy, filtration using cheaply and locally available filter straws and chlorination. Open spring wells and pit latrines are constructed to reduce water contamination during rain season, when faecal matter (human waste) and other wastes are washed down to open springs and other sources. Improved water harvesting is constructed in schools, structures such as weirs, pans, dams across rivers, and fishponds at lower end of wells. Star awake CBO Water Kenya
2012 NLONG (Development Project)The project is set up in NLONG village, LOBO Sub- Division, LEKIE Division, Center Province, CAMEROON. The populations of NLONG village drink water from streams and rivers. Children and women cover long distances to fetch water for the rest of the family many times a day, in containers of about 20 liters. Basic hygiene measures are not respected.<br /> Provision of NLONG village with potable water by constructing a well equipped with a manual pump.<br /> The beneficiaries of the project are the populations of NLONG village who are about 500 persons. It is worth noting that women and children are the direct beneficiaries of the project.<br /> The population has put a piece of land at the disposal of the project, indicating where it has to be realized.<br /> They also offered sand for the masonry, manpower to dig the well, as well as an expert to install the pump.<br /> This project is very important for women and children because they are the ones who usually fetch water.<br /> Club des Amis du Cameroun (CAMIC) Cameroon
2012 Improvement of Energy Efficiency for Worldwide Rresidential EstatesEnergy Partnership has successfully implemented energy optimization solutions in a building sector frequently being neglected due to its difficulties in implementation &mdash; the Luxurious Private Residential Estate. Like in many developed cities around the world, Singapore is a tiny island country state but housed a 5.08 million population, in which there are more than 2,000 private residential estates &mdash; in the form of Apartments and Condominium with luxurious facilities that consumed a lot of energy, with each estate size ranges from 100 &mdash; 1,500 family units. Unlike the public housing where the estate is excellently managed by the state government, these private estates are managed by residents who stayed within and have volunteered their service as the council members for their respective MCST (Management Corporation Strata Titles). These private councils are formed usually between 7-14 council members in their respective estate with people from different working background and experience. With their limited time as volunteer, as weil as commonly lack of technical knowledge in buildings, the management works will largely depends on the Managing Agent (MA) who is commercially appointed to manage the estate daily administrative and maintenance works. For upgrading and improvement works, not only the MA needs to seek approval from these volunteer council members, they also have to seek majority vote approval from the entire estate in their yearly Annual General Meeting (AGM). Hence implementing Energy Saving Project in Private Estate becomes a big challenge for consultants not only on the technologies applied, but also the long and uncertain project time line, including managing a large pool of residents with different expectation. Energy Partnership has successfully implemented a series of Energy Saving Project in a few large scale Residential projects, and Southaven II Condominium is specially selected herein as a show case project that has achieved an astonishing 31.5% savings in their annual energy consumption. Hopefully with this successful replicable project, it could do its little part in aspiring other developers, estates and organization around the world in optimizing the energy usage in their luxuries estates.<br /> Energy Partnership Fire Singapore
2012 FASZINO®<span class="hps">The facade system</span> <span class="hps">FASZINO</span> <span class="hps">&reg; is characterized by</span> <span class="hps">modern design</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">high</span> <span class="hps">durability</span><span>, easy installation</span> <span class="hps">and a good</span> <span class="hps">price</span> <span class="hps">/</span> <span class="hps">performance ratio</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">In addition, the</span> <span class="hps">finger-jointed</span> <span class="hps">wood</span> <span class="hps">Austrian</span> <span class="hps">alpine</span> <span class="hps">fir</span> <span class="hps">scores with</span> <span class="hps">high</span> <span class="hps">durability</span> <span class="hps">and is ideal</span> <span class="hps">for outdoor use</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">The use</span> <span class="hps">of</span> <span class="hps">wood raw material</span> <span class="hps">makes a lasting contribution</span> <span class="hps">to conserving resources</span><span>.</span> Hutter Holzindustrie GmbH Austria
2012 e.quinox: Our Solution to Rural Electrificatione.quinox is a student-&shy;‐led initiative started in 2008 at Imperial College London, aiming to bridge the gap between the classroom and the real world by<br /> bringing cost-&shy;‐effective renewable energy solutions to developing countries. We believe that technology can be the solution to many problems we face today, and that electricity provides a fundamental basis for a good quality of life.<br /> Since our inception, we have implemented three &lsquo;Energy Kiosk&rsquo; projects in rural Rwanda, providing electricity to more than 400 households. Our projects aim to be financially sustainable, both to our customers and to the initiator. e.quinox Fire Rwanda
2012 Sustainable Organic Gardening for Improved Food, Nutrition, Income Security and Environment ConservationCommunity Sustainable Development Empowerment Programme (COSDEP) is a non-governmental grassroots organization located in Kihara Township in the county of Kiambu. The organization was founded out of the need to enlighten the local farmers on the need to be aware of the implications of today&rsquo;s farming methods on the health of food producers and consumers, ecosystem and maintain yields by in particular addressing the soil situation which is an indispensable necessity in farming.<br /> The program later due to farmers&rsquo; demand and interest spread its wings to the neighbouring areas and put the other districts of Central Kenya under its focus since they shared in the problem of diminishing returns from increasingly small and over cultivated pieces of land. Poor practices, overdependence on commercial inputs and chemicals exacerbated the situation, impacting heavily on the environment ad therefore caused nutritional insecurity and the resultant perpetual poverty. The lack of knowledge of a sustainable method of farming was identified as a major factor and as a result COSDEP intended to impart sustainable organic farming skills to the small holders in the area. Community Sustainable Development Empowerment Programme (COSDEP) Earth Kenya
2012 Sunny side<span title="Nach 25 Jahren Fernsehjournalismus wurde mir klar, dass wir Journalisten ganz gut beim Aufarbeiten der aktuellen Ereignisse sind, aber ziemlich schlecht bei der Darstellung der Zukunftsprobleme und ganz schlecht beim Aufzeigen von Lösungen.">After 25 years of television journalism, I realized that we journalists very good at working up the current events, but rather poorly in the presentation of future problems and very bad at suggesting solutions. </span><span title="Danach habe ich mich in etwa 100 Fernsehsendungen mit Zukunftsthemen beschäftigt und dazu insgesamt 10 Bücher geschrieben, die in mehreren Sprachen erschienen.">After that I occupied myself in some 100 TV programs with future topics and to write a total of 10 books published in several languages.</span><br /> <span title="Seit 1997 betreiben meine Frau und ich sehr erfolgreich unsere www.sonnenseite.com in deutsch und englisch zu den genannten Themen.">Since 1997 my wife and I operate very successfully in our www.sonnenseite.com German and English on the topics mentioned. </span><span title="Meine Frau verschickt jeden Sonntag zurzeit 18.000 Newsletters, die jedoch von den Beziehern an etwa 150.000 Menschen weltweit weitergeleitet werden.">My wife sent every Sunday at present 18 000 newsletters, but are forwarded by the recipients of approximately 150,000 people worldwide.</span><br /> <span title="Dafür bewerben wir uns.">We apply ourselves.</span><br /> Sonnenseite Spezial Germany
2012 Heat recovery from polluted sewage<span title="Im Rahmen eines Projektes wurde untersucht, ob ein Wärmepumpeneinsatz in Verbindung mit einer Abwärmenutzung aus häuslichem Abwasser im Bereich des Wohnungsbaus nicht nur ökologisch sinnvoll ist, sondern auch positive wirtschaftliche Effekte bringt.">As part of the project was to investigate whether a heat pump use is not only ecologically sensible in connection with a waste heat recovery from domestic wastewater in the area of ​​housing, it also has positive economic effects. </span><span title="Die DeTec GmbH aus Detmold erstellte in Zusammenarbeit mit der Ersten Wohnungsgenossenschaft Berlin-Pankow eG (EWG) daraufhin dieses Pilotprojekt zusammen.">The DeTec GmbH, Detmold, created in collaboration with the first housing association in Berlin-Pankow eG (EEC) then this pilot project together. </span><span title="Durch die relativ hohen Temperaturen im Abwasser, die notwendigen Abwassermengen und die Umsetzung im Gebäude ist der Einsatz des AquaReEnergieTrichters zur Wärmerückgewinnung Effizienter als andere vergleichbare Systeme.">Due to the relatively high temperatures in the effluent, the necessary amounts of wastewater and the implementation of the building is the use of heat recovery AquaReEnergieTrichters efficient than other comparable systems.</span><br /> <br /> DeTec GmbH Fire Germany
2012 GNI-study project Philipps - University Marburg, nature and environmental education center youth Waldheim Rossberg<span title="Nach dem Tschernobyl-Desaster im Jahre 1986 haben wir in der Region Marburg-Biedenkopf damit begonnen, Schritt für Schritt die institutionel-len und curricularen Eckpfeiler eines integrierten Regionalkonzepts zu einer ´Bildung in Wendezeiten´ aufzubauen.">After the Chernobyl disaster in 1986, we have in the area of ​​Marburg-Biedenkopf begun to build step by step, the institu-tional and curricular cornerstone of an integrated regional approach to a &#39;formation in turning times&#39;. </span><span title="Nach nunmehr 20 Jahren Entwicklungsarbeit und den aktuellen „Fukushima-Erfahrungen“ erweist sich unser gemeinsames pädagogisches Projekt – vernetzt mit ähnlichen Initiativen in China, Russland und der Mongolei - als ein strukturell geformtes hochaktuelles „politisch-pädagogisches Kunstwerk“.">Now, after 20 years of development work and the current &quot;Fukushima experience&quot; proves our common educational project - linked to similar initiatives in China, Russia and Mongolia - as a structurally shaped high current &quot;political-educational work of art.&quot;</span> Philipps-Universität Marburg, Projekt "Bildungs für eine nachhaltige Entwicklung" Germany
2012 Solar School in KargyakThe project Solar School for Kargyak aims at providing education for children in the remote village situated 4200m above sea level in Himalayas. As part of this project, a sustainable, low-energy building of the school was designed and built using exclusively only local natural materials. All the construction work was planned with the local environment and ecology in mind. Local people and the aid of domestic animals covered all the work. The school was handed over to the villagers of Kargyak in September 2008. Last year the school celebrated its second year in successful operation, including the tough winter season when temperatures drop down to &ndash;40C. Civic association Surya India
2012 Renewable Energy Production in a Waste Water Treatment PlantThe potential energy of water exiting 20 meters above ground level from a secondary sedimentation tank in the waste water treatment plant of Infraserv GmbH &amp; Co. H&ouml;chst KG is being used to produce emission free, renewable energy. The water at this point is diverted into pipes and flows through a Pump-As-Turbine that transports the energy to a generator and produces electricity. The electrical energy is fed in the net and is then available for use. The implementation of this project was possible under the frame of the German Renewable Energy Act and has increased the energy efficiency of the plant.<br /> Infraserv GmbH & Co. Höchst KG Water Germany
2012 BTS EngineThe Blade-Thru-Slot (BTS) rotary engine features very low friction and reduced exhaust losses, providing:<br /> <ul> <li> hybrid-class efficiency at low cost and complexity;</li> <li> 33% higher efficiency than gasoline engines;</li> <li> 19% higher efficiency than turbodiesel engines;</li> <li> onger lifetime and lower maintenance than conventional engines.</li> </ul> <br /> The BTS engine offers vast flexibility for biofuels and hydrogen. Widespread adoption would cut global carbon emissions from transport by 20-45%. The conceptual development is now complete. Practical development and market scale-up requires up to US$50 million along 10 years maximum. A first venture contribution is in principle available, and the rest is being sought.<br /> Juan Zak Denmark
2012 Petro-LogIn February 2009 &ldquo;U.N. tech Ltd presented to International Center for Environmental Research (ICFER) new product gasoline additive Petrox-1, which has already been tested at the laboratory of Internal Combustion Engine, Department of Transport and Car Construction, Georgian Technical University.<br /> Now Eco Energy Investments LTD is an owner of additive Petrox-1, which&rsquo;s commercial name is Petro-Log. The additive is characterized by combination of non toxic ingredients and can be used in any kind of petrol fuel. We have provided testing on both gasoline and diesel fuels. Notable that the additive is efficient in a fuel of any octane rate.<br /> International Center for Environmental Research Georgia
2012 Das weltweit grünste HotelThe hotel is simply built to be (one of) the World&#39;s greenest with environmentally responsible technology used throughout the hotel, including:<br /> <ul> <li align="left"> The first groundwater-based cooling and heating system in Denmark, expected to reduce the energy used for heating and cooling the hotel by almost 90%</li> <li align="left"> The largest solar panel park in Northern Europe to be integrated into a building, covering all the hotel&rsquo;s sunny facades</li> <li align="left"> Low energy light sources, light management and water saving everywhere</li> <li align="left"> Our whole IT infrastructure chosen from energy frame and recyclability</li> <li align="left"> Bio-degradable bathroom amenities</li> <li align="left"> A kitchen running on induction technology and where all food waste is grinded and transported to a nearby biogas facility to create new energy</li> <li align="left"> Supplier management and calculated food strategy: We have lowered the number of weekly deliveries and we aim at retrieving our preferentially organic raw materials within a 300 kilometer radius</li> </ul> <br /> The overall result is a 53% reduction in the hotel&#39;s energy consumption and an estimated 1.3 tonnes yearly saving in our carbon emission.<br /> Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers --None-- Denmark
2012 Promote production of "green charcoal" made out of leaves, twigs, other abandoned biomass to save forests&ldquo;Green charcoal&rdquo; is made out of non-wood feedstock (leaves, twigs, tree prunings and other abandoned biomass) that helps prevent deforestation: for every ton produced, 88 trees are saved. Green charcoal is clean-burning that helps reduce indoor pollution, and helps lower costs of cooking fuel. Production technology is simple, replicable (without copyright restrictions), and affordable. The production process provides employment to villagers.<br /> The pilot stage, located in a mangrove eco-park in the Philippines, is nearing completion. Replication is planned for other Philippine communities, then in Liberia, where wood-sourced charcoal accounts for a major portion of the country&#39;s energy needs. Sustainable Rural Enterprise Philippines
2012 Future scientists on the way<span id="result_box" lang="en"><span class="hps">Besides a few</span> <span class="hps">steps</span> <span class="hps">here</span> <span class="hps">in Austria</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">already take place</span> <span class="hps">since the year</span> <span class="hps">2000,</span> <span class="hps">transnational</span> <span class="hps">projects</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">Together</span> <span class="hps">with</span> <span class="hps">a French</span> <span class="hps">organization in</span> <span class="hps">Strasbourg</span> <span class="hps">-</span> <span class="hps">SEE -</span> <span class="hps">could</span> <span class="hps">be</span> <span class="hps">presented</span> <span class="hps">for the first time</span> <span class="hps">with</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">children</span> <span class="hps">working</span> <span class="hps">on water</span> <span class="hps">/</span> <span class="hps">water</span> <span class="hps">pollution</span> <span class="hps">in the European</span> <span class="hps">Children&#39;s Parliament</span> <span class="hps">in Strasbourg.</span><br /> <span class="hps">Where</span> <span class="hps">contacts were made</span> <span class="hps">to</span> <span class="hps">a primary school in</span> <span class="hps">Romania</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">in the summer of</span> <span class="hps">2005, a</span> <span class="hps">week in the</span> <span class="hps">Danube</span> <span class="hps">delta</span> <span class="hps">in the form</span> <span class="hps">of a Youth</span> <span class="hps">Parliament</span> <span class="hps">worked</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">In January</span> <span class="hps">2007, the</span> <span class="hps">elementary school in</span> <span class="hps">Botosani</span> <span class="hps">could</span> <span class="hps">then</span> <span class="hps">be</span> <span class="hps">personally</span> <span class="hps">visited</span><span>.</span></span> Rosalie Factory Youth Austria
2012 Supplying an Infirmary with Solar Energy and Clean Drinking WaterAn infirmary in Africa not only needs good doctors but also water and electricity. Because enough sunshine and rain is available in Rurenge in the north-east of Rwanda, the only question was how to put these available resources to their best use. So Dr. Steinmair and Dr. Hronicek decided to not only build an infirmary but also to look for user- and maintenance-friendly solutions to provide water and energy for the infirmary. They wanted to put solar energy and rain water to use especially during the rainy season. The rain is collected in gutters and then stored in water tanks and cisterns with a total capacity of 12,000 liters. Ultrafiltration and water revitalization are used to reprocess the water and use it for essential drinking water all year round. Thanks to an ultrafiltration system provided by Sansystems from Vorchdorf, Austria, no chemical reprocessing is necessary. The electrical power needs for water reprocessing is so low that solar energy covers the system&rsquo;s needs. A power buffer for the night is provided through a no-maintenance battery.<br /> <br /> An initial investment of 8,000 to 12,000 euros provided a system for the production of up to 5,000 liters of drinking water per day, which supports nearly 500 people with drinking water. The system is modular, low maintenance and easy to operate, which is very important because no maintenance staff and no one with technical expertise is available there.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Dr. Steinmair, whose most important goal is to get businesses to rethink their approach towards energy and the environment, is married with three children. He enjoys a lot of different things, one of them being his job. He also considers it his duty as a human being to offer sustainable solutions to the people of Africa. He has made the Robin Hood principle his own motto in life. Dr. Steinmair & Partner Beratende Ingenieure GmbH Water National 2012winner Rwanda
2012 NSP-New Solar Pump<span class="hps">&quot;NSP</span><span>-New Solar</span> <span class="hps">Pump&quot;</span> <span class="hps">is the latest and</span> <span class="hps">most futuristic</span> <span class="hps atn">&quot;</span><span>Solar Water</span> <span class="hps">Pumping</span> <span class="hps">Station.&quot;</span><br /> <span class="hps">It is characterized</span> <span class="hps">by</span> <span class="hps">its</span> <span class="hps">independence from</span> <span class="hps">consumable</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">therefore</span><br /> <span class="hps">cost</span> <span class="hps">of</span> <span class="hps">bound energy</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">In addition, it</span> <span class="hps atn">is maintenance-</span><span>free</span><span>, salt</span> <span class="hps">water</span> <span class="hps">resistant</span> <span class="hps">and</span><br /> <span class="hps">you</span> <span class="hps">can</span> <span class="hps">easily and</span> <span class="hps">inexpensively</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">efficiently</span> <span class="hps">water</span> <span class="hps">from wells</span> <span class="hps">with depths of</span><br /> <span class="hps">over 150</span> <span class="hps">meters,</span> <span class="hps">pumps</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">Furthermore</span><span>, it offers</span> <span class="hps">the opportunity to</span> <span class="hps">existing</span> <span class="hps">and</span><br /> <span class="hps">installed hand</span> <span class="hps">pumps and</span> <span class="hps">windmills</span> <span class="hps">just</span> <span class="hps">to replace</span> <span class="hps">in wells</span><span>.</span><br /> <span class="hps">The</span> <span class="hps">NSP</span> <span class="hps">is designed to</span> <span class="hps">aid organizations</span> <span class="hps">and businesses</span> <span class="hps">a convenient</span> <span class="hps">and</span><br /> <span class="hps">any</span> <span class="hps">possibility of</span> <span class="hps">independent</span> <span class="hps">power</span> <span class="hps">for pumping</span> <span class="hps">water from</span><br /> <span class="hps">To</span> <span class="hps">allow</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">water</span> <span class="hps">fountain and</span> <span class="hps">thus</span> <span class="hps">poverty</span> <span class="hps">in developing</span> <span class="hps">countries</span><br /> <span class="hps">counter</span><span>.</span> NSP Water Regional 2011winner Austria
2012 Bioethanol from Coffee Waste for more Quality of Life and a Greener EnvironmentHumberto Mazuera, his wife and four children live in the Cauca Valley of Columbia. Humberto is a specialist in environmental management and forestry engineering. He is also the director of the Fundaci&oacute;n Entorno environmental organization. Columbia produces a lot of coffee, which is good for the economy but a burden on the environment, especially for the rivers where all the highly polluted production waste material ends up. Humberto Mazuera had a great idea for how to alleviate these problems, to which he has been devoting all his time and energy: He found a way to turn all these waste products into bioethanol even before they reach the rivers. He entered his idea in the IDEAS competition and was one of 26 winners. Humberto&rsquo;s award came with 192,000 US$, which he has been using as a financial springboard for his path-breaking recycling project during the last two years together with his son Oscar, who is a specialist for renewable energies.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Coffee-waste recycling for ethanol production &ndash; a novel idea, and with a micro-system that is built in an affordable way but functions like a large system. Its capacity is at 800 to 1,000 liters of ethanol a day made from 8,000 to 12,000 liters of coffee sludge, a brown, mushy and highly polluting substance from washing coffee beans. Up until now these suds ended up in the River in the Cauca Valley and ruined everything alive. 18,000 hectares of coffee plantations grow along its banks, which caused Mazuera quite a bit of distress. Now everything has changed. Polluting coffee sludges are turned into bioethanol which is useful for everyone because the ethanol runs a 20-25 5kW generator that supplies the local population and the farmers with power. It is used for cooking and as fuel. And the remains of the distillate is used as fertilizer and feed supplement. Another advantage is that the ethanol doesn&rsquo;t cause any competition for food. This system works in all coffee-producing countries.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Mazuera is convinced that we can only successfully protect the environment if every single one of us makes some sort of a contribution. This is why he would like to share his recycling system with everyone. So he goes and talks to the coffee farmers and convinces them. There is still much for him to do because there are 1,900 coffee farmers in Sevilla and Caicedonio along the Rio Pijao. There is much to be achieved the next five years. 21.6 million liters of coffee sludge and 3.6 million cubic meters less polluted water long the lower reaches of the Rio Pijao need to be processed. There are three plants with a total output of 1.8 million liters of ethanol preventing more unnecessary CO<sub>2</sub>. Better harvest yields and affordable clean energy create more income. The local drinking water supplier, Acuavalle, is now offering support because clean drinking water is their business.<br /> <br /> www.funentorno.org Fundacion En Torno National 2012winner Colombia
2012 Saving Forests in Burkina Faso through Biomass BriquettesThe population in the cities is on the rise, therefore production and consumption habits in Burkina Faso are changing as well. This also means an increase in energy needs. Wood continues to be the main resource for households and all other traditional activities such as construction. The consequence is large-scale deforestation and the disappearance of indigenous trees and shrubs. 90 percent of the families in Burkina Faso use wood for cooking, which makes the situation even worse. Open stoves also pose a serious health hazard because they pollute the air and cause respiratory illnesses &ndash; one of the reasons for the high mortality rate in developing countries.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> EnerCo is offering a new solution to this problem. Biomass briquettes will help create green jobs and stop deforestation, but they will also help increase the quality of living for the local population and protect the environment. New eco-stoves will replace open fires and fuel-inefficient stoves.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> A pilot project was begun in three villages where biomass briquettes made from waste, straw, card board and other organic materials were tested. Community members were actively involved and a management committee was installed. Teacher Vincent Niki&egrave;ma has far-reaching goals &ndash; he would like to get all of Burkina Faso to cook with biomass briquettes in the future. SOS Energie of Burkina (SOSEB) National 2012winner Burkina Faso
2012 Helping Ninja Gold Miners in Mongolia Help ThemselvesIn Mongolia there are more than 100,000 illegal gold and coal miners commonly referred to as Ninja Miners because they work under very dangerous conditions. There are no safety precautions for handling cyanide or mercury. Mercury poisoning is very common. These workers receive no medical attention. Children don&rsquo;t go to school but instead have to work as forced laborers. Violation of human rights is the order of the day. No help can be expected from the police. Once a mine is exploited it remains open &ndash; like a huge gash in the landscape. Protecting the environment is not a topic. People are only concerned about day-to-day survival. This needed to come to an end. Badarch Mendbayar, an ecologist and director of the Mongolian Nature Environment Consortium, became active and developed an aid plan for the afflicted miners of the Zaamar gold mines, but also for the environment.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> The first issue was to legalize the working status of the miners by getting help from the government. This would put an end to the inhuman system of exploitation. Then the miners needed to be taught safe ways of handling toxic elements and getting some basic medical knowledge. They also needed to learn about their rights, which they could then assert before the mine operators as far as working conditions were concerned. And finally they needed to learn how to organize themselves, for example as an NGO for Ninjas, which would help them legalize their status as far as residence permits, voting rights and entitlement to claiming benefits, for example, sending their kids to school, were concerned. The challenges were enormous. A passionate chess player, Mendbayar proceeded step by step and move by move, and he reached most of his goals.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> In an amazing effort he conducted interviews with many of the workers and forwarded detailed reports to the government. As a consequence and through the pressure he and his consortium exerted, mining laws were amended, the miners received legal residency, and the environment was included in the laws. The Ninjas learned how to handle toxic materials and how to provide medical help for each other. He even succeeded in organizing a Ninja NGO. And only recently another NGO was founded and legally registered with the Ministry of Justice. NGO members now train other Ninja miners. Mendbayar increased his PR efforts and has recently contacted Energy Globe. He is working on creating more awareness and would like to receive much more support for his work, especially in form of financial help. From experience he knows that is extremely hard to get people to work towards one common goal. And he knows what he is talking about.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.mnec.org.mn">www.mnec.org.mn</a><br /> Mongolian Nature and Environment Consortium National 2012winner Mongolia
2012 A Solar Training Center for GhanaDSTC (DENG Solar Training Center) was organized in 2005 in Ghana and is an internationally recognized training center for design, installation, and maintenance of solar systems and solar water pumps. The center offers training for anyone associated with the solar energy sector, such as private enterprises, individuals, government authorities, NGOs, as well as for students. The organization&rsquo;s objective is to provide access to underdeveloped and underprivileged people living in particularly remote areas of Ghana. This project is aimed at introducing solar energy to the general public and making it possible for people to no longer have to live in darkness.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Technical training sessions typically consist of classroom instruction as well as practical demonstrations where the installation of solar systems is taught. The classes conclude with a test and with the award of certificates for one of three achievement levels (ratings: &ldquo;passed&rdquo;/&rdquo;very good&rdquo;/&rdquo;with distinction&rdquo;). By establishing a regional supply chain and offering maintenance services, households and village communities will become increasingly aware of solar energy as well of the advantages of associated products and services such as solar refrigerators and freezers, solar water pumps, solar light systems, etc. This project also creates jobs, supports a clean environment, improves education levels and health facilities and offers a better life for Ghanaians. DSTC Solar Training Centre Fire National 2012winner Ghana
2012 Solar Tunnel Dryer for Industrial ApplicationSolar poly houses collect solar energy and the inside air may be manipulated in terms of required temperature and humidity by regulating air flow through it. Same principle has been used to design and develop natural and forced convection type solar tunnel drying system for large scale application. Investment per unit mass of the product dried for the &ldquo;walk-in-type solar tunnel dryer (STD)&rdquo; is far lower than available natural and forced flow type solar dryers. The solar tunnel dryers have been put up for bulk drying of fruits, vegetables, spices, surgical cotton, rose petals, animal feed, chemical and other agro-industrial products. The batch size varies from few hundred kgs to more than a tonne in most cases. The cost of drying has reduced substantially, even by more than 80% in some cases as compared to the existing practice. In the process, industries have also saved large quantity of commercial sources of energy (electricity and petroleum fuel) and reduced emission of green house gases. In this project attempts have been made to demonstrate natural and forced convection solar tunnel dryer at farms and agro industries for large scale drying of their products.&nbsp; College of Dairy and Food Science Technology, Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technolo India
2012 Sustainablity tasts good<span class="hps">Students of the</span> <span class="hps">CPR</span> <span class="hps">Wr</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">Town</span> <span class="hps">created</span> <span class="hps">a print-ready</span> <span class="hps">book</span> <span class="hps atn">on &quot;</span><span>sustainability</span><span>&quot; tastes of</span> <span class="hps">a</span> <span class="hps">cross-disciplinary</span> <span class="hps">cooperation</span> <span class="hps">in the subjects</span> <span class="hps">biology</span> <span class="hps">seminar</span> <span class="hps">/</span> <span class="hps">WINF</span> <span class="hps">/</span> <span class="hps">cooking and serving</span><span>.</span><br /> <span class="hps">The book</span> <span class="hps">contains</span> <span class="hps">recipes</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">menu</span> <span class="hps">suggestions</span> <span class="hps">from the point of</span> <span class="hps">sustainability</span> <span class="hps">and fair trade</span><span>, with particular</span> <span class="hps">aspects</span> <span class="hps">of the seasonal and</span> <span class="hps">regional</span> <span class="hps">products</span> <span class="hps">of organic farming</span> <span class="hps">and the prevention</span> <span class="hps">of</span> <span class="hps">waste</span> <span class="hps">are taken into account</span><span>.</span><br /> <span class="hps">Brief</span> <span class="hps">introductions to</span> <span class="hps">each topic</span> <span class="hps">to give</span> <span class="hps">the reader</span> <span class="hps">important information and</span> <span class="hps">practical tips</span> <span class="hps">to</span> <span class="hps">find</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">daily</span> <span class="hps">meal planning</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">guest services</span> <span class="hps">possible</span> <span class="hps">sustainable</span> <span class="hps">lifestyle.</span><br /> <span class="hps">Planning</span><span>, implementation</span> <span class="hps">and creation</span> <span class="hps">of</span> <span class="hps">print-ready</span> <span class="hps">record</span> <span class="hps">made</span> <span class="hps">​​in the context</span> <span class="hps">of teaching</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">students.</span> HLW Wiener Neustadt Earth Austria
2012 A Straw House in Southern BohemiaLuk&aacute;&scaron; Čejna, a native of Kruplov&aacute;, learned the trade of carpentry in his home country and is now building his own Slaměnka &ndash; a straw house &ndash; in Southern Bohemia. The house has very low energy needs that can be met from entirely natural materials. This is not only a very environmentally-friendly project, but also one that creates living space in a natural and harmonious way for people as well as the environment. Luk&aacute;&scaron; is building his single-family home in a special way he learned from his Czech ancestors and is using exclusively locally available and natural materials: Wood, stone, straw, clay, and reed &ndash; a truly natural house that barely even uses up any energy.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> The wooden scaffolding was assembled without one single nail and was filled with 50 cm sized bales of straw. Inside and out the house is plastered with loam. The roof consists of a 40 cm thick layer of straw and a clapboard truss. Luk&aacute;&scaron; also stuck to the traditional way of arranging rooms where the heat of the clay oven is used in a natural way, which helps save energy. The building is heated by an oven on the main floor that is also used for cooking. The oven reaches all the way into the second floor where it turns into a chimney and provides glowing warmth for up to 12 hours. The only electricity needed is for light, the washing machine, the fridge, and the water pump.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Building his own straw house cost Luk&aacute;&scaron; a little more than 100,000 euros, which is about as much as you would pay for a normal new home in the Czech Republic. However, with his special construction ideas, the materials he used and with his total philosophy of Natural Living, Luk&aacute;&scaron; Čejna&lsquo;s straw house presents an interesting alternative for all those who want to live in a considerate and thoughtful way regarding oneself and the environment. Lukáš Čejna Handwerker National 2012winner Czech Republic
2012 Mobile Phoning Future-style: Radio Signals from Sun and Wind<span id="dtlview_Notiz">Miroslav Te&scaron;ić from Bosnia- Herzegovina is an electrician with all his heart and soul. His goal is to provide his country with new technologies and highly qualified jobs, but he wants to support the environment as well. As Managing Director of Turbina IPD, he is working on clean and CO<sub>2</sub>-free drive systems for telecommunication applications. More precisely, Miroslav designs energy-autonomous mobile phone masts that use wind and solar power. His systems are designed especially for rural areas without electricity grids, where environmentally unfriendly diesel generators are in use. For over one year now, his prototype is providing cell phone users in Bosnia-Herzegovina with clean radio signals from on top of 1,850 meter high Mount Vlasic.<br /> <br /> This energy-autonomous mobile phone mast gets its power from a solar panel and a wind turbine that are hooked up to a 48-volt direct current converter. This is how Turbina IPD, in cooperation with partner companies, created an environmentally green mobile &nbsp;phone network &ndash; with many additional benefits such as: Quiet operation, independence from wind direction, high bandwidth as soon as the required wind strength of 2 meters per second is available; the mast also works under extreme weather conditions and can be used practically anywhere; it has a long service-life, it is simple and cost-effective in production, it is easy to move and assemble, requires very low maintenance, it offers remote-control monitoring and &nbsp;presents no danger to birds. Return of Investment: approximately three years compared to diesel generators. The system helps save nearly 25 tons of CO<sub>2</sub> per year and can also be used for other applications such as recharging batteries, water pumps, etc.<br /> <br /> Turbina IPD is hoping to sell its zero-energy mobile phone masts to other telecom providers all over the world. And there is a huge potential out there. Worldwide there are approximately 400,000 transmitting stations run by diesel generators (150,000 of them in Africa alone). This figure will rise to 600,000 within the next five years. The number of grid-independent transmitting stations will be growing by about 30 per cent per year. Within the next five years there will be a demand for an additional 1.5 million additional stations in order to cover the needs of another 2 billion new cell phone users. Half of these transmitter stations will run independently of any power grid. By using &ldquo;green&rdquo; mobile phone masts, telecommunication companies could reduce diesel consumption by 600 million liters per month. [Source: ABI Research, Pike Research and In-Stat]. Miroslav Te&scaron;ić has achieved his goal: His work mutually benefits people as well as the environment. He gets his inspiration from fitness training, hunting, and hiking. He also enjoys being socially involved in local clubs and associations. </span> TURBINA IPD National 2012winner Bosnia and Herzegovina
2012 Environmental Education by and through MathWhat do school math and environmental education have in common? Nothing, up to now. However, high school student Nikolay Velichkin has given the question some thought and came up with a solution that combines both topics. He wrote a book that helps readers understand how you can calculate savings through environmentally-conscious behavior. With his book Nikolay is killing two birds with one stone. On the one hand he is helping people understand how to save energy and on the other hand he is teaching them how to calculate such savings. Nikolay is in 9<sup>th</sup> grade.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> He would like people to learn how to save energy in daily life and to develop a feeling for how much these savings are worth, which will hopefully help people appreciate how nature and energy consumption relate to each other and how complex this interrelationship really is. Students will be able to see which measures are the most effective, how you can monitor your own behavior, and how to solve ecological problems.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Nikolay came up with his idea when he had to solve math problems related to using energy-saving lamps and by calculating heat loss in schools and homes. He is totally motivated to write more educational math books for other grades. The price per book is 10 dollars. Nikolay&rsquo;s book will hopefully also help students find mathematics a bit more exciting. Gymnazia #5 Earth National 2012winner Kazakhstan
2012 Power system for Machland<span class="hps">Machland</span> <span class="hps">is a traditional</span> <span class="hps">fruit and</span> <span class="hps">vegetable</span> <span class="hps">producers</span> <span class="hps">delicacy</span> <span class="hps">in Upper Austria.</span> <span class="hps">17,000 tons of</span> <span class="hps">raw materials</span> <span class="hps">are processed</span> <span class="hps">each year</span> <span class="hps">for products</span> <span class="hps">in 20,000</span> <span class="hps">glasses</span> <span class="hps">per hour</span> <span class="hps">and 120,000</span> <span class="hps">bags per</span> <span class="hps">day.</span> <span class="hps">Mach</span> <span class="hps">country</span> <span class="hps">stands for</span> <span class="hps">quality and enjoyment</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">This requires</span> <span class="hps">a completely secure and</span> <span class="hps">efficient</span> <span class="hps">energy</span> <span class="hps">supply</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">which was</span> <span class="hps">redesigned</span> <span class="hps">in this form</span><span>.</span><br /> <span class="hps">The steam</span> <span class="hps">boiler</span> <span class="hps atn">(</span><span>6 tons</span> <span class="hps">/</span> <span class="hps">h</span><span>) was exchanged</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">A</span> <span class="hps">combined heat</span><span>, cooling and power</span> <span class="hps">(gas</span> <span class="hps">turbine</span><span>) was established</span> <span class="hps">with the 35</span><span>%</span> <span class="hps">of the</span> <span class="hps">total</span> <span class="hps">operational</span> <span class="hps">electricity needs</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">The heat produced is</span> <span class="hps">used</span> <span class="hps">in its entirety.</span> <span class="hps">Through</span> <span class="hps">a new process</span> <span class="hps">of the turbine</span> <span class="hps">exhaust gas</span> <span class="hps">mass flow</span> <span class="hps">is entirely used</span> <span class="hps">as combustion</span> <span class="hps">air for the</span> <span class="hps">Gaskesselfeuerung</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">so that the</span> <span class="hps">CO2</span> <span class="hps">emission is</span> <span class="hps">avoided</span> <span class="hps">entirely</span> <span class="hps">from the turbine</span><span>.</span><br /> <span class="hps">By using</span> <span class="hps">the high exhaust gas</span> <span class="hps">temperature of the</span> <span class="hps">gas turbine and the</span> <span class="hps">post-combustion of</span> <span class="hps">CO</span> <span class="hps">is achieved in the</span> <span class="hps">gas fire</span><span>, the overall efficiency</span> <span class="hps">of almost 100</span><span>%.</span><br /> <span class="hps">The recovered</span> <span class="hps">heat</span> <span class="hps">from production processes</span> <span class="hps atn">(</span><span>pasteurization</span><span>)</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">waste heat</span> <span class="hps">from the</span> <span class="hps">compressed air</span> <span class="hps">is used</span> <span class="hps">for hot water</span> <span class="hps">on cold</span> <span class="hps">days for the</span> <span class="hps">warehouse and office</span> <span class="hps">heating</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">used</span> <span class="hps">by</span> <span class="hps">an absorption chiller</span> <span class="hps">for</span> <span class="hps">cooling</span> <span class="hps">on hot</span> <span class="hps">days</span><span>.</span><br /> <span class="hps">An appropriate</span> <span class="hps">energy</span> <span class="hps">management</span> <span class="hps">system</span> <span class="hps">ensures the</span> <span class="hps">seamless</span> <span class="hps">implementation and</span> <span class="hps">measurement</span> <span class="hps">records</span> <span class="hps">for</span> <span class="hps">energy transparency</span><span>.</span><br /> <span class="hps">The</span> <span class="hps">heat</span> <span class="hps">absorption and release</span><span>, as well as</span> <span class="hps">mitigating</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">regulation of heat energy</span> <span class="hps">via</span> <span class="hps">a water</span><span>-run</span> <span class="hps">buffer</span> <span class="hps">system</span><span>.</span> Dr. Steinmair & Partner Beratende Ingenieure GmbH Fire Austria
2012 Planning, analysis, design and construction of a two-axis tracking photovoltaic system as a test facility for photovoltaic modules and solar roof replacement, including gas station<span class="hps">Photovoltaic</span> <span class="hps">roof</span> <span class="hps">replacement</span> <span class="hps">as a</span> <span class="hps">means</span> <span class="hps">that the roof</span> <span class="hps">of the future</span> <span class="hps">of electricity.</span> <span class="hps">Photovoltaic</span> <span class="hps">modules are used as</span> <span class="hps">design elements for</span> <span class="hps">appropriate</span> <span class="hps">architecture</span> <span class="hps">and more interesting</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">not</span> <span class="hps">only</span> <span class="hps">in housing</span> <span class="hps">but</span> <span class="hps">also in commerce and</span> <span class="hps">industry</span> <span class="hps">and agriculture</span><span>, with its many</span> <span class="hps">non-residential sector</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">Four students</span> <span class="hps">of</span> <span class="hps">Francisco</span> <span class="hps">Josephinum</span> <span class="hps">in Wieselburg</span> <span class="hps">plan</span><span>, design and</span> <span class="hps">build a</span> <span class="hps">tracking photovoltaic</span> <span class="hps">system</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">which</span> <span class="hps">includes</span> <span class="hps">the necessary</span> <span class="hps">rails</span> <span class="hps">with</span> <span class="hps">a</span> <span class="hps">roof</span> <span class="hps">mounted</span> <span class="hps">panels.</span> <span class="hps">Thus, any</span> <span class="hps">operating conditions</span> <span class="hps">of a solar</span> <span class="hps">roof</span> <span class="hps">will</span> <span class="hps">be tested.</span> <span class="hps">If</span> <span class="hps">the system does not</span> <span class="hps">just</span> <span class="hps">check</span> <span class="hps">it follows the</span> <span class="hps">calculated</span> <span class="hps">position of the sun</span> <span class="hps">of each</span> <span class="hps">calendar week.</span> <span class="hps">Of</span> <span class="hps">this</span> <span class="hps">2.7</span> <span class="hps">kWp</span> <span class="hps">large plant</span> <span class="hps">produced</span> <span class="hps">electricity</span> <span class="hps">to all</span> <span class="hps">students</span> <span class="hps">of the</span> <span class="hps">school</span> <span class="hps">is</span> <span class="hps">provided free</span> <span class="hps">on a</span> <span class="hps">publicly accessible</span> <span class="hps">solar charging station</span> <span class="hps">available to</span> <span class="hps">them</span> <span class="hps">to</span> <span class="hps">motivate</span> <span class="hps">people to switch</span> <span class="hps">to electric vehicles</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">The four</span> <span class="hps">students</span> <span class="hps">are supervised</span> <span class="hps">by</span> <span class="hps">three teachers</span> <span class="hps">in their</span> <span class="hps">project</span> <span class="hps">of</span> <span class="hps">Francisco</span> <span class="hps">Josephinum</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">supported</span> <span class="hps">by</span> <span class="hps">partners</span> <span class="hps">from the region.</span> <span class="hps">The overwhelming</span> <span class="hps">share of the work</span> <span class="hps">was</span> <span class="hps">by far</span><span>, however,</span> <span class="hps">provided</span> <span class="hps">by young people themselves</span><span>.</span> Francisco Josephinum Youth Austria
2012 FUELITE (Biomass Ecological Fuel Briquettes)Our project is to prevent thousands of tons of non-recyclable materials such as paper &amp; cardboard being disposed of into landfill sites each year, clearly contributing to CO2 &amp; CH4 emissions being released into our atmosphere.<br /> Our project is the key solution that could change the way that we dispose of our waste materials from now, by manufacturing a <strong><u>Waste Derived Fuel</u></strong> with global potential, a theoretically inexhaustible fuel source. That means local jobs &ndash; rural economies will grow because of the development of a local industry to convert biomass to either provide heat and power for the global economy. Chasing Paper Ltd United Kingdom
2012 Energy management is a business culture to ÖNORM EN 16001<span id="result_box" lang="en"><span class="hps">In many companies,</span> <span class="hps">resulting from</span> <span class="hps">high</span> <span class="hps">energy</span> <span class="hps">covers</span> <span class="hps">an enormous cost</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">The group</span> <span class="hps">has</span> <span class="hps">Wozabal</span> <span class="hps">due to rising</span> <span class="hps">energy</span> <span class="hps">prices</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">but</span> <span class="hps">above all</span> <span class="hps">also</span> <span class="hps">for ecological</span> <span class="hps">reasons</span> <span class="hps">for</span> <span class="hps">the introduction</span> <span class="hps">of an energy management</span> <span class="hps">system</span> <span class="hps">used</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">developed an extensive</span> <span class="hps">energy</span><span>-saving</span> <span class="hps">concept</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">This</span> <span class="hps">was</span> <span class="hps">in energy</span> <span class="hps">savings</span> <span class="hps">especially</span> <span class="hps">in the areas of</span> <span class="hps">waste water</span><span>, gas</span><span>, electricity, and</span> <span class="hps">especially</span> <span class="hps">on</span> <span class="hps">the reduction</span> <span class="hps">of</span> <span class="hps">CO2</span> <span class="hps">taken</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">The savings</span> <span class="hps">made</span> <span class="hps">​​by</span> <span class="hps">not</span> <span class="hps">reducing</span> <span class="hps">capacity</span> <span class="hps">but by</span> <span class="hps">directed energy</span> <span class="hps">optimization</span> <span class="hps">measures</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">Another</span> <span class="hps">step</span> <span class="hps">to implement</span> <span class="hps">the energy management</span> <span class="hps">as a corporate</span> <span class="hps">culture is the</span> <span class="hps">involvement</span> <span class="hps">and awareness</span> <span class="hps">of employees</span> <span class="hps">regarding the</span> <span class="hps">handling of</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps atn">resource-</span><span>use</span> <span class="hps">resources.</span></span> <div id="spell-place-holder" style="height: 25px; display: none;"> &nbsp;</div> <div id="gt-res-tools"> <div id="gt-src-tools-l"> <a id="gt-undo" style="display: none;">&Auml;nderungen r&uuml;ckg&auml;ngig machen</a></div> <div id="gt-res-tools-r"> <div aria-label="Anhören" aria-pressed="false" class="trans-listen-button goog-toolbar-button" data-tooltip="Anhören" data-tooltip-align="t,c" id="gt-res-listen" role="button" tabindex="0" unselectable="on"> &nbsp;</div> <div aria-label="Umschrift" aria-pressed="false" class="trans-roman-button goog-toolbar-button" data-tooltip="Umschrift" data-tooltip-align="t,c" id="gt-res-roman" role="button" style="display: none;" unselectable="on"> &nbsp;</div> <div aria-label="Übersetzung bewerten" data-tooltip="Übersetzung bewerten" data-tooltip-align="t,c" id="gt-res-rate"> <div aria-haspopup="true" class="goog-inline-block goog-toolbar-menu-button" role="button" tabindex="0" title="" unselectable="on"> <div class="goog-inline-block goog-toolbar-menu-button-outer-box" unselectable="on"> <div class="goog-inline-block goog-toolbar-menu-button-inner-box" unselectable="on"> <div class="goog-inline-block goog-toolbar-menu-button-caption" unselectable="on"> &nbsp;</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Wozabal Sterilgut-Systeme GmbH & Co KG Air Austria
2012 Plus power production facility<span class="hps">Beginning of</span> <span class="hps">2008, a</span> <span class="hps">13,500 square meters of</span> <span class="hps">production</span> <span class="hps">building</span> <span class="hps">was purchased</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">where the</span> <span class="hps">entire</span> <span class="hps">heat</span> <span class="hps">demand of the building</span> <span class="hps">over</span> <span class="hps">the use of existing</span> <span class="hps">heat loads</span> <span class="hps">will be covered</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">91%</span> <span class="hps">energy</span> <span class="hps">savings</span> <span class="hps">to</span> <span class="hps">today&#39;s</span> <span class="hps">conventional</span> <span class="hps">construction.</span> <span class="hps">In addition,</span> <span class="hps">generated by</span> <span class="hps">a photovoltaic system</span> <span class="hps">more</span> <span class="hps">energy as the</span> <span class="hps">heating, ventilation</span> <span class="hps">and air conditioning</span> <span class="hps">needs</span> <span class="hps">for</span> <span class="hps">the entire building</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">Thus</span> <span class="hps">is achieved</span> <span class="hps">by</span> <span class="hps">building</span> <span class="hps">an energy</span> <span class="hps">surplus.</span><br /> <span class="hps">The</span> <span class="hps">planning approach</span> <span class="hps">was</span> <span class="hps">a holistic view of</span> <span class="hps">future</span> <span class="hps">use</span> <span class="hps">(which</span> <span class="hps">is made in</span> <span class="hps">the building)</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">is</span> <span class="hps">often</span> <span class="hps">only the</span> <span class="hps">building envelope</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">planned</span> <span class="hps">future use</span> <span class="hps">as</span> <span class="hps">Waste heat</span> <span class="hps">potential</span> <span class="hps">is not</span> <span class="hps">taken into account.</span> <span class="hps">Waste heat is</span> <span class="hps">stored</span> <span class="hps">in</span> <span class="hps">Sprinklerbecken</span> <span class="hps">to</span> <span class="hps">increase</span> <span class="hps">fuel efficiency</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">the heat pump</span> <span class="hps">to</span> <span class="hps">cool</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">direct</span> <span class="hps">use of waste heat</span> <span class="hps">for logistics</span> <span class="hps">areas</span><span>.</span> ebm-papst Mulfingen GmbH & Co. KG Germany
2012 Mini Wind Turbines: Throwing Caution to the Wind<span id="dtlview_Notiz">Mikhail Poleacov lives in Moldova. The father of a daughter and grandfather to a grandson is a fluid mechanics engineer who spent many years studying at the University of Pittsburgh and Cambridge University. With more than 80 inventions and innovations credited to his name, Mikhail Poleacov is a true Gyro Gearloose. He is the recipient of 10 gold and silver medals as well as 36 diplomas. He has been the director of the Private Vortical Wind-Power Engineering Laboratory of the Moldavian Inventor&rsquo;s Association since 1999. Currently, he is performing experimental studies for the Czech Windrose sro. Company. His specialty area is wind power. The project Mikhail submitted to Energy Globe is another one of his inventions: a new technology for using wind force with a maximum energy yield.<br /> <br /> To Mikhail Poleacov, the future lies in using wind power. You just need to find more applications for it. Although wind power is already very popular in Europe, it is only used for average wind forces. But could one also use very small wind forces?, Mikhail asked himself. 40 years of professional experience as a fluid mechanics engineer have helped him find a patented solution to this problem: An innovative wind turbine with a vertical axis. The rotary motion of the turbine is independent of the wind direction. The advantages are convincing: The turbine is small, elegant, light, stable, and easy to install. The rotors are five times smaller than those of conventional systems. But the energy yield is the same &ndash; even at very low wind speeds. After testing in the wind canal, this turbine even survives hurricanes. It is also completely silent and that is what makes it especially attractive to the military. And it also passed the &ldquo;bird test&ldquo; , which makes it 100 per cent environmentally friendly.<br /> <br /> This turbine model is well suited for cities with a constant breeze. It is mounted on the top of buildings where it silently but constantly generates energy. But even less well-off countries with no access to renewable energies could benefit from Poleacov&rsquo;s invention quite a bit. If such vertical turbines were put to use all across the country, 150,000 tons of CO<sub>2</sub> could be saved per year. The prototype is complete and has been patented. Now Mikhail Poleacov is building a small-scale factory for manufacturing his turbine and looking for global marketing and financing options. First he needs to convince more investors, a challenge that Poleacov is accepting with wise equanimity. When asked by Energy Globe what his message to mankind was, he quoted Laozi, who said, &ldquo;Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.&rdquo; </span> WINDROSE s.r.o. Czech Republic / Vortex Wind Power Laboratory Moldovan Union Inventors & Rationalize National 2012winner Moldova, Republic of
2012 Gasoline Emulsion: Less Impact on the Environment and Helps Save MoneyLike all other citizens of Lebanon, Ali Fardos was confronted with the perpetual problem of constantly rising fuel prices. But as always, necessity again was the mother of invention. Fardos, a graduate of an aeronautics college in the United States, came up with the idea of mixing diesel with different amounts of water in a power generator. After two and a half years Ali had found the solution: A tenside that stabilizes the gasoline water mixture and makes it useable for commercially available vehicles. He tested the new mixture for six months on different cars and SUVs made by Mercedes, Mitsubishi, BMW, Toyota, etc., andit worked. The mixture is so stable that it can be stored for more than four months. But then Ali Fardos faced his next problem: Obtaining an official permit to sell his fuel in Lebanon. But the father of two got lucky. Not only was he able to patent his idea, he even got a sales permit.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Thus, a dream came true for Fardos. His invention solved several problems in one fell swoop:The diesel-water mixture can be sold on the market at a fairly good price; cars now produce less exhaust fumes, and more &bdquo;green&ldquo; jobs were created.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> How does this mixture work? A small quantity of water is added to the water and stabilized with tensides. The resultant milky mixture is filled into the gas tank of a car, where the water lowers the combustion temperature and the required octane level. This results in fewer exhaust emissions and a more efficient diesel combustion. Another advantage of the mixture that Fardos has been using for his SUV for two years already is the fact that storage is less dangerous than for usual fuels. Fardos sells his diesel mixture under the name of Ecofuel and would like to initiate a similar project in Mozambique, and after that in South Africa, Canada, and the Dominican Republic. He is especially proud of the fact that a Danish company agreed to become his licensee. Fardos&rsquo;s biggest goal is to get nations to cooperate, bring peace and education to everyone, and to fight poverty. He&rsquo;s already taken the first step. Ecofuel Sarl National 2012winner Lebanon
2012 Energy vision Murau<span id="result_box" lang="en"><span class="hps">Murau</span> <span class="hps">its neighboring</span> <span class="hps">communities</span> <span class="hps">with a total</span> <span class="hps">population of</span> <span class="hps">3500</span> <span class="hps">provides its own</span> <span class="hps">electricity</span> <span class="hps">and heat from</span> <span class="hps">small hydro</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">biomass</span> <span class="hps">wood chip</span> <span class="hps">-</span> <span class="hps">Hezkraftwerken</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">For 20</span> <span class="hps">years,</span> <span class="hps">in Murau</span> <span class="hps">already</span> <span class="hps">working on the</span> <span class="hps">Energieautharkie</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">you stand</span> <span class="hps">close to</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">inserted</span> <span class="hps">target by</span> <span class="hps">2015, the</span> <span class="hps">entire</span> <span class="hps">district</span> <span class="hps">Murau</span> <span class="hps">with its own</span> <span class="hps">electricity from</span> <span class="hps">small hydro</span> <span class="hps">power plants</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">photovoltaic</span> <span class="hps">plants</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">supply the</span> <span class="hps">heating needs</span> <span class="hps">of the district</span> <span class="hps">biomass</span> <span class="hps">heating plants</span> <span class="hps">using</span> <span class="hps">wood chips</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">The city has</span> <span class="hps">been</span> <span class="hps">over 3</span> <span class="hps">Murau</span> <span class="hps">small hydro</span> <span class="hps">power plants and is</span> <span class="hps">currently</span> <span class="hps">just a</span> <span class="hps">second</span> <span class="hps">Biomass</span> <span class="hps">-</span> <span class="hps">cogeneration plant</span> <span class="hps">including power</span> <span class="hps">extraction</span> <span class="hps">under construction</span><span>, making the</span> <span class="hps">400</span> <span class="hps">meters</span> <span class="hps">to be supplied with</span> <span class="hps atn">process-</span><span class="atn">heat-</span><span>lying</span> <span class="hps">state hospital</span> <span class="hps">Murau</span> <span class="hps">Stolzalpe</span> <span class="hps">with</span> <span class="hps">heat</span> <span class="hps">and the brewery</span> <span class="hps">Murau.</span> <span class="hps">In order</span> <span class="hps">to be</span> <span class="hps">in the room</span> <span class="hps">Murau</span> <span class="hps">saved</span> <span class="hps">millions</span> <span class="hps">of heating oil</span> <span class="hps">and thousands of tons</span> <span class="hps">of CO2.</span> <span class="hps">These</span> <span class="hps">initiatives will be</span> <span class="hps">extended</span> <span class="hps">until the year</span> <span class="hps">2015</span> <span class="hps">the entire</span> <span class="hps">district</span> <span class="hps">Murau</span> <span class="hps">be</span> <span class="hps">made</span> <span class="hps">​​and thus the entire</span> <span class="hps">district Murau</span> <span class="hps">enegieathark</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">Furthermore,</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">value</span> <span class="hps">remains</span> <span class="hps">in</span> <span class="hps">the region and</span> <span class="hps">regional economic cycles</span> <span class="hps">are</span> <span class="hps">reignited</span><span>.</span></span> <div id="spell-place-holder" style="height: 25px; 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2012 Particulate collection in Pischelsdorf<span class="hps">A</span> <span class="hps">project</span> <span class="hps">work of students</span> <span class="hps">of the</span> <span class="hps">elective</span> <span class="hps atn">subject &quot;</span><span class="atn">chemical-</span><span>phys</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">Exercises</span><span>&quot;</span> <span class="hps">of the 4th</span> <span class="hps">Secondary school</span> <span class="hps">classes</span> <span class="hps">in cooperation</span> <span class="hps">with the Environmental</span> <span class="hps">Education Centre</span> <span class="hps">UBZ</span> <span class="hps">from Graz</span> <span class="hps">and the Institute</span> <span class="hps">for Applied</span> <span class="hps">Ecology</span> <span class="hps">and basic research</span> <span class="hps">from</span> <span class="hps">OIKOS</span> <span class="hps">Gleisdorf</span><span>.</span><br /> <br /> <span class="hps">Air</span> <span class="hps">pollution</span> <span class="hps">survey in the</span> <span class="hps">market</span> <span class="hps">Pischelsdorf</span> <span class="hps atn">(</span><span>because our</span> <span class="hps">market</span> <span class="hps">is in</span> <span class="hps">fine dust</span> <span class="hps">redevelopment area</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">which was</span> <span class="hps">established by the</span> <span class="hps">Province of Styria</span> <span class="hps">last fall</span><span>, and where</span> <span class="hps">some</span> <span class="hps">controversial</span> <span class="hps">traffic</span> <span class="hps">measures</span> <span class="hps">are planned)</span> <span class="hps">project</span> <span class="hps">planning</span> <span class="hps">was as follows</span><span>:</span> <span class="hps">implementation</span> <span class="hps">of long</span><span>-term experiments</span> <span class="hps">with students</span> <span class="hps">of the 4th</span> <span class="hps">Class</span> <span class="hps">elective course</span> <span class="hps">in</span> <span class="hps atn">&quot;</span><span>chem</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">physics</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps atn">exercises &quot;</span><br /> <span class="hps">a) with</span> <span class="hps">aero</span> <span class="hps">terrestrial</span> <span class="hps">algae as</span> <span class="hps">bioindicators</span> <span class="hps atn">(</span><span>lichens</span><span>) with the assistance</span> <span class="hps">of an institute</span> <span class="hps">for applied</span> <span class="hps">ecology</span> <span class="hps">and basic research</span> <span class="hps">from</span> <span class="hps">OIKOS</span> <span class="hps">Gleisdorf</span><span>.</span><br /> <span class="hps">b</span><span>)</span> <span class="hps">with</span> <span class="hps">physics</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">chemical</span> <span class="hps">methods</span> <span class="hps">for determining the</span> <span class="hps">amount</span> <span class="hps">of dust,</span> <span class="hps">species</span> <span class="hps">composition, etc.</span><br /> <span class="hps">c</span><span>)</span> <span class="hps">traffic counts</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">mobility</span> <span class="hps">research with the assistance</span> <span class="hps">of the</span> <span class="hps">Environmental Education Center</span> <span class="hps">Graz</span> <span class="hps atn">(</span><span>UBZ</span><span>)</span><br /> <span class="hps">d) studies</span> <span class="hps">of the effects</span> <span class="hps">of</span> <span class="hps">road</span> <span class="hps">traffic</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">heating plant</span><br /> <span class="hps">e</span><span>)</span> <span class="hps">creation</span> <span class="hps atn">of an &quot;</span><span>air</span> <span class="hps">quality map</span><span>&quot; for the</span> <span class="hps">city</span> <span class="hps">as a destination</span> <span class="hps">and as a</span> <span class="hps">basis for discussion in</span> <span class="hps">schools and communities</span> <span class="hps">for</span> <span class="hps">measures to</span> <span class="hps">improve</span> <span class="hps">air quality</span><span>.</span> HS Pischelsdorf Youth Austria
2012 A Country Where Paper is Not Made but Only RecycledSalah Awadel-Karim, his wife and three children live in Sudan. He enjoys reading and listening to music. Salah works in the paper industry. He holds a doctorate in chemical engineering with a specialty in cellulose processing and paper technology. In Sudan there are huge amounts of waste paper and cartons. At the same time, Sudan imports 100 per cent of its paper, meaning that no paper at all is manufactured in the country. Salah is worried about all this waste, the high rate of unemployment, the high cost of paper import and the related negative impact on the environment. All these problems have motivated him to start a paper recycling project, because the energy expenditure for manufacturing recycling paper is two-thirds less than that of manufacturing new paper.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> The project was begun in a small factory with groundbreaking technology: Waste paper is used for carton production. In this factory, a new and environmentally-friendly technology is applied in reprocessing fiber. This technology is based on 1) rearranging hydrogen bonds, which helps improve reactivity and capacity, and 2) re-enforcing the recycling fibers in terms of quantity as well as quality: This new technology assures durability, at the same time protecting the environment. It also uses by far less water and energy and helps increase productivity. With the exception of paper tissues, this technology allows for interminably recycling any kind of paper.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Salah Awadel-Karim has every reason to be proud of his showcase project, which is an option particularly suitable for affordable waste paper recycling in developing countries. Salah&lsquo;s biggest challenge is acquiring the necessary materials, financing the project, choosing the right machinery, and the lack of qualified personnel in this sector. He is happy the way this project has developed, but he doesn&rsquo;t view it as completed. He would also like to implement this successful idea in other countries because he is convinced that this is the most effective method of recycling waste paper. Sanata Technologies Inc. --None-- National 2012winner Sudan
2012 Solar Multi-Functional Device Brings Quality of Life to Remotest VillagesAhmed Megahed is a name that people will remember. He works for Green Energy and lives in 6<sup>th</sup> of October City, Egypt, with his wife and two children. An agricultural scientist, he used to be a logs inspector for several African countries. He saw how desperately poor people were, and as an enthusiastic inventor, he was always on the lookout for new solutions to help people and the environment. Now Ahmed invented something new: a solar-powered miracle machine for remote villages in developing countries. In one fell swoop Ahmed solved such common problems as water contamination, hunger, crop failure, and energy shortages &ndash; and he provides people with a new quality of life. Ahmed has received numerous awards for his invention, such as the UNDP Innovation Award.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Ahmed&lsquo;s system is truly unique. Solar energy is collected, concentrated and stored without any electrical or electronic components. The temperature is controlled manually and the heat can be used for a number of different applications. With 14 different attachments, Ahmed&rsquo;s multifunctional machine can be used as a solar water heater, as a sterilizer, a distillatory, as a water purifier, for drying fruit and grains and to prevent mold-growth to increase crop yield; for drying firewood, for disinfecting grains (to prevent growth of fungi and insect manifestation); for cooling, for smoking meat and fish; and even for heating, for example, in cooler mountain regions. Ahmed also took into consideration that villagers will have a hard time changing old habits, so he designed the device in a way that it will also work in a traditional manner by using it with firewood. The device works in a similar fashion but by far more efficiently. Other advantages are easy maintenance, and simple and replaceable components. Local materials were used for manufacturing.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Ahmed&rsquo;s invention is an eco-friendly, brilliant achievement. His multi-functional device costs 30 per cent less than systems with one single function. Ahmed&rsquo;s system is clean, efficient, and simple. As a result, the local economy is boosted, new jobs are created, know-how is applied, deforestation is halted, sustainability becomes part of daily life, and traditions are passed on, which has greatly contributed to Ahmed&rsquo;s machine: The biggest challenge for Ahmed was reconciling the conflict between traditional skills and technical knowledge. To date, Ahmed has designed and built 15 kinds of his 14-In-One system. It has been patented in Egypt. The prototype is ready; marketing has begun. 5,000 rural villages and 1.7 million people living in the desert are waiting for Ahmed&rsquo;s miracle machine. Companies from the U.S.A., the U.K., Ghana, and Kenya have shown interest in the device. But this is no reason for Ahmed to begin dragging his feet, because his principle is striving for perfection through innovation. Green Energy Fire National 2012winner Egypt
2012 E-Bikewelt Kitzbüheler Alpen - Kaisergebirge<span class="hps">Two years ago,</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">villages of Brixen</span> <span class="hps">im Thale</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">Kirchberg and</span> <span class="hps">Westendorf</span> <span class="hps">are</span> <span class="hps">enriched</span> <span class="hps">with the company</span> <span class="hps">movelo</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">region</span> <span class="hps">with an attractive</span> <span class="hps">offer</span> <span class="hps">e</span><span>-bike</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">Rental</span> <span class="hps">Stations in all</span> <span class="hps">places</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">battery exchange stations</span> <span class="hps">in</span> <span class="hps">the most popular destinations</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">Subsequently,</span> <span class="hps">it</span> <span class="hps">has</span> <span class="hps">eight other</span> <span class="hps">tourism</span> <span class="hps">regions</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">a total of 42</span> <span class="hps">places</span> <span class="hps">in the Tyrol</span> <span class="hps">country</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">world&#39;s</span> <span class="hps">largest e</span><span>-bike</span> <span class="hps atn">region, &quot;</span><span>Kitzb&uuml;hel</span> <span class="hps">Alps</span> <span class="hps">Kaisergebirge</span> <span class="hps">developed</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">This</span> <span class="hps">now includes</span><span>:</span> <span class="hps">&bull; 9</span> <span class="hps">tourism</span> <span class="hps">regions</span> <span class="hps">- 42</span> <span class="hps">locations</span> <span class="hps">-</span> <span class="hps">with 1000</span> <span class="hps">km of cycle paths</span> <span class="hps">&bull; 275</span> <span class="hps">e</span><span class="atn">-</span><span>bikes for our</span> <span class="hps">guests &bull;</span> <span class="hps">more than 75</span> <span class="hps">rental</span> <span class="hps">stations</span> <span class="hps">&bull; 59</span> <span class="hps">destinations and</span> <span class="hps">rental</span> <span class="hps">service</span> <span class="hps">stations</span> <span class="hps">&bull; 5</span> <span class="hps">Radfachgesch&auml;fte</span> <span class="hps">&bull; Free</span> <span class="hps">E</span><span class="atn">-</span><span>Bike</span> <span class="hps">route</span> <span class="hps">map</span> <span class="hps">with</span> <span class="hps">tips</span> Tourismusverband Kitzbüheler Alpen - Brixental Air Regional 2011winner Austria
2012 New Wells for Arid Zones in AzerbaijanIn Azerbaijan, water is a scarce commodity. Agriculture in the most arid regions of this Caucasian country lies fallow; many regions are not arable, the environment is suffering and people migrate to other areas seeking job opportunities. Yet deep down in the soil of Azerbaijan there are substantial underground water reserves which are&nbsp; taken to the surface by traditional water systems called kahrizes (in Persian: qanats). They are like horizontal wells that transport drinking and irrigation water from foothills of mountainous regions. They were manually constructed long time ago and mostly abandoned during the Soviet era. &nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> In 1999, IOM &ndash; with the request and participation of the local population &ndash; initiated a pilot kahriz rehabilitation project to help enhance sustainable water supply in Nakhchivan (autonomous republic) and the project has been expanded to the mainland as well. It is told that at least 1,400 of such kahrizes exist in 20 regions of Azerbaijan, but so far only 10% of them have been rehabilitated and used by local communities.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Only few people are still familiar with the old craft of traditional water-engineering, which should be done mostly underground. The men who are knowledgeable in this skill are called kankans. IOM has trained about 300 members of the local population as kankans and many of them are employed for the rehabilitation work. From the mother-well, teams of four to five men dig well-like vertical shafts from the original water source every 20 to 35 meters and then connect them through a sloped tunnel. The water then drains relying on gravity and reaches its destination without using any additional energy. The water discharge from one kahriz can be as high as 60-70 liters per second. The quality of the water is excellent. Once a kahriz is rehabilitated, it has a nearly unlimited life cycle. They contribute to diversification of agricultural activities and sustainably improve the quality of life for the local population.<br /> <br /> The projects have been supported by numerous international donors, as well as voluntary contributions from local beneficiary communities. By the end of 2012, another 20 kahrizes will be fully rehabilitated in the mainland of Azerbaijan, with financial support from the KOICA (Korean International Cooperation Agency). Similar water systems exist in nearly 40 other countries around the world. In the future, IOM will also support these countries with experience and expertise gained in Azerbaijan. IOM (International Organization for Migration) National 2012winner Azerbaijan
2012 Fighting Poverty and Environmental Destruction with BiodieselMarcos Bitew and his wife live in Uganda. He has a Bachelor of Business Administration and describes himself as a good organizer and planner. He needs these talents as CEO of African Power Initiative Ltd. (API). Marcos would like to be the author of change in his country. Oil has brought much suffering to the people of Africa &ndash; it has caused war and poverty. High oil prices are making the situation even worse and so Marcos is looking for alternatives. The solution he found lies in manufacturing and selling bio-fuel. With the help of API he would like to become the leading producer of green energy by selling biodiesel and biodiesel jet-fuel for cars and airplanes instead of fossil fuels. Marcos gets his inspiration from travelling, reading, and long hikes through national parks.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Currently, API is building a 20,000 acre farm that will be managed by Cenergy Global Ltd, which will provide the raw materials for biodiesel production. These raw materials are certain tree species and plants that cannot be used for food. The project is implemented with the help of local farmers as contractual partners. One pilot refinery is already in use. It can produce 4,000 liters of biodiesel and refine 60,000 liters per day. However, there are many more challenges that need to be overcome. Weather conditions are not always ideal and sometimes &nbsp;ruin the harvest. Funding is difficult &ndash; and Marcos would need more land, machinery, incentives for the farmers, tending of the plants, and administrative and managerial support.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> The cornerstone has been laid but Marcos has not yet reached his goal. It is a tall order &ndash; because he would like to go into biodiesel production on a large scale and grow other plants as well. His goal is to plant at least 3.5 million trees. The biodiesel refinery needs to work to capacity for the benefit of at least 100,000 people in the region where Marcos lives. And of course he would also like to have the environment benefit from his actions, which is very important to Marcos. So he keeps on working as long as he can afford it. His team is more than willing to support him and he is motivated by thinking of the next generation&rsquo;s future. &ldquo;We need to leave the world in a better place than we found it.&rdquo; African Power Initiative (API) National 2012winner Uganda
2012 Home of Solar Energy - Spreding the word at the very Perfect MomentHome of Solar Energy is built as a marketing platform to show people that change to sustainable ecology and economy is absolutely possible. The idea is to use the amazing power of Google to sow seeds in every community by attracting and answering Google (et al.) searchers. In marketing the best moment to change and influence a view is when people actively ask for information or help! Google delivers potential Renewable Energy &ldquo;converts&rdquo; in the absolute best openmind moment! Here Home of Solar Energy can show them that change is not just necessary, but also makes absolute economical sense. Home of Solar Energy is here to convince &ldquo;average Joe and Jill&rdquo; that &ldquo;What Is In It For Me?&rdquo; is absolutely worth investing the time and money. It is a marketing platform for Renewable Energies written by an economist. Employing a special technology by which the power of Google is used to change the world to sustainability - One by One. Home of Solar Energy Germany
2012 Energy optimization in a municipal wastewater treatment plant<span class="hps">Under the</span> <span class="hps">motto</span> <span class="hps atn">&quot;</span><span>no life without water</span><span>&quot; has been improved</span> <span class="hps">in recent</span> <span class="hps">years</span> <span class="hps">at the WWTP</span> <span class="hps">Going /</span> <span class="hps">Tirol, the</span> <span class="hps">wastewater treatment</span> <span class="hps">plant</span> <span class="hps">further and</span> <span class="hps">modernized.</span> <span class="hps">Attention was paid</span> <span class="hps">specifically</span> <span class="hps">to</span> <span class="hps">sustainable use</span> <span class="hps">of resources</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">careful use of</span> <span class="hps">energy.</span> <span class="hps">Due to the</span> <span class="hps">measures presented</span> <span class="hps">below</span> <span class="hps">is</span> <span class="hps">already</span> <span class="hps">generating</span> <span class="hps">more</span> <span class="hps">energy</span> <span class="hps">than was consumed</span> <span class="hps">on the premises</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">First</span> <span class="hps">Installation of a</span> <span class="hps">micro gas</span> <span class="hps">turbine</span><span>: Reduction</span> <span class="hps">of</span> <span class="hps">electricity procured</span> <span class="hps">from the RU</span> <span class="hps">by 80</span><span>%</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">minimize</span> <span class="hps">emissions during</span> <span class="hps">the utilization of gas</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">Second</span> <span class="hps">Implementation of a</span> <span class="hps">sewage</span><span class="atn">-</span><span>cruise control</span><span>:</span> <span class="hps">an intelligent control system</span> <span class="hps">programming</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">which</span> <span class="hps">accordingly</span> <span class="hps">produces</span> <span class="hps">the electricity demand</span> <span class="hps">of the</span> <span class="hps">sewage</span> <span class="hps">treatment plant</span> <span class="hps">from</span> <span class="hps">organic waste</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">Third</span> <span class="hps">Renovation</span> <span class="hps">of the ventilation system</span><span>:</span> <span class="hps">By changing the</span> <span class="hps">geometry of the</span> <span class="hps">Bel&uuml;fterplatten</span> <span class="hps">in the aeration tank</span><span>, the</span> <span class="hps">energy</span> <span class="hps">consumption</span> <span class="hps">with increased</span> <span class="hps">oxygen supply</span> <span class="hps">is reduced</span> <span class="hps">by 45</span><span>%</span><span>.</span> Kläranlage Going Water Austria
2012 SENSOTRONIC - the purging of intelligence HOBART<span class="hps">The machine</span> <span class="hps">is thinking</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">saves</span> <span class="hps">the customer</span><span>!</span> <span class="hps">SENSOTRONIC</span> <span class="hps">is the intelligent</span> <span class="hps">cleaning technology for</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">tape</span> <span class="hps">machine</span> <span class="hps">PREMAX</span> <span class="hps">FTP and</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">rack-type dishwasher</span> <span class="hps">PREMAX</span> <span class="hps">CP</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">which</span> <span class="hps">are mainly</span> <span class="hps">used</span> <span class="hps">in</span> <span class="hps">public catering</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">With</span> <span class="hps">SENSOTRONIC</span> <span class="hps">adjusts the</span> <span class="hps atn">flight-</span><span>and</span> <span class="hps">rack-type dishwasher</span> <span class="hps">their</span> <span class="hps">consumption</span> <span class="hps">automatically to the</span> <span class="hps">machine capacity and</span> <span class="hps">the necessary minimum.</span> <span class="hps">The system</span> <span class="hps">automatically detects</span> <span class="hps">the quantity</span> <span class="hps">of the items,</span> <span class="hps">as well as</span> <span class="hps">empty</span> <span class="hps">machine sections</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">In systems</span> <span class="hps">with a</span> <span class="hps">band in front</span> <span class="hps">of the</span> <span class="hps">tray return</span> <span class="hps">conveyor dishwasher</span> <span class="hps">SENSOTRONIC</span> <span class="hps">regulates</span> <span class="hps">the transport speed</span> <span class="hps">of the</span> <span class="hps">machine</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">depending</span> <span class="hps">on the workload</span> <span class="hps">of the return</span> <span class="hps">band</span> <span class="hps">automatically</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">What is new</span> <span class="hps">since</span> <span class="hps">the end of 2010</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">that all relevant</span> <span class="hps">issues such as</span> <span class="hps">hygiene</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">wash</span><span class="atn">-</span><span>heating systems</span><span>, pumps</span> <span class="hps">and wash arms</span> <span class="hps">at each</span> <span class="hps">refilling</span> <span class="hps">be</span> <span class="hps">independently verified</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">By</span> <span class="hps">SENSOTRONIC</span> <span class="hps">can</span> <span class="hps">be</span> <span class="hps">reduced by an average</span> <span class="hps">consumption</span> <span class="hps">by 10-20</span><span>%</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">thus</span> <span class="hps">saving the user</span> <span class="hps">money.</span><br /> <br /> HOBART GmbH Germany
2012 EmSAG 2.0<span class="hps">The aim</span> <span class="hps">of the project</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">building</span> <span class="hps">upgrades</span> <span class="hps">through energy</span> <span class="hps">generated</span> <span class="hps">CO2</span> <span class="hps">reductions in</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">international</span> <span class="hps">trade</span> <span class="hps">in CO2 certificates</span> <span class="hps">is to be supplied</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">The incentive</span> <span class="hps">of the proceeds</span> <span class="hps">from the</span> <span class="hps">CO2 trading</span> <span class="hps">will lead</span> <span class="hps">to an increase</span> <span class="hps">of</span> <span class="hps">previously</span> <span class="hps">low</span> <span class="hps">rates of conversion</span> <span class="hps">of</span> <span class="hps">energy</span> <span class="hps">into</span> <span class="hps">building renovations</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">After a</span> <span class="hps">scientifically monitored</span> <span class="hps">pilot</span> <span class="hps">project</span> <span class="hps">2006-2008,</span> <span class="hps">were analyzed</span> <span class="hps">in</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">reference</span> <span class="hps">frame 197</span> <span class="hps">buildings</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">the project is</span> <span class="hps">currently</span> <span class="hps">in the</span> <span class="hps">emissions trading</span> <span class="hps">regulatory approval.</span> <span class="hps">In</span> <span class="hps">November</span> <span class="hps">2010 the</span> <span class="hps">German Emissions</span> <span class="hps">Trading Authority</span> <span class="hps">has declared</span> <span class="hps">their</span> <span class="hps">support for the</span> <span class="hps">project.</span> <span class="hps">In March</span> <span class="hps">2011, the</span> <span class="hps">project</span> <span class="hps">design</span> <span class="hps">documentation</span> <span class="hps">was completed and</span> <span class="hps">handed over to</span> <span class="hps">the T&Uuml;V</span> <span class="hps">Rheinland</span> <span class="hps">for validation.</span> <span class="hps">We</span> <span class="hps">expect a</span> <span class="hps">positive outcome</span> <span class="hps">of the approval process</span> <span class="hps">in late 2011.</span><br /> Schornsteinfegerhandwerk Hessen Air Germany
2012 ISCEC go res - A school on the way to the ENERGY PLUS SCHOOL<span class="hps">The project</span> <span class="hps">provides for the</span> <span class="hps">conversion</span> <span class="hps">of</span> <span class="hps">school into a</span> <span class="hps">building</span> <span class="hps">ENERGY</span> <span class="hps">PLUS</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">Since</span> <span class="hps">this</span> <span class="hps">unfortunately</span> <span class="hps">hardly</span> <span class="hps">the necessary financial resources</span> <span class="hps">are</span> <span class="hps">made ​​available to</span> <span class="hps">the Executive Board</span><span>, together</span> <span class="hps">with the nonprofit</span> <span class="hps">Friends of the</span> <span class="hps">School</span> <span class="hps">FVBHAK</span> <span class="hps">BADEN</span> <span class="hps">and business partners</span> <span class="hps">under the leadership</span> <span class="hps">of</span> <span class="hps">ALTECH</span> <span class="hps">POWER</span> <span class="hps">&amp;</span> <span class="hps">ILDC</span> <span class="hps">GmbH took over</span> <span class="hps">the initiative</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">started the</span> <span class="hps">project</span> <span class="hps">implementation.</span> <span class="hps">After</span> <span class="hps">preparation</span> <span class="hps">of</span> <span class="hps">feasibility studies</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">financing</span> <span class="hps">plans</span> <span class="hps">have been</span> <span class="hps">an a</span><span>) 20</span> <span class="hps">kWp</span> <span class="hps">PV system and</span> <span class="hps">building a</span> <span class="hps">b) solar</span> <span class="hps">charging station</span> <span class="hps">for electric</span> <span class="hps">scooters</span> <span class="hps">for the promotion of</span> <span class="hps">e</span><span class="atn">-</span><span>mobility</span><span>.</span> BHAK-BHS Baden & Altech Power & ILDC GmbH Earth Austria
2012 Power System for Electricity and Hydrogen Production by Marine Resources UtilizationAlexander Temeev was on the look-out for the cheapest possible partner to help him with energy production when he finally found a seemingly unlikely one: The ocean. Seawater is the most comprehensive, cleanest, and cheapest raw material available for hydrogen and subsequent energy production. It is available in nearly unlimited quantities and can be fed back after use. In order to use waves for energy production, Temeev invented the Float Wave Electric Power Station (FWEPS), a highly efficient offshore plant that converts wave energy into electricity, which has many advantages because the resulting power production is environmentally-friendly, is as natural as possible, causes no exhaust fumes, pays off financially within a short period of time, and presents an ideal alternative energy source for many coastal regions.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Temeev&lsquo;s FWEPS adjusts to the strength of the waves, which makes energy production particularly effective. Because of corrosion protection the plant has a long lifecycle. Alexander Temeev has a son. He also enjoys scientific observation and so he adapted his FWEPS to the changing wave pattern and had it patented. Despite scarce financial resources he succeeded in building his plant. Still, Alexander is looking for financially strong partners who would invest in his environmentally-friendly plant so that it can be put to a commercial use. Applied Technologies Company Ltd Fire National 2012winner Russian Federation
2012 "Be strong for your environment - An environmental education project for children with an immigrant background (" grass lion ")<span class="hps">The</span> <span class="hps">grass</span> <span class="hps">lion</span> <span class="hps">since 1999,</span> <span class="hps">an environmental</span> <span class="hps">ambassador</span> <span class="hps">for</span> <span class="hps">children.</span> <span class="hps">With</span> <span class="hps">its green</span> <span class="hps">mane</span> <span class="hps">he</span> <span class="hps">won</span> <span class="hps">a great</span> <span class="hps">popular figure</span> <span class="hps">the hearts of children</span> <span class="hps">between six</span> <span class="hps">and twelve</span> <span class="hps">years</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">By</span> <span class="hps">Grasl&ouml;wen</span> <span class="hps">programs</span><span>, children learn</span> <span class="hps">to</span> <span class="hps">identify</span> <span class="hps">problems in their</span> <span class="hps">immediate living</span> <span class="hps">environment</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">to think ahead</span> <span class="hps">and act together</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">In addition to</span> <span class="hps">providing education on</span> <span class="hps">sustainable</span> <span class="hps">development, particularly</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">application of sustainability</span> <span class="hps">strategies</span> <span class="hps">is a priority.</span> <span class="hps">Thus, the</span> <span class="hps">social</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">ecological</span> <span class="hps">awareness of</span> <span class="hps">sustainable</span> <span class="hps">development and social</span> <span class="hps">cohesion.</span> <span class="hps">But the</span> <span class="hps">aspects</span> <span class="hps">of education for</span> <span class="hps">sustainable</span> <span class="hps">development</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">such as participation,</span> <span class="hps">cultural</span> <span class="hps">diversity and</span> <span class="hps">global responsibility</span> <span class="hps">are of great</span> <span class="hps">importance</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">To implement the</span> <span class="hps">goals</span> <span class="hps">are</span> <span class="hps">different</span> <span class="hps">Grasl&ouml;wen</span> <span class="hps">building blocks</span><span>, such as</span> <span class="hps">clubs</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">school trips</span><span>, the grass</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">grass</span> <span class="hps">lion</span> <span class="hps">lion</span><span class="atn">-</span><span>musical</span><span>-turn</span> <span class="hps">shows.</span><br /> <span class="hps">The</span> <span class="hps">grass</span> <span class="hps">lion</span> <span class="hps">since 1999,</span> <span class="hps">an environmental</span> <span class="hps">ambassador</span> <span class="hps">for</span> <span class="hps">children.</span> <span class="hps">With</span> <span class="hps">its green</span> <span class="hps">mane</span> <span class="hps">he</span> <span class="hps">won</span> <span class="hps">a great</span> <span class="hps">popular figure</span> <span class="hps">the hearts of children</span> <span class="hps">between six</span> <span class="hps">and twelve</span> <span class="hps">years</span><span>.</span><br /> <span class="hps">By</span> <span class="hps">Grasl&ouml;wen</span> <span class="hps">programs</span><span>, children learn</span> <span class="hps">to</span> <span class="hps">identify</span> <span class="hps">problems in their</span> <span class="hps">immediate living</span> <span class="hps">environment</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">to think ahead</span> <span class="hps">and act together</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">In addition to</span> <span class="hps">providing education on</span> <span class="hps">sustainable</span> <span class="hps">development, particularly</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">application of sustainability</span> <span class="hps">strategies</span> <span class="hps">is a priority.</span> <span class="hps">Thus, the</span> <span class="hps">social</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">ecological</span> <span class="hps">awareness of</span> <span class="hps">sustainable</span> <span class="hps">development and social</span> <span class="hps">cohesion.</span> <span class="hps">But the</span> <span class="hps">aspects</span> <span class="hps">of education for</span> <span class="hps">sustainable</span> <span class="hps">development</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">such as participation,</span> <span class="hps">cultural</span> <span class="hps">diversity and</span> <span class="hps">global responsibility</span> <span class="hps">are of great</span> <span class="hps">Beduetung</span><span>.</span><br /> <span class="hps">To implement the</span> <span class="hps">goals</span> <span class="hps">are</span> <span class="hps">different</span> <span class="hps">Grasl&ouml;wen</span> <span class="hps">blocks,</span> <span class="hps">for example,</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">clubs</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">school trips</span><span>, the grass</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">grass</span> <span class="hps">lion</span> <span class="hps">lion</span><span class="atn">-</span><span>musical</span><span>-turn</span> <span class="hps">shows.</span><br /> <br /> Auslandsgesellschaft Deutschland e.V., Büro Niedersachsen Youth Germany
2012 Gas from grass - Armed forces fly on eco-grass<span class="hps">Through</span> <span class="hps">the establishment</span> <span class="hps">of a biogas</span> <span class="hps">plant, the</span> <span class="hps">local energy</span> <span class="hps">supply for the operation</span> <span class="hps">of the air base</span> <span class="hps">Hinterstoisser</span> <span class="hps">of</span> <span class="hps">fossil fuels</span> <span class="hps">has been</span> <span class="hps">converted to renewable</span> <span class="hps">energies.</span> <span class="hps">Thus</span><span>, the emission of</span> <span class="hps">CO2</span> <span class="hps">emissions</span> <span class="hps">has been reduced</span> <span class="hps">considerably</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">Own</span> <span class="hps">raw materials</span> <span class="hps">such as wood</span> <span class="hps">and fine</span> <span class="hps">grasses</span> <span class="hps">that would</span> <span class="hps">otherwise be</span> <span class="hps">expensive</span> <span class="hps">to dispose of</span><span>, are used</span> <span class="hps">as part of a</span> <span class="hps">natural cycle</span> <span class="hps">for the operation</span> <span class="hps">of the heating system</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">Furthermore,</span> <span class="hps">there is</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">establishment</span> <span class="hps">of</span> <span class="hps">specific</span> <span class="hps">wells and</span> <span class="hps">storing</span> <span class="hps">their own</span> <span class="hps">water</span> <span class="hps">supply</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">thereby</span> <span class="hps">avoiding</span> <span class="hps">a waste</span> <span class="hps">of</span> <span class="hps">drinking water.</span> Bundesministerium für Landesverteidigung u. Sport Fire Austria
2012 Automatic window closer WINFLIP<span class="hps">Never</span> <span class="hps">forget it</span> <span class="hps">tilted windows</span> <span class="hps">with automatic</span> <span class="hps">window closer</span> <span class="hps">WINFLIP</span> WIN Products GmbH Air Austria
2012 ECO MODUL 10.1<span class="hps">The ECO</span> <span class="hps">MODULE</span> <span class="hps">10.1 is</span> <span class="hps">an invisible</span> <span class="hps">wall</span> <span class="hps">between</span> <span class="hps">built-up</span> <span class="hps">in a</span> <span class="hps">WARM</span> <span class="hps">WATER</span> <span class="hps">PIPE</span> <span class="hps">MEMORY</span> <span class="hps">for decentralized</span> <span class="hps">domestic hot water,</span> <span class="hps">with</span> <span class="hps">up</span> <span class="hps">to 40</span><span>% of the</span> <span class="hps">total</span> <span class="hps">energy</span> <span class="hps">cost</span> <span class="hps">of a building</span> <span class="hps">can be saved.</span> <span class="hps">With the same</span> <span class="hps">daily output</span> <span class="hps">may</span> <span class="hps">be</span> <span class="hps">reduced</span> <span class="hps">by 30</span><span>% in combination</span> <span class="hps">with</span> <span class="hps">solar</span> <span class="hps">collectors</span> <span class="hps">that</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">The ECO</span> <span class="hps">MODULE</span> <span class="hps">10.1 is</span> <span class="hps">the first time to</span> <span class="hps">the maximum</span> <span class="hps">energy</span> <span class="hps">efficiency</span> <span class="hps">of a</span> <span class="hps">heating system</span> <span class="hps">to achieve</span><span>, especially in</span> <span class="hps">combination</span> <span class="hps">with</span> <span class="hps">renewable</span> <span class="hps">energies</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">The</span> <span class="hps">water heating</span> <span class="hps">system</span> <span class="hps">optimized</span> <span class="hps">finds its</span> <span class="hps">use</span> <span class="hps">in</span> <span class="hps">both</span> <span class="hps">residential</span> <span class="hps">as well as</span> <span class="hps">hotel and</span> <span class="hps">hospital construction</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">can</span> <span class="hps">be combined</span> <span class="hps">with virtually any</span> <span class="hps">W&auml;rmeerzeugunssystem</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">The module</span> <span class="hps">meets the highest</span> <span class="hps">standards of hygiene</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">legionella</span> <span class="hps">is</span> <span class="hps">free and</span> <span class="hps">meets the objective</span> <span class="hps">of the Kyoto</span> <span class="hps">Protocol.</span> GPG Gebäudetechnik GmbH Fire Austria
2012 fairkehr awareness work<span class="hps">fairkehr</span> <span class="hps">2011</span> <span class="hps">his</span> <span class="hps">efforts</span> <span class="hps">is</span> <span class="hps">a different,</span> <span class="hps">more humane</span> <span class="hps">use of</span> <span class="hps">continuing</span> <span class="hps">the road and</span> <span class="hps">held</span> <span class="hps">three</span> <span class="hps">&quot;fair</span> <span class="hps">returned</span> <span class="hps">festivals&quot;</span> <span class="hps atn">(</span><span>1x</span> <span class="hps">Thalgau</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">2x</span> <span class="hps">Salzburg)</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">where</span> <span class="hps">main transport axes</span> <span class="hps">for a weekend</span> <span class="hps">open</span> <span class="hps">for</span> <span class="hps">pedestrians</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">rolling</span> <span class="hps">lawns</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">trees as well as</span> <span class="hps">a comprehensive information</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">entertainment</span> <span class="hps">for all ages</span> <span class="hps">to</span> <span class="hps">be</span> <span class="hps">an</span> <span class="hps">oasis of life</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">The motorized</span> <span class="hps">traffic remains</span> <span class="hps">at</span> <span class="hps">this</span> <span class="hps">weekend</span> <span class="hps">outside and</span> <span class="hps">allows</span> <span class="hps">visitors</span> <span class="hps">to experience</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">street</span> <span class="hps">in a different way</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">as a meeting place</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">dwelling and</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">social and</span> <span class="hps">economic exchanges</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">fairkehr</span> <span class="hps">wants to</span> <span class="hps">awaken</span> <span class="hps">the longing for</span> <span class="hps">his</span> <span class="hps">actions</span> <span class="hps">streets for people</span> <span class="hps">instead</span> <span class="hps">of machines</span><span>, making the</span> <span class="hps">quality of life</span> <span class="hps">for</span> <span class="hps">profit</span><span>, at least</span> <span class="hps">two days</span> <span class="hps">felt.</span> fairkehr - Verein für verkehrspolitische Bewusstseinsbildung Air Austria
2012 Deep geothermal heating mixer for Pullach<span class="hps">2005</span> <span class="hps">opened</span> <span class="hps">with</span> <span class="hps">geothermal energy</span> <span class="hps">a renewable energy</span> <span class="hps">source</span> <span class="hps">una</span> <span class="hps">run</span> <span class="hps">successfully ever since.</span> <span class="hps">From a</span> <span class="hps">producing well</span> <span class="hps">is obtained from</span> <span class="hps">3445</span> <span class="hps">m</span> <span class="hps">depth 102</span> <span class="hps">&deg;</span> <span class="hps">C hot</span> <span class="hps">water</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">Which</span> <span class="hps">is extracted from</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">heat</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">Thermaiwasser</span> <span class="hps">distributed over a</span> <span class="hps">Femw&auml;rmenetz</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">heat consumers.</span> <span class="hps">Already,</span> <span class="hps">all the</span> <span class="hps">municipal</span> <span class="hps">building and a</span> <span class="hps">quarter of all</span> <span class="hps">households with</span> <span class="hps">BND</span> <span class="hps">deep heat</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">Due</span> <span class="hps">to popular demand</span> <span class="hps">in 2011</span> <span class="hps">was first</span> <span class="hps">geothermal plant</span> <span class="hps">in Germany</span> <span class="hps">expanded</span> <span class="hps">by a</span> <span class="hps">third hole</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">World&#39;s first</span> <span class="hps">while</span> <span class="hps">an existing</span> <span class="hps">reinjection well</span> <span class="hps">is converted</span> <span class="hps">into a</span> <span class="hps">F&ouml;rderbohwng</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">With this addition,</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">hole can</span> <span class="hps">heat supply</span> <span class="hps">will be more than</span> <span class="hps">doubled</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">So far,</span> <span class="hps">emissions have been</span> <span class="hps">avoided</span> <span class="hps">by</span> <span class="hps">almost 40,000</span> <span class="hps">tonnes of CO2.</span><br /> Innovative Energie für Pullach (IEP) GmbH Germany
2011 SOL Arch2 - plus energy house with a studio test<span class="hps">The</span> <span class="hps">house</span> <span class="hps">SOL</span> <span class="hps">Arch2</span> <span class="hps">is</span> <span class="hps">consistently</span> <span class="hps">optimized for</span> <span class="hps">maximum</span> <span class="hps">solar</span> <span class="hps">energy gains</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">The complex</span> <span class="hps">is</span> <span class="hps">aligned</span> <span class="hps">exactly to the south</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">energy active</span> <span class="hps">building width</span> <span class="hps">is</span> <span class="hps">about</span> <span class="hps">90%</span> <span class="hps">greater than the</span> <span class="hps">depth of the building</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">All</span> <span class="hps">viable</span> <span class="hps">solar components</span> <span class="hps">(Active</span> <span class="hps">&amp;</span> <span class="hps">Passive)</span> <span class="hps">are integrated and</span> <span class="hps">consistently</span> <span class="hps">performed</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">The company to supply</span> <span class="hps">electricity</span> <span class="hps">is</span> <span class="hps">438%</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">The house</span> <span class="hps">does</span> <span class="hps">without conventional</span> <span class="hps">heating -</span> <span class="hps">but</span> <span class="hps">only</span> <span class="hps">with</span> <span class="hps">solar energy</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">As a world first</span> <span class="hps">for the first time</span> <span class="hps">there was a</span> <span class="hps">facade insulation</span> <span class="hps">without thermal bridges</span> <span class="hps">are used.</span> Architekturbüro Wegmüller --not available-- Switzerland
2011 Burren LIFE Project - Farming for Conservation in the BurrenThe BurrenLIFE Project (BLP) was established in recognition of the importance of farming in protecting a variety of habitats, including limestone pavements and orchid-rich grasslands which are considered of European importance. The BLP derives its name from two sources; the Burren region and the European Commission LIFE Nature fund, from which the BLP receives 75% of its overall funding of €2.2million. The core objective of the BLP is to develop a model for the sustainable agriculture management through a range of practical farming measures. BurrenLIFE Project --not available-- Ireland
2011 Philippine rural electrification service (PRES)The Philippine Rural Electrification Service (PRES) project is considered as the largest countryside power projects in the Philippines. A partnership between the governments of the Philippines and France, PRES brings electricity to 18.000 households in the province of Masbate, one of the Philippines' poorest. The project supports the overall rural electrification program of the Department of Energy of providing electricity to all of the country's barangays (villages) by 2009 and 90 percent of all of Filipino households by 2017. PARIS-MANILA Technology Corporation (PAMATEC) Fire National 2011winner Philippines
2011 A Military Installation Turned into a Solar AcademyThe Croatian environmental organization Zelena akcija/Green Action &ndash; Friends of the Earth Croatia was founded in Zagreb in 1990 and has as its goal to find solutions for pressing environmental problems. Green Action is active on a local, national, and global level and supports environmental protection activities. Sustainable development is a very important issue in many Croatian communities. Toni Vidan is coordinator of the energy and climate programs by Green Action and would like to establish an educational and inspiring place for those members of the region&rsquo;s population interested in sustainable development, activism, and advocacy.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Together with Green Action, Toni has already built an education and technology training center focusing on renewable energy sustainable development. The center is located in former barracks on the Croatian island of &Scaron;olta, an hour&rsquo;s drive from Split. The new Solar Academy is sponsored by the Croatian government for a 10-year period and is a unique example of how a former military installation was turned into an education center for environmental issues. It has become an attractive place for young people to learn more about environmental protection and green technologies.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Currently, the facility consists of seven buildings offering accommodations for up to 80 people. It also has conference rooms and workshops where young people can learn more about different energy systems. There is a technology park where you can get hands-on experience working on energy systems such as windmills, solar cell systems for heating service-water, mechanical water treatment systems, etc. There are auditoriums, classrooms, a library, an Internet center and distance learning facilities. Seminars and workshops on different topics are offered on a weekly basis. Toni Vidan is convinced that the Croatian government is planning on extending the contract with Zelena akcija, which would also offer an incentive to increase the spectrum of services being offered to young people, to increase capacities, and to provide new educational opportunities. Green Action (FoE Croatia) --not available-- National 2011winner Croatia
2011 Greentech<span class="hps">The aim of the</span> <span class="hps">project is to</span> <span class="hps">develop a</span> <span class="hps">mature</span> <span class="hps">industrial</span> <span class="hps">biotechnology</span> <span class="hps">process</span> <span class="hps">to convert</span> <span class="hps">waste gas streams</span> <span class="hps">(CO2 and</span> <span class="hps">H2</span><span>)</span> <span class="hps">into methane</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">Greentech</span> <span class="hps">has</span> <span class="hps">with</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">Vienna University of Technology</span> <span class="hps">for a competent</span> <span class="hps">partner for the</span> <span class="hps">commercialization</span> <span class="hps">of the process</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">By using</span> <span class="hps atn">this high-</span><span>pressure</span> <span class="hps">method, in</span> <span class="hps">comparison</span> <span class="hps">to</span> <span class="hps">competing technologies</span> <span class="hps atn">(</span><span>biogas</span><span>)</span><span>, a 10 to</span> <span class="hps">100 times</span> <span class="hps">higher</span> <span class="hps">productivity</span> <span class="hps">achieved</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">It</span> <span class="hps">is</span> <span class="hps">the primary</span> <span class="hps">energy</span> <span class="hps">(solar,</span> <span class="hps">wind</span><span>) into</span> <span class="hps">solar and</span> <span class="hps">wind</span> <span class="hps">power</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">With</span> <span class="hps">this current</span> <span class="hps">renewable</span> <span class="hps">hydrogen by</span> <span class="hps">electrolysis</span> <span class="hps">of</span> <span class="hps">water</span> <span class="hps">is produced</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">From the</span> <span class="hps">renewable hydrogen</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">CO2 is obtained</span> <span class="hps">by applying the</span> <span class="hps">procedure</span> <span class="hps">Greentech</span> <span class="hps">methane.</span> Greentech Fire Austria
2011 Galileo S50 Schneider Technologies Fire Germany
2011 LightEngine 4,2 Schneider Technologies Fire Germany
2011 Schneider Dynamic Light System Schneider Technologies Fire Germany
2011 Creation of a concept to save fossil energy through closed loop recycling<span title="Die gesamten Holzabfälle der Firma SONY sollten den produktivsten Standort in Österreich mit Wärmeenergie versorgen.">The total wood waste from the company Sony should provide the most productive plant in Austria, with heat energy. </span><span title="Ziel dieses Projektes war es, eine große Menge an fossiler Energie, in diesem Fall Erdgas, das zur Beheizung des Werkes dient, einzusparen und durch erneuerbare Energie zu ersetzten.">The aim of this project was to provide a large amount of fossil energy, in this case natural gas used to heat the work, saving and renewable energy to replace. </span><span title="Dies wurde durch eine Biomasseanlage realisiert, wobei die gesamte Logistik und die Aufbereitung der Holzabfälle zum verbrennungsfertigen Gut, bis hin zur Wärmeerzeugung geplant wurden.">This was realized by a biomass system, with all the logistics and processing of wood waste to produce combustion Well, to have been planned to generate heat. </span><span title="Es wird eine Einsparung der Erdgasmenge um ca. 90 %, eine CO2-Reduktion von ca. 480t/Jahr und eine erhebliche Kostenersparnis erreicht, sowie ein wesentlicher Beitrag zum Umweltschutz geleistet.">It achieves a reduction of the amount of natural gas by about 90%, a CO2 reduction of approximately 480t/Jahr and significant cost savings, as well as make a significant contribution to environmental protection.</span><br /> HTBLA Salzburg Projektteam Herbst/Winkler --not available-- Austria
2011 Climate change with hydrogen hybrid vehicle<span title="Wasserstoff aus regenerativ erzeugtem Strom kann einen signifikanten Beitrag als Benzinersatz leisten, wenn er sowohl wirtschaftlich und energieeffizient herstellbar als auch mit vertretbaren Kosten im Fahrzeug gespeichert wird.">Hydrogen from renewable sources can make a significant contribution as a substitute for gasoline, if it is stored both in economic and energy-efficient to manufacture and at reasonable cost in the vehicle. </span><span title="Wird die überall existierende Infrastruktur für Strom und Wasser energetisch sinnvoll zur dezentralen Wasserstofferzeugung eingesetzt und dieser im Fahrzeug in Metallhydriden gespeichert, so kann der CO2 Ausstoß kostengünstig gesenkt werden.">If all the existing infrastructure for electricity and water used for decentralized energy makes sense and it can generate hydrogen stored in metal hydrides in the car, the CO2 emissions are reduced cost. </span><span title="Es bietet sich an, Fahrzeuge mit einer beliebigen Mischung aus Wasserstoff und Benzin bzw. Wasserstoff und Erdgas zu betreiben.">It is useful vehicles to run on any mixture of hydrogen and gasoline or natural gas and hydrogen. </span><span title="Diese Hybridfahrzeuge haben im Unterschied zu den Elektro / Benzin Hybridfahrzeugen nur einen Motor und zwei verschiedene Kraftstofftanks.">These hybrid vehicles are in contrast to the electric / gasoline hybrid vehicles, only one motor and two fuel tanks. </span><span title="Dadurch wird es möglich, Speichergewicht und -koten für den Zusatzkraftstoff Wasserstoff zu minimieren und gleichzeitig die von den Fahrzeugen verursachten CO2- und Schadstoffemissionen um den Betrag der Wasserstoffzugabe (30%) zu senken.">This makes it possible to store weight and defecate for the addition of hydrogen fuel, while reducing to minimize the damage caused by the vehicles and CO2 emissions by the amount of hydrogen addition (30%).</span><br /> Helmut Buchner Air Austria
2011 Metallhydrid<span title="Projektziel ist die Abwärmespeicherung von Verbrennungsvorgängen in chemisch gebundener Form und ihre zeitlich und räumlich versetzte Rückgewinnung für Heiz- und Kühlzwecke.">The project aims at storing heat from combustion processes in chemically bound form and their temporal and spatial offset recovery for heating and cooling purposes. </span><span title="Die Abgasenergie, die bei Verbrennungsmotoren an die Umgebung abgegeben werden, kann in Metallhydriden chemisch gespeichert und nach der Fahrt für Heizung und Warmwasserbereitung am Haus abgegeben werden.">The exhaust gas energy, which are emitted by combustion engines on the environment can, in metal hydrides and chemical stored on the drive for heating and hot water are delivered to the house. </span><span title="Mit ca. 60 kg Systemgewicht und Kosten um 2.000€ kann eine wirtschaftliche Lösung erreicht und Heizöl - und CO2 – Einsparungen von deutlich mehr als 20 % erzielt werden.">With about 60 kg weight and system cost around 2,000 &euro; can achieve an economical solution and heating oil - and CO2 - savings of well over 20% can be achieved. </span><span title="Das Speichersystem kann in jedes Fahrzeug problemlos eingebaut werden und ermöglicht so weltweit nicht nur die Rückgewinnung einer riesigen Wärmemenge, sondern auch eine verringerte Umweltbelastung bezüglich CO2 und Hochtemperaturwärme.">The storage system can be easily installed in any vehicle, allowing the world not only the recovery of a huge amount of heat, but also a reduced environmental impact with respect to CO2 and high temperature heat.</span><br /> Helmut Buchner Air Austria
2011 Turbine exhaust to boost efficiency as a CO2-free supplement to the gas burner air<span title="Bei der Firma Machland in Naarn sorgen vorbildlich gesetzte Maßnahmen zur Energieeffizienzsteigerung für eine Verbesserung des Energieeinsparpotentials.">At the company Machland in Naarn exemplary compound care measures to increase energy efficiency to improve the energy saving potential. </span><span title="Es bestand die Aufgabe, eine wirtschaftlich vertretbare, technologisch ausgereifte Lösung für die Einsparung von elektrischem Strom und dabei gleichzeitig auch die auftretende ungenutzte Abwärme aus diversen Wärmeprozessen in aufbereiteter Form wieder zu nutzen bzw. die Kälteerzeugung zu definieren, die auch Reserven bietet.">The object was an economically viable, technologically advanced solution for saving electricity and at the same exploit the emerging unused waste heat from various heat processes in a processed form again and define the cooling, which also reserves. </span><span title="Die Wärmerückgewinnung aus diversen Produktionsprozessen insbesondere in der Dampfabnahme, sorgen für die Wärmeverwertung für Kühlprozesse, Warmwasserbereitung, Hallen- und Bürobeheizung und werden zusätzlich durch die Abwärme aus der Druckluft ergänzt.">The recovery from various production processes, especially in the steam demand, provide the heat recovery process for cooling, water heating, warehouse and office heating and are also complemented by the waste heat from the compressed air. </span><span title="Die Errichtung einer Kraft-Wärme-Kälte-Kopplung bringt neben erzeugter Wärme und deren vollständiger Nutzung auch eine Strom-Eigenerzeugung von mindestens 700.000 kWh, dies entspricht 35% des betrieblichen Gesamtstrombedarfs.">The establishment of a combined heat, cooling and power brings not just the heat generated and the full use of a power-house generation of at least 700,000 kWh, equivalent to 35% of the company&#39;s total power demand. </span><span title="Highlight der Anlage: Das Abgas der Turbine wird als Brennerluft-Vorwärmung des Dampfkessels zu 100% verwendet und verwertet.">Highlight of the system: The exhaust of the turbine is used as burner air-preheating of the boiler used to be 100% recycled.</span> Dr. Steinmair & Partner Beratende Ingenieure GmbH Air Austria
2011 Thermo-Hemp Plus<span title="Das Produkt Thermo-Hanf® PREMIUM besteht zu 83-87% aus Hanffasern, 10-12% aus Polyester.Bikofasern und wird mit 3-5% Soda als Brandschutz ausgerüstet.">The product Thermo-Hemp &reg; PREMIUM is about 83-87% of hemp fibers, 10-12% of Polyester.Bikofasern and is equipped with 3-5% soda as fire protection. </span><span title="In der Zeit von September 2005 bis Oktober 2007 konnte im Rahmen eines von der Deutschen Bundesstiftung Umwelt geförderten Projektes zusammen mit dem Fraunhofer ICT die synthetische, aus Erdöl hergestellte Stützfaser in Thermo-Hanf® PREMIUM durch eine natürliche Bindung ersetzt werden.">In the period September 2005 to October 2007 was part of a German of the Environment Foundation funded project, the synthetic crude oil produced will be replaced from supporting fiber in Thermo-Hemp &reg; PREMIUM by a natural bond with the Fraunhofer ICT. </span><span title="Das daraus neu entstandene Produkt Thermo-Hanf® PLUS ist ein Dämmstoff, der zu 83-87% aus Hanffasern, zu 10-12% aus Bikofasern aus Maisstärke und zu 3-5% Soda als Brandschutz besteht.">The newly formed product from Thermo-Hemp &reg; PLUS is an insulation material that consists of 83-87% of hemp fiber to 10-12% of Bikofasern from corn starch and 3-5% soda as fire protection. </span><span title="Thermo-Hanf® PLUS kann als Dämmung in Dach, Wand und Boden eingesetzt werden.">Thermo-Hemp &reg; PLUS can be used as insulation in roof, wall and floor.</span><br /> Hock GmbH + Co. KG --not available-- Germany
2011 Building for humans and the environment - energy efficient and healthy living solid houses<span id="result_box" lang="en"><span class="hps">Energy-efficient</span> <span class="hps">homes</span> <span class="hps">like the solar</span> <span class="hps">house and</span> <span class="hps">passive house</span> <span class="hps">was</span> <span class="hps">extended</span> <span class="hps">in this</span> <span class="hps">project</span> <span class="hps">by the component</span> <span class="hps">of healthy living.</span> <span class="hps">Both house</span> <span class="hps">concepts</span> <span class="hps">emit</span> <span class="hps">a fraction of the</span> <span class="hps">greenhouse</span> <span class="hps">building concepts</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">common</span> <span class="hps">lanes</span> <span class="hps">require less</span> <span class="hps">than</span> <span class="hps">half the average</span> <span class="hps">energy requirement</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">which</span> <span class="hps">also</span> <span class="hps">reduces energy costs</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">In addition, both</span> <span class="hps">concepts offer</span> <span class="hps">home</span> <span class="hps">through the use</span> <span class="hps">of clay brick products</span> <span class="hps">and compliance with</span> <span class="hps">appropriate</span> <span class="hps">limits</span> <span class="hps">maximum comfort</span><span>.</span></span> <div id="spell-place-holder" style="height: 25px; display: none;"> &nbsp;</div> <div id="gt-res-tools"> <div id="gt-src-tools-l"> <a id="gt-undo" style="display: none;">&Auml;nderungen r&uuml;ckg&auml;ngig machen</a></div> <div id="gt-res-tools-r"> <div aria-label="Anhören" aria-pressed="false" class="trans-listen-button goog-toolbar-button" data-tooltip="Anhören" data-tooltip-align="t,c" id="gt-res-listen" role="button" tabindex="0" unselectable="on"> &nbsp;</div> <div aria-label="Umschrift" aria-pressed="false" class="trans-roman-button goog-toolbar-button" data-tooltip="Umschrift" data-tooltip-align="t,c" id="gt-res-roman" role="button" style="display: none;" unselectable="on"> &nbsp;</div> <div aria-label="Übersetzung bewerten" data-tooltip="Übersetzung bewerten" data-tooltip-align="t,c" id="gt-res-rate"> <div aria-haspopup="true" class="goog-inline-block goog-toolbar-menu-button" role="button" tabindex="0" title="" unselectable="on"> <div class="goog-inline-block goog-toolbar-menu-button-outer-box" unselectable="on"> <div class="goog-inline-block goog-toolbar-menu-button-inner-box" unselectable="on"> <div class="goog-inline-block goog-toolbar-menu-button-caption" unselectable="on"> &nbsp;</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Wienerberger AG Earth Austria
2011 ECOP Industrial<span lang="EN" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 10pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-ansi-language: EN; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">ECOP Industrial develops environmentally sustainable heating and cooling technologies. </span><font size="3"><font color="#000000"><font face="Times New Roman"><span title="Die innovative 100kW Wärmepumpe eignet sich dabei besonders für industrielle Prozesse.">The innovative 100 kW heat pump is suitable particularly for industrial processes. </span><span title="Die Technologie ist in der Lage Wärme von über 150°C und Kälte bis zu – 20 °C zu erzeugen.">The technology is able to heat above 150 &deg; C and cooling down to - 20 &deg; C to produce. </span></font></font></font><font size="3"><font color="#000000"><font face="Times New Roman"><span title="Damit sind nicht nur eine Vielzahl industrieller Anwendungen, sondern auch die Nutzung von Abwärme sinnvoll möglich.">This is not only a variety of industrial applications, but also the use of waste heat are reasonably possible.</span><br /> <span title="Dank des revolutionären Konzeptes ist ECOP Industrial deutlich effizienter als konventionelle Systeme.">The revolutionary concept is much more efficient than conventional ECOP Industrial Systems. </span><span title="Dies bedeutet weniger Stromverbrauch, geringere Betriebskosten und weniger CO2 Emissionen.">This means less power consumption, lower operating costs and lower CO2 emissions. </span><span title="Als Kühlmittel kommt ein spezielles umweltfreundliches Spezialgas (Mischung inerter Gase) zum Einsatz.">The coolant used is a special environmentally-friendly specialty gas (a mixture of inert gases) are used. </span><span title="Geringe Anschaffungskosten bei hoher Effizienz stellen dabei die rasche Amortisation sicher.">Low cost, high efficiency make it the rapid amortization sure.</span></font></font></font> ECOP Wärmepumpen OG Fire Regional 2010winner Austria
2011 E-mobility in the local government, e-station<span class="hps">The community</span><span class="atn">-</span><span>Unterrabnitz</span> <span class="hps">Schwend</span> <span class="hps">ditch</span> <span class="hps">promotes</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">initiates</span> <span class="hps">various</span> <span class="hps">types of</span> <span class="hps">electric vehicles.</span> <span class="hps">The children</span> <span class="hps">go</span> <span class="hps">to kindergarten</span> <span class="hps">in the</span> <span class="hps">electric bus</span><span>, old</span> <span class="hps">people with</span> <span class="hps">restricted mobility</span> <span class="hps">for the disabled</span> <span class="hps">comfortably</span> <span class="hps">chauffeured</span> <span class="hps">vehicle</span> <span class="hps">with</span> <span class="hps">electric drive.</span> <span class="hps">Already</span> <span class="hps">more</span> <span class="hps">than 15</span> <span class="hps">e</span><span class="atn">-</span><span>bikes</span> <span class="hps">are</span> <span class="hps">now underway</span> <span class="hps">in the community.</span> <span class="hps">When purchasing</span> <span class="hps atn">an e-</span><span>bike</span> <span class="hps">you get</span> <span class="hps">&euro;</span> <span class="hps">100,</span> <span class="hps">-</span> <span class="hps">of</span> <span class="hps">the community</span> <span class="hps">in grants</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">Similarly,</span> <span class="hps">a total of 12</span> <span class="hps">disabled</span> <span class="hps">vehicles</span><span>, each with</span> <span class="hps">&euro;</span> <span class="hps">100 will be</span> <span class="hps">-</span> <span class="hps">encouraged.</span> <span class="hps">Until</span> <span class="hps">now,</span> <span class="hps">already</span> <span class="hps">have</span> <span class="hps">three e</span><span>-scooters</span> <span class="hps">in use</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">one of which</span> <span class="hps">the church</span> <span class="hps">stands for</span> <span class="hps">local</span> <span class="hps">journeys.</span> <span class="hps">Refueling</span> <span class="hps">of all</span> <span class="hps">electric vehicles</span><span>, the community has</span> <span class="hps">established</span> <span class="hps">an e</span><span class="atn">-</span><span>service station,</span> <span class="hps">where</span> <span class="hps">all</span> <span class="hps">single-track</span> <span class="hps">electric vehicles</span> <span class="hps">can be</span> <span class="hps">recharged</span> <span class="hps">for free</span><span>.</span> Gemeinde Unterrabnitz-Schwendgraben Fire Austria
2011 Energy profile of the school<span id="result_box" lang="en"><span class="hps">The</span> <span class="hps">BORG</span> <span class="hps">Bad</span> <span class="hps">Leonfelden</span> <span class="hps">tried</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">weaknesses</span> <span class="hps">in the energy</span> <span class="hps">budget of the</span> <span class="hps">school</span> <span class="hps">to find and</span> <span class="hps">if possible</span> <span class="hps">to</span> <span class="hps">resolve</span> <span class="hps">this</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">Over the</span> <span class="hps">past two</span> <span class="hps">years, the</span> <span class="hps">graduating class of the</span> <span class="hps">scientific</span> <span class="hps">branch of</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">BORG</span> <span class="hps">bath</span> <span class="hps">brought</span> <span class="hps">Leonfelden</span> <span class="hps">building and energy</span> <span class="hps">consumption</span> <span class="hps">data</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">then evaluated</span> <span class="hps">statistically</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">During</span> <span class="hps">the winter months,</span> <span class="hps">temperature profiles</span> <span class="hps">in selected</span> <span class="hps">classes</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">thermography</span> <span class="hps">were</span> <span class="hps">recorded</span> <span class="hps">and interpreted</span> <span class="hps">the entire building</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">A</span> <span class="hps">full assessment of the</span> <span class="hps">school</span> <span class="hps">was</span> <span class="hps">finally</span> <span class="hps">through the</span> <span class="hps">experimental determination</span> <span class="hps">of the heat requirement</span> <span class="hps">and the</span> <span class="hps">calculation of various</span> <span class="hps">energy indicators</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">His creativity</span><span>, the project</span> <span class="hps">team in developing</span> <span class="hps">a separate</span> <span class="hps">project</span> <span class="hps">logo and a</span> <span class="hps atn">&quot;</span><span>pamphlet</span> <span class="hps">energy</span><span>&quot;</span> <span class="hps">to the test.</span> <span class="hps">The conclusion</span> <span class="hps">was</span> <span class="hps">the project</span> <span class="hps">of writing</span> <span class="hps">a report</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">which</span> <span class="hps">also contains</span> <span class="hps">a number</span> <span class="hps">of proposals</span> <span class="hps">for more efficient</span> <span class="hps">use of primary</span> <span class="hps">energy.</span></span> <div id="spell-place-holder" style="height: 25px; display: none;"> &nbsp;</div> <div id="gt-res-tools"> <div id="gt-src-tools-l"> <a id="gt-undo" style="display: none;">&Auml;nderungen r&uuml;ckg&auml;ngig machen</a></div> <div id="gt-res-tools-r"> <div aria-label="Anhören" aria-pressed="false" class="trans-listen-button goog-toolbar-button" data-tooltip="Anhören" data-tooltip-align="t,c" id="gt-res-listen" role="button" tabindex="0" unselectable="on"> &nbsp;</div> <div aria-label="Umschrift" aria-pressed="false" class="trans-roman-button goog-toolbar-button" data-tooltip="Umschrift" data-tooltip-align="t,c" id="gt-res-roman" role="button" style="display: none;" unselectable="on"> &nbsp;</div> <div aria-label="Übersetzung bewerten" data-tooltip="Übersetzung bewerten" data-tooltip-align="t,c" id="gt-res-rate"> <div aria-haspopup="true" class="goog-inline-block goog-toolbar-menu-button" role="button" tabindex="0" title="" unselectable="on"> <div class="goog-inline-block goog-toolbar-menu-button-outer-box" unselectable="on"> <div class="goog-inline-block goog-toolbar-menu-button-inner-box" unselectable="on"> <div class="goog-inline-block goog-toolbar-menu-button-caption" unselectable="on"> &nbsp;</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> BORG Bad Leonfelden Youth Austria
2011 Sun City St. Veit<span class="hps">In St.</span> <span class="hps">Vitus</span><span>&#39;s largest</span> <span class="hps">solar</span><span class="atn">-</span><span>voltaic</span> <span class="hps">power plant</span> <span class="hps">was built.</span> <span class="hps">It</span> <span class="hps">produces</span> <span class="hps">annually</span> <span class="hps">about 1.5 million</span> <span class="hps">kilowatt</span> <span class="hps">hours of electricity</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">This</span> <span class="hps">can</span> <span class="hps">be</span> <span class="hps">supplied</span> <span class="hps">about 400</span> <span class="hps">single-family homes</span> <span class="hps">for a year</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">The plant</span> <span class="hps">has</span> <span class="hps">a total</span> <span class="hps">split between two</span> <span class="hps">locations</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">A portion</span> <span class="hps">is located</span> <span class="hps">in an open area</span> <span class="hps">outside the</span> <span class="hps">city</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">for the other part</span> <span class="hps">of the power plant</span><span>, the</span> <span class="hps">roofs</span> <span class="hps">offer</span> <span class="hps">in the city</span> <span class="hps">square.</span> <span class="hps">To bring the</span> <span class="hps">people</span> <span class="hps">closer and</span> <span class="hps">alternative forms of energy</span> <span class="hps">to</span> <span class="hps">raise</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">awareness of</span> <span class="hps">this environmentally</span> <span class="hps">friendly</span> <span class="hps">power generation</span> <span class="hps">built</span> <span class="hps">in</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">municipality of</span> <span class="hps">the city</span> <span class="hps">show</span> <span class="hps">several</span> <span class="hps">points</span><span>.</span> Stadtgemeinde St. Veit an der Glan Fire Austria
2011 PV in an Integrated Rural Development Concept<p align="LEFT"> <font face="Calibri">The Community Development Fund Project (CDF) is a social and economic development </font><font face="Calibri">project implemented in Northern states of Sudan by the Ministry of Finance and </font><font face="Calibri">National Economy of Sudan through independent Project Implementation Unit (PIU) </font><font face="Calibri">reporting to an inter</font><font face="Calibri">ministerial Project Steering Committee chaired by the Ministry of </font><font face="Calibri">Federal Governance. The Project Financial Management System approved by IDA in July </font><font face="Calibri">2006. The project supports community </font><font face="Calibri">‐</font><font face="Calibri">led development in Northern Sudan through </font><font face="Calibri">partnerships among local stakeholder, including local communities, NGOs and </font><font face="Calibri">community</font><font face="Calibri">‐</font><font face="Calibri">based organizations, on the basis of sub</font><font face="Calibri">‐</font><font face="Calibri">projects submitted by local </font><font face="Calibri">communities and developed through a consultative, participatory planning process. The </font><font face="Calibri">project&rsquo;s objective is to meet urgent community </font><font face="Calibri">driven recovery and development </font><font face="Calibri">needs in the war </font><font face="Calibri">affected and underdeveloped areas of Northern Sudan including the </font><font face="Calibri">Three Areas by providing social and economic services and infrastructure. Energy has </font><font face="Calibri">been identified as a key element that leads to effectiveness of the basic services. Solar </font><font face="Calibri">energy has been selected to meet the energy demand for basic services in the selected </font><font face="Calibri">communities for reasons related to the remoteness of those communities, nonexistence </font><font face="Calibri">of grid electricity and even the likelihood that such communities will c</font><font face="Calibri">onnected to the national grid in the near future is non</font><font face="Calibri">‐</font><font face="Calibri">existent as well. From the utility </font><font face="Calibri">view point, rural communities are characterized by remote, dispersed and low energy </font><font face="Calibri">demand, conditions not favorable to the utility investment. On the other hand, </font><font face="Calibri">Photovoltaic solar energy systems are stand</font><font face="Calibri">‐</font><font face="Calibri">alone, modular and of no/low maintenance </font><font face="Calibri">requirement which make them perfectly fit rural energy demand. The consideration of </font><font face="Calibri">Photovoltaic solar energy systems to support basic services in the selected communities </font><font face="Calibri">was based on the aforementioned arguments.</font></p> Community Development Fund Project (CDF) Earth National 2011winner Sudan
2011 Water: Everyone Gets Their Fair Share<span id="dtlview_Notiz">WARM (Water Resources Management) is a project organized by Helvetas that supports local authorities in Nepal in distributing water resources among the population in a socially fair-minded manner and also offers effective water management by putting water resources to their best possible use. To achieve this, master plans were established, small projects for water and settlement hygiene were supported, and the competencies of community authorities, service providers and other organizations were strengthened through education and training. At the heart of the project lies the sustainable use of water. Increasing the level of awareness helps improve general health conditions in the villages. Training small business owners in building latrines or wells has created jobs and income. In addition, the situation for women is getting better since they no longer have the hard task of hauling water from far away; besides, they as well as other marginalized segments of the population are now more actively integrated into the community.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> <br /> &nbsp;This project is part of the Nepalese government&rsquo;s strategy of combatting poverty. The primary goal is to offer sustainable water supply and sanitary conditions especially for social fringe groups in disadvantaged regions. In 2010, this project helped more than 8,500 people gain access to drinking water and improved settlement hygiene. There were no major problems in implementation. Most activities were successful on an even larger scale than originally planned. The Department of Local Infrastructure and Agricultural Roads has shown interest in using the Helvetas water resource plans for all rural communities in Nepal.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> <br /> &nbsp;First repercussions of a change in climate are already visible in these project areas. This is why it will become increasingly more important to invest in spring protection areas. Approximately 30 specific drinking water and settlement hygiene projects per year are currently under planning with the goal of achieving 100 per cent coverage for all communities with drinking water access and latrines.</span> Helvetas Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit Swiss Association for Interna Water National 2011winner Nepal
2011 Around sustainable use of rain water for everyone with the Carat underground tank<span title="Als Spezialist für Regenwassernutzung bietet die Otto Graf GmbH alles, was zum effizienten Wassersparen benötigt wird.">As a specialist for rainwater harvesting, the Otto Graf GmbH everything that is needed for efficient water conservation. </span><span title="GRAF-Kunden sparen mit diesen Produkten täglich über 100 Mio. Liter wertvolles Trinkwasser ein.">COUNT customers save with these products every day more than 100 million liters of precious drinking water. </span><span title="In den vergangenen Jahren hat sich die Firma der Herausforderung gestellt und eine Tankserie entwickelt, welche in Technik und Logistik einen Quantensprung darstellt.">In recent years the company has met the challenge and developed a series of tanks, which represents a quantum leap technology and logistics. </span><span title="Das Ergebnis dieser Entwicklung ist die Herstellung des Erdtanks Carat im Spritzprägeverfahren mit einem Volumen von 2.500 bis 13.000 Liter.">The result of this development is the production of underground tanks Carat in injection compression molding process with a volume 2500-13000 liters. </span><span title="Üblicherweise wird für die Herstellung von Tanks in dieser Größe das Rotationsverfahren eingesetzt.">Typically is used for the manufacture of tanks in this size, the rotation method. </span><span title="Die hauptsächlichen Vorteile des Spritzprägeverfahrens im Vergleich zum Rotationsverfahren liegen darin, dass die Herstellung eines Erdtanks in einem wesentlich geringeren Produktionszyklus erfolgt.">The main advantages of the injection-compression molding process compared to the spin method are that the production of an underground tank in a substantially lower production cycle takes place. </span><span title="Somit können heute bis zu 150 Erdtanks am Tag hergestellt und bis zu 30% Energie im Vergleich zum Vorprodukt eingespart werden.">Thus today, up to 150 underground tanks on the day and made up to 30% energy compared to the precursor can be saved. </span><span title="Zusätzlich wird auf Grund einer dünneren, jedoch exakt bestimmbaren Wandstärke 30-40% weniger Kunststoff benötigt.">Also required due to a thinner, but precisely determinable thickness 30-40% less plastic.</span><br /> Otto Graf GmbH Kunststofferzeugnisse Water Germany
2011 Forest GuardThe system uses people all over the world and computer screen savers to deteckt wildfires in our forests. Solar powered cameras are placed overlooking forests where they are continuously panning and transmitting pictures to a central hub via ethernet radio. These pictures are stiched together to make a wide panorama which is stored in a &quot;cloud&quot; database, which is refreshed every 10 minutes. Screen savers on the user&#39;s computers grab random pictures from the cloud via the internet which are then shown on the screen. If a user spots a fire, a key press notifies the appropriate agency. The LEGO Guards ( FIRST LEGO League Team) Youth National 2011winner United States
2011 Optimization of Turbin oil (T-32) consumption turbine compressorsCirculating gas compressors to maintain operating conditions areas of catalyst and DeHydro Alkylation are used and their application is of particular importance. Sealing these compressors is done by oil. S.O pumped with controlled pressure into the bearings and Seal Ring is posted. S.O Oil Seal Ring from harm and prevent By sealing the compressor oil. Oil Seal Ring S.O input when gas processing are infected before the oil tank back into L.O contaminated seal oil tank is. S.O in contact with process gas and Waste Oil is sent to the oil tanks FB-205. Bandar Imam Petro Chemical --not available-- Iran, Islamic Republic of
2011 A1 Energy Management - energy efficiency through intelligent use of resources GSM<span class="hps">In</span> <span class="hps">peak periods</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">ie</span> <span class="hps">periods</span> <span class="hps">in</span> <span class="hps">which</span><span>, for example,</span> <span class="hps">fewer</span> <span class="hps">phone calls</span> <span class="hps">or</span> <span class="hps">data is transmitted</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">thus</span> <span class="hps">the network is</span> <span class="hps">not busy,</span> <span class="hps">not</span> <span class="hps">to</span> <span class="hps">the required resources</span> <span class="hps">are temporarily</span> <span class="hps">disabled.</span> <span class="hps">This</span> <span class="hps">measure is</span> <span class="hps">of course</span> <span class="hps">as much</span> <span class="hps">energy</span> <span class="hps">and CO2</span> <span class="hps">savings</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">without</span> <span class="hps">adversely affecting</span> <span class="hps">the quality</span> <span class="hps">of the network.</span> <span class="hps">Mobilkom</span> <span class="hps">austria/A1</span> <span class="hps">for this project</span> <span class="hps">has</span> <span class="hps">a specific</span> <span class="hps">method</span> <span class="hps">to control the</span> <span class="hps">resources</span> <span class="hps">developed</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">Innovation</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">thus the</span> <span class="hps">services</span> <span class="hps">in the telecommunications sector</span> <span class="hps">may</span> <span class="hps">lead</span> <span class="hps">to increased</span> <span class="hps">environmental pollution.</span> <span class="hps">This project</span> <span class="hps">was intended</span> <span class="hps">to counteract</span> <span class="hps">this stress</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">The project was</span> <span class="hps">turned</span> <span class="hps">over Austria</span> <span class="hps">at about</span> <span class="hps">1,000 locations</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">which</span> <span class="hps">amounts to</span> <span class="hps">the energy gain</span> <span class="hps">per</span> <span class="hps">site</span> <span class="hps">activated</span> <span class="hps">at</span> <span class="hps">about 10</span><span>%</span><span>.</span> mobilkom austria AG Air Austria
2011 Climate protection also applies to gas stations<span class="hps">The family</span> <span class="hps atn">&quot;</span><span>council</span><span>&quot;</span> <span class="hps">used</span> <span class="hps">for</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">provision of space</span> <span class="hps">heating and hot</span> <span class="hps">water for their</span> <span class="hps">retail and</span> <span class="hps">commercial</span> <span class="hps">operation</span> <span class="hps">with an attached</span> <span class="hps">restaurant</span> <span class="hps">a year</span> <span class="hps">up to 45,000</span> <span class="hps">liters of</span> <span class="hps">heating oil.</span> <span class="hps">The plant was</span> <span class="hps">converted</span> <span class="hps">to a</span> <span class="hps">wood chip</span> <span class="hps">and the use</span> <span class="hps">of hot</span> <span class="hps">water</span> <span class="hps">in</span> <span class="hps">the washer</span> <span class="hps">has been optimized.</span> <span class="hps">On the large</span> <span class="hps">agricultural area</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">which belongs</span> <span class="hps">to the family business</span><span>, high-energy</span> <span class="hps">poplars</span> <span class="hps">are grown.</span> <span class="hps">Thus, the</span> <span class="hps">gas station</span> <span class="hps">with its own resources</span> <span class="hps">to be supplied with</span> <span class="hps">hot</span> <span class="hps">water</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">Because of the</span> <span class="hps">savings from</span> <span class="hps">energy</span> <span class="hps atn">efficiency (</span><span>around 25</span><span>%!)</span> <span class="hps">But</span> <span class="hps">also</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">fact</span> <span class="hps">that the average</span> <span class="hps">heating oil</span> <span class="hps">price</span> <span class="hps">has risen</span> <span class="hps">considerably</span> <span class="hps">in the comparable period</span> <span class="hps">since the changeover</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">can</span> <span class="hps">barely</span> <span class="hps">pay for</span> <span class="hps">the investment amount</span> <span class="hps">less than five</span> <span class="hps">years</span><span>.</span> Rath GmbH & Co KG --not available-- Austria
2011 Widescale Electrification of the Planet using Solar TurbogeneratorsWhat began as a vision for empowering the masses with free solar energy has grown into a two-step implementation process that is now underway. After a decade of development, PNGinc has well-performing, infinite-life pressurized gas turbogenerators, and a winning global strategy. The first step toward our ultimate goal of widescale village electrification is to manufacture cost-cutting solar combined heat & power appliances for commercial, institutional & residential energy efficiency needs. Step two – establish village-based power stations & power rental programs that shift fuel sources for lighting, cooking & heating from kerosene, dung & biomass to solar combined heat & power. Phoenix Navigation & Guidance Inc. --not available-- United States
2011 From farmer to energy farmer<span class="hps"><span lang="EN" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 11pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-ansi-language: EN; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">The</span></span><span lang="EN" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 11pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-ansi-language: EN; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;"> <span class="hps">vegetable oil</span> <span class="hps">production</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">Verwertungsges.mbH</span> <span class="hps">Founded</span> <span class="hps">in 2007</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">has</span> <span class="hps">set itself the</span> <span class="hps">goal</span> <span class="hps">to</span> <span class="hps">produce</span> <span class="hps">vegetable oil</span> <span class="hps">as fuel.</span> <span class="hps">The focus here</span> <span class="hps">is</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">self-sufficiency</span> <span class="hps">with its own</span> <span class="hps">energy</span> <span class="hps">independence from</span> <span class="hps">imported energy</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">rising energy</span> <span class="hps">prices</span> <span class="hps">and the</span> <span class="hps">value</span> <span class="hps">of agricultural</span> <span class="hps">products</span>.<br /> <span class="hps">In the production of</span> <span class="hps">vegetable oil</span> <span class="hps">produced</span> <span class="hps">in addition</span> <span class="hps">cake</span>, <span class="hps">which is sold</span> <span class="hps">directly to</span> <span class="hps">farmers</span> <span class="hps">located</span> <span class="hps">within</span>. <span class="hps">This</span> <span class="hps">contains important</span> <span class="hps">nutrients</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">replaces</span> <span class="hps">various</span> <span class="hps">protein feed</span> <span class="hps">for</span> <span class="hps">livestock.</span><br /> <span class="hps">This supports</span> <span class="hps">the local economy</span>.</span> Pflanzenöl Produktions- u. Verwertungsges.m.b.H. Earth Austria
2011 Klimafit<span class="hps">The project</span> <span class="hps">includes workshops</span> <span class="hps">and lectures</span> <span class="hps">Klimafit</span> <span class="hps">for</span> <span class="hps">children</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">adolescents</span> <span class="hps">in schools.</span> <span class="hps">Students should</span> <span class="hps">learn to</span> <span class="hps">use</span> <span class="hps">a good climate</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">For</span> <span class="hps">a variety of</span> <span class="hps">materials</span> <span class="hps">are available</span> <span class="hps">so that children</span> <span class="hps">learn through</span> <span class="hps">various experiments and</span> <span class="hps">can</span> <span class="hps">be</span> <span class="hps">active.</span> <span class="hps">For older</span> <span class="hps">students</span> <span class="hps">presentations will be</span> <span class="hps">offered</span><span>, which also allow</span> <span class="hps">discussions</span> <span class="hps">and conversations.</span> <span class="hps">In addition</span><span>, there is also</span> <span class="hps">the offer</span> <span class="hps">of</span> <span class="hps">news</span><span>, such as</span> <span class="hps">climate</span> <span class="hps">Radio</span> <span class="hps">shows and podcasts</span><span>.</span> Ehepaar Schabler (privat) --not available-- Austria
2011 K & P process for obtaining biomass fuels<span title="Das als modulares System ausgelegte mehrstufige K&amp;P-Verfahren dient der Herstellung von Brennstoffen und Düngemitteln unter Nutzung von agro- und biogenen Reststoffen.">Which is designed as a modular multilevel system K &amp; P process is the production of fuels and fertilizers with the use of agro-and biogenic residues. </span><span title="Dabei zeichnet sich das System durch besondere Effizienz und Wirtschaftlichkeit gegenüber bisher bekannten Verfahren aus.">Here, the system is characterized by high efficiency and economy compared to previously known methods. </span><span title="Das Verfahren berücksichtigt auch die vollständige Aufbereitung der nicht energetisch nutzbaren Komponenten zu vermarktbaren Wertstoffen wie Düngemittel und somit arbeitet das gesamte Verfahren abfallfrei.">The procedure takes into account the full treatment of non-usable energy components into marketable recyclable materials such as fertilizers, and therefore the whole process works without any waste. </span><span title="Durch den Einsatz des, durch das neue und innovative K&amp;P-Verfahren, zu gewinnende biologischen Brennstoffes (Granulat oder Presslinge) in Kohlekraftwerken, soll eine nennenswerte CO2-Reduzierung und eine zusätzliche Wertschöpfung über den Kontingenthandel erreicht werden.">Through the use of, by the new and innovative C &amp; P process, to be recovered biological fuel (pellets or briquettes) in coal-fired power plants, is a significant CO2 reduction and added value achieved through the quota trading. </span><span title="Die Nutzung dieses Brennstoffes soll nicht nur unsere natürliche/energetische Ressourcen sparen, sonder auch unsere Umwelt schonen.">The use of this fuel will not only save our natural / energy resources, special preserve our environment. </span><span title="Dies wird auch durch Reduktion der Bodenbelastung (zB Verminderung von Gülleaustrag) und durch Schutz des Grundwassers erreicht.">This is achieved by reduction of soil pollution (eg reduction of liquid manure application) and the protection of groundwater.</span><br /> TT-SIUS Systemintegrierter Umweltschutz --not available-- Germany
2011 Self-powered school Koppl - green energy producer and supplier of heat<span title="Von 2003 bis 2009 arbeitete die Gemeinde Koppl an der Verwirklichung eines ganzheitlichen Energiekonzepts für die Volksschule Koppl und für den gesamten Ortskern.">From 2003 to 2009, the municipality Koppl worked on the implementation of a comprehensive energy plan for the elementary school Koppl and for the entire village. </span><span title="Mit der Installation einer 255 m² großen Photovoltaik-Anlage wurde die Volksschule auf dem Stromsektor energieautark.">With the installation of a 255 square meter photovoltaic system, the elementary school in the electricity sector was energy self-sufficient. </span><span title="Anschließend erfolgte der Bau eines Biomasse-Mikronetzes, dessen Heizzentrale sich im Keller der Volksschule befindet und das insgesamt 6 Gebäude mit umweltfreundlicher Wärme versorgt.">This was followed by the construction of a biomass-micro network, the central heating plant is located in the basement of the elementary school and provided a total of 6 buildings with environmentally friendly heat. </span><span title="Als letzter Schritt wurde die Volksschule thermisch und brandschutztechnisch saniert sowie barrierefrei gestaltet.">As a final step, the elementary school was renovated thermal and fire protection, and barrier-free. </span><span title="Der zusätzliche Einbau einer Lüftungsanlage sorgt bei Lehrern und Schülern für mehr Wohlbefinden und größere Konzentrationsfähigkeit.">The additional installation of a ventilation system ensures that teachers and students for greater well-being and greater ability to concentrate. </span><span title="Die Energieeinsparung nach der Sanierung liegt bei errechneten 42 %.">The energy savings after the reorganization is calculated 42%.</span> Gemeinde Koppl --not available-- Austria
2011 Beacon ProgramApproximately 1.6 billion people worldwide do not have access to electricity. Koinonia Foundation has teamed up with Pan's Innovative Science and Technology (PiSAT) for an exciting venture that engages women in the energy marketplace. Through its Beacon Program, Koinonia Foundation assists unemployed women as they create small businesses to sell the K-Light, a high-quality solar-powered lantern designed by PiSAT for use in areas lacking access to electricity. These women offer a healthy and sustainable lighting solution to their communities while generating profits to expand their business, support their families, and send their children to school. Koinonia Foundation --not available-- Rwanda
2011 Efficient Biomass Stoves for South AfricaRestio Energy was contracted by GTZ to open up markets in rural South Africa for the StoveTec efficient rocket stoves, which save at least 50% woodfuel and emit between 60% - 70% less smoke and greenhouse gasses. In a context of 3 billion wood-users, climate change, 1.2 million indoor air-pollution related deaths and rampant deforestation, the stoves offer an efficient solution for those "at the bottom of the pyramid". Restio Energy is therefore importing & distributing stoves as well as setting up, training and supporting entrepreneurs in urban and rural settings, along with a number of training and micro-finance partners. Restio Energy Fire South Africa
2011 Interactive Solar Roofs register<span lang="EN" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 10pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-ansi-language: EN; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">The digital cadastre of the solar roof Geoplex GmbH enables the general public and interested investors, the Internet-based query of the solar power potential on the roofs of a large space (eg a parish or town). These algorithms have been developed to examine all sides of the roof space in relation to the specifications of a commercial solar electricity production on exposure, slope, shadowing effects and assign them to a minimum size and overall fitness category. In the final, web-based map, users can query the solar potential individually and as Kosten-/Nutzenrechnungen suitable for roofs with lead. Thus supports the solar roof land the investment decision of interested home owners as well as the ecologically and economically sensible expansion of climate-friendly renewable energy.</span> Geoplex GmbH Earth Germany
2011 Dormitory Matador<span title="Das 2008 in Kuchl errichtete Studentenwohnheim „Matador“ ist das erste Studentenwohnheim aus Holz in Passivhaus-Bauweise in Österreich.">Built in 2008 in Kuchl dorm &quot;Matador&quot; is the first wooden dormitory in passive houses in Austria. </span><span title="Für die Fassade und für die tragenden Massivholzelemente wurden ausschließlich Hölzer aus heimischen Wäldern verarbeitet.">The facade and solid wood for the supporting elements are processed only timber from native forests. </span><span title="Die hohe Dämmleistung der Bauteile und die kontrollierte Lüftungsanlage mit Wärmerückgewinnung sorgen für eine Heizwärmebedarf von nur noch 3 kWh/m²a.">The high thermal performance of components and the controlled ventilation system with heat recovery provide a heating requirement of only 3 kWh / m&sup2; a </span><span title="Alle 102 Einzel-Appartements weisen jeweils eine Wohnfläche von rund 23 m² auf.">All 102 individual apartments each have a floor space of around 23 square meters. </span><span title="Darüber hinaus ist das gesamte Studentenwohnheim barrierefrei erschlossen, vier Appartements sind speziell für die Bedürfnisse körperlich eingeschränkter Personen ausgestattet.">In addition, the entire dorm is accessible barrier-free, four apartments are designed for the needs of physically impaired persons equipped. </span><span title="Weiters punktet das Studentenwohnheim mit seiner Lage zum Holztechnikum Kuchl und zum Ortszentrum Kuchl.">In addition, scores the dormitory with its location on Holztechnikum Kuchl Kuchl and center.</span><br /> "Salzburger Siedlungswerk" Gemeinnützige Wohnbaugenossenschaft reg.Gen.m.b.h. --not available-- Austria
2011 Energy Center at School<span lang="EN" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 10pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-ansi-language: EN; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">Within the project &quot;Energy Center at School&quot; leads the Energy Center annually recurring with schools in the region, a project on energy and climate-related issues through. The students decide together with their teachers for a relevant topic that they work in project groups. The schools are supported by the organization and content of this energy center. The aim of the project is aware of the young people how to make their decisions and actions on the environment (in particular on climate change), and the life / quality of life of future generations to effect. You are encouraged to their lives and environment will be designed according to sustainable criteria. The project results of the 10 participating schools, with over 200 participating adolescents were, on 24 June presented to the general public. About 400 people, representatives from business, schools, politics and the press were able to enjoy your enthusiasm for the performances of the young.</span> Energie Center Lipizzanerheimat GmbH --not available-- Austria
2011 Emfuleni Pressure Management ProjectThe project described in this submission is one of the largest Advanced Pressure Management projects in the world and cost approximately $1.5 million to construct and operate over the 5-year period ending in July 2010. The project involves reducing the water pressure into an area serving 500 000 residents during off-peak periods which in turn reduces existing leakage and the occurance of new burst pipes. The project achieved audited water savings of 50 million m3 and saved 70.000 tonnes of CO2 over the 5-year period through the reduced pumping energy requirements. Total savings of $20 million were achieved over 5 years and the project has demonstrated thet it is both technically innovative as well as sustainable. WRP (Pty) Ltd Water Resource Planning and Conservation Specialists Water South Africa
2011 The Solar Market Garden: Improving Access to Energy, Water, and Food in Sub-Saharan AfricaSELF has pioneered the combination of solar water pumping and drip irrigation to create the Solar Market Garden. This two-village project in northern Benin demonstrates a reliable, economical and sustainable means of irrigation, enabling women farmers to grow crops during the annual six-month dry season for significant improvements in family income and nutrition. The scale-up will expand the project to 44 villages. Solar Electric Light Fund (SELF) Water National 2011winner Benin
2011 Environment Online - ENOEnvironment Online - ENO is a global virtual school and network for sustainable development where currently about 200 000 students and 10 000 teachers at 5000 schools in 130 countries study same environmental topics together, do concrete deeds for their local environment and share the results of learning locally during the campaigns and globally on the web. Regular themes have been tree planting, water, climate change, ecological footprint and themes linked to cultural sustainability. This programme is administrated by ENO Programme association and does co-operation with many organisations, UNEP, the university of Eastern Finland and European Forest Institute as the most important ones. ENO Programme Association --not available-- Finland
2011 Sanitation in Burkina Faso<span title="Abfall ist in kleinstädtischen und ländlichen Gebieten Burkina Fasos zunehmend ein Problem.">Waste is increasing in small towns and rural areas of Burkina Faso is a problem. </span><span title="Die Nutzung wieder verwertbarer Abfälle und die ordentliche Entsorgung des übrigen Kehrichts ist deshalb ein wichtiger Teil des Helvetas Projekts zur Verbesserung der Siedlungshygiene.">The use of recyclable waste and proper disposal of the remaining rubbish is therefore an important part of the Helvetas project to improve sanitation. </span><span title="Drei Gemeinden in Burkina Faso werden darin unterstützt, ihre Situation bezüglich Siedlungshygiene und Trinkwasserversorgung zu analysieren und darauf gestützt konkrete Verbesserungsmaßnahmen zu planen und umzusetzen.">Three communities in Burkina Faso will be encouraged to analyze their situation with regard to sanitation and drinking water supply, and it supported concrete improvement measures to plan and implement. </span><span title="Die Menschen werden auf unterschiedliche Weise für Hygienefragen sensibilisiert, es werden Latrinen gebaut und Wasserbrunnen repariert.">People are aware of hygiene issues in different ways, it will be built latrines and water wells repaired.</span><br /> Helvetas Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit Swiss Association for Interna --not available-- National 2011winner Burkina Faso
2011 Sustainable development and climate change reduction through the promotion and implementation of bioenergy crops interspersed with agricultural crops, with the participation of rural communities in ColombiaOur Multipurpose Community Project is based on the reforestation using the Jatropha plant species, with broad participation of landowners and farmers facilitator&rsquo;s soil properties in areas damaged by abuse and that his recovery is important because they form part of strategic watershed for rural water supply. Additionally, based on the production of biodiesel using Jatropha System implementation integrated agricultural development and other types of renewable energy, which involves the planting of Jatropha trees as living fences, and rows of enrichment and intercropping with agricultural crops, a process which will be extensively involved women farmers and unemployed youth. Biodiesel production will come from the seeds of trees of Jatropha plantations established that combined with agricultural crops, allow micro plant supply the oil extracting and producing organic fertilizers for farms involved and stay organized in a cooperative production vegetable oil. In this way the Jatropha System covers four (4) main aspects of sustainable rural development and environmental protection:<br /> &bull; Promotion of Women&#39;s Development (training in production of soap, organic fertilizers and natural products locally)<br /> &bull;Poverty reduction (licit crop protection and seed sales).<br /> &bull; Adaptation to climate change and erosion control (planting on degraded soils and poor);<br /> &bull; Elimination of dependence on fossil fuels by providing lighting and biodiesel bioenergy for stationary and vehicular engines in rural areas;<br /> &bull; Jatropha plantations could become an excellent means of reforestation; contribute to the conservation of soil, preventing erosion, becoming an alternative for marginal soils and areas at risk of desertification, fully compatible with sustainable agriculture. Fundacion En Torno --not available-- National 2011winner Colombia
2011 Reduction of CO2 emissions through the application of OMENTMOMENTM is a software application that computes, in real time, the optimum level for all controllable inputs and outputs, on the basis of current processes, and recommends optimal values for all controllable parameters. For the coal power plant Reuter West, owned by Vattenfall Europe W&auml;rme AG, OMENTM achieved 1.1% p.a. reduction of CO2 emissions. The estimated economic savings amounted to 34,100 tonnes of CO2 p.a. or EUR 682,000 p.a. Further benefits included the reduction in NOX emissions, reduction in coal purchase and lower water usage. algorithmica technologies GmbH Fire Germany
2011 Košice Civic Protocol on Water, Vegetation and Climate Change (and COP15)&nbsp;The uniqueness of the Earth from the climatic point of view is the result of a combination of favourable conditions, in particular the evolution of life over the course of several long geological periods.<br /> It was above all micro-organisms and later also plants which over billions of years changed the physical and chemical environment of our planet, optimizing and later stabilizing certain parameters, including the climatic ones such as temperature and humidity, and the chemical composition of water, soil and the atmosphere. In this way they created the necessary conditions for the emergence of life as we know it today.<br /> People and Water --not available-- National 2011winner Slovakia
2011 14-In-One systemPowered with 10 years of research, Green Energy is opening a new era of superior solar powered systems specifically tailored for the poor, unlike comparable mono-function systems , ours designed to do, one, some ,or all of 14 functions, usable for cooking, space heating, sterilizing, distilling, heating water and drying ,disinfesting, crops, with a social impact of improving health due to availability of safe water and increase in food security, and empower Poor's productivity by creating low cost sustainable income generation opportunities. While contributing positively to our environment by reducing poors reliance on depleting natural resources to get their needs Green Energy Fire Egypt
2011 REHABILITATION OF SCHOOL BUILDINGS IN FAVOR OF YOUNG PEOPLE IN KPADAPEThis project is located in Akpadap&eacute;, a village situated at 130 km from Lom&eacute; in the south west of Togo.<br /> Togo is a West African country which covers 56600 km square. Togo is limited to the South by the Atlantic Ocean, to the North by Burkina Faso, to the East by Benin and to the West by Ghana. The population is estimated to 5 millions inhabitants in 2001.The population is distributed through the five economic regions (Maritime, Plateaux, Centrale, Kara and Savanes).<br /> More than 50% of the population is under 20. Women represent 51,3% and men 48,7%. In 1998 the annual growth rate is estimated to 2,4% by the United Nations Development Programme.<br /> Akpadap&eacute; counts about four thousands inhabitants (4000) and the rate of children from six (06) to seventeen (17) years old represent 42% of that population.<br /> In education, the government objective is to improve more and more the internal and external infrastructure of the education system by putting a particular accent on primary education which constitutes the foundation of good education.<br /> An observation made in that place showed an almost total lack of worthy school infrastructures. So pupils have to attend school under poultries or rooms made of straws. There are also school rooms&rsquo; roofs having holes in it or the roof itself does not exist.<br /> NGO-TJC(Terre de la Jeunesse Culturelle / Earth of Cultural Youth Organization) --not available-- National 2011winner Togo
2011 Highly efficient turbine for extracting energy from free ater flowHighly-efficient method of extracting energy from water flow. This technology is peculiar because of specially developed turbines that use the specific hydraulic effect thanks to which the turbines will not slow down the output water stream by extracting its kinetic energy, but speed it up by extracting its potential energy, which significantly (by many times) exceeds this stream’s kinetic energy. This technology for extracting energy from water current theoretically proves the possibility of creating highly efficient natural stream turbines and provides a method of mathematical calculation of their energy ?haracteristics. The implementation of this method will help to decrease the volume of organic fuel that is burned while extracting energy. Three diagramms attached. Engineering Research Group "RG" Water National 2011winner Kazakhstan
2011 Hand Water Pump With a PendulumHand water pump with a pendulum - where it is possible to use a little finger for pumping - is very simple solution for pumping water. It provides alleviation of work, because it is enough to move the pendulum occasionally with a little finger to pump the water, instead of large swings. The advantages compared to present hand pump solutions are: less force to start the pump, less water consumption, both arms can be used to fetch the water. It is possible to pump out a 1200 litres of water per hour and both elderly and children can use it. Veljko Milkovic Research & Development Center Water National 2011winner Serbia
2011 Production of Biomass briquettes as fuel alternative in UgandaThe majority of homes, institutions and industries in Uganda use firewood and charcoal for fuel, which are highly expensive and environmentally unfriendly. This project will introduce clean and affordable Biomass briquettes, as alternative fuel in Kamuli district. The project will take a duration of 2 years. Foundation for Development Initiative (FDI) --not available-- Uganda
2011 Drake Landing Solar CommunityThe Drake Landing Solar Community (DLSC) in the Town of Okotoks, Alberta, Canada has achieved a world record with its first of a kind large-scale seasonal storage solar heating system. By successfully integrating energy efficiency, solar energy, district heating, and energy storage technologies, DLSC is fulfilling 80 percent of the space heating requirements for a 52-home neighbourhood with solar energy. It is en route to achieving its target of 90 percent in the year 2012 and a reduction of five tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions per home, per year.<br /> Natural Resources Canada Fire World 2011winner Canada
2011 The Green LightThe Green Light is designed to be a practical resource for the Early Year’s Childcare sector. It is divided into three sections, 1) Practical projects; for children using recycled materials. 2) Going Green; how to achieve the Green Flag, waste, recycling and resources for cleaner greener cleaning. 3) Investigating energy usage; Sustainable Energy Association of Ireland (SEAI) Consultants carried out operation and maintenance checks on a selection of different childcare services to develop a system for energy efficiency and templates for assessing their energy usage designed to reduce energy spend and advise Providers on more environmentally friendly business practices. National Children's Nurseries Association --not available-- Ireland
2011 Gravitation water vortex power plant as a bioreactor<span title="Ein Gravitationswasserwirbelkraftwerk ist ein Kleinwasserkraftwerk für geringe Fallhöhe, welches eine Durchgängigkeit für Kleinlebewesen und Fischen ermöglicht.">A gravitation water vortex power plant is a small hydroelectric power plant for a low drop height, which allows for continuity small organisms and fish. </span><span title="Die neueste Innovation ist eine robuste und effektive Turbine für das Gravitationswasserwirbelkraftwerk - die sogenannte Zotlöterer-Turbine.">The latest innovation is a robust and effective turbine for the gravitation water vortex power plant - the so-called Zotl&ouml;terer turbine. </span><span title="Technisch gesehen ist die Zotlöterer-Turbine eine Durchströmturbine, die ohne Durchflussregelungssystem ähnliche Durchflusseigenschaften wie eine geregelte Turbine aufweist.">Technically, the Zotl&ouml;terer turbine is a direct flow, which has no flow control system similar flow characteristics as a regulated turbine. </span><span title="Die ökologische Durchgängigkeit durch das Gravitationswasserwirbelkraftwerk wird durch Aufstiegskanäle mit sehr niedriger Strömungsgeschwindigkeit im Außenbereich des Gravitationswasserwirbels erreicht.">The ecological continuity of the gravitational water vortex power plant will be achieved through promotion channels with very low flow velocity in the outer area of ​​the gravitational water vortex. </span><span title="An den Innenwänden des Rotationsbeckens als auch in den Aufstiegskanälen siedeln sich unzählige Wasserpflanzen an, die auch für Kleinstlebewesen eine problemlose Wanderung durch das Gravitationswasserwirbelkraftwerk gewährleisten.">On the inner walls of the pelvis rotation and in the promotion channels to settle numerous aquatic plants, which also ensure a smooth migration of microorganisms by the gravitational water vortex power plant. </span><span title="In Österreich und in der Schweiz gibt es über 200.000 Standorte für das Gravitationswasserwirbelkraftwerk - Kleinwasserkraftwerke, die unauffällig über Jahrzehnte hinweg Ökostrom produzieren können.">In Austria and Switzerland, there are over 200,000 sites for the gravitation water vortex power plant - small hydro power plants, which can be inconspicuously over many decades to produce green electricity. </span><span title="Mit unseren Kleinwindkraftanlagen ergänzen wir die Palette von dezentralen Kleinkraftwerken für die Erzeugung elektrischer Energie und erschließen neue Märkte.">With our small wind turbines, we complement the range of small local power plants for electricity generation and open up new markets.</span><br /> www.zotloeterer.com Water National 2010winner Austria
2011 KlimaHaus CasaClima House Climate KlimaDom<span title="KlimaHaus steht für energieeffizientes Bauen mit hohem Wohnkomfort.">Air house is energy-efficient construction with style and comfort. </span><span title="Der zertifizierte Baustandard sorgt für geringe Heiz- und Kühlkosten und ist konkreter Klimaschutz, daneben fördert KlimaHaus den Einsatz von erneuerbaren Energieträgern.">The certified building standards ensures low heating and cooling costs and climate change is more concrete, besides promoting the use of home air-renewable energy sources. </span><span title="Der Energieausweis informiert in verständlicher Form über die Gesamtenergieeffizienz des Gebäudes (Gold = 1 Liter-Haus, A = 3 Liter-Haus und B = 5 Liter-Haus).">The energy performance certificate information in an intelligible form of the energy performance of the building (gold = 1 liter house, A = 3 Liter House and B = 5 Liter House). </span><span title="Der Baustandard, der durch öffentliche Zertifizierungsstellen kontrolliert wird, wirkt in Italien wie ein Katalysator um energieeffizientes und nachhaltiges Bauen zu fördern.">The building standard, which is controlled by public certification authority has, in Italy as a catalyst to promote energy-efficient construction. </span><span title="Mittlerweile wurden die ersten Gebäude auch außerhalb Italiens zertifiziert.">Meanwhile, the first buildings were certified outside of Italy. </span><span title="Bisher sind über 2.300 Gebäude mit einem Heizwärmebedarf unter 50 kWh/m²a als KlimaHaus zertifiziert worden.">So far, more than 2,300 buildings have been certified with a heating demand below 50 kWh / m&sup2; a house than air.</span><br /> KlimaHaus Agentur Agenzia CasaClima --not available-- Italy
2011 ‘Smarter Driving’ schemeIn April 2009 over 300 staff attended training in efficient driving techniques. In order to keep awareness high after the training, the Council&rsquo;s Motor Transport Team has been running a &lsquo;Driver of the month&rsquo; competition to recognise the most efficient drivers.<br /> <br /> The scheme has been supported from the very top of the organisation, including the Chief Executive and Councillor John Tanner, Board Member for a Cleaner, Greener Oxford, who commented &ldquo;some of our drivers, like the Street Cleansing team can clock up more than 450 miles a week. This training should show our drivers that if they alter the way they drive then we can reduce our carbon emissions and save money. If the drivers take this knowledge when they drive their own vehicles it will help save them money but also help reduce their own carbon footprint.&rdquo; Oxford City Council Fire United Kingdom
2011 Buffelsdraai Landfill ReforestationIn order to reduce the carbon foot print of holding the world cup 2010 in Durban it was decided to reintroduce endemic indigenous forests into the buffer area around the Buffelsdraai Landfill. Local community are enlisted to grow seedlings into saplings. When these are large enough they are delivered to the landfill and the person is given vouchers which can be immediately returned for food or can be collected until sufficient number for a bicycle or similar. The local community are then employed to dig the holes and plant and maintaine the saplings until they are strong enough to survive on their own. To date 82 000 trees have been planted. eThekwini Municipality Earth South Africa
2011 SolarChill ProjectMaintaining the security of the vaccine cold chain, the preservation of certain medicines, and the preservation and chilling of food and beverages is a major challenge in regions of the world without electricity or without reliable electrical power. The SolarChill Project aims to deliver to those regions, solar powered, led storage battery-free, environmentally friendly, and as much as possible, affordable vaccine coolers and food refrigerators. Since it inception in 2000, the SolarChill Project has developed, field tested and commercialized a breakthrough technology that stores the energy of the sun in ice instead of in led batteries. The first generation of SolarChill vaccine coolers are now on the market, and have received WHO Performance, Quality and Safety (PQS) certification. The Project is currently proceeding to (a) develop the SolarChill food refrigerator prototypes, (b) to conduct large scale demonstration projects with the SolarChill vaccine coolers in Africa and Latin America, and (c) to facilitate the transfer of the SolarChill technology to local manufacturers in developing countries. The SolarChill Project Partners have no commercial interest in the Project. Their sole mandate is to develop this public domain technology, make it freely available to interested manufacturers worldwide, and promote its uptake internationally. The SolarChill Project bridges health, environment and development through an iconic and practical technology. Solar Chill Project Fire Canada
2011 Energy efficiency of buildings in Berlin<span lang="EN" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 10pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-ansi-language: EN; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">For the detached house in the Berlin district of Zehlendorf was the end of 2007, a comprehensive analysis by the DIMaGB energy consultancy. An in-depth energy analysis (EVA) was the basis for the project report with recommendations. Healthy living, proper building was always the focus in the design, plus the cost of the measures.<br /> In April / May 2008, a project design was done by the DIMaGB planning. As a result, were tender were-in the form of specifications with building description in words and pictures. The very unique and detailed style semi-detached house built in 1963 was a challenge for the planners, but also for the offer calculation.<br /> In the first section of a basement ceiling insulation made with Styrofoam plates and an inner coating with Thermo-Shield, the IR-reflecting micro-silicate paint to improve the indoor climate. In the living room a skirting heating system was installed.</span> DIMaGB Projekte, Konzepte, Beratung Fire Germany
2011 Saul Gojus: Retrofitting a kindergarten in Vilnius<span lang="EN" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 10pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-ansi-language: EN; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">The kindergarten &quot;Saules Gojus&quot; (Sun Park) is located on the outskirts of Vilnius. With 500m &sup2;, the house up to 45 children space. In the first phase of redevelopment 2004 core insulation made of cellulose flakes in the air gap of the outer walls were blown. In the second phase was a painting inside and out with the thermo-ceramic membrane technology to improve the heat shield thermal protection. As a result of the heating costs were reduced and the Ausk&uuml;hlzeiten be extended - with improved thermal comfort and reduced mold risk and problem areas. In addition to long-lasting weather protection, the dried coating protects against the wall heat radiation in winter and heat in summer.</span> DIMaGB Projekte, Konzepte, Beratung Fire National 2011winner Lithuania
2011 Trabold-high-performance filter<span lang="EN" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 10pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-ansi-language: EN; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">The project applicant could develop a high-performance filters for various oil mixtures, etc. for lubricants, greases, fuels, vegetable oil, heating oil, diesel, bio diesel, hydraulic, ...<br /> This filter has a filter up to 100 times higher performance compared to conventional oil changes. He removes condensation and improves the lubricity. In addition, an automatic cooling is produced by cooling fins on the filter housing.<br /> Since the conventional oil changes deleted, results in a up to 90% oil savings, and thereby reduction / elimination of highly toxic waste oil.</span> bbr-technologie kg Earth Germany
2011 Passive house kindergartenSince autumn 2008, children in Lower Austria can attend kindergarten from age 2½. To meet the space requirements in the city of Baden, a new building had to be erected, and the city opted for a passive house structure. A large part of the building was built with wood framing; insulation was almost exclusively cellulose. Energy is supplied by a biomass regional heating network. Large windows optimize the use of daylight. Showcase projects like the kindergarten in Baden motivate others to build with sustainable energy efficiency and natural resource conservation in mind. Stadtgemeinde Baden Earth Austria
2011 Municipal energy awareness onlineMunicipalities in southern Moravia (Czech Republic) and northern Lower Austria are developing a model for an energy agency for the regions for the purpose of energy monitoring in municipal buildings using remote reading via internet for heat, electricity and water. This model, which has already been successfully introduced in buildings of the province of Lower Austria, is currently being transferred to municipal buildings and companies and will analyze energy-saving measures and prepare the data for the respective municipality. Beyond user motivation and the savings, an interchange of experience across borders plays a central role. Here the municipalities seek to make a contribution to climate and environmental protection. Management of energy data, improved energy utilization and better systems can return energy savings up to 50%. Energieagentur der Regionen Air Austria
2011 Certification of straw balls as building and insulation materialAn initiative in the Lower Austrian village of Friedersbach seeks to certify straw balls as building and insulation material in order to enable the utilization of this widespread and readily available agricultural product in new construction and prefabricated construction. The greatest impediment to such usage in construction has been the lack of certification. In order to achieve such certification, a special pressing technique and a dedicated application method for the straw were developed. The project seeks to offer small and medium-sized companies in Lower Austria the opportunity to efficiently exploit some 756 tons of excess straw. The project is scheduled for completion in September 2009. Waldland Vermarktungs gbmH Earth Austria
2011 Lunchboxes for first-gradersEnvironmental education begins with the youngest. Therefore at the start of school each year, the dedicated waste recycling company Abfallverband Schwechat (Austria) gives first graders from 15 municipalities a lunch box for a minimum-waste lunch. Children and parents are to be made aware that lunches need not be packed in aluminum foil or plastic bags. The recycling company also raises its profile in the process. The project began in 2007. Numerous other Lower Austrian communities have replicated the project. Gemeindeverband für Abfallwirtschaft im Raum Schwechat Youth Austria
2011 Plant-based textile dyesRecent years have seen many promising achievements in textile dying with plant-based dyes, an environmentally friendly alternative to synthetic dyes. Raw materials from agriculture as well as byproducts of the food and wood processing industries serve as source materials for such dyes. Utilization of these renewable raw materials protects agricultural lands and jobs and also conserves the environment. In addition, the production of plant-based dyes is significantly more energy-efficient than that of toxic chemicals. Promoting a sustainable business model, the company Colors of Nature plans to market plant-based textile dyes after their market readiness has been assured. CON - Colors of Nature - Farben der Natur GmbH Earth Austria
2011 New air-coupled heat pump generation by OchsnerThe importance of air-coupled heat pumps on the market is increasing. These heat pumps are particularly suited for replacement of an old heating system. The Ochsner company has developed a new highly efficient split vaporizer for its line of heat pumps to significantly increase the efficiency of its air-coupled heat pumps. The independently measured world record has been set at COP 4.2 at L2/W35 10K. The COP value describes the thermal efficiency and is a quality criteria for heat pumps. In addition, Ochsner reduced the noise via a novel ventilator technology that reduces the rotational speed dramatically. The new vaporizer combines with Ochsner heat pumps to deliver significant energy savings and low heating costs even for building renovation projects. The environment is protected on-site due to emission-free operation. Ochsner Wärmepumpen GmbH Fire Austria
2011 Watering can with water stop valve function<span title="Die Idee dieses Projektes ist eine Gießkanne mit einem speziellen Ventilaufsatz (mit Wasserstopp-Funktion bis zum Moment der gezielten Bodenberührung).">The idea of ​​this project is a watering can with a special valve cover (with water stop function up to the moment of deliberate contact with the ground). </span><span title="Dadurch wird ein punktuelles und punktgenaues gießen zB">This is a punctual and precise cast as </span><span title="bei Jungpflanzen im Außenbereich und bei Topfpflanzen im Innenbereich möglich.">possible for young plants outdoors and indoors in potted plants. </span><span title="Dieses System hilft auch effektiv Wasser und Energie zu sparen.">This system also helps to save energy and water efficiently. </span><span title="Das Verschütten von Wasser bei Gießkannen mit diesem Aufsatz in Innenräumen wird verhindert, weil Wasser erst austreten kann, wenn das Ventil den Topfpflanzenboden berührt und das Ventil Wasser freigibt.">The spillage of water when watering with this article indoors is prevented because water can escape only when the valve contacts the potted soil and releases the water valve.</span><br /> Ernst Merkinger Water Austria
2011 Optimization of disposal of waste from freight shipping on Austrian canalsOptimized waste disposal is critical to environmental protection. A lack of information, cultural differences and language barriers often lead to problems in inland shipping of freight. Via Danube now seeks to create consciousness through a uniform labeling system for waste containers that will facilitate the separation of waste. Symbols and an information sheet in five languages will enable even foreign crews in Austria to participate. After only one month there was a noticeable decline in the number of faults at the lock at Persenbeug, Austria. via donau - Österreichische Wasserstraßen-Gesellschaft mbH Water National 2010winner Austria
2011 "The Solar Marketplace" - solar power for pump-storage electric power through the use of vanadium redox flow battery (VRFB)<span lang="EN" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 10pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-ansi-language: EN; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">The generation of electricity with photovoltaic systems suffers from a drawback: Once it gets dark, the power remains off. &quot;The Solar Marketplace&quot; is the answer: a combination of photovoltaic systems and a vanadium redox flow battery 24 hours a day solar power are asking. Up to 100 kilowatt hours of solar power (or the weekly requirement of an average household in Austria) can save the attachment. The battery can be embedded or serve as stand-alone solution for electrical power into existing power grids to the top cover: whether for lighting, telecommunications, electric vehicles or water treatment, the new power storage makes it possible. Cell Power Ltd. has with &quot;The Solar Marketplace&quot; created a turnkey energy storage, which is characterized by its durability and low operating costs.</span> Cellstrom GmbH Fire Austria
2011 Dry walls without chemicals and energy<span lang="EN" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 10pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-ansi-language: EN; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">Wet walls of buildings in addition to possible health problems cause by mold to considerable heat loss due to the decreasing insulating capacity. Therefore provides an important first step Mauertrockenlegung towards energy efficiency in building renovations. &quot;Aquapol&quot; is a wall drainage system that works without chemicals or invasive procedures in the building envelope, with the help of physical vibrations and humidity environmentally friendly from the wall, &quot;drives&quot;. Target, the quality of housing, energy consumption and increase the value of the building, without harming health, environment or climate.</span> Aquapol Gmbh Earth Austria
2011 Conservation Education in Schools ProgrammeChipembele has delivered quality conservation education to school aged children and youth since 2001. This Conservation Education in Schools Programme, encouraging the pupil&rsquo;s own initiatives of tree planting and litter management schemes, are now embraced by the broader community because of the underpinning in conservation and sustainable environmental practices the education programme has provided. The Conservation Education in Schools Programme and Chipembele Rangers Scheme aims to teach and involve pupils in conservation and environmental issues and encourages youth to take responsibility for their environment. The programme seeks to ensure a sustainable environmental and economic future for the South Luangwa Valley.<br /> Chipembele Wildlife Education Trust --not available-- World 2011winner Zambia
2011 3R CARBON BIOREFINERYThe 3R CARBON BIOREFINERY is plant and/or animal biomass origin carboniferous material and biotechnological formulated process/substance, that is special quality produced by integrated thermal and biotech means for open ecological soil applications. The zero emission carbon biorefinery process is based on input organic refuse/waste streams from the agriculture, food and forest industries. The refined carbon output product multi effect used for sustainable soil and carbon negative environmental improvements, economical food crop production (horticulturals) and forest nursery, including plant-growth-promotion, biocontrol, natural fertilization, soil moisture retention, restoration of soil biodiversity and natural balance. Permitted, field-demo tested, full scale designed.<br /> Terra Humana Clean Technology Engineering Ltd. --not available-- Hungary
2011 FLOATING WASTE WATER TREATMENT PLANTSFloating waste water treatment plants are solving a problem of cleaning communal and industrial waste water pollution in coastal localities. It is a new patented idea to place the waste water cleaning systems on floating platform, anchored a suitable distance from the city or village it serves. Connection between existing sewerage system and the FWWTP is provided by an underwater pipeline. Most of the built-up areas surrounding for instance the Mediterranean Sea are situated in very specific conditions where the coastal patterns and historical urbanization always limit the available space for land based sewage treating facilities. Existing canalization is usually based on normal gravity float and the sewage discharges directly into the adjacent bay. Since it is unlikely to find adequate building sites on the tourist promenade, costly diversions of sewerage systems are essential to bring the waste where it belongs, out of the site, back up the hill or where ever the possibility to construct a sewage treatment plant would be. Such diversions could in complicated historical estate complex cost more then sewage treatment plant itself. Czech Oceanographic Society Water National 2011winner Egypt
2011 Solar thermal insulation<span lang="EN" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 10pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-ansi-language: EN; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">The engineer Kleebinder GmbH developed a solar thermal system that is currently in the testing phase. An existing house (BJ 1970) with 150m &sup2; living space and a heating 430KWh / m&sup2; a is to be brought with the help of special solar insulation to passive house standard (heating demand of 15KWh / m&sup2; a). For this purpose, the insulated outer wall of the house with a new patented insulation and solar heating with 16m &sup2; hybrid collectors. Attic, basement or erdanliegende components are commonly isolated. The cooling in the summer can be done by night ventilation. Water heating is carried out in summer in hybrid collectors, in winter, solar domestic hot water pre-heated. In this pilot project will be obtained by measurement and simulation of key inputs for production, design and distribution of the system.</span> Ing. Kleebinder Ges.m.b.H. Fire Austria
2011 Maize Cob Board (MCB) - lightweight material from agricultural by-products<span lang="EN" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 10pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-ansi-language: EN; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">Corn cobs fall in agricultural production as a by product and are currently no systematic recycling. Experiments and research have shown that this raw material into a lightweight core layer for Leichtbauplat th with good strength and insulation (sound and heat), who processed the-can. First test plates were prepared, and fundamental research (mechanical and physical properties) are performed. As part of a promoted-funded project was to develop a pilot plant for the manufacture of the plate. Other objectives of this project are the production of prototypes and the development of a production layout for a start-up. Because of the worldwide incidence of corn, the concept can be implemented in other countries.</span> Kompetenzzentrum Holz GmbH Earth Austria
2011 Energy Saving House<span lang="EN" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 10pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-ansi-language: EN; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">After a reduction of power consumption by a factor of 10 to 400 kWh / year, our budget is self-sufficient supply of electricity from renewable energy sources (photovoltaic, wind energy). This was achieved through the following measures:<br /> &bull; optimization of existing equipment<br /> &bull; Use of highly efficient equipment<br /> &bull; provision of heat from other energy sources (solar, biomass)<br /> &bull; Avoid &quot;empty energy&quot; (standby)<br /> In mobility, recently replaced an electric bike to the car for the daily commute to work and for shopping (about 500 km / month).</span> Franz Spreitz Fire Austria
2011 Bandar imam petrochemical company Sustainable Energy Management Excellence ModelThe sustainable energy management excellence model have been designed in BIPC company in 2010. This is a key fframework for helping organizations in their drive towards being more competitive in energy management. This model is a practice tool to help organizations to establish an appropriate Management structure by measuring where they are on the path to Excellence in energy management; helping them understand the gaps; and then stimulating solutions. Bandar Imam Petro Chemical --not available-- Iran, Islamic Republic of
2011 Multi-user solar system: Portable energy with portable primary computer educationPortable energy: Instead of mounting expensive solar panel on each house, a central photovoltaic solar system is installed with a bigger capacity. This station consist different electrical equipment. Again we provide one ortable power box and two LED lamps to user. Simply they have to bring the portable power box to base station for recharge. The integrated LED lamps bring light into darkness which total cost around 75% less from traditional system. Portable education: This part includes a rickshaw covered van that carries a computer with power which comes from base station. This rickshaw covered van goes door to door of school and selected trained teachers takes initiatives to teach. FAROOQUI foundation Fire Bangladesh
2011 Viet Nam Promoting Energy Conservation in Small and Medium EnterprisesThe PECSME project comprises an integrated set of activities designed to address in a holistic fashion the barriers to widespread utilization of energy efficient management practices, operations and technologies in Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) sectors in Viet Nam. The five key SME sectors being addressed in the project are brick, ceramics, textiles, paper and food processing. The project has taken the results of ten carefully targeted demonstration projects in the five SME sectors and then applied them to a list of 459 replication projects during from 2006 to June 2010. The project is envisioned to achieve its objectives by supporting an integrated set of six component programs comprising: policy and institutional support development; communications and awareness; technical capacity development; energy efficiency services provision support; financing support; and demonstrations. By the end of 2010, the project aims to cover 500 small and medium enterprises and to contribute to the cumulative emission reductions of 700 kilotons CO2 and the cumulative energy savings of 160 ktoe. Viet Nam Promoting Energy Conservation in Small and Medium Enterprises Fire National 2011winner Viet Nam
2011 Solar houses design for 40-50 degrees latitude NorthThe main advantage of “Solar-5 EcoHouse” declared by the competitor on competition as an innovation in the field of sustainable building and design technology – the power effective architectural form of a building protected by the patent of the Russian Federation on invention RU 2342507. In usual winter weather conditions (-15°C and N-NW wind of 5-10 m/s) the power effective architectural form of a building provides the contribution of passive solar system to heating of the house to 57 % from necessary level (the settlement data), replacing not renewed sources of heat. Experimental design and graphics search allow defining preferable passive solar heating architectural form for temporary-monsoon climate, as it was verified by mathematic modeling by IPMT FEB RAS. Based on patenting form other types of passive solar buildings proposed: 45% passive solar heating eco-tourists Solar-5M “EcoModule”; and latest Solar-S “EcoDacha” as simplify variant Far Eastern State Technical University Fire World 2011winner Russian Federation
2011 Innovative blower chula air lift checkdam shutters for rural development<span lang="EN-US" style="line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 11pt; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-fareast; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;"><font color="#000000">The air lift shutter is an automatic system that works over the flood of the water into the reservoir at micro level. The shutter be works for storage level. The problem is the elevation of A shutter when the flow is over above the storage. The air balloon systemized leverage would be fixed to the A shutter and B shutter. In the beginning a shutter would be opened to discharge the excess water that above the storage level. When there shall be unexpected over brim of the reservoir and when a danger occur the two panels would be opened to discharge the perilous flow of water and at the same time a panels slow down at the level of water decreases automatically.</font></span> Socio Economic Action in Rural Communities and Habitat Special India
2011 Onshore Power supplyPort of Gothenburg was the first port in the world to provide high voltage Onshore Power Supply (OPS) for cargo vessels in year 2000. Implementation of OPS provides an opportunity not only to improve air quality, working conditions and reduction of noise, but also to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide, one of the main contributors to global warming. Currently there are five quays at the Ro/ro Terminals that can offer OPS and ten vessels regularly use these connections. Today over 20% of all ship calls to the Ro/ro-terminals in Port of Gothenburg are connected to OPS, approx. 1700 out of 8000 calls. Port of Gothenburg Fire World 2011winner Sweden
2011 More regional biodiesel B100% Operating<span lang="EN" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 10pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-ansi-language: EN; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">Specifically, the project applicant has been involved for many years for a wider application with the view of the region of Graz / S&uuml;dsteiermark for 100% biodiesel use.<br /> After years of &quot;speaking against the wall,&quot; it is he now managed to convert five vehicles on sustainable Biodiesel.<br /> Furthermore, biodiesel is also a court &quot;show&quot; set up gas station.</span> Raimund Ziak --not available-- Austria
2011 Town Hall heating system with biomass district heating Galtür<span lang="EN" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 10pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-ansi-language: EN; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">The parish hall was built as a massive timber Galt&uuml;r on a massive reinforced concrete base. The entire structure is similar in design to the specifications of a Niederigstenergiehauses and received the seal of approval awarded the EQ energy Tyrol. The heating requirement is for the building including the housing tract 16 kWh / m&sup2; a<br /> The integrated heating system in the basement of the new biomass - plant supplies district heating to the parish house next to the elementary school, the Pfarrwidum and the multi-purpose building / Alpinarium. The district heating plant has an annual consumption of about 130 tons of pellets, thus saving a 80,000 liters of oil. With the new energy-efficient district heating system as well as by the carbon dioxide emissions are reduced by 150 tons per year.</span> Gemeinde Galtür Earth Regional 2010winner Austria
2011 WB/ARET/CGS 03-70In 2003 International Center for Environmental Research Jointly with its cluster partners JSC Biochimfarm&quot; strated to implement WB Georgian Agriculture Development Program&rsquo;s<br /> Project - CGS 03-70 &quot;Demonstration and application of achievement of environmentaly friendly and efficient technology on the use of treatment-preventive veterinary biopreparation of bacteriophages against antibiotic resistant salmonela infections in poultry&quot;<br /> The purpose of our project was to demonstrate environmentally friendly, and efficient, veterinary,<br /> preventive- treating technology against antibiotic resistant microbes for its further practical use.<br /> The&nbsp; instruction for the use of the technology -Interstibacteriophage preparation in poultry was approved by&nbsp; Georgian Veterinary University scientific Council and Georgian State Vetrinary Department.<br /> International Center for Environmental Research --not available-- Georgia
2011 Solar Energy for Education & Development in EthiopiaThe Solar Energy Foundation (SEF) enables poor people in rural areas of developing countries to access solar energy. The solar systems come together with the commitment for social, environmental and financial sustainability to improve the quality of people’s life. SEF stands for comprehensive customer awareness creation and education as well as for a regional network of trained solar technicians for installation and after-sales-service in the remote areas of Ethiopia. The “International Solar Energy School” was founded in 2007 to train Solar Technicians in Ethiopia as basis for the long-term target: creation of a self-dependent solar business. Stiftung Solarenergie - Solar Energy Foundation Fire National 2011winner Ethiopia
2011 SOLAR SISTERS PROGRAM (SSP)Solar Sisters Program (SSP) is an engaged philanthropic eco-tourism program of the Himalayan Light Foundation. SSP are women and men who want to travel to remote villages of Nepal and South Asian countries donate solar electricity in the community centers for education, income generation and vital service provision. Each installation serves entire communities that are left out of most donors program. SSP helps community to bring lights in villager’s lives and volunteers in the other hands gets unique opportunity to really feel Nepal and other countries in a grass-root level while making close connection with recipient villagers. HIMALAYAN LIGHT FOUNDATION (HLF) Earth Nepal
2011 THE 4TH REVOLUTION EnergyAutonomy<span lang="EN" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 10pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-ansi-language: EN; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">100% Renewable Energy - the key to justice: economically, socially and ecologically. The feature length documentary &quot;The 4th Revolution - Energy Autonomy shows &quot;through projects from around the world in which society is independent of supply of fossil fuels and nuclear materials and the large energy companies, if we use the potential of solar and wind energy, geothermal energy and biogas. With stations in eleven countries, the film within 60 days under the direction of Carl-A. Fechner turned. A nationwide campaign events around the cinema screenings also ensures the widespread use of the subject and the public awareness towards energy transition - viewers are encouraged to contribute to local projects.</span> fechnerMEDIA GmbH Special Germany
2011 Cadastral renewable energies Wuppertal<span lang="EN" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 10pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-ansi-language: EN; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">The city of Wuppertal sets up portal &quot;Renewable Energies&quot; one, at its heart, the solar land, have already been completed and was funded through sponsorship. It points to the potential for solar existing roof detail and sub-areas also offers comprehensive information about the solar potential, ie for every square meter of Wuppertal. By the end of 2010, the information will be added to the potential use of wind power, the sources of biomass fuels, geothermal potential and the information on the use of waste heat. Citizens and experts, craftsmen and architects are stimulated by a wealth of information on the use of renewable energies.</span> Stadt Wuppertal/ Gesa gGmbH/ ARGE Wuppertal Fire Germany
2011 Toyota Frey<span lang="EN" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 10pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-ansi-language: EN; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">A car dealership with showrooms, sales, service workshops and the corresponding units, underground parking and the required equipment and ancillary facilities. It was to create a building in an expressive architecture and exceptional atmosphere, identity-formative and future-oriented features in design and engineering.<br /> An operating system without emissions of CO2 and nitrogen oxides. Ecology and sustainability are project-limiting, especially measures to save energy. Distinctive shape components such as photovoltaic and solar heating systems are aesthetically integrated into the architecture.</span> Atelier Volkmar Burgstaller ZT GmbH --not available-- Austria
2011 Ecovillage Sieben Linden<span lang="EN" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 10pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-ansi-language: EN; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">In Siebenlinden new village is built in which all areas of life are organized as sustainable. Currently there are about 130 people. Construction / housing: straw bale houses, regional lumber, wood heating, solar heating systems, compost toilets, photovoltaic systems. Lifestyle: car sharing, shared kitchen 100% organic vegetarian, vegan and raw food high proportion of offers. Economies: a cooperative property, Community Supported Agriculture, Food Coop, manageable business cycles. Horticulture and forestry: self-sufficiency in vegetables, timber and firewood, use of horses in horticulture and forestry. Social integration: coexistence of all generations, home care need of care and integration of a mentally disabled roommate, activities for children. Community life: conscious maintenance of communication and culture of constructive conflict resolution methods. Education for sustainability: seminar operation, forest nursery, partnership with networks for rural development in Africa and India.</span> Freundeskreis Ökodorf eV Earth Germany
2011 one good ideaThe one good idea project is organised by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland working in partnership with Change.ie, Ireland’s national campaign on climate change. The competition invites all post-primary students in the Republic of Ireland to get involved in researching, designing and implementing an awareness campaign on climate change and energy efficiency. Students choose one of three target audiences for their awareness campaigns: adults and the wider community, their peers or primary school children. Students can use drama, art, music or writing to bring their idea to life and ensure the message reaches their audience in the most engaging ways possible. Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland Youth National 2011winner Ireland
2011 School and new sports facility<span lang="EN" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 10pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-ansi-language: EN; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">The Bad Blumau has built a new elementary school and sports complex. The architects and Feyferlik Fritzer designed classrooms that promote movement and an alert mind and the joy of learning and provide adequate rest during the breaks. The right angle was &quot;blown up&quot; to make room in their three-dimensionality for children to experience. Many seats and niches, both inside and out, load the &quot;small&quot; a &quot;joint sitting&quot; and / or to retract.<br /> The structure of the primary school and sports clubs, together with their outdoor areas as space-making positions that can arise with any future development in the north-west of the ensemble, a new center.</span> Gemeinde Bad Blumau --not available-- Austria
2011 Passive earth house<span lang="EN" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 10pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-ansi-language: EN; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">A passive house is no more expensive than conventional buildings, essential to build simple and without any technical emergency heating was until now considered virtually impossible. But now a world of new house type has been developed as a result of a mixture of passive houses and Erdhauskonzept.<br /> Specifically, it was realized from the summer of 2006 a pilot project with 3 small chain stores in Gunzburg. The show house &#39;South East&#39; was purchased in late February 2007 and is currently being validated successfully. The heating energy consumption is in fact only about 11 kWh / m&sup2; a (less than 100 liters of heating oil per house). The Last House on the pattern of settlement (house &#39;North West&#39;) is to be built in 2010.</span> Passiv-Erdhaus GmbH Earth Germany
2011 Reviving biogas as a useful and viable technology in Sri LankaPractical Action played the pivotal role in rejuvenating biogas technology and usage in Sri Lanka at a time when biogas was a ‘dying’ technology, discarded by users and ignored by policy-makers. In mid 1990s, the project team began R&D, rehabilitating, training, and awareness-raising of suitable biogas technologies, with the aim of providing basic, affordable household energy for off-grid areas. Their approach was holistic, looking at energy access, improved agriculture, environmental management and livelihoods. 15 years on, they are proud of having revived biogas as a useful and viable technology and put in place necessary support mechanisms to advice and implement biogas nationally. Practical Action Sri Lanka --not available-- Sri Lanka
2011 Green Hornet Biofuels ProjectIn October 2009 the United States’ Secretary of the Navy outlined the U.S. Navy’s goals over the next decade to achieve a sustainable and secure energy future. In support of those goals, in April 2010 an FA-18F fighter jet, dubbed the “Green Hornet,” made Naval Aviation history powered by a drop-in replacement fuel composed of a 50/50 blend of biofuel and conventional jet fuel. The biofuel blend was engineered to specifications that permitted no mechanical modifications to be made to the engine. As a result, the aircraft performed flawlessly. Furthermore, the Green Hornet became the first aircraft to break the sound barrier flying on a 50/50 biofuel blend. United States Navy Task Force Energy Air United States
2011 From the fifties to zero energy balanceIn the future, architects will have to be able of dealing with the potential of existing architectural objects as well as resources and materials. The renovation of this six-family house in Z&uuml;rich-H&ouml;ngg demonstrates this task impressingly.<br /> In this dwelling the addition of an attic increases spaces to rent and impresses with adapting the qualities of a half-century-old building to the standard of today and can thereof be called a showpiece of its kind.<br /> A combination of high insulated pre-fabricated wooden elements and enlarged south windows, together with a ground source heat pump, tubular collectors for warm water and integrated photovoltaic solar roof panels make the building independent from external heat sources. As the old building represents a typical dwelling unit built in Switzerland in thousands in the postwar years, the message from this showpiece is not to be overseen or overheard, and must be our aim to the future. Beat Kaempfen, office for architecture Fire Switzerland
2011 Invest in renewable energy - invest in a better life in Lebanon!The project contributed to raise awareness on the sustainable use of solar energy in Lebanon as a means to foster disadvantaged and vulnerable young people’ vocational training, professionalism and employability through the promotion of training on the job and the start up of incoming generating activities, through a) skills renewal and training of Lebanese trainers on global trends and innovative technologies in renewable energies; b) training sessions on solar thermal and photovoltaic addressed to the students and young workers; c) start-up of production laboratories for the manufacture, maintenance and installation of solar panels; d) promotion of students’ employability and entrepreneurship. VIS - Volontariato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo Earth Lebanon
2011 Effectiveness of thermal energy consumptionAt present situation there is a very high heat energy loses by hot flue gas. That contents also lot of harmful admixtures. Innovation are new hybrid technology, were heat producing equipment are combined by special patented cooling systems and heat pumps. That solution extremely decreases temperature of flue gas and return heat to heating systems. That give very high effectiveness, low fuel consumption, condense harmful admixtures, what possible neutralize by reagents. Most high efficiency are by using biomass fuel, because that content very much moisture. New technology condensate steam and return heat energy to heating system. Good solution for co generation to produce electricity and heat. Ventilation and sanitation cooling to return heat energy. That solution can save 3/4 of biomass, what product oxygen and are one of most important climate control mechanism on Earth. Woods are bio accumulator of CO2 and water, can decrease global ocean level. Rezekne University Faculty of Engeneering --not available-- Latvia
2011 Energy renovation<span lang="EN" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 10pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-ansi-language: EN; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">The aim of this reorganization in view of sustainability is that through the use of natural materials such as wood fiber panels that remain virtually the same &quot;eternal&quot; and thus also felt in many years, the same insulating effect will be.<br /> On the efficiency of the overall project is to be noted that the installation of windows in wood-aluminum construction with triple glazing and solar glass (solar glass, 20% more sunlight can be in the rooms), and the conversion of two different antiquated heating systems to a new heating system, which with renewable energy is operated by the multiplication of the measures a total effect is obtained, which is much larger.</span> . --not available-- Austria
2011 sustainability leaders for waste = energy projectA team of Compassion Leadership Development Programme students, who come from slums, started a waste equals energy project in a slum Korogocho in Nairobi, Kenya with the help of 2LEAD4US. 2LEAD4US also attracts external parties from Europe to develop the waste into energy. In this project, the focus is on people who ‘want’ to collect waste because it becomes a resource for energy: creating value and a source of income. The goal of this project is for young sustainability leaders to make energy from waste and contribute to a healthy, safe, clean, prosperous sustainable living environment in the slum. 2lead4us --not available-- Kenya
2011 Generation contract ecologically sustainable<span lang="EN" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 10pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-ansi-language: EN; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">Bacher Herbert, a graduate of Argentina EBA-training energy advisors, analyzed in the course of this program is the multi-family residential house of his family and his parents. In this intensive study was not only clear that this house is to clean up little energy, but also the health of his parents deteriorated watching. The remarkable in several respects solution was found in the generation project. To spare the aged parents a change and the loss of the social environment, was acquired in the immediate vicinity of a property and for the family a house and a bungalow for his parents, both in low energy buildings and facilities for disabled people, established.<br /> The environmental business of the houses is a 20 square meter solar collector, which guarantees a high efficiency in the heating season. A micro-power pellets in conjunction with a total of 75 cubic meters of concrete core activation can expect an extremely low energy consumption.<br /> The increase of the solar value allows the dispersal of the solar gain in the thermal mass of the bottom plate. The process of the concrete core activation is an integral part of the technology concept.</span> FIN - Future is Now Kuster Energielösungen GmbH --not available-- Austria
2011 Muscles energized - Bike and Surf<span lang="EN" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 10pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-ansi-language: EN; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">This project involves electricity generation from human muscle power. A project team from the converted exercise bike with an integrated DC generator produces electricity. This is a 12 - save battery, and used directly on site with highly energy efficient DC appliances.<br /> Specifically, while the conventional lighting (neon tubes) against the latest LED lighting will be replaced. Furthermore, it is used in place of the existing music, is far more energy-efficient car radio. An additional laptop to increase comfort and so far as additional Tretanreiz is directly mounted on the ergometer fixed and well operated by human power. In Tretpausen the electricity coming from the battery.</span> LFZ-Raumberg-Gumpenstein --not available-- Austria
2011 Caravana Ciudadano RLa Caravana Ciudadano R promotes Responsible and Respectful energy consumption, sustainability and environmental awareness amongst children and youth, knowing their role in designing future. Using interactive teaching activities, participation encouraging games and appealing designs Ciudadano R has been able to attract 20,041 visitors during 2009 and will approximately amount to 50,558 during 2010/2011 making a total of 70,599 attendants. Visitors learn and internalize energy and efficiency concepts, the importance of energy savings, recycling bases, sustainable principles and much more. The initiative´s design and development guarantees a minimum impact on the environment walking the talk of the message it delivers. Fundacion Repsol --not available-- Spain
2011 DEVELOPMENT OF THE LOCAL STRATEGY TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF MURCIA (ELCC)Since the Aalborg Letter was signed in 1998, the City of Murcia has been implementing various measures as a result of its sustainability policy. The ELCC is responding to the need to adopt measures that reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions applied by all of the nations. It proposes a whole series of actions aimed at effectively reducing the GHG generated by urban activities so as to comply with the Kyoto objectives and to mitigate the effects of climate change. The overall objective is to reduce the CO2 emissions generated in 2004 by 20% in the short term (2008-12 period). This would mean reducing CO2 emissions to 0.24 Mt of CO2 in Murcia. In compliance with the Covenant of Mayors, the goal is to attain the objective known as the triple 20: reducing GHG emissions by 20% in 2020 by improving energy efficiency by 20% and increasing the use of renewable energies by 20%. More than 48,000 tnCO2/year has already been saved with the 95 actions initiated (out of 115 proposals). Moreover, carrying out the ELCC has meant adopting a series of environmental changes that will be maintained over time, a greater push towards encouraging energy savings and energy efficiency in municipal development, the implementation and promotion of bicycle use, a commitment to sustainable mobility, the creation of long-term monitoring indicators for each one of the actions and more environmental awareness among the population, covering the highest number of possible social sectors, especially women, the elderly, school children and the immigrant population (registered foreign residents: 59,470 people). City Council of Murcia --not available-- Spain
2011 Environmental and Resource efficient method of removing illegal posters affichierter<span lang="EN" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 10pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-ansi-language: EN; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">The aim of this project is to remove illegal billboards and environmentally friendly public spaces in the future to keep free of wild attack. Significant cost savings in the maintenance of public spaces can be achieved with the method developed by me. This method works, as opposed to the current application contained in saving, environmentally friendly, energy and materials.</span> PlakatProfi E.U. Michael W. Klap Water National 2010nominee Austria
2011 Utilise wastelands to solve energy crisisSRE works in rural areas, where the majority of India’s poor live, and in two sectors that are critical for rural livelihoods: Rural development (improved agriculture, wastelands management) and Energy access. Our model is community oriented which delivers sustainable social and economic benefits to the rural poor, enabling them to increase their income, have access to energy and improve their quality of life. SRE is currently working in Saran district of Bihar where it has helped utilized more than 100 acres of wastelands and has set up its first biomass gasification power project at Garkha, Saran district, Bihar affecting the lives of more than 10,000 people. SRE won the 2009 Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy for the work it has done. (http://www.dfid.gov.uk/Media-Room/News-Stories/2009/Ashden-Awards-2009/) We have devised innovative methods to solve the two major problems of excess water and energy crisis and will replicate the success to a 100 locations and thus improve the lives of more than 250,000 people. It is an integrated approach wherein we are using techniques (bio-drainage, surface drainage) to manage excess water to increase agricultural output and utilise waterlogged wastelands. Energy plantations are done during periods of excess water and using the biomass grown to run biomass gasification based power plant (renewable energy). Electricity generated is used for the following thereby replacing polluting and expensive fossil fuels: a. Irrigation b. Lighting for houses and shops c. To run micro enterprises Saran Renewable Energy Pvt. Limited. Fire India
2011 Development of Innovative Furnace Coil Cleaning Methodology<span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 11pt; mso-ascii-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-hansi-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-bidi-theme-font: minor-bidi; mso-ansi-language: DE-AT; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;"><font color="#000000">Cracker plant furnaces operated at Reliance&rsquo;s Hazira-Manufacturing-Division, have noticed reduced energy efficiency over a decade of operation. It resulted in 5.5 Gcal/hr of fuel loss. RIL took-up a challenge to innovatively solve the issue as the conventional solution of tube replacement was cost prohibitive. RIL formed a cross functional team, which analysed the problem, synthesized the optimum chemical cleaning agent, tried out on a pilot scale and developed a vendor for safe and reliable execution. The entire project yielded savings 4.68 Gcal/hr resulting into reduction of 8000 CERs/Annum. The simpl payback for the project was less than a year.</font></span> Reliance Industries Limited --not available-- India
2011 PASSIVE HOUSE LIVING ³ - Facility management in the private housing<span lang="EN" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 10pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-ansi-language: EN; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">PASSIVE HOUSE&nbsp;LIVING &sup3; represents a clear consumer benefit: each year will be saved in the Passive House residential complex &quot;Sandgasse Lauterach&quot; about 50% of total operating costs. Extrapolated to 10 years in the propose for the future occupants of about &euro; 20.000, - to direct savings to book. A measure that is achieved in comparison to reference projects and based on a 3-room apartment. Transported the project with an exclusive &quot;cost guarantee&quot; is: This is &quot;beneficial energy and operating cost savings incentive&quot; designed and addressed to the future residents. Supported by the warranty and consumer-related consumer-independent criteria and by the institutionalization of a professional &quot;in the private residential facility management&quot; is. Completion and occupancy of the new Passive House residential facility housing Hefel: Summer 2010.</span> Hefel Wohnbau AG Earth Austria
2011 JUFA Campus Futura<span lang="EN" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 10pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-ansi-language: EN; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">The Futura is Europe&#39;s first campus JUFA guesthouse, built completely as a passive house and devoted to the theme of &quot;future-oriented building and life&quot; is. The unique combination of JUFA guesthouse and edutainment-energy park and training center for renewable energy sources makes the campus Futura tourist to a future project.<br /> With its innovative design experience - the edutainment Energy Park Indoor &amp; Outdoor, with over 30 interactive stations - makes the Campus Futura tangible and various forms of energy both for amateurs and for professionals in all forms understandable. Those who wish can explore the campus Futura in a playful way the various effects of energy.<br /> Its innovative design saves the campus Futura over traditional projects of this size in total about 80% of an energy.</span> JUFA Gästehäuser Earth Austria
2011 KAGES Climate Protection<span lang="EN" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 10pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-ansi-language: EN; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">The KAGes is the largest service company with 16,000 employees in Styria and the Styrian largest employer. Each year, more than one million patients cared for. Since 1999 there has been a corporate environmental strategy for the implementation of environmental improvement projects at all sites. In the fall of 2009, a comprehensive discussion process for sustainable climate protection has been started. The results are now grouped in front of KAGES Climate Protection. The aim is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption by 16% by 2020 and increase the share of renewable energy to 34%. In the four areas of activity buildings, mobility,<br /> Procurement and communications has been developed to packages of measures to be implemented continuously.</span> Steiermärkische Krankenanstaltenges.m.b.H., Abt. Bau-Betrieb-Umwelt --not available-- Austria
2011 European Youth Water SummitThe first European Youth Water Summit took place within the premises of the European Parliament in Brussels (Belgium), 16-18 March 2010, organized by the European Water Partnership in cooperation with Solidarity Water Europe and other supporters. Young citizens between 15 and 25 years from 16 European countries were given the floor to discuss European water challenges, their visions and ideas for sustainable water management in Europe and their experiences gained in this field. European Water Partnership (EWP) Youth Belgium
2011 Half-timbered house requiring renovation is converted to low-energy houseFamilie Bucher A do-it-yourself renovation converted the Bucher family’s 300 year old half-timbered home to a low-energy house. Timbers, roof, windows, floors and heating were replaced and solar collectors were added. The CO2 footprint of the house was reduced by over 90%. Natural, ecological building materials were used, including clay and flax. The timbers were exposed and outside walls were insulated on the inside. Despite new energy-saving technology, the old charm of the house was preserved. With the know-how gained from the renovation, the home owner completed training as an energy consultant; his website www.fachwerkhaus-lorsch.de provides interesting knowledge. Familie Ulrike und Tobias Bucher --not available-- Germany
2011 The John Street Project provides affordable eco-housing in OntarioJohn Paul D’Angelo has built a career in providing affordable housing. His latest undertaking, the John Street Project in Brampton (Ontario, Canada), targets seniors and low-income singles, with 10% of the 200 units reserved for handicapped. Further, the project has been registered to be the first in North America to achieve the highest (platinum) certification through the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program, which covers sustainability, water efficiency, energy & atmosphere, materials & resources, indoor environmental quality, and innovation and design process. Martinway Developments Ltd. --not available-- Canada
2011 Blueprint for a Rural Sustainability Commons in South AfricaThis project has seen a remarkable groundswell of growth, carrying with it new funders, other NGO&rsquo;s, a variety of government departments, and most important, the desires of the local community for self determination. Some 4 years ago, the first Sustainability Commons in the district was developed, a local rural school, which, under guidance of government and non-government support, began to develop appropriate (and demonstrable) renewable energy technologies. These technologies have been replicated in the local community, learning and resources have been made available, and the commons concept has succeeded in making the leap to the community. More schools and more communities in the Chris Hani District Municipality became interested. National and local government saw the need to support the initiative and the project has grown substantially, now incorporating 4 Sustainability Commons which demonstrate and promote renewable energy technologies and learning which is appropriate to the African context. Nahoon Estuary Nature Reserve --not available-- National 2011winner South Africa
2011 Creation of the "Green House" Demonstration and Ecological Education CenterIn connection with transition to new system of the Ecological policy introduced by the European Community and United Nations pertaining management of natural resources without ecological and economic risks and their consequences it is rather important to change thinking of state officials, peasants, farmers and businessmen as well of all public about ecological-and-economic safety and assurance of Power independence and safety.<br /> As it is known, periodic, mostly during dark time of day, power supply interruptions in villages of arid zone of Azerbaijan including Adygun of the Saatly region, where live more than 4500 families of Meskhetian Turks, often lead to damage of electric equipment and other property of peasants and short-circuits in overhead electric lines lead to ignitions, sometimes with lethal outcomes.<br /> In consideration of above stated, to develop knowledge in field of ecological and economic risks management and liquidation of power starvation among countrymen, especially in communities of Meskhetian Turks, they need to familiarize in detail with existing renewable energy technologies for solving essential problems mentioned above. Therefore creation of the &ldquo;Green House&rdquo; Demonstration and Ecological Education Center has a special urgency. National Center of Environmental Forecasting Earth National 2011winner Azerbaijan
2011 ECOCLUBESThe ECOCLUBES start in Argentine halfway through 1992 by means of the build of which called to him &quot; Movilizadores groups &quot; of the high schools that it had a share of the &quot; plain of productive use of solid remainders residents &quot;, impeled for the faculty of agrarian sciences of the national university of rosary (Argentine) and of an organization called foundation of the south these groups of youthes carried out in his communities the SENSIBILIZACION of the population in order that separated the remainders in his marry and the town councils and pick up to treat them correctly by means of the recycling of the inorganic remainders as paper, glaze and plastic, and the treatment of the organic thing in plant special to transform them in bouching for organic (&ldquo;compost&rdquo;). Little by little these groups of childrens and young began to consolidate their organization and free to him of the educational instituteses to form an organization more autonomous and work more jointly with the town councils and other instituteses of areas as health, environment, youth, etcetera. Asociación para la promoción de Ecoclubes en Costa Rica Water National 2011winner Costa Rica
2011 Passive House Renovation vs. Sörg<span lang="EN" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 9pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-ansi-language: EN; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">Carinthia is characterized by a decentralized school system in rural areas. These schools dating mainly between 1950 and 1980. Exemplary of the 150 primary schools in rural areas, the VS S&ouml;rg, community love rock, in the passive house standard and sustainable resources carefully modernized, creating a model for the region has a multiplier effect. The exemplary character of school buildings is on the one hand to use in the rural community confidence in the passive house standard build and equip other local firms with additional know-how. The result was a reduction in heating requirements by FACTOR 20 of about 200 kWh / m&sup2; a to 10 kWh / m&sup2; a<br /> achieved. Follow-up projects are already being realized.</span> Kraus Energie Konzept Earth National 2010winner Austria
2011 Power-Link, Renewable Energy PlatformPower-Link is a joint initiative of the Port of Ostend and Ghent University, located at the Greenbridge science park in the outer port of Ostend. As a knowledge centre, Power-Link and its partnering university colleges aim at maturing into a subregional information and technology agency. Power-Link provides a central information service on green energy technologies and encourages rational, reduced and alternative energy use. As a network partner, Power-Link interacts with the innovative and creative move of the new production and consumption energy market and, moreover, creates a research platform with an own cleantech environment, i.e. the Greenbridge science park. Power-Link, Renewable Energy Platform - Ghent Universtity --not available-- National 2011winner Belgium
2011 SOLAR TRACKING PANELThis is an efficient solar panel assembly targeted to be used mostly around the equator regions with equal hours of days and nights. It consist of a parabolic reflecting dish which concentrate sun rays onto the surface of a solar panel fixed at the focal point of the dish. At two opposite ends of the dish, there are two small motors coupled to a shaft holding the dish. A timer selects motor 1 for 12 hrs of the day and motor 2 for another 12 hrs for the night (reverse). In this way, the dish follows the sun during the day and reverses back to its starting point during the night to wait for the rising of the sun the next day. This makes it receive maximum rays at concentrated intensity. Johnson Controls Fire Kenya
2011 Arboricultural Support<p> The Innovative aspects of the project regarding technological standards and living conditions in the region: Irrigation systems such as: drip irrigation system, aspersion system and Californian system, used to irrigate trees plants, and were revealed imperfect and unsuitable in the arid and semi-arid regions. This category of irrigation systems is expensive.&nbsp; The Arboricultural Support Project will allow resolving theses imperfections.</p> Entreprise INOVATECH (EX-BIOAGRI) Water Niger
2011 Caring for our habitatThe rural community La Soledad in the province of Salsa in northwest Argentina struggles with poverty and malnourishment. In a pilot project (2003-2008) of the Argentine NGO Ciudadan&iacute;a Solidaria, the self-sufficiency of the local school was ensured. In cooperation with pupils and the community, an agricultural area was established on school grounds where fruits, spices and vegetables are grown (some in greenhouses), seedlings are nurtured, honey bees are kept, and other animals (pigs, poultry, rabbits) are raised. These home-grown organic products are processed on site by the students. Bio-waste is used as fertilizer, and energy is supplied by the sun. The know-how acquired through the project enables pupils and teachers to continue to run the farming. Learning performance by the pupils was improved through regular, balanced school lunches, and learning problems were drastically reduced. The success of the project has now led to its implementation in other schools in the region. Asociacion Ciudadania Solidaria Youth National 2011winner Argentina
2011 The new concept of ecological buildingThe main purpose of the project is introduction and development of the proposed FAP technology as it is more effective in terms of rational use of raw materials and at the same time environmentally friendly. The FAP technology provides manufacturing of wooden constructions with a performance strongly above the highest standard requirements. At the same time, constructions are much easier to manufacture and a faster installation than ones produced with help of other known technologies.&nbsp;<br /> The FAP frame has a competitive price of 159 EUR / m2 total area, including all installations. NGO “Green Bridge” Special National 2011winner Latvia
2011 DC West - Construction of a second Distribution center for McDonald's Austria<span lang="EN" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 9pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-ansi-language: EN; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">The SDL Handelsges.m.b.H. based in Korneuburg bears since 1988, the responsibility for the complete execution of logistics tasks for McDonald&#39;s in Austria. This SDL currently supplies 170 restaurants with about 1,000 articles. On average, each McDonald&#39;s branch supplying 2.5 times per week with the full range of products.<br /> As part of the &quot;DC-West&quot; should be through the establishment of a second distribution center (distribution center, DC) in western Austria, a comprehensive reorganization made the entire logistics concept for McDonald&#39;s in Austria.<br /> With the commissioning of the facility in Tyrol in June 2010 was now the start of the new logistics concept and made it a more significant environmental benefits are realized. Through a series of improvement measures and the relocation of much of the inner-Austrian transport to rail about 58% could be reduced the truck mileage and associated CO2 emissions compared to direct distribution.</span> HAVI Logistics GmbH Air Austria
2011 Implementation of the Covenant of Mayors in 130 municipalities in the province of Barcelona (Spain)The project is an ambitious program for the mitigation of climate change with investments, in renewable energy sources and rational use of energy, up to 500 M€. It consists in the implementation of the Sustainable Energy Action Plans arising from the accession to the Covenant of Mayors of 130 municipalities in the province of Barcelona. Currently, there are 70 finished SEAPs in our province and they are being implemented with the support of a credit by the European Investment Bank, two local banks and Energy Services Companies. The actions of the SEAPs must be implemented before ending 2012. Barcelona Provincial Council Earth National 2011winner Spain
2011 Refurbishment of a terraced house to passive house standard<span lang="EN" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 9pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-ansi-language: EN; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">The row house built in 1950 offers a gross floor area of ​​144m &sup2;. In addition, under the two-stage restructuring plan created a living room extension of 14 square meters.<br /> In the first step, the existing oil-fired central heating for a piece of wood biomass-fired central heating and sanitary hot water, including a buffer memory and a solar heating system was replaced. Thus, the consumption was substituted. Here too, power can be saved, so that has been achieved through these measures an overall reduction in CO2 emissions.<br /> The building envelope was restored thermally. The process of the concrete core activation is an integral part of the technology concept. In addition, the windows in the BKA with a 3-fold use of solar glazing for additional income were performed.<br /> During the second stage of redevelopment also a comfort ventilation system was installed. The recovery of the ventilation heat losses, energy consumption was further reduced, ensuring that the terraced Passive House standard reached. Also, the comfort was significantly improved by the proper hygienic air change.</span> A++ Energieoptimierung --not available-- Austria
2011 Replacement of Incandescent Lamps by Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs)The project involved the replacement of&nbsp;&nbsp; six million incandescent filament lamps with compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), free of charge to all households throughout Ghana from October 2007 to March 2008.<br /> Until September 2007, incandescent lamps which are high energy consuming lamps were the most commonly used lamps in Ghana with a penetration rate of about 58%. Based on a study results that showed that by switching from incandescent lamps to CFLs, the country could make&nbsp; enormous savings in electric power demand and consumption , the Government of Ghana embarked on the lamp replacement project to reduce the effect of power shortages that hit the country in 2006 to 2007. The cost of the project including distribution and public education cost about US$15.2 million.<br /> Energy Commission Earth Ghana
2011 20/2012 - Sustainable emissions reduction in road freight<span lang="EN" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 9pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-ansi-language: EN; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">The cooperation project &quot;20/2012 - Sustainable emissions reduction in road freight transport&quot;, realized by John W&ouml;gerer GmbH and INTREST floor, shows get as transport companies 20% of transport emissions, while improving the economic efficiency and what measures are necessary. With the first holistic Transportemissionsberechung all transport routes, which by the mass data processing suitable INTREST Transport Emission Quantification Tool (ITEQ) is possible, the vulnerabilities (eg, driving with high CO2 content) can be identified specifically and derived benefit-generating measures and controls.<br /> The claim of &quot;Leuchturmprojektes 20/2012&quot; is to convince other companies that the reduction of transport emissions and improving efficiency are also possible.</span> INTREST OG Air Austria
2011 EnergyNetwork - The TOE's bankEnergyNetwork, is a technicians and companies network organised by ANEA, in association with Napoletanagas and Stakeholders. Its aim is increase the number of energy saving measures through continuous activity of information, training, technical assistance and marketing. A particular and innovative financial support mechanism (called the TOE&#39;s bank) rules the network activities; indeed the energy saving measures, carried out by the members (technicians and companies) thanks to EnergyNetwork&rsquo; services, permit to save TOEs (tonne of oil equivalent) and to obtain white certificates (European directives 32/2006 and Italian decree 2004/07/20) whose economical value repays the offered services. ANEA - Naples Agency for Energy and the Environment --not available-- Italy
2011 Mine Water Treatment Using Eutectic Freeze CrystallizationEutectic Freeze Crystallization is an attractive water treatment technique that is able to treat wastewater and produce potable water and saleable salt products, thus significantly reducing the volume of waste. The technique is based on the fact that when a solution is cooled to its eutectic temperature, ice and salt begin to crystallize as two separable solid phases. These solid phases can then be separated as a result of their density difference thus offering a unique water treatment option. University of Cape Town Water South Africa
2011 Carbon credit enabled sustainable developmentThe carbon markets have not yet been well utilized for humanitarian technologies in least developed countries. The United Nations Clean Development Mechanism is a multi-billion dollar a year industry, yet less than 2% of that benefits African nations. Manna Energy Limited is reversing this trend. We are the first organization in the world to submit a United Nations carbon credit program for water treatment. Since 2007, families in rural Rwanda have had access to clean water from Manna. This experience has made Manna an effective consulting partner to other large water companies deploying solutions to millions of residents in Africa. Engineers Without Borders - USA Johnson Space Center Chapter --not available-- Rwanda
2011 Education for AllHope club is a non-profit organization created to support the needs of individuals (especially orphans) community’s most helpless Childress and their families. This support is in terms of education and empowerment programme for those whom have been marginalized from receiving an education. Hope club, has views education as a factor for development and have made progress in increasing enrolment at the elementary level, and also providing relief materials to many Children whose parent are struggling to made ends meet, especially those in the rural areas whose whom have to drop out or be forced to travel far away from their homes in order to attend school. Hope Club --not available-- Nigeria
2011 Land and Water Engineering Team/ Zorghun AfghanistanThe Land and Water Engineering Team/ Zorghun Afghanistan (Green Afghanistan) is an indigenous Afghan NGO that aims to rehabilitate the upper watersheds of eastern Afghanistan through locally appropriate and sustainable technologies. Zorghun Afghanistan promotes sustainable reforestation, range management, and erosion control projects, which improve the quantity and quality of water for downstream users for both drinking and agriculture. Our organization seeks to facilitate alternative non-violent employment and reconciliation in war-torn rural communities. Zorghun Afghanistan empowers traditional conflict resolution mechanisms and recruits in a manner that maximizes local human capital and employs citizenry en masse, cutting across ethnic, tribal, and socio-economic fault lines. Land and Water Engineering Team/ Zorghun Afghanistan Special National 2011winner Afghanistan
2011 Heliostar - Photovoltaics for city buses and transport vehicles<span title="Hohe Treibstoffpreise verbunden mit dem Trend zur stärkeren Elektrifizierung von Fahrzeugen machen neue Energiequellen am Auto überaus attraktiv.">High fuel prices combined with the trend toward greater electrification of vehicles, new energy sources to make the car very attractive. </span><span title="Dachintegrierte Fotovoltaikmodule gewährleisten, dass die Bordelektronik oder das Kühlaggregat weiter mit Energie versorgt werden, ohne dass der Motor läuft.">Roof-integrated photovoltaic modules ensure that the on-board electronics and the cooling unit will continue to be supplied with energy, without the engine running. </span><span title="Dies senkt den Treibstoffbedarf, nimmt die Lärmbelästigung und reduziert den CO2 Ausstoß.">This reduces fuel consumption, noise pollution increases and reduces CO2 emissions. </span><span title="Heliostar ist das erste serienfertige Fotovoltaikmodul zur Dachintegration in Nutzfahrzeuge.">Helio is the first production-ready Star photovoltaic roof module for integration into vehicles. </span><span title="Die witterungs- und vibrationsbeständigen Module sind einfach zu integrieren, haben ein geringes Eigengewicht und bieten kaum Luftwiderstand.">The weather-and vibration-resistant modules are easy to integrate, are light weight and offer little wind resistance. </span><span title="Die Steuerelektronik optimiert den Wirkungsgrad bei unterschiedlicher Sonneneinstrahlung und im Winter hilft Heliostar als Dachheizung bei der Schneeräumung.">The electronic control system optimizes the efficiency of solar radiation in winter and helps Heliostar as heating in the roof snow removal.</span><br /> Sunplugged GmbH Air National 2010nominee Austria
2011 IFU - Environment - Resort<span lang="EN" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 9pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-ansi-language: EN; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">The project covers the following areas: hotel - Academy - Therapy Center<br /> First Environment hotel with ecological features (new emission-free or low-materials and furnishings, which are suitable for chemically sensitive people with allergies and consistently and made from renewable resources). Furthermore, the connection between high-tech renewable energy and ecology using. Au&szlig;errdem is great value placed on biological and gastronomy, it will not use any plastic or disposable products.<br /> Second Environment Academy is an international training center for therapists for Applied Nutrition and Environmental Medicine (Functional Medicine / USA) with focus on &quot;increase of Parkinson&#39;s Alzheimer&#39;s, MS and other neurodegenerative diseases caused by environmental factors&quot; and &quot;environmentally medical treatments for diseases of aging.&quot; It will offer seminars and lectures for lay people and patients as well as seminar and lecture activities for environmental management.<br /> Third Environmental medicine includes the diagnosis, therapy, recreation, nutrition, and physical therapy and manager seminars.</span> Institut für Umweltmedizin IFU Fire Germany
2011 Plus Energy Exhibition Building in Selmer Köstendorf<span lang="EN" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 9pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-ansi-language: EN; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">The approach to planning was the establishment of some 300 m2 of exhibition building as a &quot;House of the Future&quot; by continuing with our concept &quot;house without heating&quot; with power generation using solar energy and rainwater harvesting.<br /> This was done - by avoiding the use of a heat generator for heating and hot water - both through the application of solar technology, more efficient energy use by ventilation with heat recovery and brine Erdregister for preheating of air and natural cooling, photovoltaics and rainwater storage as well as passive house standard run under the predominant use of wood and other building materials biologically correct at high degree of prefabrication.<br /> The result is an affordable, comfortable building that does not cause energy costs, emits no CO2 and produces more energy than it consumes. This positive energy exhibition building already meets the state of the EU Buildings Directive 2020th</span> Bauteam 4 GmbH Fire Regional 2010winner Austria
2011 Cajiniquil small wind energy transferThe Cajiniquil Small Wind Technology Transfer project has provided sustainable power to approximately 100 residents of Cajiniquil, an extremely remote mountain village in central Nicaragua, via a newly installed micro wind/solar hybrid system. Villagers no longer rely on unsafe, unhealthy and expensive kerosene lamps for lighting, and can power small appliances including mobile phones, radios and televisions, improving access to information, education and communication. The project has additionally provided a well and a pump powered by the micro wind system to provide for the first time clean water for drinking, washing and cleaning for each of the homes. Renewable World Air Nicaragua
2011 Caritas - energy saving service<span lang="EN" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 9pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-ansi-language: EN; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">Caritas&#39; energy-saving service &quot;was established in 2005 at the initiative of the energy department of the city of Frankfurt, focusing on: training / employment support for long-term unemployed, Free energy advice service for households with low incomes, contribute to the sustainable CO2 savings<br /> Awareness of new communities for climate protection<br /> The trained sleep consultants come into the house and take on the consumption of heating energy, electricity and water and carry out a Ist-/Soll-Bewertung. In the evaluation report, all savings identified and presented at second appointment. Furthermore, the households receive free energy saving products (worth up to 70 &euro;) as well as concrete information about energy-saving behavior. May be reduced by up to 100 &euro; per year. From the Frankfurt Project 2008, the nationwide electricity saving check is caused by a similar pattern.</span> Caritasverband Frankfurt e.V. Special Germany
2011 Hydrogen torch (Brow'n gas, HHO, hydroxy)<span lang="EN" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 9pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-ansi-language: EN; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">This project involves the production of hydrogen from water. By the electrolysis of water, this separated into its components, two parts hydrogen and one part oxygen. The devices also produce a gas mixture which can be used to flame cutting, welding, brazing and heating are used. The aim is to replace conventional fuel gases such as acetylene or propane through a cost-effective and environmentally friendly gas. In addition, the gas can be used as an additive in other burns, to optimize the efficiency of combustion. By the rapid combustion, it acts as a reaction accelerator. Thus, a homogeneous combustion achieved and reduces exhaust emissions.</span> . Fire Germany
2011 YES - Young Energy SaversYoung Energy Savers (YES) created a fun cartoon animation: ‘My Friend Boo – Energy Strand’ to engage European children on energy issues. Supported by the European Commission’s fund for energy and produced by award-winning animators, the series has pioneered a new approach to creating educational programmes: messages are scientifically sound and episodes pedagogically tested. The series tells the adventures of 3 kids and magical dog Boo to find out about issues such as energy saving, renewable and sustainable transport. The episodes will be broadcast in over 14 European countries this autumn and are accompanied by teaching packs for schools and educators. Business Solutions Europa Earth Belgium
2011 Thermal Collect: Old walls with best values<span lang="EN" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 9pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-ansi-language: EN; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">Environmental energy around us in different forms and levels, at any time, at any temperature. This energy demand for heating purposes in making it usable, with a simple system, which is the biggest challenge.<br /> Thermal Collect, the active solar energy facade uses, existing and required each of the solar energy directly to the wall. Compared to other systems, thermal Collect achieved - at a much lower wall thickness at the same insulating properties as they were until recently not to imagine and achieve incredible energy savings in cooling buildings. These gains are due to wall comfort heating effects, and a cooling function in summer.</span> Rudolf Schwarzmayr Earth Austria
2012 Energy Saving Detectives<span id="result_box" lang="en"><span class="hps">Six</span> <span class="hps">students from the</span> <span class="hps">NMS</span> <span class="hps">/</span> <span class="hps">HS</span> <span class="hps">V&ouml;lkermarkt</span> <span class="hps">were trained</span> <span class="hps">to</span> <span class="hps">energy</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">detectives</span> <span class="hps">took over</span> <span class="hps">responsibility</span> <span class="hps">for saving energy</span> <span class="hps">at our school</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">Her</span> <span class="hps">main</span> <span class="hps">responsibilities included</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">proper</span> <span class="hps">ventilation,</span> <span class="hps">controlling the</span> <span class="hps">heating,</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">temperature</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">lighting,</span> <span class="hps">waste separation</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">the unnecessary</span> <span class="hps">water</span> <span class="hps">consumption</span> <span class="hps">and power consumption</span> <span class="hps">of individual</span> <span class="hps">electrical</span> <span class="hps">appliances</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">The</span> <span class="hps">Energy</span> <span class="hps">Detectives</span> <span class="hps">thus made a</span> <span class="hps">major</span> <span class="hps">contribution to environmental</span> <span class="hps">protection and energy.</span> <span class="hps">In this way,</span> <span class="hps">they learned</span> <span class="hps">how to use</span> <span class="hps">energy</span> <span class="hps">sustainably</span> <span class="hps">and makes sense.</span><br /> <span class="hps">Under the direction</span> <span class="hps">of our energy</span> <span class="hps">saving professionals</span> <span class="hps">were</span> <span class="hps">all students</span> <span class="hps">/</span> <span class="hps">inside</span> <span class="hps">of the 3rd</span> <span class="hps">Classes</span> <span class="hps">in</span> <span class="hps">this</span> <span class="hps">interdisciplinary</span> <span class="hps">project</span> <span class="hps">involved</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">Working in groups,</span> <span class="hps">a number of</span> <span class="hps">topics</span> <span class="hps">(energy</span> <span class="hps">saving tips</span><span>, greenhouse effect</span><span>, tips on</span> <span class="hps">waste reduction</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">waste separation</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">recycling</span> <span class="hps">...</span><span>)</span> <span class="hps">have been addressed and</span> <span class="hps">shown</span> <span class="hps">on many</span> <span class="hps">posters,</span> <span class="hps">photo</span> <span class="hps">collages and</span> <span class="hps">paintings.</span> <span class="hps">The results</span> <span class="hps">were</span> <span class="hps">in the 1st</span> <span class="hps">Floor of</span> <span class="hps">building 1</span> <span class="hps">issued</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">The</span> <span class="hps">viewer</span> <span class="hps">should</span> <span class="hps">be</span> <span class="hps">aware of the</span> <span class="hps">issues of climate protection</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">energy conservation and</span> <span class="hps">to</span> <span class="hps">develop</span> <span class="hps">energy</span><span>-saving</span> <span class="hps">champion</span><span>.</span><br /> <span class="hps">Under the</span> <span class="hps">expert</span> <span class="hps">guidance of</span> <span class="hps">renowned artist</span> <span class="hps">Albert</span> <span class="hps">Mesner</span> <span class="hps">designed</span> <span class="hps">some of the pupils</span> <span class="hps">3c</span> <span class="hps">class</span> <span class="hps">on environmental</span> <span class="hps">protection</span> <span class="hps">artistic images.</span></span> NMS / HS Völkermarkt Youth Austria
2012 Utilization of free energy in the energy-saving home<span class="hps">The pattern</span> <span class="hps">of</span> <span class="hps">house</span> <span class="hps">Sowin</span> <span class="hps">Energy</span> <span class="hps">GmbH</span> <span class="hps">in</span> <span class="hps">Eugene</span> <span class="hps">park</span> <span class="hps">model home</span> <span class="hps">village</span> <span class="hps">near Salzburg</span> <span class="hps">was built</span> <span class="hps">in six</span> <span class="hps">weeks with a</span> <span class="hps">floor space of approximately</span> <span class="hps">150m</span> <span class="hps">&sup2;</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">The use of</span> <span class="hps">self-generated</span> <span class="hps">wind</span> <span class="hps">and solar</span> <span class="hps">energy</span> <span class="hps">in conjunction</span> <span class="hps">with</span> <span class="hps">air</span> <span class="hps">heat pump technology</span> <span class="hps">and the use</span> <span class="hps">of new,</span> <span class="hps">highly</span> <span class="hps">heat-insulating</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">energy-saving</span> <span class="hps">building materials</span> <span class="hps">that</span> <span class="hps">provide</span> <span class="hps">substantial</span> <span class="hps">energy independence</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">An innovative</span> <span class="hps">green roof</span> <span class="hps">and the</span> <span class="hps">operation of an</span> <span class="hps">infrared</span> <span class="hps">heating system,</span> <span class="hps">prevent</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">CO &sup2;</span> <span class="hps">production and</span> <span class="hps">reduce</span> <span class="hps">the formation</span> <span class="hps">of pollutants such as</span> <span class="hps">lead and</span> <span class="hps">cadmium</span> <span class="hps">to a minimum</span><span>.</span> SoWin - Energiehaus GmbH Earth Austria
2012 Niger: Turning Landfills into Gold Mines<strong>&nbsp;</strong>For many African cities, landfills are ticking environmental time bombs. Plastic, metal, wood, oil, and any other household trash ends up in the landfills where the waste rots away and toxic materials fill the soil and ground water. People as well as the environment are suffering. How a landfill can be turned into a gold mine was demonstrated by a showcase project for systematic waste collection and processing in Niger.&nbsp; In 2005, engineering scientist Ali Moussa Dogo developed a concept by the name of ALMODO &ndash; a true landmark project. A father of two, Ali has 12 years of experience in the field of recycling and waste processing. He is the founder of GVD-Niger, and his objective is to help the poor urban population in Niger. Solid waste materials are collected in landfills and then used to create new and useful products which are then sold. Ali Moussa Dogo is convinced that sustainable development must happen on the base of your own resources, locally available technology, and local responsibility. He doesn&rsquo;t believe in calling for help to the outside. Ali&rsquo;s approach makes sense, not only in Africa.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Today, ALMODO is a sustainable, self-financing waste recycling system that is implemented in the three largest cities in Niger and works in cooperation with a women&rsquo;s cooperative that collects and separates the waste. The object is to improve the quality of living for the poorest of Niger&rsquo;s urban population. Ali&rsquo;s motto is: Anything can be recycled. You only need a good sense of imagination and some manual skills. Metal, wood, building rubble &ndash; anything can be turned into a large variety of new products: Pushcarts for waste collection, waste compactors, blackboards for schools, building bricks, paving stones, latrines, organic fertilizer and fuels. Even solar systems are built that again provide the necessary heat for recycling plastic trash. Municipal authorities have recognized the value of this initiative. They cooperate with GVD-Niger wherever they can, but their budget is limited as well. Ali Moussa Dogo is in need of sponsors so that his pilot project can expand. This is his biggest hurdle right now.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Despite many obstacles, Ali can&rsquo;t be stopped. He has proven that his idea makes a lot of sense. Each day, 40 tons of garbage are being recycled, which is becoming very visible: Landfills are getting smaller and people&rsquo;s quality of living is on the rise. Especially women are profiting from Ali&rsquo;s idea. They are paid for waste collection and separation, which gives them a regular income. The sanitary situation is on the rise as well. New and affordable products are created, as is a new market. The environment and the climate are being protected because there is less landfill gas venting, the ground water is less polluted, organic fertilizer for agriculture is produced, clean energy is provided, there is less deforestation because of less need for fuel wood, etc. Ali Moussa Dogo has a lot more planned for the future.&nbsp; His trust is in the youth of the country. In 2011, he organized the ALMODO Environmental Education Center for creating more environmental awareness in schools. GVDsa - UGF Beto - CNES National 2012winner Niger
2012 The handbag, which saves water and CO2<span class="hps">Because</span> <span class="hps">of environmental</span> <span class="hps">damage caused by</span> <span class="hps">waste water</span> <span class="hps">from</span> <span class="hps">tanneries</span> <span class="hps">I</span> <span class="hps">hear</span> <span class="hps">some interesting</span> <span class="hps">figures</span><span>, which</span> <span class="hps">led me</span> <span class="hps">to create a product</span> <span class="hps">that is produced</span> <span class="hps">normally</span> <span class="hps">made ​​of leather.</span> <span class="hps">The result was a</span> <span class="hps">purse</span> <span class="hps">made ​​from recycled</span> <span class="hps">material</span><span>, out of</span> <span class="hps">scrap wood</span> <span class="hps">that is</span> <span class="hps">burned in the</span> <span class="hps">normal case and</span> <span class="hps">an old</span> <span class="hps">tin</span> <span class="hps">or</span> <span class="hps">tin cans.</span> <span class="hps">THe</span> <span class="hps">handbags</span> <span class="hps">made ​​of these materials</span> <span class="hps">are not asking for</span> <span class="hps">gallons of water</span><span>.</span> Karl Hiess Water Austria
2012 From Professor to Green Bamboo EntrepreneurFernando Martirena-Hernandez is a professor at the research institute of the University of Santa Clara (CIDEM) in Cuba. He and his family also live in Santa Clara. An intact environment is extremely important to him, as is helping the people in his country. Until 1980, mostly sugar and rice were cultivated in Cuba. Because of these extensive monocultures the soil was thinned, which lead to serious crop failures in the year 2000. 30% of the agricultural areas were no longer useable. Cuba also experienced great difficulties with business opportunities for small and medium-sized businesses. The building industry was suffering from a chronic shortage of cement. This mix of problems inspired the professor to start a &ldquo;green business&rdquo; project, meaning the development of a prospering and eco-friendly bamboo business.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Bamboo thrives extremely well in Cuba&rsquo;s tropical climate. In 2005, CIDEM began a pilot project which was supported by the Swiss Direktion f&uuml;r Entwicklung und Zusammenarbeit (DEZA) with 59 per cent. Because of the project&rsquo;s success the Cuban Ministry of Agriculture permitted a country-wide implementation of this national bamboo project. By 2014, 80 communities from 14 provinces will be participating and planting a grand total of 20,000 hectares of bamboo. The project is extremely beneficial to the environment because it supports reforestation, CO<sub>2</sub>-capturing from the air, reclaiming of soil, and protection of drainage areas.<br /> <br /> Up to now, bamboo has had beneficial effects on the life of 145,000 people in 53 Cuban communities. 1,590 full-time jobs and 9,100 part-time jobs have been created, nearly 40 per cent of them for women. Even the environment can now take a deep breath: Bamboo reforestation of 5,900 hectares has been completed, which means reclaiming 1,790 hectares of destroyed soil. 436,800 tons of CO<sub>2 </sub>&nbsp;have been saved, and 244 small and medium-sized companies have developed 16 different product lines from bamboo. This bamboo production chain has helped create 479,200 cubic meters of wood. This again results in higher incomes in 37 communities and less dependency on external resources. As far as the cost/benefit ratio is concerned, each Swiss franc invested in the project has resulted in 6 Swiss francs of return. Building problems in rural communities (because of the shortage of cement) have given rise to new options. All the people involved in bamboo production processes have formed a network and created a joint Internet webpage. CIDEM. Universidad Central de las Villas National 2012winner Cuba
2012 Mobile Hydropower Provides 24 Hours of Power a DayJoe Spiteri-Sargent would like to make hydropower available to the entire world and so he decided to invent a site-independent hydropower plant. The Spiteri Water Pump, short: SWP, is too big to be a portable pump, but it can be set up anywhere. It works around the clock and doesn&rsquo;t need any fossil fuels at all. By creating an artificial waterfall it generates cheap electricity. The water is recycled and any impacts on the environment are reduced. The SWP has a lifecycle of 20 years and can store up to 225kW. At a cost of &euro; 2,930 euros it will pay off its initial cost by more than four-fold.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> But how did the Maltesian engineer come up with his idea in the first place? Producing energy with conventional methods comes with high costs, and Malta is an island with few resources. The production of energy places a huge burden on the local economy, so Spiteri decided to look for alternative energy sources and began to experiment with them.<br /> <br /> The patentend Spiteri water pump works under water, uses gravity, is eco-friendly and is looking for investors. That is how the dream of this father of four would become reality: Leaving the world a better place than he found it.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.joespiterisargent.com">www.joespiterisargent.com</a> Gozo Enterprises Ltd. Malta Water National 2012winner Malta
2012 Driving with Sun´s Help<span class="hps">A</span> <span class="hps">project</span> <span class="hps">work of students</span> <span class="hps">of the</span> <span class="hps">elective</span> <span class="hps atn">subject &quot;</span><span>Chemical - physical</span> <span class="hps">exercises,&quot;</span> <span class="hps">the 4th</span> <span class="hps">Secondary school</span> <span class="hps">classes</span> <span class="hps">Pischelsdorf</span> <span class="hps atn">the school year 2008</span><span>/2009.</span><br /> <span class="hps">The</span> <span class="hps">East Styrian</span> <span class="hps">hill</span> <span class="hps">country is a</span> <span class="hps">very</span> <span class="hps">nice</span> <span class="hps">place to live</span> <span class="hps">world</span><span>, spoiled</span> <span class="hps">by the climate</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">blessed</span> <span class="hps">according to</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">nature</span> <span class="hps">of</span> <span class="hps">many</span> <span class="hps">services</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">Apart from</span> <span class="hps">a few</span> <span class="hps">residential areas</span> <span class="hps">are still closed</span><span>, there are</span> <span class="hps">many</span> <span class="hps">scattered settlements</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">individual properties</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">which</span> <span class="hps">attracts</span> <span class="hps">a relatively</span> <span class="hps">heavy traffic</span> <span class="hps">to</span> <span class="hps">itself</span><span>.</span><br /> <span class="hps">Environmentally friendly</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">gentle</span><span class="atn">-</span><span>mobility</span> <span class="hps">is</span> <span class="hps">a major concern</span> <span class="hps">to obtain</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">values ​​of life</span><span>.</span><br /> <span class="hps">For this reason and</span> <span class="hps">also</span> <span class="hps">because</span> <span class="hps">a lot of</span> <span class="hps">energy</span> <span class="hps">in the region,</span> <span class="hps">alternative techniques</span> <span class="hps">are being developed</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">umgestetzt</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">we</span> <span class="hps">have dealt</span> <span class="hps">mainly with</span> <span class="hps">the subject.</span><br /> <span class="hps">Electric bikes</span> <span class="hps">or</span> <span class="hps">pedelecs</span> <span class="hps">would be an alternative</span> <span class="hps">in order</span> <span class="hps">to navigate</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">hilly</span> <span class="hps">landscape of</span> <span class="hps">everyday life</span> <span class="hps">without too much</span> <span class="hps">effort</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">The trip</span> <span class="hps">to a nearby</span> <span class="hps">workplace</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">would</span> <span class="hps">go shopping in</span> <span class="hps">the shops of the</span> <span class="hps">region or</span> <span class="hps">to visit</span> <span class="hps">friends</span> <span class="hps">in a more environmentally</span> <span class="hps">friendly</span> <span class="hps">and cost</span> <span class="hps">can</span> <span class="hps">also be done with</span> <span class="hps">electric bikes</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">and short,</span> <span class="hps">steep</span> <span class="hps">climbs</span> <span class="hps">were</span> <span class="hps">no problem.</span><br /> <span class="hps">And when the</span> <span class="hps">current</span> <span class="hps">to</span> <span class="hps">or from the</span> <span class="hps">sun</span> <span class="hps">using photovoltaic technology</span> <span class="hps">is</span><span>, it&#39;s</span> <span class="hps">almost</span> <span class="hps">perfect</span><span>.</span><br /> <span class="hps">With all</span> <span class="hps">this</span> <span class="hps">in mind, we</span> <span class="hps">began</span> <span class="hps">planning</span> <span class="hps">the project</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">are</span> <span class="hps">looking</span> <span class="hps">to</span> <span class="hps">partner</span><span>.</span> HS Pischelsdorf Youth Austria
2012 Lubricant for chain saws<span class="hps">Modern</span> <span class="hps">chainsaw</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">so-called</span> <span class="hps">bio</span><span class="atn">-</span><span>chain</span> <span class="hps">oil is</span> <span class="hps">usually</span> <span class="hps">made</span> <span class="hps">​​based on</span> <span class="hps">rapeseed and</span> <span class="hps">olive oils</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">A disadvantage</span> <span class="hps">may</span> <span class="hps">be</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">gradual</span> <span class="hps">biodegradation</span> <span class="hps">of oil</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">which can</span> <span class="hps">lead</span> <span class="hps">to</span> <span class="hps">prolonged</span> <span class="hps">non-use</span> <span class="hps">of the saw</span> <span class="hps">to clumping</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">resinification</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">The</span> <span class="hps">chainsaw</span> <span class="hps">fluid</span> <span class="hps">KSF</span> <span class="hps">150</span> <span class="hps">now offers the</span> <span class="hps">solution</span> <span class="hps">for this.</span> <span class="hps">It</span> <span class="hps">has all the</span> <span class="hps">characteristics of a</span> <span class="hps">conventional chain</span> <span class="hps">oil</span> <span class="hps">without</span> <span class="hps">forming lumps</span> <span class="hps">when not in use</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">In addition,</span> <span class="hps">it</span> <span class="hps">consists entirely of</span> <span class="hps">glycerol and</span> <span class="hps">is</span> <span class="hps">thus</span> <span class="hps">also</span> <span class="hps">a product based on</span> <span class="hps">pure</span> <span class="hps">vegetable base</span><span>.</span> BfC Biofluid Consulting GmbH Water Austria
2012 Patented charging method for repeated recharging disposable batteries<span class="hps">The</span> <span class="hps">battery</span> <span class="hps">consumption</span> <span class="hps">is increasing worldwide</span> <span class="hps">on because</span> <span class="hps">batteries</span> <span class="hps">have</span> <span class="hps">a higher cell</span> <span class="hps">battery</span> <span class="hps">over</span><span>-voltage</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">low</span> <span class="hps">self-discharge</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">Through</span> <span class="hps">analysis of the</span> <span class="hps">electrochemical</span> <span class="hps">processes</span> <span class="hps">a new</span> <span class="hps">charging method</span> <span class="hps">for</span> <span class="hps">alkaline</span> <span class="hps">batteries</span> <span class="hps">has been developed that</span> <span class="hps">works so well</span> <span class="hps">that up to 90</span><span>%</span> <span class="hps">of the maximum</span> <span class="hps">capacity can be</span> <span class="hps">repeatedly</span> <span class="hps">downloaded.</span> <span class="hps">To keep the</span> <span class="hps">recharging</span> <span class="hps">of a</span> <span class="hps">conflicting</span> <span class="hps">parasitic</span> <span class="hps">electrochemical</span> <span class="hps">side reactions</span> <span class="hps">as low as possible</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">the first time the</span> <span class="hps">temperature is controlled</span> <span class="hps">during load.</span> <span class="hps">Is started</span> <span class="hps">at low temperature,</span> <span class="hps">which is then increased</span> <span class="hps">towards the end</span> <span class="hps">of the charging process</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">A</span> <span class="hps">suitable</span> <span class="hps">for</span> <span class="hps">laymen</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">great value</span> <span class="hps">during the</span> <span class="hps">cooling</span> <span class="hps">phase</span> <span class="hps">has been developed</span> <span class="hps">into a</span> <span class="hps">refrigerator</span> <span class="hps">available</span> <span class="hps">everywhere</span> <span class="hps">arranged</span> <span class="hps">charger,</span> <span class="hps">patented and produced</span> <span class="hps">in</span> <span class="hps">small series</span><span>.</span> HTL Waidhofen/Ybbs Earth Austria
2012 Terracooler, natural flood cooling with terracotta and water<span class="hps">The</span> <span class="hps">Cooler</span> <span class="hps">Terra</span> <span class="hps">is a</span> <span class="hps">double-walled,</span> <span class="hps atn">bell-</span><span>shaped</span> <span class="hps">Tonhaube</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">which is filled</span> <span class="hps">with water and can</span> <span class="hps">reduce</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">evaporative cooling</span> <span class="hps">of</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">outer skin</span><span>, the temperature</span> <span class="hps">inside</span> <span class="hps">by 25 to</span> <span class="hps">40 percent</span> <span class="hps">(&deg;</span> <span class="hps">C</span><span>)</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">The shelf life</span> <span class="hps">of</span> <span class="hps">stored foods</span> <span class="hps">such as</span> <span class="hps">is</span> <span class="hps">so</span> <span class="hps">extended</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">at the same time</span> <span class="hps">they</span> <span class="hps">are</span> <span class="hps">protected</span> <span class="hps">from light</span><span>, dirt</span> <span class="hps">and animals.</span> <span class="hps">Thus, the</span> <span class="hps">Terra</span> <span class="hps">Cooler can</span> <span class="hps">be</span> <span class="hps">disseminated as</span> <span class="hps">widely</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">favorably</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">Stephan</span> <span class="hps">Augustin</span> <span class="hps">has waived</span> <span class="hps">patents</span><span>, and</span> <span class="hps">made</span> <span class="hps">​​the concept of</span> <span class="hps">donationware</span> <span class="hps">as</span> <span class="hps">the Internet in general</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">The</span> <span class="hps">fabrication technique</span> <span class="hps">is inexpensive</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">potter</span> <span class="hps">around the</span> <span class="hps">world</span> <span class="hps">have</span> <span class="hps">the necessary</span> <span class="hps">practical skills</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">The Terra</span> <span class="hps">Cooler can</span> <span class="hps">be</span> <span class="hps">manufactured</span> <span class="hps">and sold</span> <span class="hps">in local</span> <span class="hps">production</span><span>.</span><br /> Stephan Augustin Produktentwicklung Fire Germany
2012 Latent heat storage and energy recovery from Stirling engine<span class="hps">Solar energy is</span> <span class="hps">plentiful</span><span>, but</span> <span class="hps">currently</span> <span class="hps">missing</span> <span class="hps">opportunities</span> <span class="hps">to</span> <span class="hps">save</span> <span class="hps">this</span> <span class="hps">makes sense.</span> <span class="hps">A</span> <span class="hps">latent</span> <span class="hps">heat storage</span><span>, including</span> <span class="hps">Stirling</span> <span class="hps">engine</span> <span class="hps">for power generation from</span> <span class="hps">heat stored</span> <span class="hps">provides</span> <span class="hps">relief</span> <span class="hps">now</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">The thermal</span> <span class="hps">energy from</span> <span class="hps">a solar system</span> <span class="hps">is</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">latent heat</span> <span class="hps">storage</span> <span class="hps">to</span> <span class="hps">heat</span> <span class="hps">a</span> <span class="hps">salt</span> <span class="hps">solution</span> <span class="hps">used</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">The heat</span> <span class="hps">can thus</span> <span class="hps">be stored</span> <span class="hps">without loss</span> <span class="hps">over time.</span> <span class="hps">If necessary,</span> <span class="hps">now</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">as in a</span> <span class="hps">pocket</span> <span class="hps">warmer,</span> <span class="hps">the dissolved</span> <span class="hps">salt</span> <span class="hps">will be forced</span> <span class="hps">to crystallize</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">This</span> <span class="hps">releases heat</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">which converts</span> <span class="hps">a Stirling</span> <span class="hps">engine</span> <span class="hps">into electricity.</span> HTBLuVA Salzburg Air Austria
2012 Hydraulic Rams Help Villagers in Papua New Guinea with Water SupplyPeter Weinmann is a mechanical engineer&nbsp; as well as a gifted tinkerer and inventor. In 1983 he started the Weinmann company with headquarters in the German city of Hersbruck. He began his entrepreneurial career by offering tailored and patented solutions. Today his company mostly designs testing machines for quality assurance processes. Peter Weinmann has eight specialists working for him. He also has a son and is a very socially-minded person. Whenever the opportunity arises, Peter helps people out with his machines and inventions. Many people have profited already, even some in Papua New Guinea, where Peter Weinmann took hydraulic rams, a very old technology for water hoisting, which Peter Weinmann has resurrected. Meanwhile, his young daughter Vera is following in his footsteps and building her own water rams.<br /> <br /> A hydraulic ram is an ingeniously simple invention: It&rsquo;s a hydraulic transformer that takes in water at one hydraulic head and high flow rate, and outputs water at a higher hydraulic head and lower flow rate. The device uses the water hammer effect to develop pressure that allows a portion of the input water that powers the pump to be lifted to a point higher than where the water originally started. Rams are useful in remote areas, since they require no outside source of power than the kinetic energy of water. Service water, surface irrigation, or wells &ndash; all these water sources are suitable for rams. Weinmann has designed and built different models of hydraulic rams. Referred to as the &ldquo;Ram Maker&rdquo;, he received widespread media attention in Germany. A parish priest, originally from Papua New Guinea and now living in Germany, heard about Weinmann and got in touch with him. When he told Weinmann how the women in New Guinea have to hoist water from the river to their homes, Weinmann decided to help.<br /> <br /> For fundraising, CDs with music from Papua New Guinea were sold, but that did not raise enough money. So Weinmann decided to finance the project by himself. The priest from New Guinea was given a crash course in ram building technology and then all the parts as well as more donations such as sewing machines and bicycles were packed and shipped off to Papua New Guinea, where a hydraulic ram now supports a village of 50 people by pumping up to 700 l/min from 300 meters without any outside power, night and day. You just can&rsquo;t beat that, ecologically speaking, but also as far as purchase and maintenance costs are concerned. Weinmann rams are in use in Peru, Togo, Mongolia, and the Philippines.&nbsp; This is a great example of how ideas with a promising future are based on very old technology.<br /> <br /> <strong>www.weinmann-online.de</strong><br /> Weinmann Sondermaschinen und Steuerungsbau GmbH --None-- National 2012winner Papua New Guinea
2012 A Master of Science Program for Lithuanian Engineering Students&nbsp;<span id="dtlview_Notiz"> What do you do when there is a severe shortage of trained specialists for environmentally-friendly production and preventative environment management within the industrial sector, government agencies and businesses? You fill this shortage by offering more training and education. This is why the Institute for Environmental Engineering has developed an appropriate academic program in this field. The Master of Science program in Environmental Management and Cleaner Production offered by the university in Kaunas provides theoretical knowledge in conjunction with hands-on experience. Core subject areas are environmental technology, clean production, environmental politics with a focus on law and economy, environmental management (waste management, sustainable water management, etc.,) and eco design (lifecycle analysis, chemical control, etc.) The program is completed after students finish writing a master&rsquo;s thesis.<br /> <br /> By offering this program the university is capturing the spirit of the times as experienced by companies whose environmental activities are becoming more and more important and who would like to make such activities part of their company&rsquo;s profile. This is why the university is also taking advantage of its connections to the industrial sector as well as government agencies.<br /> <br /> 92 students have graduated from this program since 2002. But Professor Jurgis Kazimieras wants more. His biggest adversary is the lacking academic tradition of thinking in a transdisciplinary mode and trying new or different approaches. Still, the number of graduates from the program is on the rise and Jurgis Kazimieras is already working on expanding this degree program to Eastern Europe and Central Asia. His biggest goal is to provide sustainable development. </span> Institute of Environmental Engineering, Kaunas University of Technology Earth National 2012winner Lithuania
2012 Energy efficient windows, "Thermal Passive" solar glazing + - already standard in passive house standard<span class="hps">Internorm</span> <span class="hps">has</span> <span class="hps">developed</span> <span class="hps">a window</span> <span class="hps">that sets new standards</span> <span class="hps">in passive</span> <span class="hps">house standard</span> <span class="hps">is</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">THERMAL</span> <span class="hps">PASSIVE</span> <span class="hps">with</span> <span class="hps">the leading position</span> <span class="hps">in the segment</span> <span class="hps">of</span> <span class="hps atn">inter-</span><span>standard</span> <span class="hps">passive house</span> <span class="hps">suitable and</span> <span class="hps">will</span> <span class="hps">-</span> <span class="hps">certified</span> <span class="hps">window systems</span> <span class="hps">further.</span> <span class="hps">PASSIVE</span> <span class="hps">THERMAL</span> <span class="hps">achieved</span> <span class="hps">with a sensational</span> <span class="hps">heat insulation value</span> <span class="hps">has been a standard</span> <span class="hps">passive</span> <span class="hps">house standard</span><span>!</span><br /> <span class="hps">Internorm</span> <span class="hps">has</span> <span class="hps">also</span> <span class="hps">introduced</span> <span class="hps">with</span> <span class="hps">the 3x</span> <span class="hps">+</span> <span class="hps">SOLAR</span><span class="atn">-</span><span>glazing</span> <span class="hps">a new</span> <span class="hps">glass</span> <span class="hps">standard</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">which has a</span> <span class="hps">total</span> <span class="hps">energy transmittance</span> <span class="hps">of 61%</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">In</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">special</span> <span class="hps">SOLAR coating</span> <span class="hps">+ is the</span> <span class="hps">total energy transmission</span> <span class="hps">by about 20</span><span>%</span> <span class="hps">higher</span> <span class="hps">than a</span> <span class="hps">3-fold</span> <span class="hps">standard glazing.</span> <span class="hps">This</span> <span class="hps">is also</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">solar</span> <span class="hps">energy gain</span> <span class="hps">increases</span> <span class="hps">by about 20</span><span>%</span> <span class="hps">-</span> <span class="hps">virtually a</span> <span class="hps">free additional</span> <span class="hps">heating</span> <span class="hps">through the glass</span><span>!</span><br /> <span class="hps atn">[</span><span>]</span> <span class="hps">An innovative</span> <span class="hps">design with modern</span> <span class="hps">glass</span> <span class="hps">optics</span><br /> <span class="hps atn">[</span><span>]</span> <span class="hps">Maximum energy</span> <span class="hps">efficiency /</span> <span class="hps">insulation</span> <span class="hps">by</span> <span class="hps">3-fold</span> <span class="hps">glazing</span> <span class="hps">SOLAR +</span> <span class="hps">standard</span> <span class="hps">&agrave;</span> <span class="hps">windows</span> <span class="hps">as an energy source</span> <span class="hps atn">(</span><span>solar power</span><span>)</span> Internorm Fenster GmbH. Earth Austria
2012 A New Gas Generator Is Heating up Water and Cooling down the HotelThe hot water boiler of the Grand Hyatt Singapore served the hotel well for 25 years and then gave up its ghost. Time to replace the gadget. However, the hotel wanted to take a step towards sustainable energy and also avoid the old boiler&rsquo;s disadvantages such as low efficiency and high oil costs. The decision was made to purchase a Trigeneration system &ndash; a first-time attempt to install such a system in a hotel in Singapore. Now 3.52 tons of CO<sub>2</sub> can be saved each day, which would amount to the CO<sub>2</sub> emissions from 300 cars.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> The new system is run by gas and the residual heat is re-used by the generator for steam and hot water for the hotel laundry. The remaining heat is used for cooling the lobby as well as other rooms.<br /> <br /> It all isn&rsquo;t as simple as it sounds, though. The city&rsquo;s gas grid is not as stable as would be desirable and so certain safety measures had to be taken. There are nearly no natural gas reserves in Singapore. Also, a big number of requirements had to be met in order to use the generator and the municipal power supply system.<br /> <br /> However, Joseph Tham was always confident that everything would work out, even if the gas lines had to be laid directly into the hotel which is located downtown on Orchard Road, a district with heavy traffic and many shopping malls. Everything went well, and Joseph Tham, a father of two and assistant to the technical director, was proud of having completed an important project for a more sustainable use of resources. Grand Hyatt Singapore Earth National 2012winner Singapore
2012 Geothermal power plant tunnel<span id="result_box" lang="en"><span class="hps">During the construction</span> <span class="hps">of a railway</span> <span class="hps">tunnel that</span> <span class="hps">passes under</span> <span class="hps">the town</span> <span class="hps">Jenbach</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">a geothermal</span> <span class="hps">power plant</span> <span class="hps">currently</span> <span class="hps">being built</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">which</span> <span class="hps">will in future</span> <span class="hps">provide the</span> <span class="hps">yard for the</span> <span class="hps">common</span> <span class="hps">Jenbach</span> <span class="hps">sustained</span> <span class="hps">with environmentally friendly</span> <span class="hps">heat</span> <span class="hps">energy.</span><br /> <span class="hps">With</span> <span class="hps">this</span> <span class="hps">project</span> <span class="hps">the first time</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">potential</span> <span class="hps">geothemiisctie</span> <span class="hps">by</span> <span class="hps">mechanically</span> <span class="hps">driven forward</span> <span class="hps">tunnel</span> <span class="hps">is used</span><span>.</span><br /> <span class="hps">For this purpose</span> <span class="hps">a tunnel</span> <span class="hps">length</span> <span class="hps">of 54</span> <span class="hps">m</span> <span class="hps">was equipped</span> <span class="hps">with</span> <span class="hps">Energiet&uuml;bbingen</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">Over a</span> <span class="hps">rescue shaft</span> <span class="hps">is required anyway</span><span>, the absorber</span> <span class="hps">lines are routed</span> <span class="hps">to</span> <span class="hps">the surface and</span> <span class="hps">connected to</span> <span class="hps">a heat pump which</span> <span class="hps">supplies the</span> <span class="hps">yard</span> <span class="hps">of the</span> <span class="hps">church</span> <span class="hps">Jenbach</span> <span class="hps">with</span> <span class="hps">heating</span><span>.</span><br /> <span class="hps">This project</span> <span class="hps">is a pilot</span> <span class="hps">project - the first</span> <span class="hps">in a</span> <span class="hps atn">machine-</span><span>driven tunnel</span> <span class="hps">be</span> <span class="hps">built</span> <span class="hps">geothermal</span> <span class="hps">power plant</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">This technology</span> <span class="hps">offers</span> <span class="hps">great potential</span> <span class="hps">for other</span> <span class="hps">inner-city</span> <span class="hps">tunnel</span> <span class="hps">projects</span><span>.</span></span> <div id="gt-res-tools"> <div id="gt-src-tools-l"> &nbsp;</div> </div> Marktgemeinde Jenbach Earth National 2011winner Austria
2012 First Solar Powered Hospital in LesothoMatthew Orosz is president of STG International, a non-profit entity that brings new solar power applications to developing countries, headquartered at Cambridge, Massachusetts. Far away from Africa. Still, there is a unique connection. In 2000, Matt spent time as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Kingdom of Lesotho, also referred to as the Kingdom in the Sky, because of its altitude. Matt spent two years in the mountain regions, where he got first-hand experience of what it feels like to live without electricity and tap water. One particular thing he couldn&rsquo;t forget was a locally manufactured solar-powered baking oven for bread with a parabolic reflector. Matt wanted to learn more so he majored in engineering and environmental technology at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). Together with several colleagues he built new solar prototypes that have received numerous distinctions. In 2005, he was awarded a year&rsquo;s scholarship by the World Bank and he returned to Lesotho, where he is now building a solar power plant for a hospital that he can show to the entire world. Matt&rsquo;s motto stands for his entire life: Competence, diligence, integrity.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> &ldquo;Imagine taking some parts from a car, from an air conditioning system, some more parts from a plumber, and you build a machine that is run with heat instead of gasoline. Then you hook it up to a free energy source such as the sun, and what you get is a clean, sustainable, cost-efficient source of hot water, electricity and even cooling.&rdquo; Since 2005, Matt and his team have been doing exactly that in Lesotho: Building a solar powered plant for a local hospital as a showcase project for other applications. Lesotho has 310 days of sunshine a year &ndash; another reason to take advantage of this form of energy. Parts of the power plant are manufactured locally. Affordable solar collectors are combined with a new kind of drive system, thus producing CO<sub>2</sub>-free power and hot water which presents a special kind of luxury in the cold mountain regions. All of it is 100 per cent renewable. In addition, an energy-based infrastructure is established in this rural area, which is high in demand because only 15 per cent of the country&rsquo;s population of 1.8 million have access to electricity.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> What is especially impressive is the solar power plant&rsquo;s low costs: 1kWh for less than US$ 0.20 compared to US $0.30 for photovoltaic systems or US$ 0.50 for diesel generators. The system is currently undergoing test mode and will be hooked up to the grid in the course of the year. This micro-version of a solar power-plant can be used anywhere in the world. Such systems are especially needed for schools and hospitals. Jobs are created, important know-how transfer takes place, new economic sectors come into existence, people have a greater hope for a new quality of life, and it all happens without any burden to the environment. The project is funded, among others, by the World Bank, the Clinton Fund and the government of Lesotho.<br /> STG International Fire National 2012winner Lesotho
2012 The green company car<span class="hps">Sustainable</span> <span class="hps">climate-related</span> <span class="hps">improvement in</span> <span class="hps">mobility of our</span> <span class="hps">employees and</span> <span class="hps">customers at home</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">abroad</span> <span class="hps">by</span> <span class="hps">definition and measurement</span> <span class="hps">of</span> <span class="hps">air</span><span>-promoting</span> <span class="hps">mobility</span> <span class="hps">criteria</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">The project</span> <span class="hps">provides a framework</span> <span class="hps">which can</span> <span class="hps">regarding</span> <span class="hps">locations</span> <span class="hps">of</span> <span class="hps">the respective companies</span> <span class="hps">with quality standards</span> <span class="hps">/ criteria</span> <span class="hps">and limits</span> <span class="hps">are</span> <span class="hps">adjusted</span> <span class="hps">not only</span> <span class="hps">to</span> <span class="hps">Austria.</span> UNIQA Versicherungen AG Austria
2012 Reduction of sewage-related emissions to surface waters by a highly accurate simulation method<span class="hps">The overall objective</span> <span class="hps">of the</span> <span class="hps">R &amp;</span> <span class="hps">D project</span> <span class="hps">&quot;Development of a</span> <span class="hps">simulation method</span> <span class="hps">for reducing</span> <span class="hps">Schmutzfrachtaustr&auml;gen</span> <span class="hps">from</span> <span class="hps">medium to large</span> <span class="hps">sewerage</span> <span class="hps">networks by</span> <span class="hps">using modern control</span> <span class="hps">elements</span><span>&quot;</span> <span class="hps atn">[</span><span>Angermair</span> <span class="hps">et</span> <span class="hps">al</span><span>.</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">2011]</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">funded by the German</span> <span class="hps">Federal</span> <span class="hps">Environmental Foundation</span> <span class="hps">is the</span> <span class="hps">reduction</span> <span class="hps">of</span> <span class="hps">emissions to</span> <span class="hps">rivers</span><span>, lakes</span> <span class="hps">oceans</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">comfort</span> <span class="hps">while maintaining</span> <span class="hps">the drainage</span> <span class="hps atn">(</span><span>flooding risk</span><span>)</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">Objective is being supported</span> <span class="hps">by a method</span> <span class="hps">for the combined</span> <span class="hps">simulation</span> <span class="hps">of</span> <span class="hps">extreme</span> <span class="hps">heavy rainfall</span> <span class="hps">runoff</span> <span class="hps">for the hydraulic</span> <span class="hps">proof</span> <span class="hps">of</span> <span class="hps">sewer</span> <span class="hps">networks, and</span> <span class="hps">an opinion based</span> <span class="hps">on</span> <span class="hps">long-term</span> <span class="hps">simulation of</span> <span class="hps">waste load</span> <span class="hps">calculation</span> <span class="hps">for the detection</span> <span class="hps">of the</span> <span class="hps">release</span> <span class="hps">behavior</span> <span class="hps">of drainage systems</span> <span class="hps">with a model</span> <span class="hps">with no system</span> <span class="hps">simplifications</span> <span class="hps">based on a</span> <span class="hps">hydrodynamic</span> <span class="hps">outflow</span> <span class="hps">transport calculation</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">The modeling</span><span>, simulation, and</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">installation</span> <span class="hps">of system</span> <span class="hps">components</span> <span class="hps">to optimize the</span> <span class="hps">outflow</span> <span class="hps">processes</span><span>, both through</span> <span class="hps">activation</span> <span class="hps">volume</span> <span class="hps">and partly by</span> <span class="hps">avoiding uncontrolled</span> <span class="hps">Einstauverhaltens</span> <span class="hps">in</span> <span class="hps">the channel</span> <span class="hps">structures</span> <span class="hps">allows</span> <span class="hps">to</span> <span class="hps">reduce</span> <span class="hps">the emissions</span> <span class="hps">a cost effective way</span><span>.</span><br /> tandler.com GmbH Germany
2012 Schmatzi - enjoy dinner with all the senses<span class="hps atn">&quot;</span><span>Schmatzi</span> <span class="hps">-</span> <span class="hps">enjoy</span> <span class="hps">dinner with</span> <span class="hps">all the senses</span><span>&quot;</span> <span class="hps">- a project</span> <span class="hps atn">on &quot;</span><span>Food and Agriculture&quot;</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">A journey</span> <span class="hps">through different seasons</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">in</span> <span class="hps">the colorful world</span> <span class="hps">of local</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">natural foods</span> <span class="hps">and more</span><span>, children and</span> <span class="hps">adults</span> <span class="hps">offered</span> <span class="hps">by</span> <span class="hps">Schmatzi</span><span>.</span><br /> <span class="hps">Educators</span> <span class="hps">can do</span> <span class="hps">own and</span> <span class="hps">regularly</span> <span class="hps">nutrition</span> <span class="hps">activities with the help</span> <span class="hps">of</span> <span class="hps">illustrative</span> <span class="hps">Schmatzi</span> <span class="hps">documents</span> <span class="hps">(box</span> <span class="hps">/</span> <span class="hps">folder)</span><span>.</span><br /> <span class="hps">The aim</span> <span class="hps">is to identify</span> <span class="hps">relationships</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">cycles and</span> <span class="hps">growth processes</span> <span class="hps">in nature</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">variety</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">game</span> <span class="hps">Lemangebote</span> <span class="hps">based</span> <span class="hps">on the concepts of</span> <span class="hps">meaning</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">Hndlungsorientiewng</span> <span class="hps">training</span> <span class="hps">on nutrition</span> <span class="hps">-</span> <span class="hps">enjoy</span> <span class="hps">- Health</span> <span class="hps">- Agriculture</span><span>.</span> LFI Tirol Youth Austria
2012 Drinking water plant Marbach<span class="hps">The</span> <span class="hps">Water Board</span> <span class="hps">Upper</span> <span class="hps">Enns</span><span>, based in</span> <span class="hps">Flachau</span> <span class="hps">Flachau</span> <span class="hps">provides the</span> <span class="hps">communities</span><span>, Eben,</span> <span class="hps">St.</span> <span class="hps">Johann im</span> <span class="hps">Pongau</span> <span class="hps">located in this</span> <span class="hps">area</span> <span class="hps">and the</span> <span class="hps">section</span> <span class="hps">of ASFINAG</span> <span class="hps">with</span> <span class="hps">drinking and industrial water</span> <span class="hps">from</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">known</span> <span class="hps">sources of</span> <span class="hps">Marbach</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">To use the</span> <span class="hps">natural slope</span> <span class="hps atn">of the well-</span><span>7km long</span> <span class="hps">line</span> <span class="hps">pressure</span> <span class="hps">not</span> <span class="hps">only</span> <span class="hps">for conveying drinking water</span><span>, a</span> <span class="hps">drinking water plant</span> <span class="hps">for the production</span> <span class="hps">of green electricity</span> <span class="hps">has been</span> <span class="hps">built</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">In full</span> <span class="hps">extension</span><span>, it</span> <span class="hps">will</span> <span class="hps">have</span> <span class="hps">a total capacity</span> <span class="hps">of</span> <span class="hps">102kW</span><span>.</span> Wasserverband Obere Enns Water Austria
2012 Designing and Implementing Sustainable Plans for Environmental EducationIn Argentina, the lack of environmental awareness and environmental education are a real problem. Recently, several projects have been initiated to increase public awareness in order to combat poverty, slow down climate change and support sustainable developments. Children&rsquo;s interest needs to be awakened and information offered in school. As a result of this project, the general public will receive more information on environmental issues through forums, conferences, classes, interactive discussions, etc. National and international activities will be coordinated with community activities. In San Isidro there will be a special exhibition dedicated to the topic of sustainable development.<br /> <br /> The project&rsquo;s aim is to protect natural resources and to leave an intact environment to future generations. Personal development skills will also be taught in the course of the project&nbsp; &ndash; for example, Argentinians will be taught how to live one&rsquo;s fullest potential and talents. Based on the motto &ldquo;Learning to know, do, live and be&rdquo;, positive attitudes towards the environment and society in general will be taught. Semiannual meetings will discuss interdisciplinary approaches, and citizens will receive encouragement to participate in local political processes.<br /> Ana Trabucco Nolasco, who is very much committed to harmony and respect, has two sons and two daughters and is especially happy about two granddaughters as well. Asociacion Ciudadania Solidaria National 2012winner Argentina
2012 Leaving Poverty Behind through Safer Cooking with Gas CookersActually, Donald O&rsquo;Neal is retired. A mechanical engineer by training, he did not want to spend his time doing nothing and so he decided to help with projects that would improve poverty in Guatemala and Mexico. Traveling around with a medical team he saw many people with severe burn injuries. As the indigenous population still prepares meals on an open fire, bad accidents happen over and over again. But Donald also noticed something else. Many women and children suffer from respiratory problems because of breathing in the smoke. Also, many of them have to walk long distances to gather firewood. So Donald had an idea. He studied the cooking habits of the people and designed a stove that would meet their needs by requiring very little wood and showing a flexible and portable design. A flue pipe allows the dangerous smoke to go outside. The danger of getting burn injuries is reduced.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> The ONIL Stove works with 70 per cent firewood. Because of its efficiency it saves the women 2 working hours a day, thus giving them the opportunity to escape the poverty spiral. 530 ONIL stoves a week are manufactured in two factories in Mexico and Guatemala and financed through the HELPS organization as well as several NGOs. It took two years to design the stoves and today more than 100,000 stoves are in use. However, more than a million of them are needed. To keep the project going, the stoves are sold at a small profit to NGOs whose members are then trained in building and running the ONIL stove.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Donald O&rsquo;Neil is proud &ndash; not only of his five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, but also of the fact that his invention has helped many families improve their quality of living as well as their health. In addition, rural Central America is saving 16,030,500 euros a year, plus one tree a month per stove, and two working hours a day for women and children. Also let us not forget the prevention of pain and disfigurement of children getting burned on open fires. Will Donald O&rsquo;Neil now take time to enjoy his hobbies of skiing, hiking and photography? Hardly. He is still working for . HELPS, always fighting for a good cause. HELPS International Fire National 2012winner Guatemala
2012 Upcycling not throw away<span class="hps">The students</span> <span class="hps">of the 2nd</span> <span class="hps">College of</span> <span class="hps">Commerce</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">creative</span> <span class="hps">production engineering at the</span> <span class="hps">School of Fashion</span> <span class="hps">Autumn</span> <span class="hps">Street</span> <span class="hps">were concerned with</span> <span class="hps">recycling</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">sustainability.</span> <span class="hps">The search for</span> <span class="hps">ideas</span> <span class="hps">that support</span> <span class="hps">these issues</span> <span class="hps">led to the</span> <span class="hps">appreciation</span> <span class="hps">of used items</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">Most people</span> <span class="hps">throw</span> <span class="hps">away</span> <span class="hps">used</span> <span class="hps">clothes</span> <span class="hps">easily</span><span>, without thinking</span> <span class="hps">that</span> <span class="hps">much</span> <span class="hps">can</span> <span class="hps">come of it.</span> <span class="hps">The</span> <span class="hps">decision was made for</span> <span class="hps">a very</span> <span class="hps">affordable</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">ecological</span> <span class="hps">idea</span><span>: to create</span> <span class="hps">new</span> <span class="hps">from</span> <span class="hps">old shirts</span> <span class="hps">fashionable</span> <span class="hps">and affordable</span> <span class="hps">clothing</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">It</span> <span class="hps">was organized</span> <span class="hps">a collection</span> <span class="hps">of</span> <span class="hps">discarded</span> <span class="hps">shirts.</span> <span class="hps">Most</span> <span class="hps">were</span> <span class="hps">glad</span> <span class="hps">to</span> <span class="hps">be able to</span> <span class="hps">empty</span> <span class="hps">their</span> <span class="hps">closets</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">at the same time</span> <span class="hps">to know</span> <span class="hps">the good use</span> <span class="hps">of their</span> <span class="hps">old clothes</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">It</span> <span class="hps">created</span> <span class="hps">a wide variety of</span> <span class="hps">workpieces</span><span>, some</span> <span class="hps">elements</span> <span class="hps">will</span> <span class="hps">remain</span> <span class="hps">the shirts</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">were partly</span> <span class="hps">completely</span> <span class="hps">new fashionable</span> <span class="hps">creations</span> <span class="hps">trendy</span> <span class="hps">blouses</span><span>, skirts</span><span>, bags</span><span>, scarves</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">Children&#39;s</span> <span class="hps">pajamas</span> <span class="hps">and much</span> <span class="hps">more</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">Our project</span> <span class="hps">thus shows that</span> <span class="hps">by</span> <span class="hps">upcycling</span> <span class="hps">a meaningful and sustainable</span> <span class="hps">models can</span> <span class="hps">be</span> <span class="hps">generated</span> <span class="hps">without any</span> <span class="hps">environmental impact.</span> Höhere Bundeslehranstalt für Mode und Kunst Austria
2012 Solar Energy Enlightens Schools in MauritaniaToday&rsquo;s young Europeans know much about climate change, at least in theory. But only few of them can imagine the disastrous effects that climate change can really have, for example, on African countries. Of course these effects are also &ldquo;helped along&rdquo; as a result of self-induced causes such as deforestation, soil erosion, using drinking water for irrigation, etc. Creating a sense of awareness for these real-life problems in the young people of Italy is Cristiana Sparacino&rsquo;s mission. The Italian economics expert with a degree from the London School of Economics in agriculture and development aid-policy is program coordinator of IFAD. Her goal is to take solar energy to selected villages in Mauretania by means of school partnerships between Italian and Mauritanian schools within the framework of a joint program between IFAD and ENEA (= the Italian Agency for New Technologies, Energy, and Sustainable Economy). Their project is called Educarsi a Futuro &ndash; educating oneself for the future.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> The level of electrification in Mauretania is at approximately 25 percent. The situation is somewhat better in the cities. Most rural households still use petroleum lamps for lighting. Only 1 per cent of all rural households have access to electricity, and then mainly through diesel engines. 95 per cent of the energy needs in Mauretania are covered through oil. There is a great potential for solar energy. At 8 hours of sun every day, this potential lies at 4 to 6 kilowatt hours per square meter and day. For Sparacino this is one more reason to help Mauretania switch from fossil energies to renewable energies. The first challenge was choosing the right partner schools to be outfitted with solar panels. Then came organizing the right groups for coordination and support. And of course there was a lot of red tape to care of as far as working is ENEA was concerned.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Today, 10 schools in Mauretania profit from solar panels on their roof. One photovoltaic system the size of 10 square meters costs approximately 5,000 U.S. dollars. The money came from ENEA. Now the students can experience the pleasures of sunshine in a completely different way: Through clean, safe, and affordable energy. The project also fits the new energy concept established by the Mauritanian government who wants clear framework conditions for renewable energies especially for the electrification of rural areas. Solar energy is supposed to play a very important role. By 2020 very big objectives need to be met: Electrification of the villages should have reached 40 per cent by then. The percentage of renewable as compared to the entire energy mix is supposed to reach 15 per cent by 2015 and 20 per cent by 2020. This is a very positive signal for the IFAD/ENEA project and an incentive to continue in in their efforts. Ten schools in Burkina Faso have been outfitted as well. Now IFAD/ENEA wants to support other countries in the Sub-Sahara region to use sun as a clean energy source. Despite all these plans Cristiana Sparacina still finds time to teach rural development at the University of Rome III. Her motto is: Nothing ever happens by chance. Cristiana also enjoys traveling, spending time with her partner as well as with her five nieces and nephews. International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Fire National 2012winner Mauritania
2012 Clean Drinking Water from Fetid SewersDaishan Huo, his wife Sulin Dong, their three children and all of their extended family live in the city of Shengiu in the province of Henan. Until 1998 Daishan Huo worked as a journalist. Among other things he was the editor-in-chief for the Beijing Leather Magazine, and a press photographer as well. Then he decided to change his life for the benefit of the environment. He found the incentive for that decision right in front of his very own door: the Huaihe River &ndash; a filthy, foul sewer that winds its way through the countryside for over 1,000 kilometers. For 20 years the Huaihe served as a waste dump for the Chinese industry. The river&rsquo;s water is completely contaminated. Nearly 300 million Chinese villagers suffer from a lack of drinking water; 190 million Chinese have no option but to drink polluted water. The consequences are cancer, infertility and newborn babies with severe birth defects. In 2001 Huo Daishan founded Huaihe River Guardian, an organization with the goal of protecting the Huaihe River, safeguarding the drinking water supply for the locals, and restoring nature along the river.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> In China, drinking water often is obtained through deep wells. Daishan Huo does not consider this a good and sustainable idea. Instead, his organization believes in using an innovative eco-technology solution from Japan. This system turns shallow river water into drinking water without using any chemical additives. This kind of water purification works according to the principles of a biological swimming pool. Bacteria, parasites, viruses, synthetic laundry detergents, ammonia as well as water-soluble substances are filtered out of the water. Iron and manganese are reduced. Despite this visible and potable success, much needs to be done in terms of creating more awareness, but Daishan Huo knows: Our resources are limited and we have to bear future generations in mind.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Since 2008, Huaihe River Guardian has revamped 22 water systems in 9 villages and 6 cities. Cancer rates are down by 70 per cent. The villagers manage their own drinking water, they themselves service the system, and even the spare parts are made in the villages. As compared to conventional wells, this new method saves more than 70 million tons of CO<sub>2</sub> for a town with a population of 500. Costs have gone down by two thirds. In the future Daishan wants to work more closely with the local water authorities and get the government to participate in his own style of a &ldquo;Water Revolution.&rdquo; Huaihe River Guardian consists of the following very, very committed people: 9 full-time employees, more than 1,000 volunteers, and 5 Board Members. Together they sacrificed 10 years of work, which have meanwhile been recognized repeatedly and internationally as well. Since 2011, 20 additional systems have been built, which present an enormous benefit to over 12,000 villagers. Huaihe River Guardian (full name: Huaihe Water System Eco-Environment Research Center) Water National 2012winner China
2012 Wind farm Bärofen<span class="hps">Franz</span> <span class="hps">Dorner</span> <span class="hps">is Austria</span><span>&#39;s first and only</span> <span class="hps">farmer who</span> <span class="hps">is</span> <span class="hps">emaszertifiziert</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">Wind farm</span> <span class="hps">B&auml;rofen</span> <span class="hps">six</span> <span class="hps">wind turbines</span> <span class="hps">with 2</span> <span class="hps">MW output</span> <span class="hps">30.000.000kWh</span> <span class="hps">income</span> <span class="hps">per</span> <span class="hps">year for</span> <span class="hps">a total of 6</span> <span class="hps">wind turbines</span> <span class="hps">for the first time</span> <span class="hps">using</span> <span class="hps">Alpswind</span> <span class="hps">wooden</span> <span class="hps">towers</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">ecological</span> <span class="hps">construction</span> <span class="hps">worldwide</span> <span class="hps">transportation</span> <span class="hps">on existing</span> <span class="hps">forest roads</span> <span class="hps">can</span> <span class="hps">supply</span> <span class="hps">vpn</span> <span class="hps">approximately 12,000</span> <span class="hps">households</span> <span class="hps">with 100</span><span>%</span> <span class="hps">renewable</span> <span class="hps">energy</span> <span class="hps">commissioned</span> <span class="hps">planning company</span> <span class="hps">Alpswind</span> <span class="hps">GmbH</span> <span class="hps">investment</span> <span class="hps">EUR</span> <span class="hps">20 million,</span> <span class="hps">22 million</span> <span class="hps">kilograms of CO2</span> <span class="hps">savings</span><span>.</span> Franz Dorner & Partner KG Fire Austria
2012 Steps of a wastewater treatment plant operator<span id="result_box" lang="en"><span class="hps">The</span> <span class="hps">Pollution Control</span> <span class="hps">Association of</span> <span class="hps">South</span><span class="atn">-</span><span>Wallersee</span> <span class="hps">operates</span> <span class="hps">for its</span> <span class="hps">member communities</span> <span class="hps">Seekirchen</span> <span class="hps">Henndorf</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">Eugendorf</span> <span class="hps">in</span> <span class="hps">Neumarkt</span> <span class="hps">am Wallersee</span> <span class="hps">a wastewater treatment</span> <span class="hps">plant.</span> <span class="hps">To</span> <span class="hps">his own use</span> <span class="hps">of energy</span> <span class="hps">as low as possible</span> <span class="hps">to keep</span> <span class="hps">a</span> <span class="hps">cogeneration plant</span> <span class="hps">was built</span><span>, operated</span> <span class="hps">with the</span> <span class="hps">resulting</span> <span class="hps">biogas</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">So now it&#39;s</span> <span class="hps">57%</span> <span class="hps">of the</span> <span class="hps">total</span> <span class="hps">power</span> <span class="hps">consumption</span> <span class="hps">of the treatment plant</span> <span class="hps">will be covered</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">The thermal</span> <span class="hps">performance</span> <span class="hps">of the cogeneration plant</span> <span class="hps">covers almost</span> <span class="hps">the entire heat demand</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">you must include a</span> <span class="hps">gas</span> <span class="hps">boiler</span> <span class="hps">is</span> <span class="hps">fired up</span> <span class="hps">only</span> <span class="hps">on very cold</span> <span class="hps">winter days</span><span>.</span></span> <div id="spell-place-holder" style="display: none;"> &nbsp;</div> <div id="gt-res-tools"> <div id="gt-src-tools-l"> <a id="gt-undo" style="display: none;">&Auml;nderungen r&uuml;ckg&auml;ngig machen</a></div> <div id="gt-res-tools-r"> <div aria-label="Anhören" aria-pressed="false" class="trans-listen-button goog-toolbar-button" data-tooltip="Anhören" data-tooltip-align="t,c" id="gt-res-listen" role="button" tabindex="0" unselectable="on"> &nbsp;</div> <div aria-label="Umschrift" aria-pressed="false" class="trans-roman-button goog-toolbar-button" data-tooltip="Umschrift" data-tooltip-align="t,c" id="gt-res-roman" role="button" style="display: none;" unselectable="on"> &nbsp;</div> <div aria-label="Übersetzung bewerten" data-tooltip="Übersetzung bewerten" data-tooltip-align="t,c" id="gt-res-rate"> <div aria-haspopup="true" class="goog-inline-block goog-toolbar-menu-button" role="button" tabindex="0" title="" unselectable="on"> <div class="goog-inline-block goog-toolbar-menu-button-outer-box" unselectable="on"> <div class="goog-inline-block goog-toolbar-menu-button-inner-box" unselectable="on"> <div class="goog-inline-block goog-toolbar-menu-button-caption" unselectable="on"> &nbsp;</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Reinhalteverband Wallersee-Süd Water Austria
2012 A New Business Model for „Green“ Micro CompaniesZamorano University was looking for a new and innovative project The university already had experience with starting up micro-companies, but only in the area of rural development and agriculture, so they decided to try something new. Many people in the vicinity of the university still don&rsquo;t have access to electricity and proper cooking facilities, so why not start a micro-company in the area of renewable energies? Opportunity was sought to implement this project. Training was offered not only in technical fields but also in business management in order to make energy production sustainable as well as to safeguard the companies&rsquo; existence.<br /> <br /> The project began in 2010. The first obstacle was finding suitable micro-entrepreneurs for training according to the principle of &ldquo;learning by doing&ldquo;. Trainees were required to complete five training modules involving installing and operating new stoves, solar systems, biogas, nano and hydro systems, business strategy, and creating business plans. After having completed each module, trainees started their own micro-business and offered their services in the renewable energies sector. They set high standards for themselves. People needed to be convinced that using renewable energy sources will help safeguard their well-being as well as that of the environment, which resulted in a high degree of acceptance.<br /> Since then, 25 students have graduated and received a Renewable Energy Business diploma. They are now active in their line of business, paying off their micro-loans and receiving continued support, for example through providing their services to local showcase projects. Five schools and 300 households with a total of 1800 direct beneficiaries are being supplied with electricity.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> The project&rsquo;s general approach as well as the methods were well chosen, which is proven by the project&rsquo;s success. By the end of October, 3343 people will be profiting from this project - 1800 people more than originally planned. 79 trainees are receiving training, 26 of them women. Mar&iacute;a Alejandra, who is in charge of the project, has a degree in social economics and environmental and sustainability management. She has shown a lot of courage in implementing this project because you can never know what happens once you begin changing existing structures. Mar&iacute;a Alejandra works for the university and is single. Zamorano University Fire National 2012winner Honduras
2012 Networking for a Sustainable Energy FutureBurak Demirel and his wife live in Istanbul where he researches and teaches biogas technology at the Institute for Environmental Sciences at Bogazici University, one of Turkey&rsquo;s leading universities. The objective is to work green and sustainably, a goal that is also very important to Burak Demirel, a graduate in the field of environmental engineering. As an expert he well knows that the future belongs to renewable energies and that solutions are in high demand for a more careful use of our limited resources in order to avoid jeopardizing our children&rsquo;s future. For Burak this is a matter of course, but for most other people in his country, including even highly educated ones, it is not.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> This is why education and creating awareness are the keys to change as far as a more sustainable energy future is concerned. What is needed is networking and the means for better networking. So Burak founded RENET, a network for renewable energies between Turkish and European universities. Europe is a very important partner, so the first step was to cross-link German, Swedish, and Turkish universities and educational institutions with a focus on renewable energies, particularly refuse incineration, solar energy, and eco fuels. The medium-term goal is joint research, know-how and technology transfer and joint work on legal frameworks for renewable energies in the European Union. Target groups on both ends of the network are university and high school students as well as researchers.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> RENET works through permanent contacts and joint activities between partner universities, student and teacher exchange programs, presentations of best practice models, and the development and implementation of training programs. Other important activities are networking on behalf of better information exchange, performing studies and analyses as well as working papers, but also organizing summer schools, for example in Istanbul, creating project web pages, and organizing seminars. Annual international conferences such as those in Stockholm, Hamburg, and Istanbul with the focus on renewable energies, climate change, bio mass, etc. help support the exchange of research and know-how. RENET also focuses on cultural aspects and helps foster mutual understanding for improved bilateral relationships. Financial support for RENET is provided by the EU as well as Turkey. In his spare time, Burak Demirel enjoys soccer and watching movies.<br /> Bogazici University Fire National 2012winner Turkey
2012 Solving the E-Waste ProblemElectronic devices are ubiquitous. And whatever is no longer needed ends up in a landfill. As early as 2003 this problem could be no longer ignored in Chile. It also came with soil and groundwater contaminated by mercury, cadmium and other polychlorinated impurities. The throw-away numbers in Chile are alarming: More than 8 million cell phones and 1 million computers are thrown away each year. By 2020 this figure will probably go up to 4.7 million computers per year. In the Americas, electronic scrap makes up 2 per cent of the entire waste, but 70 per cent of all toxic waste.<br /> <br /> Enter Fernando Nilo. In 2003, he organized RECYCLA Chile, the first social enterprise in Latin America that recycled electronic waste. The biggest obstacles were a total lack of legal framework conditions for e-waste disposal, not to mention any supporting environmental laws. Still, Fernando Nilo began building a plant for disassembling e-waste. From zero to going at full steam and with the technology that was then available. This was followed by the construction of a collection and a take-back system for worn-out devices. RECYCLA Chile is not only green but also remarkably social. For example, the company hires people who are about to be released from prison. Such workers receive training while they are still in prison and are then given a permanent job. Fernando Nilo believes that human potential should never be wasted.<br /> <br /> Today, RECYCLA Chile is unique in Latin America. Annually more than 970 tons of e-waste are recycled. That is nearly 5 per cent of the entire electronic waste. Through Fernando Nilo and the pressure he exerted, new environmental laws were passed and Latin America created its first &ldquo;green&ldquo;product label for products with return guarantee. EPSON was the first company in Chile to offer this label. Now Fernando Nilo is working on finalizing ISO 9000 and 14000 certifications. By the end of the year he wants an international &ldquo;social impact reporting system&rdquo; to be developed. RECYCLA is also in the course of signing a partnership contract with Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic. Creating awareness is an important topic as well. To this end, Nilo came up with the &ldquo;Super Heroes Program&rdquo;: RECYCLA MAN and RECYCLA WOMAN as recycling messengers that give presentations on the environment at schools and universities. RECYCLA Chile National 2012winner Chile
2012 Green Energy for organic farming<span id="result_box" lang="en"><span class="hps">Instead</span> <span class="hps">of the usual</span> <span class="hps">means of</span> <span class="hps">irrigation</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">tractor</span> <span class="hps">Saugfass</span> <span class="hps">Mr.</span> <span class="hps">Tinhof</span> <span class="hps">has come up with</span> <span class="hps">something special</span><span>: an innovative</span> <span class="hps">irrigation</span> <span class="hps">system</span> <span class="hps">for</span> <span class="hps">organic</span> <span class="hps">farms</span><span>, which</span> <span class="hps">is powered</span> <span class="hps">by</span> <span class="hps">photovoltaic</span> <span class="hps">energy</span> <span class="hps">system itself</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">The system</span> <span class="hps">continuously filled</span> <span class="hps">three plastic</span> <span class="hps">tanks where</span> <span class="hps">the water warms</span> <span class="hps">to ambient</span> <span class="hps">temperature</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">then passed</span> <span class="hps">through</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">irrigation system</span> <span class="hps">to</span> <span class="hps">the beds</span> <span class="hps">is</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">The</span> <span class="hps">total</span> <span class="hps">system</span> <span class="hps">regulates</span> <span class="hps">the water level</span> <span class="hps">in the well,</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">three plastic</span> <span class="hps">tanks and</span> <span class="hps">automatic</span> <span class="hps">irrigation</span> <span class="hps">in a</span> <span class="hps">car.</span></span> <div id="spell-place-holder" style="display: none;"> &nbsp;</div> <div id="gt-res-tools"> <div id="gt-src-tools-l"> <a id="gt-undo" style="display: none;">&Auml;nderungen r&uuml;ckg&auml;ngig machen</a></div> <div id="gt-res-tools-r"> <div aria-label="Anhören" aria-pressed="false" class="trans-listen-button goog-toolbar-button" data-tooltip="Anhören" data-tooltip-align="t,c" id="gt-res-listen" role="button" tabindex="0" unselectable="on"> &nbsp;</div> </div> </div> Gernot Tinhof Earth Austria
2012 Electric car<span id="result_box" lang="en"><span class="hps">The</span> <span class="hps">advertising</span> <span class="hps">promises</span> <span class="hps">of</span> <span class="hps">big</span> <span class="hps">car makers</span><span>, despite</span> <span class="hps">it</span> <span class="hps">was</span> <span class="hps">my</span> <span class="hps">first</span> <span class="hps">year</span> <span class="hps">possible to buy</span> <span class="hps">an electric car</span> <span class="hps">for</span> <span class="hps">the daily commute</span> <span class="hps">to work.</span> <span class="hps">I purchased a</span> <span class="hps">Tazzari</span> <span class="hps">Zero.</span> <span class="hps">A not</span> <span class="hps">very</span> <span class="hps">mature product</span><span>, but</span> <span class="hps">to</span> <span class="hps">go</span> <span class="hps">for my</span> <span class="hps">needs</span> <span class="hps">about 40 km</span> <span class="hps">is sufficient.</span> <span class="hps atn">(</span><span>www.tazzari</span><span class="atn">-</span><span>zero.at</span><span>)</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">Theoretically, I</span> <span class="hps">am</span> <span class="hps">by</span> <span class="hps">my</span> <span class="hps">autonomously</span> <span class="hps">built</span> <span class="hps">two years ago</span> <span class="hps">3KWpeak</span> <span class="hps">photovoltaic system</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">In any case,</span> <span class="hps">such an</span> <span class="hps">electric car</span> <span class="hps">for many</span> <span class="hps">a reason</span> <span class="hps">to think</span> <span class="hps">about their own</span> <span class="hps">mobility</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">In the picture</span> <span class="hps">my electric</span> <span class="hps">car before</span> <span class="hps">&Ouml;JAB</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">St. Francis</span> <span class="hps">House</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">my</span> <span class="hps">place of employment</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">in Guessing</span><span>.</span></span> Familie Potzmann Air Austria
2012 Wind- and Solar Energy instead of Smelly Diesel GeneratorsDuong Tuan Nguyen is a graduate of the Technical University of Ho Chi Minh City. Then he studied electrical engineering at Sherbrooke &nbsp;University in Quebec, Canada. His passion is renewable energies, especially solar and wind energy. He has been the general manager of an eco-energy company called IDSE since 2006, which was organized in 1975 as a research institute for renewable energies. It is the declared goal of the company to turn Vietnam into a pioneer for clean energy. Eco-power will eventually become a matter of course in the daily life of the people, a goal that Duong Tuan Nguyen has reached with a landmark project: Providing 48 remote islands in the South China Sea with eco power.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Dong Tuan Nuguyen loves his &nbsp;home country.&nbsp; But the bad power supply in the Spratly Islands has always been a thorn in his side. Diesel generators never were a long-term solution, yet renewable energy has also never been a big topic in Vietnam. Projects of that kind found no support whatsoever. But BK-IDSE completely turned things around. This small but fine company developed and installed a unique energy supply system based on wind and solar energy. Within 10 months and under the most adverse weather conditions, the system was erected in all 48 islands. Each team worked for three months, being cut off from communication with the mainland for many days at a time. Without their enthusiasm and 100 percent commitment this would not have been possible. The greatest incentive for the team was Nguyen&rsquo;s motto: A better future is not a dream. It is possible. All we have to do is decide and take the first step.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> The dream eventually became a reality: 48 atolls, reefs, and islands belonging to the Spratly Islands now have access to clean energy: 6.2 MWh per day. Between 2007 and 2008, 21 energy stations were installed within only 10 months. 120 wind turbines were erected and 3,834 solar panels and 4,112 batteries were installed, which helps save 620 liters of diesel and 6 tons of CO<sub>2</sub> emissions per day. The island population is excited about continuous power supply with 100% green energy. This has also convinced the Vietnamese government. More power stations will be built. BK-IDSE &nbsp;is hoping to be part of the project. Nguyen is also working on a new project: The development of a basic structure for the first &ldquo;green&ldquo; energy supply model in Vietnam with a focus on thermal solar energy and new solutions for saving even more energy. Duong Tuan Nguyen gets his inspiration and strength from his family. He enjoys playing ping pong with his wife, while his young son is the watchful referee. BK-IDSE Fire National 2012winner Viet Nam
2012 School renovation<span class="hps">Building phase</span> <span class="hps atn">1 (</span><span>completed</span><span>)</span> <span class="hps">outer shell</span> <span class="hps">of</span> <span class="hps">VS</span> <span class="hps">renovated</span> <span class="hps">building stage</span> <span class="hps atn">2 (</span><span>in progress)</span> <span class="hps">until</span> <span class="hps">school starts</span> <span class="hps">in the</span> <span class="hps">fall of 2011</span><span>, work will be</span> <span class="hps">carried out:</span> <span class="hps">&bull; Renovation</span> <span class="hps">of the 4</span><span class="atn">-</span><span>storey</span> <span class="hps">component</span> <span class="hps">of the HS</span> <span class="hps">&bull; Renovation</span> <span class="hps">of</span> <span class="hps">Conference</span> <span class="hps">Room</span> <span class="hps">HS with</span> <span class="hps">adjacent rooms</span> <span class="hps">&bull;</span> <span class="hps">Demolition</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">construction</span> <span class="hps">of</span> <span class="hps">locker rooms</span> <span class="hps">HS and</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">dressing rooms</span> <span class="hps">of the VS</span><span class="atn">-</span><span>gym</span> <span class="hps">&bull;</span> <span class="hps">in the field of</span> <span class="hps">HS</span> <span class="hps">wardrobes</span><span>, new</span> <span class="hps">outer shell</span> <span class="hps">of the</span> <span class="hps">auditorium</span> <span class="hps">renovation</span> <span class="hps">&bull;</span> <span class="hps">Conference Area</span> <span class="hps">&bull;</span> <span class="hps">VS</span> <span class="hps">base and</span> <span class="hps">mechanically</span> <span class="hps">stabilized</span> <span class="hps">gravel base</span> <span class="hps">for</span> <span class="hps">emergency access road</span> <span class="hps">on the east side</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">On the roof</span> <span class="hps">of the HS</span> <span class="hps">a solar thermal</span> <span class="hps">plant</span> <span class="hps">will be built</span> <span class="hps">with</span> <span class="hps">50m2</span> <span class="hps">collector</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">We heat</span> <span class="hps">our</span> <span class="hps">schools</span> <span class="hps">continue</span> <span class="hps">with</span> <span class="hps">elephant</span> <span class="hps">grass from the</span> <span class="hps">municipality</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">Construction phase</span> <span class="hps atn">3 (</span><span>planned)</span> <span class="hps">&bull; Rehabilitation</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">reconstruction</span> <span class="hps">of the gyms</span> <span class="hps">&bull;</span> <span class="hps">PV system with</span> <span class="hps">a minimum of 10</span> <span class="hps">kWp</span> <span class="hps">&bull;</span> <span class="hps">Interior</span> <span class="hps">&bull; Exterior</span> <span class="hps">design</span> <span class="hps">of the</span> <span class="hps">elementary school</span> Gemeinde Alkoven Earth Austria
2012 Altaussee: 1 Austria's solar boat<span class="hps">Since 8</span> <span class="hps">May 2011,</span>&nbsp;<span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">first</span> <span class="hps">Altausseer</span> <span class="hps">Solar</span> <span class="hps">Boat</span> <span class="hps">of domestic</span> <span class="hps">passengers is</span> <span class="hps">in service</span><span>:</span> <span class="hps">a 25</span> <span class="hps">m</span> <span class="hps">long</span> <span class="hps">and 4.2</span> <span class="hps">m wide</span> <span class="hps">solar</span> <span class="hps">catamaran that</span> <span class="hps">can accommodate up</span> <span class="hps">to 100</span> <span class="hps">passengers.</span> <span class="hps">Operators</span> <span class="hps">of</span> <span class="hps">Altaussee</span> <span class="hps">shipping</span> <span class="hps">GmbH is</span> <span class="hps">the family</span> <span class="hps">Stern &amp;</span> <span class="hps">Hafferl</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">Built in 1998</span> <span class="hps">aluminum catamaran</span> <span class="hps">has about</span> <span class="hps">60 m&sup2;</span> <span class="hps">solar panels</span> <span class="hps">and has a draft</span> <span class="hps">of only 65</span> <span class="hps">cm</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">The solar</span> <span class="hps">boat</span> <span class="hps">makes</span> <span class="hps">a silent</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">exhaust-free</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">therefore environmentally</span> <span class="hps">friendly</span> <span class="hps">operation</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">A</span> <span class="hps">regular service</span> <span class="hps">is offered from May</span> <span class="hps">to October.</span> <span class="hps">For groups</span> <span class="hps">and parties</span><span>, the vessel can</span> <span class="hps">be chartered</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">The baptism of the</span> <span class="hps">solar</span> <span class="hps">boat</span> <span class="hps atn">&quot;</span><span>Altaussee</span><span>&quot;</span> <span class="hps">was</span> <span class="hps">the &quot;Day</span> <span class="hps">of the Sun&quot;</span> <span class="hps">(Sat.</span><span>, May 7,</span> <span class="hps">2011).</span> Altaussee Schifffahrt GmbH Water Austria
2012 LifeCycle Tower<span class="hps">In an interdisciplinary</span> <span class="hps">research</span> <span class="hps">project, the</span> <span class="hps">Cree</span> <span class="hps">GmbH</span> <span class="hps">has</span> <span class="hps">developed a solution</span> <span class="hps">for a</span> <span class="hps">new sustainable</span> <span class="hps">way of living</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">working and living</span> <span class="hps">in the cities</span> <span class="hps">of tomorrow:</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">LifeCycle</span> <span class="hps">Tower</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">The</span> <span class="hps">open-type</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">multi-purpose</span> <span class="hps">wood</span><span class="atn">-</span><span>hybrid</span> <span class="hps">construction system</span> <span class="hps">for</span> <span class="hps">large buildings</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">largely based</span> <span class="hps">on the renewable resource</span> <span class="hps">wood.</span> <span class="hps">It</span> <span class="hps">combines the latest</span> <span class="hps">findings from</span> <span class="hps">wood construction</span><span>, architecture</span><span>, structural engineering</span><span>, building physics</span><span>, building services,</span> <span class="hps">fire protection and</span> <span class="hps">process management.</span> <span class="hps">The prefabricated</span> <span class="hps">modules</span> <span class="hps">in half</span> <span class="hps">compared</span> <span class="hps">to conventional</span> <span class="hps">construction methods</span> <span class="hps">of construction</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">exposure to dirt</span><span>, dust</span> <span class="hps">and noise.</span> <span class="hps">Another advantage</span> <span class="hps">is the individually</span> <span class="hps">planned</span> <span class="hps">energy</span> <span class="hps">concept</span> <span class="hps">(positive</span><span>-energy or</span> <span class="hps">passive house)</span><span>, security for</span> <span class="hps">costs</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">quality</span><span>, and improved</span> <span class="hps">by 90</span><span>%</span> <span class="hps">CO2 balance</span><span>.</span> Cree GmbH Earth Regional 2011winner Austria
2012 Steindorfer Bio + natural gas<span class="hps">The energy yield</span> <span class="hps">of biogas from</span> <span class="hps">meadow</span> <span class="hps">grass</span> <span class="hps">is</span> <span class="hps">a</span> <span class="hps">sleek</span> <span class="hps atn">4-</span><span>year</span> <span class="hps">meadow</span> <span class="hps">at</span> <span class="hps">about 30,000</span> <span class="hps">kWh</span> <span class="hps">/</span> <span class="hps">ha</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">This corresponds to an</span> <span class="hps">energy</span> <span class="hps">level of about</span> <span class="hps">3,000 liters</span> <span class="hps">of heating oil per</span> <span class="hps">hectare</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">In addition to</span> <span class="hps">heat</span> <span class="hps">and power</span> <span class="hps">biogas</span> <span class="hps">in this</span> <span class="hps">project</span> <span class="hps">for</span> <span class="hps">high-quality</span> <span class="hps">biomethane</span> <span class="hps">fuel</span> <span class="hps">is refined</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">With a</span> <span class="hps">standard</span> <span class="hps">gas</span> <span class="hps">vehicle can</span> <span class="hps">be</span> <span class="hps">driven</span> <span class="hps">per</span> <span class="hps">hectare</span> <span class="hps">and year</span> <span class="hps">a distance</span> <span class="hps">of 45,000</span> <span class="hps">km -</span> <span class="hps">once</span> <span class="hps">around the</span> <span class="hps">globe</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">In addition, the</span> <span class="hps">renewable</span> <span class="hps">fuel</span> <span class="hps">biomethane</span> <span class="hps">directly into</span> <span class="hps">the region and</span> <span class="hps">is produced</span> <span class="hps">by farmers</span> <span class="hps">from the region.</span> <span class="hps">As a result,</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">energy</span> <span class="hps">production improves the</span> <span class="hps">economics of</span> <span class="hps">grassland management</span><span>.</span> Salzburg AG für Energie Fire Austria
2012 €cosys - the energy saving system<span class="hps">&euro;</span> <span class="hps">COSYS</span> <span class="hps">is an energy</span> <span class="hps">saving system</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">especially</span> <span class="hps">for small</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">medium enterprises.</span> <span class="hps">Automatically</span> <span class="hps">loads such as</span> <span class="hps">lighting, compressed</span> <span class="hps">air, heating</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">etc.</span> <span class="hps">any</span> <span class="hps">and all</span> <span class="hps">consumers will be</span> <span class="hps">identified and</span> <span class="hps">eliminated</span> <span class="hps">or</span> <span class="hps">reduced</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">Unnecessary</span> <span class="hps atn">run-</span><span>time is eliminated.</span> <span class="hps">In this way</span><span>, large</span> <span class="hps">amounts of</span> <span class="hps">energy</span><span>, cost and</span> <span class="hps">emissions</span> <span class="hps">savings.</span> <span class="hps">From the screen</span><span>, all</span> <span class="hps">facilities</span> <span class="hps">are</span> <span class="hps">operated and</span> <span class="hps">the cost</span> <span class="hps">and environmental</span> <span class="hps">effects will be</span> <span class="hps">displayed there.</span> <span class="hps">The system also provides</span> <span class="hps">comfort</span> <span class="hps">and design.</span> €cosys - Energie&Umwelt Air Austria
2012 Pilot Project in the Province of Malopolska Maintains Seed DiversityThere are many small family farming businesses in the Polish province of Malopolska that still grow grains and vegetables in the traditional way. Unfortunately, more and more farmers are buying seeds in stores or at the market without knowing where the seeds originally come from. Most of the seeds are bad quality and consist of undefinable crossbreeding. There is no way of telling if the seeds are genetically manipulated and smuggled across the border. However, there is also little or no awareness among farmers concerning the importance of using local seeds or trading with neighboring farmers. That way, traditional crops get lost and are replaced by cheap imports.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Jadwiga Wietrzna-Lopata has been observing this alarming development. She loves rural Poland with its wide variety of species and would like to preserve traditional crops. This is how she came up with the idea of a LIVING SEEDS Bank in Malopolska. She wanted the farmers to become more aware of how important varietal purity really is and how they can store their own seeds. She also wanted to resurrect the old tradition of trading and selling seeds with neighboring farmers. There are 312,000 farms that could benefit from this.<br /> <br /> The Living Seeds Bank was established in 2007 with the objective of preserving traditional seeds and plants. The organization offers national conferences, activities for creating greater awareness of the issues involved as well information on the values and advantages of using local seeds, conferences, workshops, tasting and sampling, training sessions, etc. in the hopes of preserving the Polish agricultural heritage. There is also an internet website and pamphlets with information and pictures. Meanwhile the stocks of good, traditional seeds are on the increase. Many farmers are now encouraging their neighbors to help protect Poland&rsquo;s biodiversity and to watch out for the quality of seeds. Jadwiga is very pleased with the success of her project and reckons that her son will still benefit from biodiversity in Poland and enjoy a wider variety of traditional foods. ICPPC - International Coalition to Protect the Polish Countryside Earth National 2012winner Poland
2012 Reusing Construction Rubble is a Challenge as well as an Opportunity for DubaiDubai has a waste problem. But as is the case with other big cities in other countries, the problem is not related to household waste. 75 per cent of all waste in Dubai comes from construction sites and is demolition waste. In 2006, this kind of waste of amounted to 10.5 million tons; in 2007, nearly 28 million tons that needed to be disposed of.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Because there are many old buildings and bridges in need of renovation and entirely dilapidated buildings in Dubai, the problem just keeps getting worse. On the other hand, rocks are turned into construction material in numerous stone quarries, which causes huge clouds of dust, which again is bad for people&rsquo;s health as well as the environment.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> One solution is to re-use construction rubble for filler material or road surfacing material. That way, the waste as well as the storage problem is solved, and the environment and the mountains are being protected because of less rock quarrying. A comprehensive study has shown that rubble can be successfully reused. However, the challenge lies in finding applications for reuse and defining binding regulations. The plan is to develop certification guidelines for recycled construction rubble.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Civil engineer Hussain Nasser Lootah is conducting more studies and lab tests to find even better applications for reusing the recycled concrete in road building or including it in asphalt mixes. There is no stopping the rapid growth in Dubai and its neighboring cities. Many huge buildings are in planning, which is an ideal prerequisite for reusing existing rubble. Dubai Municipality Earth National 2012winner United Arab Emirates
2012 nuclear-free sticker<span class="hps">Allocation of</span> <span class="hps">free</span> <span class="hps atn">nuclear-</span><span>free</span> <span class="hps">booklet containing</span> <span class="hps">locations</span> <span class="hps">of households and firms</span><span>, products,</span> <span class="hps">services</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">features</span> <span class="hps">in accordance with established</span> <span class="hps">criteria</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">The call for a</span> <span class="hps">shutdown</span> <span class="hps">of nuclear power plants</span> <span class="hps">can</span> <span class="hps">only be understood</span> <span class="hps">globally</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">must be accompanied</span> <span class="hps">with</span> <span class="hps">a corresponding</span> <span class="hps">saving of</span> <span class="hps">energy.</span> <span class="hps">With the purchase</span> <span class="hps">of</span> <span class="hps atn">nuclear-</span><span>free products</span> <span class="hps atn">(</span><span>eg</span> <span class="hps">K&auml;ase</span> <span class="hps">and wine)</span><span>, the consumer may</span> <span class="hps">decide</span> <span class="hps">otherwise</span> <span class="hps">at</span> <span class="hps">comparable quality</span> <span class="hps">for</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps atn">&quot;</span><span class="atn">nuclear-</span><span>free</span><span>&quot; product</span><span>, bringing the</span> <span class="hps">global</span> <span class="hps atn">phase-</span><span>speed</span> <span class="hps">ahead</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">For more</span> <span class="hps">information</span><span>, please visit</span> <span class="hps">www.no</span><span class="atn">-</span><span>energy.de</span><br /> No-Energy-Stiftung für Klimaschutz und Ressourceneffizienz Fire Germany
2012 clever driving<span class="hps">Agricultural</span> <span class="hps">coming</span> <span class="hps">from all over Austria</span> <span class="hps">trained</span> <span class="hps">climate-friendly and</span> <span class="hps atn">fuel-</span><span>saving driving</span> <span class="hps">with</span> <span class="hps">tractors.</span> <span class="hps">A primary objective</span> <span class="hps atn">of the project &quot;</span><span>Clever</span> <span class="hps">driving -</span> <span class="hps">saving</span> <span class="hps">while driving</span><span>&quot;</span> <span class="hps">was</span> <span class="hps">recognized</span> <span class="hps">by</span> <span class="hps">a reduction in</span> <span class="hps">agricultural</span> <span class="hps">greenhouse gas</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">Through</span> <span class="hps">an intelligent</span> <span class="hps">driving</span> <span class="hps">up</span> <span class="hps">to 25</span><span>%</span> <span class="hps">(30 -</span> <span class="hps">40%</span> <span class="hps">in competition)</span> <span class="hps">and the corresponding amount</span> <span class="hps">of fuel</span> <span class="hps">can be saved</span> <span class="hps">to</span> <span class="hps">climate-damaging</span> <span class="hps">emissions.</span> <span class="hps">In</span> <span class="hps">the training of</span> <span class="hps">young</span> <span class="hps">farmers</span> <span class="hps">in</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">Austrian</span> <span class="hps">agricultural schools,</span> <span class="hps">awareness-raising</span> <span class="hps">measures</span> <span class="hps">in the</span> <span class="hps">area of ​​climate</span> <span class="hps">change</span> <span class="hps">are</span> <span class="hps">set</span><span class="atn">, know-</span><span>how for</span> <span class="hps atn">&quot;</span><span>smart</span> <span class="hps">driving&quot;</span> <span class="hps">provides</span> <span class="hps">practical</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">conducted</span> <span class="hps">training courses for</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">aspiring</span> <span class="hps">farmers.</span> <span class="hps">As an attractive</span> <span class="hps">tool</span><span>, publicly effective</span> <span class="hps">instrument</span> <span class="hps">are held</span> <span class="hps">throughout the country</span> <span class="hps">fuel-saving</span> <span class="hps">competitions</span><span>.</span> Landwirtschaftsschule Schlierbach Air Austria
2012 Recycling-Energy-Chemistry<span class="hps">With</span> <span class="hps">two chemical</span> <span class="hps">classes of our</span> <span class="hps">school</span> <span class="hps">has been</span> <span class="hps">trying</span> <span class="hps">experiments</span> <span class="hps">in</span> <span class="hps">alternative</span> <span class="hps">forms of energy</span> <span class="hps">to investigate.</span> <span class="hps">It</span> <span class="hps">was</span> <span class="hps">left to</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">imagination</span> <span class="hps">of the students</span> <span class="hps">free rein</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">A project group</span> <span class="hps">developed</span> <span class="hps">the idea</span><span>, for example</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">produce</span> <span class="hps">from</span> <span class="hps">the sewage of the</span> <span class="hps">dishwasher</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">the washing machine</span> <span class="hps">current.</span> <span class="hps">Another challenge</span> <span class="hps">was</span> <span class="hps">for</span> <span class="hps">my students</span> <span class="hps">to show</span> <span class="hps">an</span> <span class="hps">elementary school</span> <span class="hps">class</span> <span class="hps">simple experiments</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">The</span> <span class="hps">original</span> <span class="hps">feedback</span> <span class="hps">Volssch&uuml;ler</span> <span class="hps">are</span> <span class="hps">in the folder</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">Even</span> <span class="hps">on</span> <span class="hps atn">a small &quot;</span><span>safety video</span><span>&quot;</span> <span class="hps">We</span> <span class="hps">are</span> <span class="hps">very proud of</span><span>.</span> Hauptschule Schönegg Austria
2012 Safeguarding Food Supply through Sundried Fruit Vegetables, and Herbs<span id="dtlview_Notiz">More than 45% of families in the Gaza Strip live below poverty level. To secure survival they are forced to dry their harvest. Traditionally this is done by using gasoline-powered generators for running dehydrators, which is not only expensive but also a health hazard for people and the environment. Solar-powered dehydrators are now used for drying fruit, vegetables, and herbs during the year in a healthy and environmentally-friendly manners. 200 farmers have already been convinced of the advantages of the machine and 60 women are supporting this way of getting things done in the Gaza Strip. Preserving foodstuffs is absolutely necessary in keeping people fed. 15 of such solar curers are already in use and more are in the course of being manufactured. The project is accompanied by training sessions and information events, but also by offering workshops and on-site demonstrations.<br /> <br /> Another benefit is creating a higher awareness for the environment and how to deal with available resources. Health aspects are also an issue because the indirect drying of grapes, figs, herbs, etc. is especially gentle and &ldquo;clean&rdquo;. Besides, this is a by far more cost-effective way of drying products than the traditional way.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Rajeh Abbas, a father of three, sees the project&rsquo;s main objective in an independent use of solar energy and in high-quality drying of crops with a high market value such as medicinal herbs, figs, grapes, etc. And the farmers that use solar drying-devices are enjoying their independence because they are no longer in need of financial or technical support. They are also willing to pass their skills and knowledge on to other farmers. </span> Integrated Development Group -Independant Air National 2012winner Palestine, State of
2012 Decoupling waste heat - Fernwärmenetzbau Golling<span class="hps">The</span> <span class="hps">company</span> <span class="hps">LEUBE</span> <span class="hps">at their</span> <span class="hps">lime works</span> <span class="hps">together</span> <span class="hps">with the Salzburg</span> <span class="hps">AG</span> <span class="hps">in innovative</span> <span class="hps">heating</span> <span class="hps">solutions</span> <span class="hps">that help protect the</span> <span class="hps">environment while</span> <span class="hps">at the same time</span> <span class="hps">provide</span> <span class="hps">comfort</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">Most of the</span> <span class="hps">waste heat</span> <span class="hps">from the</span> <span class="hps">lime plant</span> <span class="hps">is used</span> <span class="hps">for district heating</span> <span class="hps">for</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">residents</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">business</span> <span class="hps">Gollinger</span><span>, the rest</span> <span class="hps">works</span> <span class="hps">internally and</span> <span class="hps">heating</span> <span class="hps">supply</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">The</span> <span class="hps">recreation center</span> <span class="hps">Aqua</span> <span class="hps">Salza</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">which</span> <span class="hps">was</span> <span class="hps">previously</span> <span class="hps">supplied</span> <span class="hps">with</span> <span class="hps">gas</span><span>, has</span> <span class="hps">switched from</span> <span class="hps">natural gas</span> <span class="hps">to district heating</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">It</span> <span class="hps">will</span> <span class="hps">thus produces</span> <span class="hps">heat</span> <span class="hps">for</span> <span class="hps">about 30</span> <span class="hps">customers</span> <span class="hps">environmentally</span> <span class="hps">friendly.</span> <span class="hps">The pipe</span> <span class="hps">was first</span> <span class="hps">designed as a double</span> <span class="hps">pipe system</span> <span class="hps">and thereby reduces the</span> <span class="hps">heat loss</span> <span class="hps">by 20%.</span> Salzburg AG / Firma LEUBE Fire Austria
2012 VARIO AQUA - living room pellet / logs combi boiler<span class="hps">The</span> <span class="hps atn">&quot;</span><span>VARIO AQUA </span><span class="hps">-</span> <span class="hps">living</span> <span class="hps">room</span> <span class="hps">pellet</span> <span class="hps">/</span> <span class="hps">logs</span> <span class="hps">combi</span> <span class="hps">boiler</span><span>&quot;</span> <span class="hps">combines the</span> <span class="hps">automatic</span> <span class="hps">use of</span> <span class="hps">alternate</span> <span class="hps">fuels,</span> <span class="hps">two</span> <span class="hps">in one device</span><span>, namely</span> <span class="hps">pellets</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">firewood</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">Two</span> <span class="hps">combustion chambers</span> <span class="hps">in one unit</span> <span class="hps">with a central</span> <span class="hps">air</span> <span class="hps">supply</span> <span class="hps">permit</span> <span class="hps">in addition to the</span> <span class="hps">convenient operation of</span> <span class="hps">a simple operation</span> <span class="hps">and low</span> <span class="hps">emissions</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">Moreover, the</span> <span class="hps">pellets</span> <span class="hps">combustion chamber</span> <span class="hps">is located</span> <span class="hps">directly</span> <span class="hps">below the</span> <span class="hps">firewood</span> <span class="hps">combustion chamber</span><span>, thereby enabling</span> <span class="hps">an automatic</span> <span class="hps">ignition</span> <span class="hps">of logs</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">This will</span> <span class="hps">also</span> <span class="hps">minimize</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">associated emissions</span><span>, especially in</span> <span class="hps">the heating phase</span><span>.</span> SHT Heiztechnik aus Salzburg GmbH Fire Austria
2012 Hellbrunner Straße 10 "Kaplanstöckl"<span id="result_box" lang="en"><span class="hps">In</span> <span class="hps">Hellbrunnerstra&szlig;e</span> <span class="hps">in Salzburg</span> <span class="hps">21</span> <span class="hps">rent</span> <span class="hps">/</span> <span class="hps">buy</span> <span class="hps">homes were</span> <span class="hps">built</span> <span class="hps">on three</span> <span class="hps">floors</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">The building</span> <span class="hps">was</span> <span class="hps">designed</span> <span class="hps">in reinforced concrete</span> <span class="hps">with</span> <span class="hps">Vollw&auml;rmschutz</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">reaches an energy</span> <span class="hps">index of</span> <span class="hps">14 kWh</span> <span class="hps">/</span> <span class="hps">m&sup2; a</span> <span class="hps">This is possible</span> <span class="hps">in addition to</span> <span class="hps">a sophisticated building</span> <span class="hps">design</span> <span class="hps">through the</span> <span class="hps">optimal</span> <span class="hps">use of radiators</span> <span class="hps">and underfloor heating</span> <span class="hps">in combination</span> <span class="hps">with so-called</span> <span class="hps">home stations</span> <span class="hps">to</span> <span class="hps">decentralized water supply</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">The heart of the</span> <span class="hps">heat</span> <span class="hps">supply</span> <span class="hps">is</span> <span class="hps">65m</span> <span class="hps">&sup2;</span> <span class="hps">solar system</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">the 7500</span> <span class="hps">liter</span> <span class="hps">storage tank.</span> <span class="hps">A</span> <span class="hps">ventilation with</span> <span class="hps">heat recovery</span> <span class="hps">completes the concept</span><span>.</span></span> Heimat Österreich, gemeinnützige Wohnungs- und Siedlungsgesellschaft m.b.H. Earth Austria
2012 Kids-Family-Nature meets Energy<span class="hps">The projects</span> <span class="hps atn">&quot;</span><span>Kids meet</span> <span class="hps">Energy</span><span>&quot;</span><span>,,,</span> <span class="hps">Family</span> <span class="hps">meets</span> <span class="hps">Energy</span> <span class="hps atn">&quot;</span><span>and&quot;</span> <span class="hps">Nature</span> <span class="hps">meets</span> <span class="hps">Energy</span> <span class="hps">energy</span> <span class="hps">training</span> <span class="hps">projects</span> <span class="hps">in kindergartens,</span> <span class="hps">schools</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">compulsory</span> <span class="hps">at</span> <span class="hps">the high school</span> <span class="hps">senior</span> <span class="hps">to be</span> <span class="hps">performed</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">All projects</span> <span class="hps">are</span> <span class="hps">training to become</span> <span class="hps">certified</span> <span class="hps">&quot;Energy</span> <span class="hps">Meier</span> <span class="hps">cleverness</span><span>.&quot;</span> <span class="hps">The children</span> <span class="hps">/</span> <span class="hps">young people</span> <span class="hps">learn</span> <span class="hps">in many practical</span> <span class="hps">experiments</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">eco-friendly</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">economical use</span> <span class="hps">of energy saving</span> <span class="hps">Energi</span> <span class="hps">to mind</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">the function</span> <span class="hps">of</span> <span class="hps">photovoltaics,</span> <span class="hps">the differences</span> <span class="hps">in lighting</span> <span class="hps">and the LED</span> <span class="hps">-</span> <span class="hps">technology</span> <span class="hps">know</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">To</span> <span class="hps">make</span> <span class="hps">the results of</span> <span class="hps">the experiments,</span> <span class="hps">the young people</span> <span class="hps">to</span> <span class="hps">be</span> <span class="hps">better understood</span> <span class="hps">as</span> <span class="hps">Savings in</span> <span class="hps">kilowatt</span> <span class="hps">hours, or</span> <span class="hps">&euro;</span> <span class="hps">in</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">energy</span> <span class="hps">currency of all</span> <span class="hps">cleverness</span> <span class="hps">Meier</span> <span class="hps atn">&quot;</span><span>EKE</span><span>&quot;</span> <span class="hps atn">(</span><span>Eiskugeleinheiten</span><span>) converted</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">So far,</span> <span class="hps">4308</span> <span class="hps">is already</span> <span class="hps">enjoying</span> <span class="hps">children</span> <span class="hps">and young people</span> <span class="hps">to be appointed</span> <span class="hps atn">&quot;</span><span>junior</span> <span class="hps">energy</span> <span class="hps">cleverness</span> <span class="hps">Meier</span><span>&quot;</span><span>, &quot;Energy</span> <span class="hps">clever</span> <span class="hps">Meier</span><span>,&quot;</span> <span class="hps">or alternative</span> <span class="hps">energy</span><span class="atn">-</span><span>Meier</span> <span class="hps">clever</span> <span class="hps atn">&quot;</span><span>!</span> Energieagentur Ing. Walter Baierl, Ingenieurbüro für Elektrotechnik/Energietechnik Youth National 2011winner Austria
2012 Universal Additive Increases Diesel and Gasoline PerformanceThe main cause of environmental pollution is still exhaust gases from burning diesel and gasoline. This is why environmentalist Grigol Abramia began looking for ways to make combustion more efficient. An additive called Petrox-1 will now bring relief to the environment because it consists of non-toxic substances such as glycerin, ethanol and water, which don&rsquo;t influence octane rating but increase combustion performance, which again causes a drastic reduction in CO<sub>2</sub> emissions from automobiles. Abramia claims a reduction of 44 per cent while the engine is idling and 16 per cent while driving.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Numerous data were collected and evaluated in the course of the project. Tests were conducted on different automobiles from different manufacturers such as VW, Toyota, Lada, Nissan, etc. Inside as well as outdoor testing was conducted. The additive is efficient and economical and can be used for diesel as well as gasoline fuels. In addition, it offers great environmentally-friendly benefits that reduce the toxins that again create allergies when people breathe in exhaust fumes.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Gia Abramia, who enjoys hiking and scuba diving, would like to create a heightened awareness of environmental needs within the general population. He is single and planning on spending a lot of time marketing his &ldquo;green&rdquo; and clean fuel additive. International Center for Environmental Research National 2012winner Georgia
2012 Technological innovations bring about sustainable energy climate<span title="Industriebetriebe könnten mehr aus dem Energieeinsatz an Wert schöpfen.">Industries could draw more from the energy use in value. </span><span title="BHKWs sind ein Mittel, die sich perfekt für die effiziente Erweiterung von Dampfkesselanlagen eignen.">CHPs are a means, which are ideal for the efficient expansion of steam boiler systems.</span><br /> <span title="VFI Wels konnte überzeugt werden, für die Zukunft eine nachhaltige Lösung bei Investitionen zum Thema „Energie“ zu wählen.">VFI catfish could be persuaded to choose the future for a sustainable solution to invest on &quot;energy&quot;.</span><br /> <span title="Die Energieerzeugung (ob Strom oder Wärme mit unterschiedlichen Temperaturniveaus) gemeinsam mit Wärmetauschersystemen (Economiser, Druckluft, Wärmeprozesse) einschließlich der optimalen Verteilung mit effizienter Nutzung, sowie die Erzeugung von elektrischem Strom, ist der Beginn einer Energieautarkie eines Projektes, der das Verständnis für und rund">The energy (whether electricity or heat at different temperature levels) together with heat exchange systems (economizers, air, thermal processes), including the optimal distribution with more efficient use and the generation of electricity, is the beginning of an energy self-sufficiency of a project, the understanding of and around </span><span title="um Energie, den richtigen Umgang und den optimalen Einsatz erklärt und so auch die Verbrauchgewohnheiten erkennen lässt und richtungsgebend zur Ressourcenschonung ist.">for energy, proper handling and best use declared and so the consumption habits can also detect and giving direction to the conservation of resources.</span><br /> <span title="Dabei werden Einzelkomponenten der Gesamtanlage und Maschinen oder Objekte verknüpft und erzielen durchaus Synergieeffekte.">Here are the individual components of the entire plant and machinery or objects linked well and generate synergies.</span><br /> <span title="Ziel ist es, neben dem Umweltschonung und Klimaverbesserung (Luft- und Wasserreinhaltung, Klimaschutz) auch langfristig die wirtschaftliche (kostenschonende) und unabhängige Seite (Effizienzsteigerung, autarke Systeme) zu betrachten:">The goal is in addition to environmental protection and improvement of air (air and water pollution, climate change) and long-term look at the economic (cost saving) and independent site (efficiency gains, autonomous systems):</span><br /> <br /> <span title="· Ein Energieträger kann meist mehr als nur Wärme zu erzeugen.">&middot; To create an energy source, usually more than just heat. </span><span title="Das ist in Zeiten der Energieeigenständigkeit zu wenig.">It is in times of energy independence too little. </span><span title="Deshalb wird der Stromerzeugung viel Aufmerksamkeit geschenkt.">So much attention is paid to the generation of electricity. </span><span title="Elektrischer Strom ist kostbar und deshalb auch teuer, vermeintliche ineffiziente Alternativen sind anzunehmen und werden immer wirtschaftlicher.">Electricity is precious and therefore expensive, inefficient alternatives are supposed to accept and become more efficient. </span><span title="Diese sollten jedoch nicht ausschließlich ökonomischen Gesichtspunkten unterliegen.">This should not be subject to purely economic considerations.</span><br /> <span title="· Möglichst Energieautark zu sein, vor allem in kritischen Momenten (zB Stromausfall während der Produktion), um Folgeschäden zu vermeiden.">&middot; Possible to be self-sufficient energy, especially in critical moments (eg power failure during production) in order to prevent further damage.</span><br /> <span title="· Die Stromkosten zu minimieren">&middot; To minimize the cost of electricity</span><br /> <span title="· Den CO2- Ausstoß zu reduzieren, hier zB">&middot; To reduce the CO2 emissions, in this example, </span><span title="755 to/a">755 t / a</span><br /> <span title="· Mit Effizienzsteigung zu verbesserten Wirkungsgrad">&middot; With increasing efficiency to improved efficiency</span><br /> <span title="· Energieaufwendungen zu senken ohne Komforteinbußen zu erleiden">&middot; To reduce energy costs without suffering loss of comfort</span><br /> <span title="· Eine wirtschaftlich verträgliche Amortisation zu erlangen">&middot; To gain a sustainable economic payback</span> Dr. Steinmair & Partner Beratende Ingenieure GmbH Fire Austria
2012 va-Q-plus - energy efficiency in perfection<span class="hps">The flexible</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">extremely space</span><span>-saving and</span> <span class="hps atn">energy-</span><span>efficient</span> <span class="hps">high-tech</span> <span class="hps">insulation</span> <span class="hps">va</span><span class="atn">-</span><span>Q</span><span>-plus</span> <span class="hps">assists in reducing</span> <span class="hps">the energy demand</span> <span class="hps">in many</span> <span class="hps">applications worldwide</span><span>.</span><br /> va-Q-tec AG Earth Germany
2012 Fuel-Efficient Kitchen Stoves Help Save Forests, Health, and CashJ&ouml;rgdieter Anhalt is technical director of IDER, an institution concerned with sustainable development and renewable energies in Brazil.<br /> The focus of his job lies in providing rural areas of the Caatinga region of northeastern Brazil with efficient kitchen stoves - a region twice as large as Germany. With a population of 60 million, Caatinga is also one of the most densely populated and poorest areas of Brazil.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Anhalt received the impetus for his commitment by observing the large-scale deforestation in this area as well as the lack of governmental initiatives for improvement, unlike in China, India, or Africa. Lumber and fuel wood are in high demand, especially the latter. 6,000 tons of wood literally goes up in smoke every day because of inefficient wood-burning kitchen stoves, along with causing respiratory infections and eye irritation because of pungent smoke. And the wood isn&rsquo;t free, either!<br /> &nbsp;<br /> In 2007, Anhalt was able to convince the State of Cear&aacute; (which is part of the Caatinga region ) to cooperate with IDER with the goal to disseminate kitchen stoves that burn less fuel wood and take away smoke from the kitchen. Local bricklayers were qualified for stove construction. The new stove consists of a steel frame encased by heat-resistant bricks. For adequate construction, engineers observed the cooking habits of the local rural population. This resulted in a stove with three cooking areas, good distribution of heat, better thermal insulation, and a smoke-free kitchen. The families were also instructed how to use the stove in a most efficient way. Generating environmental awareness is an additional part of the agenda because, as a result of massive deforestation, 900 plant species, 150 mammalian species, 500 bird species and numberless insects as well as other creatures are threatened to become extinct. The greatest challenge was implementing a logistics for the stove parts fabrication, transportation of the stoves to remote villages, training of masons and instructing the housewives in how to use the new stoves. Add to all that diverse technical and bureaucratic hurdles.<br /> <br /> Anhalt&lsquo;s motto of &ldquo;Do an honest job and respect the people&ldquo; has proven to be successful. By March 2012, a grand total of 26,000 stoves in 800 communities benefiting 110,000 people were built. Total financial expenditures were 7.5 million dollars. The environment will benefit from 80 tons less firewood burned every day. Per stove and year that amounts to 1 to 1.2 tons reduced CO<sub>2</sub> emissions &ndash; in sum less than 31,800 tons of CO<sub>2</sub> per year. Now IDER is planning on building an additional 8,800 stoves with even better design and lightweight materials. IDER is also looking at convincing other states within the region of this good cause. This doesn&rsquo;t leave J&ouml;rgdieter with much spare time, but when it does he enjoys spending it by riding his motocross bike, travelling and hiking. He also finds relaxation by repairing all sorts of things in his own little workshop. IDER - Instituto de Desenvolvimento Sustentável e Energias Renováveis Air National 2012winner Brazil
2012 American University of Madaba is Kept Warm and Cool through Geothermal Showcase ProjectThe American University of Madaba in Jordan has become a showcase project, not in terms of teaching and research but because of its geothermal heating and cooling system that is supposed to become the largest such system in the entire Middle East and North Africa. Two geothermal systems were designed and installed at the university to help meet cooling and heating needs. This is supposed to help keep costs down. Also, the system will not emit any greenhouse gasses but will only use green and renewable energies, which will help make the building independent of oil and electricity.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> The new system is extremely environmentally friendly, economical, and saves energy. It is also very innovative in that the COP (Coefficient of Performance ) of 4.0 is extremely high and can be compared to cooling machines and heat pumps. Compared to conventional systems used in Jordan, this geothermal system will help save 200,000 kWh electricity for cooling each summer, 90,000 liters of fuel for heating and a grand total of 365 tons less CO<sub>2 </sub>expelled per year. The investment will have paid off in seven years.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Khaled Al Sabawi studied engineering in Canada and is president of MENA Geothermal, the company that implemented the program. Khaled enjoys organizing events that help create a greater awareness for a green Palestine. He also enjoys playing soccer and is thinking about having a family in the future. MENA Geothermal National 2012winner Jordan
2012 Mühlviertler resource plan<span class="hps">Let there be a</span> <span class="hps">basis so that the</span> <span class="hps">region</span> <span class="hps">can</span> <span class="hps">be accounted</span> <span class="hps">balanced in</span> <span class="hps">their food</span><span>, energy</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">biogenic</span> <span class="hps">raw materials.</span> <span class="hps">By</span> <span class="hps">metabolic flux</span> <span class="hps">analysis</span><span>, value chains</span> <span class="hps">and the involvement</span> <span class="hps">of regional</span> <span class="hps">stakeholders</span> <span class="hps">foundations</span> <span class="hps">for rural areas</span> <span class="hps">will be developed</span> <span class="hps">that highlight</span> <span class="hps">the opportunities of</span> <span class="hps">regional value</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">Means of structural</span> <span class="hps">analysis is</span> <span class="hps">a</span> <span class="hps">reallocation</span> <span class="hps">of energy and</span> <span class="hps">material flows</span> <span class="hps">that form the</span> <span class="hps">basis</span> <span class="hps">for</span> <span class="hps atn">intra-</span><span>regional value</span> <span class="hps">chains between</span> <span class="hps">raw material production,</span> <span class="hps">processing and</span> <span class="hps">marketing.</span> <span class="hps">Scenarios are</span> <span class="hps">finally</span> <span class="hps">developing</span> <span class="hps">a package of measures</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">In the end</span><span>, a comprehensive</span> <span class="hps">development</span> <span class="hps">process</span> <span class="hps">are</span> <span class="hps">the way to</span> <span class="hps">a</span> <span class="hps">sustainable</span> <span class="hps">energy supply with</span> <span class="hps">high regional</span> <span class="hps">value added.</span> <span class="hps">By</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">results will</span> <span class="hps">continue</span> <span class="hps">to get</span> <span class="hps">other</span> <span class="hps">regions the opportunity</span> <span class="hps">to continue the</span> <span class="hps">process of</span> <span class="hps">planning for the future</span> <span class="hps">on their own.</span> Euregio bayerischer wald - böhmerwald, Regionalmanagement Mühlviertel Earth Austria
2012 Building EQBuilding EQ was a project in the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme of the European Commission. Building EQ aimed at strengthening the implementation of the EPBD (Energy Performance of Buildings Directive) by linking the certification process with commissioning and the optimization of building performance.<br /> Within the scope of the project methodologies and tools were developed that can be used for ongoing commissioning and optimization of non-residential buildings using gathered data from the certification process according to the EPBD. The emphasis was on feasibility and cost-effectiveness of energy reduction measures with regard to building-practice. Main target groups were the industry for facility and energy management, real estate owners, energy agencies and energy consultants. Fraunhofer Institut für Solare Energiesysteme ISE Germany
2012 Hydrodynamic screw on Käferheimer Mühlbach<span class="hps">Long</span> <span class="hps">was a</span> <span class="hps">reactivation of old</span> <span class="hps">mills on the</span> <span class="hps">beetle</span> <span class="hps">Heimer</span> <span class="hps">Muehlbach</span> <span class="hps">cost reasons</span> <span class="hps">not attractive</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">The</span> <span class="hps">construction of a</span> <span class="hps">hydroelectric power</span> <span class="hps">auger</span> <span class="hps">is</span> <span class="hps">now</span> <span class="hps">an affordable</span> <span class="hps">alternative</span> <span class="hps">dar.</span> <span class="hps">especially</span> <span class="hps">at sites with</span> <span class="hps">less than 5</span> <span class="hps">m</span> <span class="hps">drop heights</span> <span class="hps">can this</span> <span class="hps">type of turbine</span> <span class="hps">used</span> <span class="hps">frequently</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">For</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">fish ladder</span> <span class="hps">a new lift</span> <span class="hps">is</span> <span class="hps">required</span><span>, the descent</span> <span class="hps">can be made by</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">hydrodynamic screw</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">Thus, the</span> <span class="hps">procedure</span> <span class="hps">for</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">waters</span> <span class="hps">are</span> <span class="hps">kept relatively</span> <span class="hps">low.</span> IGA Ingenieurbüro Gostner & Aigner Water Austria
2012 Ecuador is Seeing the Light with Energy-saving LampsWhen the questions came up of how to support low-income families in their efforts of reducing their electricity bills, CO<sub>2</sub> emissions, and strengthening the energy saving awareness of the Ecuadorian population, an interesting project began taking on shape: A comprehensive exchange of light bulbs. 1,500,000 households living below poverty level are to receive new energy-saving lamps instead of their old energy guzzlers. This will help save 700 gigawatt hours of electricity and 440,000 tons of CO<sub>2 </sub>per year.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> The goal is simple and efficient: The new 20 watt hour light bulbs are provided free of charge and installed in every household. They promise a lifecycle of 8,000 hours and, in accordance with international standards, contain less than 5 mg mercury. The benefits for the recipients of the 6,000,000 energy-saving lamps: Lower electricity bills and a bonus system for the next life cycle of the light bulbs. The bulbs are distributed via the Energy Ministry of Ecuador and financed by the <em>Deutsche Bank</em>.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> The biggest initial hurdles were heightening people&rsquo;s awareness for saving energy and the logistics involved in light bulb distribution. Phase 1 of the project is now complete. The entire project will continue on another 5 or 6 years. As will the life cycle of the light bulbs. Energy Changes Projektentwicklung GmbH. Air National 2012winner Ecuador
2012 Energy saving competition for the office building of the provincial administration<span class="hps">From August 2009 to</span> <span class="hps">July 2010, the</span> <span class="hps">country has</span> <span class="hps">carried out</span> <span class="hps">an energy</span> <span class="hps">saving competition</span> <span class="hps">for</span> <span class="hps">Styria</span><span>, the</span> <span class="hps">office building of the</span> <span class="hps">provincial administration</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">Participation was</span> <span class="hps">voluntary.</span> <span class="hps">Been</span> <span class="hps">awarded</span> <span class="hps">three categories</span> <span class="hps">-</span> <span class="hps">&quot;Power</span><span>&quot;</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps atn">&quot;</span><span>warmth&quot;</span> <span class="hps atn">and &quot;</span><span>Total Savings</span><span>&quot;</span> <span class="hps">-</span> <span class="hps">was</span> <span class="hps">also</span> <span class="hps">possible</span> <span class="hps">to participate in</span> <span class="hps">only</span> <span class="hps">one category.</span><br /> <span class="hps">The aim was to</span> <span class="hps">save</span> <span class="hps">as much as possible</span> <span class="hps">within</span> <span class="hps">this time period</span> <span class="hps">energy</span> <span class="hps">mainly</span> <span class="hps">by</span> <span class="hps">energy-conscious</span> <span class="hps">behavior</span> <span class="hps">of building users</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">The decisive factor was</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">highest</span> <span class="hps">percentage of</span> <span class="hps">energy</span> <span class="hps">savings</span> <span class="hps">in</span> <span class="hps">comparison to the initial</span> <span class="hps">value of the</span> <span class="hps">respective</span> <span class="hps">department</span><span>.</span><br /> <span class="hps">The achieved</span> <span class="hps">average savings</span> <span class="hps">in the</span> <span class="hps">current</span> <span class="hps">category</span> <span class="hps">was 10</span><span>%</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">9%</span> <span class="hps">in the category of</span> <span class="hps">heat</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">The winners</span> <span class="hps">in each category</span> <span class="hps">reached</span> <span class="hps">a multiple</span> <span class="hps">of this</span> <span class="hps">value</span> <span class="hps">savings</span><span>.</span> Amt der Stmk. Landesregierung, Abteilung 2 Air Austria
2012 Solar Cooperative staff at the University of Bremen<span class="hps">With the establishment</span> <span class="hps">of a</span> <span class="hps">solar</span> <span class="hps">co</span><span class="atn">-</span><span>employees</span> <span class="hps">at the University</span> <span class="hps">by and for</span> <span class="hps">employees of the</span> <span class="hps">University of</span> <span class="hps">Bremen</span><span>, the expansion</span> <span class="hps">of energy production</span> <span class="hps">from renewable</span> <span class="hps">energy sources</span> <span class="hps">in the university</span> <span class="hps">are being transported.</span> <span class="hps">The aim is</span> <span class="hps">to</span> <span class="hps">present</span> <span class="hps">potential for</span> <span class="hps">the University</span> <span class="hps">to develop</span> <span class="hps">and use.</span> <span class="hps">These include</span> <span class="hps">the establishment</span> <span class="hps">and operation of</span> <span class="hps">plants producing electricity from</span> <span class="hps">renewable</span> <span class="hps">energy sources</span> <span class="hps">to</span> <span class="hps">the licensed</span> <span class="hps">areas</span> <span class="hps">of</span> <span class="hps">the University</span> <span class="hps">of</span> <span class="hps">the solar</span> <span class="hps">co-operative</span> <span class="hps">and encouraging</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">integration</span> <span class="hps">of electricity from</span> <span class="hps">renewable</span> <span class="hps">energy sources</span> <span class="hps">in</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">energy</span> <span class="hps">supply of the</span> <span class="hps">university.</span> <span class="hps">The</span> <span class="hps">Solar</span> <span class="hps">Cooperative</span><span>, University of Bremen</span> <span class="hps">will</span> <span class="hps">be</span> <span class="hps">set up as a</span> <span class="hps">registered</span> <span class="hps">cooperative society</span> <span class="hps">by and for</span> <span class="hps">staff (and</span> <span class="hps">students) from the</span> <span class="hps">University</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">A project group</span> <span class="hps atn">(</span><span>Environment Committee</span><span>)</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">analyzed the</span> <span class="hps">technical</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">economic</span> <span class="hps">feasibility</span> <span class="hps">of the project and</span> <span class="hps">the necessary</span> <span class="hps">further</span> <span class="hps">steps</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">preparations for the establishment</span> <span class="hps">of a cooperative.</span> <span class="hps">These are the</span> <span class="hps">statutes of the cooperative</span> <span class="hps">development of a</span> <span class="hps">definition</span> <span class="hps">of</span> <span class="hps">the objectives</span><span>, purpose and</span> <span class="hps">organization</span><span>, and</span> <span class="hps">the negotiation of a</span> <span class="hps">cooperation</span> <span class="hps">agreement</span> <span class="hps">for the use of</span> <span class="hps">transfer</span> <span class="hps">between</span> <span class="hps">the University and the</span> <span class="hps">co-operative.</span> <span class="hps">The establishment</span> <span class="hps">of the cooperative</span> <span class="hps">and commencement of operations</span> <span class="hps">is</span> <span class="hps">targeted for</span> <span class="hps">September</span> <span class="hps">2011 and</span> <span class="hps">will</span> <span class="hps">be</span> <span class="hps">presented</span> <span class="hps">on World Environment Day</span> <span class="hps">2011</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">First plant</span> <span class="hps">should be as</span> <span class="hps">yet</span> <span class="hps">established</span> <span class="hps">this year and</span> <span class="hps">go</span> <span class="hps">into operation</span><span>.</span><br /> Universität Bremen Fire Germany
2012 Conscious Use of Energy in School and at HomeHow do you succeed in training a large number of people within a very short period of time to respond more consciously to the needs of the environment? You teach children and they teach their parents. This is the system IUSES is applying. The target group was obvious: Teachers and their students. 15 partners from 12 European countries were involved. During the initial phase 220 teachers and 20,000 students were trained in being more environmentally conscious. Then another 47,000 teachers and professors began to use educational materials based on environmentally-friendly behaviors in 12 different languages. The tool box was updated and improved through user feedback and included four handbooks, multimedia animations, power-point slides and an experimentation kit.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> IUSES was able to approach 147,000 teachers and students all over Europe who wanted to switch over to a more environmentally-conscious lifestyle. In total 1.1 million kWh were saved, which is the equivalent of 110,000 bottles of oil. Approximately 3,500 tons of CO<sub>2</sub> were saved, which is the work a forest with 1.4 million trees would have to do for one year in order to save the same amount.<br /> Fabio Tomasi, a graduate of the University of Trieste with a degree in environmental sciences, is the EU coordinator for several projects. He feels that people ought to become more aware of the fact that our future depends on all our individual decisions. Billions of small changed behaviors will have large repercussions, as this project so vividly demonstrated. Consorzio per l'AREA di ricerca scientifica e tecnologica di Trieste Youth National 2012winner Italy
2012 From power plant to insect hotel<span class="hps">Our</span> <span class="hps">main</span> <span class="hps">school is a</span> <span class="hps">certified</span> <span class="hps">eco</span> <span class="hps">school.</span> <span class="hps">Therefore</span><span>, our</span> <span class="hps">projects</span> <span class="hps">always</span> <span class="hps">on sustainability</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">Timeliness</span> <span class="hps">of</span> <span class="hps">reasons</span> <span class="hps">was the title</span> <span class="hps">of our</span> <span class="hps">project</span> <span class="hps">this year</span><span>:</span> <span class="hps atn">&quot;</span><span>From power plant to</span> <span class="hps">insect hotel</span><span>&quot;</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">The</span> <span class="hps">second</span> <span class="hps">Class</span> <span class="hps">scientists are involved</span> <span class="hps">during</span> <span class="hps">the project week,</span> <span class="hps">not</span> <span class="hps">only</span> <span class="hps">with</span> <span class="hps">small</span><span class="atn">-</span><span>and</span> <span class="hps">water</span> <span class="hps">power plants and</span> <span class="hps">wild</span> <span class="hps">bees</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">but</span> <span class="hps">also</span> <span class="hps">with alternative</span> <span class="hps">energy sources</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">CO2</span> <span class="hps">levels in food</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">energy savings, and</span> <span class="hps">the causes</span> <span class="hps">of the greenhouse effect</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">Solar</span><span>-powered</span> <span class="hps">jobs, providing a</span> <span class="hps">power saving</span> <span class="hps">folders and</span> <span class="hps">display boards</span> <span class="hps">were</span> <span class="hps">made</span> <span class="hps">​​by the students</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">In</span> <span class="hps">teaching</span> <span class="hps">workshops</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">outputs</span> <span class="hps">the acquired</span> <span class="hps">knowledge</span> <span class="hps">was deepened.</span> <span class="hps">Throughout the</span> <span class="hps">semester</span> <span class="hps">teaching</span> <span class="hps">at the factory</span> <span class="hps">3 wild</span> <span class="hps">bees</span> <span class="hps">were built</span> <span class="hps">accommodation</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">which will help</span> <span class="hps">in</span> <span class="hps">the new power</span> <span class="hps">plant in</span> <span class="hps">G&ouml;ssendorf</span> <span class="hps">to revitalize</span> <span class="hps">the ecological balance</span><span>.</span> NMS-Feldkirchen bei Graz Water Austria
2012 Energy Circle Schleedorf - Sustainability live by conviction<span id="result_box" lang="en"><span class="hps">With</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">energy dialogues</span> <span class="hps">Schlee</span> <span class="hps">villages</span> <span class="hps">in 2009</span> <span class="hps">a process</span> <span class="hps">was</span> <span class="hps">begun</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">a detailed</span> <span class="hps">analysis</span> <span class="hps">of</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">actual</span> <span class="hps">situation</span> <span class="hps">in the energy sector</span> <span class="hps">through house</span> <span class="hps">visits to all</span> <span class="hps">households</span> <span class="hps">to</span> <span class="hps">target</span> <span class="hps">villages</span> <span class="hps">Schlee</span> <span class="hps">had</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">These</span> <span class="hps">were</span> <span class="hps">extraordinarily</span> <span class="hps">detailed</span> <span class="hps">actual</span> <span class="hps">analysis only</span> <span class="hps">represents the</span> <span class="hps">central point</span> <span class="hps">for the other</span> <span class="hps">projects</span> <span class="hps">of individual</span> <span class="hps">households</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">agricultural and</span> <span class="hps">commercial businesses</span> <span class="hps">dar.</span> <span class="hps">Using the method</span> <span class="hps">of the</span> <span class="hps">home visit</span> <span class="hps">89.9%</span> <span class="hps">of 335</span> <span class="hps">households</span> <span class="hps">and 999</span> <span class="hps">villages</span> <span class="hps">Schlee</span> <span class="hps">residents</span> <span class="hps">are achieved</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">The results</span> <span class="hps">were published on 17</span> <span class="hps">October 2010 at</span> <span class="hps">a</span> <span class="hps">town hall meeting</span> <span class="hps">presented</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">The findings are</span> <span class="hps">now being implemented.</span></span> <div id="spell-place-holder" style="height: 25px; display: none;"> &nbsp;</div> <div id="gt-res-tools"> <div id="gt-src-tools-l"> <a id="gt-undo" style="display: none;">&Auml;nderungen r&uuml;ckg&auml;ngig machen</a></div> <div id="gt-res-tools-r"> <div aria-label="Anhören" aria-pressed="false" class="trans-listen-button goog-toolbar-button" data-tooltip="Anhören" data-tooltip-align="t,c" id="gt-res-listen" role="button" tabindex="0" unselectable="on"> &nbsp;</div> <div aria-label="Umschrift" aria-pressed="false" class="trans-roman-button goog-toolbar-button" data-tooltip="Umschrift" data-tooltip-align="t,c" id="gt-res-roman" role="button" style="display: none;" unselectable="on"> &nbsp;</div> <div aria-label="Übersetzung bewerten" data-tooltip="Übersetzung bewerten" data-tooltip-align="t,c" id="gt-res-rate"> <div aria-haspopup="true" class="goog-inline-block goog-toolbar-menu-button" role="button" tabindex="0" title="" unselectable="on"> <div class="goog-inline-block goog-toolbar-menu-button-outer-box" unselectable="on"> <div class="goog-inline-block goog-toolbar-menu-button-inner-box" unselectable="on"> <div class="goog-inline-block goog-toolbar-menu-button-caption" unselectable="on"> &nbsp;</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Energiekreis Schleedorf Air Austria
2012 Clean Electricity for Prosperity, Karaoke and Movies in Remote Villages&nbsp;<span id="dtlview_Notiz"> Many Laotian villages are not hooked up to the national power grid. Their electricity comes from local power sources such as hydropower. However, during the arid season most rivers dry up, so additional power sources are used, such as solar energy or diesel generators. A better solution was needed. So Sunlabob &ndash; under the leadership of company manager Ann Moey &ndash; started an innovative project. An educator and electronics expert, Ann was very sure of the feasibility of her idea and that there was no getting around renewables and environmental protection. Everyone needs to know and learn about it, most suitably through a vivid example. So Ann organized the Nam Kha project, the first project in Laos where a remote village would feed &ldquo;homemade&ldquo; electricity to the national power grid, at the same time making a profit.<br /> <br /> Private investors don&rsquo;t like putting their money into rural energy projects. It just doesn&rsquo;t pay off. Or does it? Ann Moey decided to offer proof to the contrary. With a new investment idea: Public investors &ndash; in this case a cooperation between the village of Nam Kha, Helvetas, ENTEC, and Sunlabob &ndash; provided financing for the infrastructure: Dams, inlets, canals, buildings, the grid, as well as other structures. The private investor paid for the movable parts of the plant: Turbines, generators, solar panels, batteries, etc. The private energy provider was Sunlabob who was also in charge of training the local energy committee that would later the run the plant.&nbsp; Electricity was to be sold to the local grid, and the committee would sell it to individual households and small companies. In May 2007, Sunlabob built its first Combined Power Grid and was able to prove to everyone that it works, albeit not without some glitches, especially as far as training the &ldquo;energy adviser&rdquo; was concerned. For example, a not approved welding set made the system break down, the grid collapsed and the villagers lost confidence in themselves for a long time.<br /> <br /> The Nam Kha project was the first public-private partnership project in Laos with feed-in tariffs for the public power grid. Now households have 24-hour access to electricity for light, TV, or radio. The plant produces 175,200 kWh per year while daily energy consumption is at approximately 24 kWh. That leaves quite some leeway. The power grid provides opportunity to generate additional income. Small enterprises such as joiners or welders have opened for business. Agriculture has been boosted. Rice mills and water pumps are up and running. But Sunlabob turned into a loss-making project. Still, Ann Moey keeps on working. She would like to hook up other villages to the local power grid and adapt her investment model to all of Southeast Asia because she is convinced of the fact that Nam Kha is a showcase project. She is also very happy for the villagers who now spend their free time in their new entertainment hall with karaoke or watching exciting movies.</span> Sunlabob Renewable Energy Fire National 2012winner Lao People's Democratic Republic
2012 Technology for Subterranean Irrigation Ensures Drinking Water SupplyForty per cent of the earth consist of arid climate zones. That is where water is always in short supply. Inefficient water use causes desertification, which is often a question of survival for the population of those countries. According to experts, by 2025 water will be a scarce commodity for one third of our planet. Eighty per cent of global water resources are needed for agricultural irrigation. By 2030, experts say, 20 per cent more regions will be in need of irrigation, and water consumption will go up by 14 per cent. Industrial output will increase threefold by then, water consumption will double. This trend calls for more innovative technologies for stabilizing water consumption, especially in arid zones.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> The Karshi Engineering-Economic Institute is willing to look at these issues. Dr. Shuhrat Muradov is in charge of the Institute&rsquo;s department of Environmental Protection and Ecology. He is a renowned expert in his field and has made a name for himself by publishing 320 scientific reports, two books on ecology, and ten patents. He is also the author of a special technology for integrated water management, which keeps drinking water safe while stabilizing water consumption in agricultural and industrial zones especially in arid regions. Under his leadership this technology was successfully applied in southern Uzbekistan&ndash; a region that drains vast quantities of water from the Amu Dary Basin. The process is simple yet effective: A special gas-hydrate technology using CO<sub>2</sub> is used for desalination and demineralization. The soil is watered subterraneously through a drainage system from the ground water. By using naturally processed minerals such as Vermiculite, Perlite, etc. the soil is improved. Water can evaporate more efficiently. It condenses and forms very small pools of moisture that are gradually absorbed by the plants. The soil is aerated and solidified, which again offers protection from water and wind erosion. At the same time, water consumption is measured.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> This technology has been successfully applied in Uzbekistan. It is efficient and affordable. One unit costs 50 euros and lowers irrigation demands in agriculture substantially. The minerals used for soil enrichment are purchased locally. This technology can be used in any arid zone anywhere in the world. By 2015, Uzbekistan will be using it nationwide. It lowers water consumption especially in industrial and agricultural regions. People in arid climate zones are guaranteed access to drinking water. Karshi Engineering Economic Institute National 2012winner Uzbekistan
2012 Wastewater utilization Aurich<span class="hps">The</span> <span class="hps">dairy</span> <span class="hps">operation</span> <span class="hps">R&uuml;cker</span> <span class="hps">GmbH,</span> <span class="hps">Aurich</span> <span class="hps">disposed of</span> <span class="hps">the daily generation of</span> <span class="hps">waste</span> <span class="hps">production</span> <span class="hps">Aurich</span> <span class="hps">with year-round</span> <span class="hps">temperatures</span> <span class="hps">of 30</span> <span class="hps">to 35 &deg;</span> <span class="hps">C</span> <span class="hps">on</span> <span class="hps">a separate</span> <span class="hps">line</span> <span class="hps">pressure</span> <span class="hps">in</span> <span class="hps">the municipal sewage plant</span> <span class="hps">in the city.</span> <span class="hps">When renewing</span> <span class="hps">a substantial</span> <span class="hps">portion</span> <span class="hps">of this</span> <span class="hps">section</span> <span class="hps">line</span> <span class="hps">pressure</span> <span class="hps">resulted in the possibility</span> <span class="hps">to change</span> <span class="hps">the course</span> <span class="hps">so that the</span> <span class="hps">construction of an</span> <span class="hps">inner-city</span> <span class="hps">location</span> <span class="hps">for a</span> <span class="hps">W&auml;rme&uuml;bertragerstation</span> <span class="hps">using</span> <span class="hps">structural</span> <span class="hps">synergy</span> <span class="hps">was</span> <span class="hps">economically</span> <span class="hps">justifiable.</span> <span class="hps">This</span> <span class="hps">was</span> <span class="hps">the essential precondition</span> <span class="hps">of the</span> <span class="hps">use of the</span> <span class="hps">above</span> <span class="hps">Heat</span> <span class="hps">given</span> <span class="hps">potential</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">in which the</span> <span class="hps">amount of heat</span> <span class="hps">through heat exchangers,</span> <span class="hps">a so-called</span> <span class="hps">cold</span> <span class="hps">district heating</span> <span class="hps">circuit</span> <span class="hps">and heat pumps</span> <span class="hps">can be fed</span> <span class="hps">to the consumer.</span> <span class="hps">As a consumer,</span> <span class="hps">should ideally</span> <span class="hps">provide</span> <span class="hps">heat</span> <span class="hps">consumers</span> <span class="hps">in the temperature</span> <span class="hps">range 55</span> <span class="hps">&deg;</span> <span class="hps">C/45</span> <span class="hps">&deg;</span> <span class="hps">C</span> <span class="hps atn">(</span><span>forward /</span> <span class="hps">reverse)</span> <span class="hps">on</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">These are</span> <span class="hps">preferably</span> <span class="hps">mostly</span> <span class="hps">public buildings that</span> <span class="hps">need this</span> <span class="hps">low-temperature</span> <span class="hps">heat</span> <span class="hps">for heating</span> <span class="hps">large areas</span> <span class="hps">or</span> <span class="hps">in the optimal</span> <span class="hps">case,</span> <span class="hps">swimming and</span> <span class="hps">leisure pools</span> <span class="hps">with</span> <span class="hps">hot water.</span> <span class="hps">These properties</span> <span class="hps">are</span> <span class="hps">in</span> <span class="hps">Aurich with</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">2nd</span> <span class="hps">Quarter of 2009</span> <span class="hps">completed</span> <span class="hps">Savings Bank</span> <span class="hps">Arena</span> <span class="hps">(multi-function</span> <span class="hps">convention center</span><span>)</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">planned</span> <span class="hps">opening</span> <span class="hps">in 2012,</span> <span class="hps">all-weather</span> <span class="hps">bath</span> <span class="hps">and other</span> <span class="hps">users</span> <span class="hps">present</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">The</span> <span class="hps">plan</span> <span class="hps">provides for the</span> <span class="hps">use</span> <span class="hps">of a wastewater</span> <span class="hps">temperature in the</span> <span class="hps">annual mean</span> <span class="hps">of 32</span> <span class="hps">&deg; C,</span> <span class="hps">cooling</span> <span class="hps">to</span> <span class="hps">a maximum of 20</span> <span class="hps">&deg;</span> <span class="hps">C</span> <span class="hps">to</span> <span class="hps">12 &deg;</span> <span class="hps">C</span> <span class="hps">would therefore be minimal</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">Thus, the</span> <span class="hps">maximum usable</span> <span class="hps">heat output</span> <span class="hps">of 900 kW</span> <span class="hps">in total</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">With an annual</span> <span class="hps">performance factor</span> <span class="hps">of 4.5</span> <span class="hps">for</span> <span class="hps">the heat pump system</span> <span class="hps">can thus</span> <span class="hps">withdrawn from the</span> <span class="hps">700 kW</span> <span class="hps">and 200</span> <span class="hps">kW</span> <span class="hps">sewage</span> <span class="hps">pumps</span> <span class="hps">are provided as a</span> <span class="hps">service</span><span>.</span><br /> Rücker GmbH Fire Germany
2012 Energy recovery<span class="hps">The goal is to</span> <span class="hps">both new</span> <span class="hps">and existing</span> <span class="hps">homes</span><span>, the</span> <span class="hps">excess energy</span> <span class="hps">is</span> <span class="hps">to</span> <span class="hps">use</span> <span class="hps">a solar system</span> <span class="hps">to</span> <span class="hps">support a</span> <span class="hps">geothermal heat</span> <span class="hps">pump.</span> <span class="hps">In the</span> <span class="hps">summer</span> <span class="hps">we</span> <span class="hps">help the</span> <span class="hps">soil</span> <span class="hps">to</span> <span class="hps">regenerate</span> <span class="hps">itself</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">by</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">heat</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">save</span> <span class="hps">energy</span> <span class="hps">in the ground</span> <span class="hps">Erdsole</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">With the</span> <span class="hps">release of energy</span> <span class="hps">from</span> <span class="hps">solar</span><span>, geothermal</span> <span class="hps">brine</span> <span class="hps">medium</span> <span class="hps">in</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">solar components</span> <span class="hps">are protected</span> <span class="hps">from excessive</span> <span class="hps">heat</span> <span class="hps">in summer</span><span>, thus</span> <span class="hps">extending the life</span> <span class="hps">of the solar system</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">In winter</span> <span class="hps">the temperature of the</span> <span class="hps">solar system</span> <span class="hps">is mostly insufficient</span> <span class="hps">to heat</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">hot</span> <span class="hps">water heater,</span> <span class="hps">but</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">temperature</span> <span class="hps">difference from</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">geothermal</span> <span class="hps">brine</span> <span class="hps">circulation</span> <span class="hps">pump</span> <span class="hps">is so</span> <span class="hps">high that</span> <span class="hps">the otherwise</span> <span class="hps">unused</span> <span class="hps">energy can be used</span> <span class="hps">for preheating</span><span>.</span> Höhere Technische Bundeslehranstalt Braunau / Inn Youth Austria
2012 Project 50% 50 - Students / inside for energy efficiency and renewable energies<span class="hps">Between early</span> <span class="hps">1997 and</span> <span class="hps">mid 2010</span><span>, the</span> <span class="hps">ETS</span> <span class="hps">could</span> <span class="hps">save considerable</span> <span class="hps">amounts of energy</span> <span class="hps">(electricity</span> <span class="hps">demand</span> <span class="hps">-51.8</span><span>%</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">-22.2%</span> <span class="hps">heating gas</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">CO2</span> <span class="hps">Emissions</span> <span class="hps">- 1,011</span> <span class="hps">tons</span><span>, energy</span> <span class="hps">costs</span> <span class="hps">&euro; -180,390</span><span>)</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">She is</span> <span class="hps">a multiplier for</span> <span class="hps">energy</span> <span class="hps">efficiency</span> <span class="hps">and renewable energy</span> <span class="hps">since 2001</span> <span class="hps">through collaboration</span> <span class="hps">with the Hungarian</span> <span class="hps">G&aacute;dor</span> <span class="hps">School</span><span>, Budapest</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">The project</span> <span class="hps">SPICE</span> <span class="hps">2005 was</span> <span class="hps">a climate change</span> <span class="hps">project</span> <span class="hps">with Uzbekistan</span> <span class="hps atn">(</span><span>Bukhara</span> <span class="hps">School No. 4</span><span>) on</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">2010, the</span> <span class="hps">EHS</span> <span class="hps">SPICE</span> <span class="hps">presented</span> <span class="hps">at the EXPO in</span> <span class="hps">Shanghai</span> <span class="hps">(China</span><span>)</span><span>, where he led</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">Shude</span> <span class="hps">High School</span> <span class="hps atn">(</span><span>Chengdu</span><span>)</span> <span class="hps">and Tongji</span> <span class="hps">University is</span> <span class="hps">JugendUni</span> <span class="hps">energy</span> <span class="hps">problem</span> <span class="hps">through</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">A</span> <span class="hps">photovoltaic system on</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">ETS</span> <span class="hps">since 2004.</span> <span class="hps">Students</span> <span class="hps">/</span> <span class="hps">counselors</span> <span class="hps">were</span> <span class="hps">trained to become</span> <span class="hps">solar</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">Currently</span><span>, the school</span> <span class="hps">participates</span> <span class="hps">in the formation of</span> <span class="hps">a citizens&#39;</span> <span class="hps">wind</span> <span class="hps">turbine.</span><br /> Emilie-Heyermann-Realschule Youth Germany
2012 Plasma Technology for a Green and Sustainable FutureDimitrov Krasen and his wife live in Varna, a beautiful city located on the shores of the Black Sea. No wonder that sailing is his favorite hobby. As far as work is concerned, Dimitrov is a nerd-type inventor on behalf of the environment and a higher quality of living, he says. Currently, he is devoting all his time and energy to Ecobiotechoservice, his company that is working on a futuristic topic: Plasma technology.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Even today, plasma technology is already used for the treatment of industrial pollution, in nanotechnologies and for contaminant control. Still, Dimitrov says, it needs to be used in daily life. Plasma is nothing but ionized gas, and is also referred to as the fourth aggregate state-of-matter in addition to the physical states of solid, liquid and gas. A large portion of visible matter in the universe, the stars, for example, is in a plasma state. Lightning and polar lights are a form of terrestrial plasma. For about 150 years, plasma has been artificially produced by loading gas, liquids, or solid-state materials with energy, which provides gasses with the ability to neutralize pollutants, noxious fumes and bad smells in organic matter. A wonderful state of affairs &ndash; and matter!<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Dimitrov feels that the future belongs to this technology. It ought to be used in every aspect of life &ndash; together with environmentally-friendly products. This will help reduce emissions, &ldquo;beam away&ldquo; pollutants from water, air, and foods, and reduce bad smells without any additional chemical support. You only need electricity and that, according to Dimitrov, is obtained only from clean sources. But what can the best prototype do, nor the greatest idea or passion, if you lack the necessary funds? This is Dimitrov&rsquo;s biggest challenge, because there are no government grants or other funds to help support his scientific findings based on numerous experiments. Investors are shying away from risks, research funding is scarce and there are very few tax breaks. But true to his motto &bdquo;Short effective action &ndash;maximum results! &ldquo;, Dimitrov is convinced that maximum application of plasma energy <strong>will</strong> happen &ndash; and not only in Bulgaria. Ecobiotechnoservice Air National 2012winner Bulgaria
2012 Protos - The plant oil stove<span class="hps">At least</span> <span class="hps">1.6 million people</span> <span class="hps">die</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">causing</span> <span class="hps">the World Health</span> <span class="hps atn">Organization (</span><span>WHO</span><span>)</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">every year</span> <span class="hps">of complications from</span> <span class="hps">respiratory</span> <span class="hps">diseases</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">emissions</span> <span class="hps">from</span> <span class="hps">open fires.</span> <span class="hps">For this</span> <span class="hps">reason, the</span> <span class="hps">Bosch and</span> <span class="hps">Siemens</span> <span class="hps">Home Appliances Group</span> <span class="hps atn">(</span><span>BSH</span><span>) focuses on</span> <span class="hps">its core</span> <span class="hps">competency in</span> <span class="hps">cooking, and</span> <span class="hps">a completely new</span> <span class="hps">plant oil stove</span> <span class="hps">-</span> <span class="hps">designed specifically</span> <span class="hps">for</span> <span class="hps">developing and emerging</span> <span class="hps">countries</span> <span class="hps">-</span> <span class="hps">Protos</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">Protos</span> <span class="hps">works</span> <span class="hps">with</span> <span class="hps">conventional</span> <span class="hps">plants</span><span>, and even</span> <span class="hps">used cooking oil.</span> <span class="hps">With</span> <span class="hps">Protos</span><span>, BSH</span> <span class="hps">offers</span> <span class="hps">people in developing</span> <span class="hps">countries, a</span> <span class="hps">new</span> <span class="hps">and cleaner</span> <span class="hps">technology</span><span>, reduce</span> <span class="hps">indoor air pollution</span> <span class="hps">considerably</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">protects</span> <span class="hps">people&#39;s health</span><span>.</span><br /> <br /> BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH Air Germany
2012 Energy self-sufficient waste disposal firm<span class="hps">The waste disposal company</span> <span class="hps">Stipits</span> <span class="hps">GmbH</span> <span class="hps">has</span> <span class="hps">positioned itself</span> <span class="hps">as a</span> <span class="hps">clear</span> <span class="hps">tradition of</span> <span class="hps">operating</span> <span class="hps">in the</span> <span class="hps">Burgenland</span> <span class="hps">area</span> <span class="hps">of waste management.</span> <span class="hps">In</span> <span class="hps">the past 40</span> <span class="hps">years</span> <span class="hps">the company has</span> <span class="hps">developed</span> <span class="hps">from traditional</span> <span class="hps">waste management and</span> <span class="hps">cleaning company</span><span>, to</span> <span class="hps">an environmentally</span> <span class="hps">oriented</span> <span class="hps">processing plant</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">From</span> <span class="hps">about 15,000</span> <span class="hps">tonnes of</span> <span class="hps">waste</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">naturally growing</span> <span class="hps">raw materials</span> <span class="hps">the company is gaining</span> <span class="hps">others</span> <span class="hps">Biogas.</span> <span class="hps">The public network</span> <span class="hps">by</span> <span class="hps">approximately 4,000</span> <span class="hps">megawatts of</span> <span class="hps">electricity</span> <span class="hps">to be fed</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">4,800 MW of</span> <span class="hps">heat to be</span> <span class="hps">recovered for</span> <span class="hps">reprocessing</span> <span class="hps">of</span> <span class="hps">waste</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">consumption</span> <span class="hps">of the biogas plant</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">for</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">energy center</span> <span class="hps">of the</span> <span class="hps">wood chip system</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">Up to</span> <span class="hps">350 tonnes of</span> <span class="hps">biomethane</span> <span class="hps atn">(</span><span>CBG</span><span>) are used as</span> <span class="hps">CO2</span><span>-neutral</span> <span class="hps">fuel</span> <span class="hps">in its own fleet</span> <span class="hps">use</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">Stipits</span> <span class="hps">is a certified</span> <span class="hps">waste management company</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">EMAS</span> <span class="hps">certification</span> <span class="hps">is</span> <span class="hps">nearing completion.</span> Stipits Entsorgung GmbH Air Regional 2011winner Austria
2012 Kids4Future Creates More Environmental Awareness in 6-to-12-year-olds through the Rainmaker StoryThe Kids4Future target group was clearly defined: Tomorrow&rsquo;s most important actors are today&rsquo;s 6- to-12-year-old kids. The project was started in 2007 and lasted for three years. 245 schools in 10 partner countries were provided with a general history of energy, TV programs, events, and a website for children. This integrated approach allowed for the creation of synergies. The Rainmaker story spawned understanding and enthusiasm for energy, sustainability, and global environmental challenges among the kids. In sum, the Rainmaker story was presented to 40,000 children in 600 schools and 1,300 teachers. 90 per cent of the teachers felt the project was very efficient.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> The main focus of the project was not to recycle waste or getting the kids to walk to school, but to direct their attention to the issue of energy efficiency and renewable energies. Their attention was directed to a more mindful way of using energy in daily routines either at school or at home. In the long term, these children will have enough knowledge concerning energy issues that as adults they will be able to make energy-efficient decisions.<br /> Anne Marie Abelgaard has a degree in political science and is responsible for the Enova Program for Children and Youth. She is married and has a two-year old son and two dogs. She enjoys spending her time with her family and she loves reading. This might be the reason why she was involved in translating the Rainmaker story and developing a European version, which eventually led her to the Kids4Future project. Enova SF Youth National 2012winner Norway
2012 Energy efficient ice-and snow-free attitude of public thoroughfares<span class="hps">In the</span> <span class="hps">pilot</span> <span class="hps">project</span> <span class="hps atn">&quot;</span><span>Energy efficient</span> <span class="hps">ice</span><span class="atn">-</span><span>and snow</span><span>-free</span> <span class="hps">attitude</span> <span class="hps">of</span> <span class="hps">public</span> <span class="hps">traffic areas</span><span>-chen</span><span>&quot;</span><span>, the M</span><span class="atn">-</span><span>TEC</span> <span class="hps">GmbH was</span> <span class="hps">Mittermayr</span> <span class="hps">with</span> <span class="hps">the planning</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">execution</span> <span class="hps">of an ice</span><span class="atn">-</span><span>and snow</span><span>-free</span> <span class="hps">attitude for a</span> <span class="hps">subway station</span> <span class="hps">in the south</span> <span class="hps">of</span> <span class="hps">Munich</span> <span class="hps">commissioned</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">In</span> <span class="hps">sum,</span> <span class="hps">more than 168</span> <span class="hps">m2 of</span> <span class="hps">public</span> <span class="hps">traffic area</span> <span class="hps">with</span> <span class="hps">the help</span> <span class="hps">of near-surface</span> <span class="hps">geothermal</span> <span class="hps">every winter</span> <span class="hps">ice</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">kept</span> <span class="hps">free of snow</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">To</span> <span class="hps">make best use of</span> <span class="hps">this heat</span> <span class="hps">source</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">were</span> <span class="hps">of</span> <span class="hps">the M</span><span class="atn">-</span><span>TEC</span> <span class="hps">GmbH</span> <span class="hps">Mittermayr</span> <span class="hps">developed</span> <span class="hps">two systems</span><span>, which</span> <span class="hps">indirectly</span> <span class="hps">led</span> <span class="hps">groundwater</span> <span class="hps">system</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">the CO2</span><span>-led</span> <span class="hps">system</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">The pilot</span> <span class="hps">project</span> <span class="hps">was</span> <span class="hps">completed</span> <span class="hps">in May 2011</span> <span class="hps">and first</span> <span class="hps">evaluation</span> <span class="hps">results of</span> <span class="hps">processing</span> <span class="hps">are</span> <span class="hps">already</span> <span class="hps">available</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">Compared with</span> <span class="hps">direct electrical</span> <span class="hps">heating systems</span> <span class="hps">can be implemented</span> <span class="hps">indirectly</span> <span class="hps">by applying the</span> <span class="hps">groundwater system</span> <span class="hps">in the</span> <span class="hps">test</span> <span class="hps">run</span> <span class="hps">period</span> <span class="hps">(February</span> <span class="hps">/ March 2011</span><span>) Energy</span> <span class="hps">savings</span> <span class="hps">of 90.7</span><span>%</span> <span class="hps">(See</span> <span class="hps">Figure</span> <span class="hps">1 and</span> <span class="hps">Figure</span> <span class="hps">2).</span> <span class="hps">In addition, the</span> <span class="hps">CO2</span><span>-run</span> <span class="hps">system</span> <span class="hps">VER</span> <span class="hps">dispensed</span> <span class="hps">entirely with</span> <span class="hps">an additional</span> <span class="hps">drive energy</span><span>, creating a</span> <span class="hps">100%</span> <span class="hps">-</span> <span class="hps">term</span> <span class="hps">efficiency gains</span> <span class="hps">can</span> <span class="hps">be</span> <span class="hps">realized</span> <span class="hps">compared to</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">direct</span> <span class="hps">electrical</span> <span class="hps">heating.</span><br /> M-TEC - Mittermayr GmbH Air Germany
2012 Paper and Gifts from Elephant DungThere is a company in Sri Lanka that specializes in recycling a very special natural resource: elephant dung for paper making. Small manufacturers have been making paper and other products from dung and other waste products since 1997. The company began with 7 staff members. Today there are more than 200 employees. The entire production is environmentally-friendly. Only non-toxic raw materials are used. Since the production process is very work-intensive, only locals from rural areas are employed, especially young people who need a job and support.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Products are sold mostly to Western countries, where they are extremely popular. Especially eco-products are in high demand. Strategically, Maximus Peace Paper is trying to create jobs, protect animal wildlife and elephant populations, and strengthen rural areas by producing beautiful, aesthetic, hand-made gifts and crafts from 100 per cent waste, in this case: elephant dung.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Thuisitha Ranasinghe enjoys yoga and loves to read. He has twin daughters and pulls the strings in the family business. He has had to deal with many different situations such as funding and gaining access to export markets. But he has always found good solutions. His motto is &ldquo;Live and let live&rdquo;. Thuisitha is a humble and modest man and likes expressing his respect towards other people and the environment by the way he does his work. Maximus Pvt Ltd National 2012winner Sri Lanka
2012 Minimum Impact House - research project to develop a sustainable prototype<span class="hps">The Mini</span> <span class="hps">House</span> <span class="hps">is a prototype</span> <span class="hps">for urban</span> <span class="hps">infill</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">Instead of</span> <span class="hps">creating</span> <span class="hps">an</span> <span class="hps">urban sprawl</span> <span class="hps">of housing</span> <span class="hps">niches</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">rest</span> <span class="hps">areas</span> <span class="hps">can</span> <span class="hps">be</span> <span class="hps">used</span> <span class="hps">in the city.</span> <span class="hps">Thus, the</span> <span class="hps">existing</span> <span class="hps">infrastructure</span> <span class="hps">is better utilized</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">strengthened</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">socio</span><span class="atn">-</span><span>cultural</span> <span class="hps">fabric of the city</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">Through a</span> <span class="hps">comprehensive</span> <span class="hps">life cycle assessment</span><span>, the building</span> <span class="hps">has been optimized</span> <span class="hps">as a whole.</span> <span class="hps">Both the</span> <span class="hps">manufacturing</span> <span class="hps">(wood</span> <span class="hps">construction</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">natural</span> <span class="hps">renewable</span> <span class="hps">resources) and</span> <span class="hps">operational</span> <span class="hps atn">(</span><span>Passive</span> <span class="hps">House Standard</span><span>, renewable</span> <span class="hps">energy)</span><span>, maintenance and decommissioning</span> <span class="hps">has been</span> <span class="hps">analyzed</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">Macro</span><span class="atn">-</span><span>economically</span> <span class="hps">be</span> <span class="hps">avoided</span> <span class="hps">due to the low</span> <span class="hps">land use and</span> <span class="hps">the avoidance</span> <span class="hps">of</span> <span class="hps">investment</span> <span class="hps">in roads,</span> <span class="hps">pipelines</span><span>, public buildings</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">The</span> <span class="hps">buildings were</span> <span class="hps">optimized with</span> <span class="hps">low operating</span> <span class="hps">costs</span> <span class="hps">and favorable</span> <span class="hps">financing, the</span> <span class="hps">life</span> <span class="hps">cycle</span> <span class="hps">costs</span><span>.</span><br /> Drexler Guinand Jauslin Architekten GmbH Earth Germany
2012 Rice and Ducks Spells „More Bucks“!There probably isn&rsquo;t a farmer who hasn&rsquo;t dreamed about increasing his crop yield by 10 to 30 per cent, at the same time doubling his income. An unusual project has made this dream come true. The solution is as simple as it is ingenious. You put ducks in a rice field and let them swim off. Their paddling prevents the growth of weeds and grass in the rice paddies and carries oxygen to the bottom, which also prevents methane emissions from forming. Even the duck droppings are useful because the natural fertilizer helps rice farmers save money. Instead of spending 921 euros on fertilizer for two crop seasons, rice farmers now only spend 357 euros. Since the ducks also eat pests there is no need for chemical pest control.<br /> <br /> The rice-and-duck system will help improve organic rice growing, provide rice farmers with an additional income and food safety, and lower production costs and the need for synthetic fertilizers. Just the paddling of the ducks alone increases crop yield by 10-15 per cent per year. As many as 50 agricultural engineers are providing 150 farmers in selected areas with help in explaining and implementing this idea. It was also great to see how a stronger partnership is being created between the government, local authorities, NGOs, and the farmers. 87,300 euros were provided by local authorities for implementing the system.<br /> <br /> Jose Noel Olano, a father of three and well-experienced in rural development, is proud of this innovative project and the fact that clever agricultural technology can protect the environment, at the same time helping families get out of poverty. Even if farmers should no longer enjoy eating crispy duck on fried rice, their products will still be a quick sell &ndash; including duck eggs and duck on rice. PARFUND National 2012winner Philippines
2012 Schopperstraße 2, 2a, 4, 6, 8<span class="hps">The residence</span> which <span class="hps">is located in the</span> <span class="hps">district of Salzburg</span> <span class="hps">Itzling</span> <span class="hps">between</span> Kirchenstra&szlig;e <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">Schopperstra&szlig;e</span><span class="hps"> was built as</span> <span class="hps">state of the art</span>&nbsp;building<span class="hps">.</span> <span class="hps">The</span> <span class="hps">best</span> <span class="hps">insulated building</span> <span class="hps">has a central</span> <span class="hps">ventilation system</span> <span class="hps">with highly efficient</span> <span class="hps">heat</span> <span class="hps">exchanger</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">The</span> <span class="hps">hot</span> <span class="hps">water</span> <span class="hps">supply is</span> <span class="hps">distributed</span> <span class="hps">via so-called</span> <span class="hps">home stations</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">The heart of the</span> <span class="hps">heat</span> <span class="hps">supply are the</span> <span class="hps">two buffers</span><span>, each with</span> <span class="hps">11 000</span> <span class="hps">liters</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">which are fed</span> <span class="hps">by</span> <span class="hps">420m</span> <span class="hps">&sup2; of</span> <span class="hps">solar panels</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">Only</span> <span class="hps">the top</span> <span class="hps">cover</span> <span class="hps">on cold winter</span> <span class="hps">days</span> <span class="hps">there is</span> <span class="hps">still</span> <span class="hps">a district heating</span> <span class="hps">supply.</span> Heimat Österreich, gemeinnützige Wohnungs- und Siedlungsgesellschaft m.b.H. Earth Austria
2012 The Kanchanaburi project - plugged to the sunThe Kanchanaburi project is the first commercial solar thermal parabolic trough power plant based on Direct Steam Generation in the world. The operating concept of Direct Steam Generation uses water instead of expensive, toxic and flammable thermal oil. This makes the plant more environmentally friendly and guarantees attractive prices through significantly reduced investment costs. The power plant has a capacity of 5 MWe and is located at Huaykrachao in Kanchanaburi Province in Thailand.<br /> <br /> The brain as well as the driving power behind this project is Dr. Joachim Kr&uuml;ger, an economics expert and environmental consultant from the Humboldt University, with a PhD in parabolic trough power engineering. In other words: A top-notch expert in his field of expertise and a father of three!<br /> The idea for this project came to him while visiting SERT, the&nbsp; School of Renewable Energy and Technology, where Joachim saw a 5-m parabolic prototype and realized: There is no way this is going to work. Driven by his vision of CO<sub>2</sub>-free energy production based on the idea of using the sun as a free as well as clean energy source, he decided to offer practical evidence.<br /> <br /> Joachim&rsquo;s system, as opposed to projects by his competitors, is based on light composite-elements and a sleek steel structure. The extremely thin mirror layer offers a reflection of up to 95 per cent. No thermal oils are used. Instead, water is being evaporated. The technology also works with combined heat and power. The residual heat can be used for industrial applications, for example absorption cooling and desalination.<br /> Dr. Joachim Krueger&rsquo;s biggest challenges were the new and different climate and market conditions in Thailand. Also, the task of defining optimal pricing was not an easy one. Another issue was the handling of cultural differences that the Solarlite team dealt with through respect, acceptance and patience. It was a new experience for Joachim Krueger and an important aspect of learning how to deal with expansion.<br /> <br /> The overall investment costs amounted to less than 20 million euros. A further reduction of the total investment costs up to 25% has been reached. The system&rsquo;s lightweight components help save transportation and maintenance costs. The system runs completely without CO<sub>2</sub> and is totally unhazardous. Compared to oil, this amounts to savings of nearly 1,000 tons a year, and, compared to coal, the figure is at nearly 1,300 tons per year. The Solarlite system is perfect for rural areas that are not part of a power grid. In addition, 150 new local jobs were created.<br /> Solarlite signed contracts for several new projects in Thailand, further projects in Southeast Asia are under negotiation. Research and development continue to take high priority within Solarlite with the focus lying on further developments of the parabolic troughs, solar field design and thermal energy storage, all of which show great future potential. Solarlite wants to continue to expand, also into new countries, such as China, Europe, South Africa, the U.S.A, Australia, and Mexico.<br /> <br /> Dr. Joachim Krueger gets his inspiration and strength from surfing, a hobby to which he applies the same principle: Only water, no CO<sub>2</sub>! Solarlite GmbH Fire National 2012winner Thailand
2012 The energy of nature nachhalitg use and protect the environment!<span class="hps">1.314 million</span> <span class="hps">m3 of</span> <span class="hps">methane</span> <span class="hps atn">gas (</span><span>CH4</span><span>)</span> <span class="hps">per</span> <span class="hps">year</span> <span class="hps">for cattle</span><span>, is converted</span> <span class="hps">into energy!</span> <span class="hps">This corresponds to a</span> <span class="hps">COr&Auml;quivalent</span> <span class="hps">of</span> <span class="hps">64944.45</span> <span class="hps">tons,</span> <span class="hps">about</span> <span class="hps">25 times</span> <span class="hps">as</span> <span class="hps">CJ</span><span>-14</span> <span class="hps">Harmful</span> <span class="hps">climate</span> <span class="hps">than</span> <span class="hps">C02</span><span>!</span> <span class="hps">Two</span> <span class="hps">BHKWerzeugen</span> <span class="hps">1.935 million</span> <span class="hps">KWh</span> <span class="hps">/ year!</span> <span class="hps">Through the</span> <span class="hps">use of waste heat</span> <span class="hps">to heat</span><span>: two</span> <span class="hps">fermenters</span><span>, office</span><span>, workshop</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">machine shop,</span> <span class="hps">four</span> <span class="hps">houses</span> <span class="hps">and a</span> <span class="hps">carpenter&#39;s workshop</span><span>!</span> <span class="hps">Sum of the</span> <span class="hps">heat</span> <span class="hps">energy</span> <span class="hps">delivered</span><span>:</span> <span class="hps">279 700</span> <span class="hps">kWh</span> <span class="hps">/</span> <span class="hps">year, this</span> <span class="hps">is</span> <span class="hps">the connected</span> <span class="hps">families</span> <span class="hps">provided free of charge</span><span>!</span> <span class="hps">With the completion</span> <span class="hps">of the drying system</span> <span class="hps">for</span> <span class="hps">feed grain</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">wood of the</span> <span class="hps">residual thermal</span> <span class="hps">energy</span> <span class="hps">storage</span> <span class="hps">of about</span> <span class="hps">840 000</span> <span class="hps">kWh</span> <span class="hps">/ year</span> <span class="hps">will be</span> <span class="hps">made</span> <span class="hps">​​available</span><span>!</span> <span class="hps">Timeframe</span> <span class="hps">2006 - 2011</span><span>, as</span> <span class="hps">promised</span> <span class="hps">funding</span> <span class="hps">has not been</span> <span class="hps">paid</span><span>.</span> Simon Ploner Biogas Air Austria
2012 Water is life<span class="hps">Water is</span> <span class="hps">a finite</span> <span class="hps">and vulnerable</span> <span class="hps">resource.</span> <span class="hps">Meanwhile,</span> <span class="hps">we</span> <span class="hps">should</span> <span class="hps">be aware of.</span> <span class="hps">About 20</span> <span class="hps">percent of the</span> <span class="hps">world</span><span>&#39;s population lacks</span> <span class="hps">access to clean</span> <span class="hps">water</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">Long</span> <span class="hps">enough</span> <span class="hps">natural</span> <span class="hps">rainfall</span> <span class="hps">is not</span> <span class="hps">more</span> <span class="hps">to replace this</span> <span class="hps">huge</span> <span class="hps">consumption of water</span> <span class="hps">equivalent</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">and if</span> <span class="hps">we consider</span> <span class="hps">that there is still</span> <span class="hps">the world</span> <span class="hps">95%</span> <span class="hps">of all</span> <span class="hps">waste water is</span> <span class="hps">returned</span> <span class="hps">untreated into</span> <span class="hps">the water cycle</span><span>, it</span> <span class="hps">is obvious</span> <span class="hps">that the</span> <span class="hps">ground water</span> <span class="hps">as well as the</span> <span class="hps">to</span> <span class="hps">surface</span> <span class="hps">water</span> <span class="hps">storage</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">which</span> <span class="hps">have</span> <span class="hps">clean</span> <span class="hps">healthy water</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">slowly</span> <span class="hps">but surely</span> <span class="hps">rare.</span> Hauptschule Greifenburg Youth Austria
2012 Intelligent load management<span class="hps">Intelligent</span> <span class="hps">load management</span><br /> <span class="hps">The</span> <span class="hps">currently</span> <span class="hps">projected</span> <span class="hps">expansion</span> <span class="hps">of fluctuating</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">renewable</span> <span class="hps">energy</span> <span class="hps">producers</span> <span class="hps">can</span> <span class="hps">expect</span> <span class="hps">a paradigm shift</span> <span class="hps">in the current</span> <span class="hps">energy</span> <span class="hps">supply</span> <span class="hps">concept in Europe</span> <span class="hps">towards a</span> <span class="hps">smart grid</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">An important</span> <span class="hps">element of the</span> <span class="hps">Smart</span> <span class="hps">Grid</span> <span class="hps">is the ability to</span> <span class="hps">adapt to</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">demand for electricity</span> <span class="hps">generation</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">From</span> <span class="hps">this background,</span> <span class="hps">achieve</span> <span class="hps">in the future,</span> <span class="hps">a load management</span> <span class="hps atn">(</span><span>demand response</span><span>) high</span> <span class="hps">importance</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">The</span> <span class="hps">Technical University of</span> <span class="hps">Munich</span> <span class="hps">has</span> <span class="hps">carried out</span> <span class="hps">together</span> <span class="hps">with Siemens</span> <span class="hps">Building Technologies Division</span><span>, a potential</span> <span class="hps">study</span> <span class="hps">of</span> <span class="hps">demand response</span> <span class="hps">in non-residential</span> <span class="hps">buildings</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">is currently developing</span> <span class="hps">new</span> <span class="hps">control algorithms</span> <span class="hps">to implementation.</span> <span class="hps">The</span> <span class="hps">existing</span> <span class="hps">building</span> <span class="hps">automation system</span> <span class="hps">provides</span> <span class="hps">a</span> <span class="hps">structure</span> <span class="hps">for this</span> <span class="hps">communication</span> <span class="hps">is an</span> <span class="hps">appro-priate</span> <span class="hps">platform to</span> <span class="hps">realize the</span> <span class="hps">operation of various</span> <span class="hps">variable</span> <span class="hps">consumers.</span> <span class="hps">Initial studies</span> <span class="hps">have</span> <span class="hps">shown that</span> <span class="hps">potential</span> <span class="hps">for</span> <span class="hps">load management</span> <span class="hps">in non</span><span class="atn">-</span><span>residential buildings</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">also</span> <span class="hps">available</span> <span class="hps">using today&#39;s technology</span><span>.</span><br /> TU München - Lehrstuhl für Bauklimatik und Haustechnik Air Germany
2012 Solar Desalination System Ra-Tech<span class="hps">Drinking Water</span> <span class="hps">for the World</span> <span class="hps">Clean drinking water</span> <span class="hps">is</span> <span class="hps">in the near</span> <span class="hps">and medium</span> <span class="hps">future, in addition</span> <span class="hps">to</span> <span class="hps">petroleum</span> <span class="hps">resources</span> <span class="hps">of the most competitive</span> <span class="hps">in the 21st</span> <span class="hps">Be</span> <span class="hps">the century.</span> <span class="hps">Large</span> <span class="hps">plants for</span> <span class="hps">desalination</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">purification</span> <span class="hps">of</span> <span class="hps">sea</span> <span class="hps">water</span> <span class="hps">require</span> <span class="hps">a lot of energy</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">have</span> <span class="hps">some</span> <span class="hps">dramatic</span> <span class="hps">effects on</span> <span class="hps">the ecology</span> <span class="hps">of</span> <span class="hps">their</span> <span class="hps">sites.</span> <span class="hps">Above all, they</span> <span class="hps">are</span> <span class="hps">without any additional infrastructure</span> <span class="hps">for</span> <span class="hps">serving remote</span> <span class="hps">or</span> <span class="hps">underdeveloped</span> <span class="hps">regions</span> <span class="hps">unusable</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps atn">-</span><span>GWS</span> <span class="hps atn">(</span><span>Glocalwatersolutions</span><span>)</span> <span class="hps">has</span> <span class="hps">developed</span> <span class="hps">a system for</span> <span class="hps">local</span> <span class="hps">treatment</span> <span class="hps">of</span> <span class="hps">salt</span> <span class="hps">and brackish</span> <span class="hps">water, which</span> <span class="hps">in principle</span> <span class="hps">can be established</span> <span class="hps">and operated</span> <span class="hps">anywhere</span> <span class="hps">in the world</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">The</span> <span class="hps">GWS</span><span class="atn">-</span><span>system is based</span> <span class="hps">on the evaporation</span> <span class="hps">of</span> <span class="hps">salt</span> <span class="hps">water and brackish</span> <span class="hps">water</span> <span class="hps">through efficient use</span> <span class="hps">of the thermal</span> <span class="hps">component of the sunlight</span> <span class="hps">and the</span> <span class="hps">condensation</span> <span class="hps">of</span> <span class="hps">water</span> <span class="hps">vapor</span> <span class="hps">to potable</span> <span class="hps">strongly</span> <span class="hps">keimreduziertem</span> <span class="hps">freshwater</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">The</span> <span class="hps">GWS</span><span class="atn">-</span><span>system</span> <span class="hps">is decentralized,</span> <span class="hps">portable</span><span>, robust,</span> <span class="hps">efficient, low maintenance</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">very</span> <span class="hps">easy to use.</span><br /> GLOCALWATERSOLUTIONS GMBH Water Germany
2011 tp-7, Teenage Entrepreneurs - 7 Continentstp-7, Teenage Entrepreneurs- 7 Continents: Providing life skills, employment skills and business ownership skills for teenagers/young adults (~11- 25 years of age). Anticipated (short-term) measurable results include completed application, professional, one-page resume, paid and/or voluntary employment, an active savings account, written budget. Participants are trained to meet (long term) goals of receiving education/training at a 4 year university (or) a 2 year college/vocational school (or) a military academy that leads to highly-paid, highly skilled employment opportunities in a high-demand job sector. tp-7, Teenage Entrepreneurs- 7 Continents Youth Czech Republic
2011 Development of Sustainable Power and Water Supply for Remote Areas and Disaster Response and Reconstruction in IndonesiaThe purpose of this project is to provide sustainable power and water supplies to remote areas, especially as part of disaster response and reconstruction in Indonesia, by utilizing solar energy available in the particular areas. This would provide a significant improvement to the reconstruction process and thus improve the lives of the local community. The project was initiated by two student groups from Curtin University of Technology, Australia and Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia which won Mondialogo Engineering Award 2007 sponsored by UNESCO and Daimler. For this project implementation, two groups of student were deployed as part of continuous Community Services program. The first group involving 28 students from multi background of study (engineering, social sciences, economy, etc.) was deployed in July – August 2008 for the preparation stage, survey on the location and socialization of the project in general to the local community. The second group involved 26 students being deployed in July – August 2009 for completing the solar water pumping system installation. Department of Engineering Physics, Gadjah Mada University --not available-- National 2011winner Indonesia
2011 Reducing CO2 emission by using biogas instead of natural gas in industrial incinerator of PET plantThis project is in progress in STPC where its main product is PET. Pollutant materials are also created during the production process and they are sent to WWTP. Aerobic/anaerobic treatment is carried out in the available reactors and the generated gases have the flow of 700~750 containing and with the concentration of 65~70% and 30~40%, respectively. The aim of the project is to utilize produced gases in the incinerator of the plant instead of NG. If the project is implemented successfully, the excess consumption of NG and production which has the most influential effect on global warming can be controlled. Shahid Tondgooian Petrochemical Company Air Iran, Islamic Republic of
2011 Constant dripping wears away the stone<span class="hps">For</span> <span class="hps">the students of</span> <span class="hps">primary</span> <span class="hps">school</span> <span class="hps">at</span> <span class="hps">Feldkirch</span> <span class="hps">Graz</span> <span class="hps">were</span> <span class="hps">the teachers</span> <span class="hps">of</span> <span class="hps">a variety of workshops</span> <span class="hps">designed</span> <span class="hps">around</span> <span class="hps">the theme of water</span> <span class="hps">to</span> <span class="hps">take a closer look</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">Students should</span> <span class="hps">have</span> <span class="hps">the negative</span> <span class="hps">impact of</span> <span class="hps">various chemicals</span> <span class="hps">and contaminants</span> <span class="hps">for the water</span> <span class="hps">to be</span> <span class="hps">elucidated.</span> <span class="hps">As a result,</span> <span class="hps">they should</span> <span class="hps">try to live</span> <span class="hps">by a</span> <span class="hps">change in consumer</span> <span class="hps">behavior,</span> <span class="hps">healthier</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">environmentally</span><span>-conscious</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">deal</span> <span class="hps">with</span> <span class="hps">water</span> <span class="hps">more carefully</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">The results</span> <span class="hps">were presented</span> <span class="hps">to parents</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">students.</span> NMS-Feldkirchen bei Graz --not available-- Austria
2011 Light and Power for IslandersVanuatu is an island nation in the South Pacific consisting of 83 islands with a total population of 243,000. More than three quarters of the people live in rural areas, and the majority of the 35,000 households use kerosene for lanterns, disposable batteries for flashlights, and wood for cooking. The average household in Vanuatu spends between 9 and 14 euros on energy, which basically amounts to &ldquo;burning&ldquo; your money.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> David Stein from Green Power decided to do something about this situation. His project is aimed at providing the people of Vanuatu with affordable and efficient solar lamps and solar-powered chargers for cell phones. David&rsquo;s system consists of a solar panel and a combined LED light plus a battery. The device is small, compact, and affordable. Anyone can use this simple device, no one needs any training. And no maintenance is necessary.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> The project was organized with several distribution partners. One solar light set costs 76 euros. In sum and calculated according to the set&rsquo;s lifecycle, more than 3 million euros are being saved because the people of Vanuatu no longer have to buy disposable batteries or charging devices, not to mention the reduction in kerosene costs. The air quality in the homes is much better now, CO<sub>2</sub> emissions were reduced, and the use of disposable batteries is going down drastically. Changing over to this solar lamp set is not only good for the environment, but also good for everyone&rsquo;s household budget.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Nearly 7,000 rural households have already been supplied with this system. Another 10,000 are planned for the future. David Stein&rsquo;s dream is to expand this project all over the Pacific islands.<br /> &nbsp; VANREPA/Green Power Air National 2011winner Vanuatu
2011 Smallholders Farmers Rural RadioThe Smallholders Farmers Rural Radio tackles environmental degradation; mismanagement of natural resources, hunger and poverty by designing and broadcasting daily broadcast programs in the local Igbo Language which enables farmers acquire sustainable agricultural management skills, environmental management techniques, receive daily market information, advertise their farm products and learn critical business skills. Smallholders utilize daily broadcast information to decide what to produce, when to produce, how to produce and for whom to produce in the long term boosting their agricultural yields and household income. The Smallholders Foundation Earth National 2011winner Nigeria
2011 Lithium Golf II CityStromer<span title="Ziel dieses Projektes ist es einen benzinbetriebenen VW GOLF II auf nachhaltigen Elektroantrieb mit modernsten Lithiumtraktionszellen als Energielieferant umzurüsten.">The aim of this project is a gasoline-powered VW GOLF II on sustainable electric traction drive with advanced lithium cells convert their energy requirements. </span><span title="Die Anforderungen die dabei gestellt wurden waren zB">The demands that were made here were as </span><span title="die Reichweiten von mindestens 150km, eine Geschwindigkeit von mindestens 120km/h, volle Alltagstauglichkeit, Aufladbarkeit an jeder einphasigen 230V Steckdose, eine Heizung für den Winter, etc. Diese Anforderungen konnte beim Umrüsten des KFZ ohne Probleme erfüllt werden, so dass dieses im Straßenverkehr täglich">the range of at least 150 km, a speed of at least 120km / h, full everyday practicality, chargeability of any single-phase 230V power outlet, a heater for the winter, etc. These requirements could be fulfilled after the conversion of the car without problems, so that this road every day </span><span title="zum Einsatz kommen kann.">can be used. </span><span title="Somit können schon vorhandene KFZ weiter verwendet werden.">Thus, already, existing vehicle to be used. </span><span title="Außerdem besitzt der eGOLF nach dem Umrüsten keine Verschleißteile mehr, außer der Batterien.">In addition, the Egolf has, after conversion no longer wear parts, except the batteries.</span> Ide2-e Air Germany
2011 Exhaust Algae<span class="hps">This project</span> <span class="hps">attempts to</span> <span class="hps">cultivate</span> <span class="hps">algae</span> <span class="hps">with</span> <span class="hps">CO2</span><span>-containing</span> <span class="hps">flue gases</span> <span class="hps">to</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">Lafarge</span> <span class="hps">cement plant</span> <span class="hps">in</span> <span class="hps">Perlmooser</span> <span class="hps">Retznei</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">In the cement</span> <span class="hps">production</span> <span class="hps">caused</span> <span class="hps">large</span> <span class="hps">amounts</span> <span class="hps">of CO2.</span> <span class="hps">Microalgae</span> <span class="hps">are single-celled</span> <span class="hps">organisms</span><span>, which</span> <span class="hps">operate</span> <span class="hps">as</span> <span class="hps">plant</span> <span class="hps">photosynthesis,</span> <span class="hps">light energy</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">use</span> <span class="hps">CO2 and</span> <span class="hps">water</span> <span class="hps">into biomass</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">oxygen</span> <span class="hps">to convert</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">Thus,</span> <span class="hps">reduced</span> <span class="hps">CO2 and</span> <span class="hps">the resulting</span> <span class="hps">biomass can</span> <span class="hps">be a valuable</span> <span class="hps">commodity</span> <span class="hps">in many</span> <span class="hps">industrial</span> <span class="hps">applications</span> <span class="hps">such as</span> <span class="hps">Additives in</span> <span class="hps">food and</span> <span class="hps">pharmaceutical</span> <span class="hps">products</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">in</span> <span class="hps">the fine chemicals</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">as well as</span> <span class="hps">be</span> <span class="hps">used as an oil</span> <span class="hps">source</span> <span class="hps">for biodiesel</span> <span class="hps">production</span><span>.</span> BDI - BioEnergy International AG --not available-- Austria
2011 Municipal bus Lockenhaus<span class="hps">The market town of</span> <span class="hps">Lockenhaus</span> <span class="hps">in Burgenland</span> <span class="hps">consists of</span> <span class="hps">five parts</span><span>, each with</span> <span class="hps">about 200-400</span> <span class="hps">people,</span> <span class="hps">and this</span> <span class="hps">small</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">rural</span> <span class="hps">communities</span> <span class="hps">are</span> <span class="hps">without infrastructure</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">Available</span> <span class="hps">only in the</span> <span class="hps">district</span> <span class="hps">Lockenhaus</span> <span class="hps">e.g.</span> <span class="hps">Doctors</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">pharmacies</span><span>, supermarkets</span><span>, town hall</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">etc. are available</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">The</span> <span class="hps">&Ouml;VP</span> <span class="hps">Lockenhaus</span> <span class="hps">therefore</span> <span class="hps">designed</span> <span class="hps">for</span> <span class="hps">the residents of</span> <span class="hps">an environmentally</span> <span class="hps">friendly</span> <span class="hps">community</span><span class="atn">-</span><span>ring</span> <span class="hps">as a feeder</span> <span class="hps">bus</span> <span class="hps">to Lockenhaus</span> <span class="hps">that connects</span> <span class="hps">the five</span> <span class="hps">districts</span> <span class="hps">of the</span> <span class="hps">greater community</span> <span class="hps">together</span><span>.</span> ÖVP Lockenhaus Fire Austria
2011 Waste Water RecoveryEvery day, Canadians use on average (329) Litres of water per capita. Our innovative system will recover waste water from bathing, doing dishes and laundry to benefit us in so many ways: The waste water, stored in a tank; will be reused to flush the toilet; thus saving on clean water. The heater will preheat the household clean water from 10ºC to 40ºC. Thus, more than 25% of the energy spent on heating water, will be recuperated. The kinetic energy of the waste water will be utilized to produce electricity. Kajotec Inc. Water Canada
2011 EcoHeater ProjectThe Idéia Ambiental Institute, developed the EcoHeater Project, which consists of a new system to burn biomass fuel adapted for Brazilian industrial needs and capable of producing thermal energy at low costs. The Project is the result of researches related to the reduction of pellet’s production costs, using new drying process and cheaper raw material; the update of combustion technology for industrial production. The new pellets burner, capable of working from 350 to 3.000 kWh, can use granulated material with 6% of ashes grade, enhancing not only the value of traditional forest biomass, but of almost every vegetal species. Instituto de Conservação da Natureza Idéia Ambiental Fire Brazil
2011 VarioWIN - the flexible pellet central heating boilers<span class="hps">Windhager</span> <span class="hps">designed</span> <span class="hps">a completely new</span> <span class="hps">heating</span> <span class="hps">concept that</span> <span class="hps">can</span> <span class="hps">be</span> <span class="hps">created</span> <span class="hps">with the</span> <span class="hps">remedy for</span> <span class="hps">additional electrical</span> <span class="hps">power supply</span> <span class="hps">for pump operation</span> <span class="hps">in pellet</span> <span class="hps">boilers</span> <span class="hps">with storage tank</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">Decreases</span> <span class="hps">the heat demand</span> <span class="hps">at</span> <span class="hps">the minimum boiler</span> <span class="hps">performance as</span> <span class="hps">the excess energy</span> <span class="hps">is loaded into the</span> <span class="hps">load balancing</span> <span class="hps">container.</span> <span class="hps">Thanks</span> <span class="hps">to its special</span> <span class="hps">construction</span> <span class="hps">to</span> <span class="hps">no electrical</span> <span class="hps">power supply</span> <span class="hps">is needed</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">If</span> <span class="hps">at a later</span> <span class="hps">point in time</span> <span class="hps">requires more</span> <span class="hps">heat</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">then</span> <span class="hps">this stored energy</span> <span class="hps">can also</span> <span class="hps">be</span> <span class="hps">used</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">The new system</span> <span class="hps">VarioWIN</span> <span class="hps">is compact,</span> <span class="hps">inexpensive and</span> <span class="hps">offer</span> <span class="hps">a sustainable alternative to</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">first</span> <span class="hps">electricity</span><span>-powered</span> <span class="hps">heat pump.</span> Windhager Zentralheizung Technik GmbH --not available-- Austria
2011 Schools at University for Climate and EnergyThe SAUCE programme offers seminars, lectures and activities for pupils aged 10 &ndash; 13 in an exciting learning environment. Organising at least three SAUCE programmes each per participating country over the three-year project period, the universities will invite 1,000 to 2,500 pupils and their teachers to visit the one-week programmes. Climate change and the challenge to increase renewable energy and efficient energy use and how each of us can best respond to them are the common themes of the SAUCE programmes. The programmes offer teachers convenient, accessible resources to help teach about sustainable energy behaviour and supplement the regular curriculum. --Please note, that the project is carried in 6 European countries at once!-- Technische Universität Wien, Institut für elektrische Anlagen und Energiewirtschaft Youth Austria
2011 Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy at a Medical Facility in Kommuna VIllage (EERE)This project utilized renewable energy sources and energy efficient construction methods to demonstrate energy self-sufficiency at a new medical facility in Kommuna Village in the remote Batken region of Kyrgyzstan. The project demonstrates the pairing of modern renewable energy technologies with old methods to achieve a level of energy independence, improve general living conditions, and to increase community capacity to solve community problems. One of the main results was to provide proper facilities for much needed medical services. This medical center also contributed to reduce poverty and regional ethnic tension and demonstrated how to mitigate negative effects on the environment at the local level. Civic Environmental Foundation UNISON Fire National 2011winner Kyrgyzstan
2011 Südsteirische warehouses to protect climate<span class="hps">The</span> <span class="hps">warehouse</span> <span class="hps">for</span> <span class="hps">Gleinst&auml;tten</span><span class="atn">-</span><span>Ehrenhausen</span><span class="atn">-</span><span>meadow</span> <span class="hps">reg.Gen.mbH</span> <span class="hps">merged</span> <span class="hps">companies</span> <span class="hps">took advantage of</span> <span class="hps">the offer of</span> <span class="hps">economic</span> <span class="hps">sustainability</span> <span class="hps">WIN</span> <span class="hps">initiative</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">decided</span> <span class="hps">to be examined</span> <span class="hps">in the course</span> <span class="hps">of this program</span> <span class="hps">to</span> <span class="hps">their own</span> <span class="hps">sites</span> <span class="hps">by the</span> <span class="hps">energy</span> <span class="hps">of the engineering firm</span> <span class="hps">Weigl</span> <span class="hps">detectives</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">All</span> <span class="hps">premises of the</span> <span class="hps">cooperative</span> <span class="hps">were</span> <span class="hps">tested</span> <span class="hps">by the consultants</span> <span class="hps">to</span> <span class="hps">examine</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">potential savings and</span> <span class="hps">technical</span> <span class="hps">improvements</span> <span class="hps">to</span> <span class="hps">facilities</span> <span class="hps">out</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">For</span> <span class="hps">each of the 13</span> <span class="hps">companies</span><span>, an individual</span> <span class="hps">consultation</span> <span class="hps">report and</span> <span class="hps">the implementation of the</span> <span class="hps">recommended</span> <span class="hps">action</span> <span class="hps">was</span> <span class="hps">swift</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">Thus,</span> <span class="hps">for example</span> <span class="hps">the lighting</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">Heizungsanalagen</span> <span class="hps">renewed</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">insulated</span> <span class="hps">pipes</span> <span class="hps">in</span> <span class="hps">the heating circuits</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">Additionally</span> <span class="hps">relates to a</span> <span class="hps">larger</span> <span class="hps">potential for savings</span> <span class="hps">and organizational</span> <span class="hps">measures</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">such as employee</span> <span class="hps">training</span> <span class="hps">and motivation</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">but</span> <span class="hps">also</span> <span class="hps">maintenance</span> <span class="hps">and repair</span> <span class="hps">of equipment</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">Based on the total</span> <span class="hps">energy</span> <span class="hps">consumption</span><span>, the saving is</span> <span class="hps">about 31</span><span>%</span><span>.</span> Der Energiedetektiv® --not available-- Austria
2011 We do not heat to the outside<span id="result_box" lang="en"><span class="hps">The</span> <span class="hps">Technical College</span> <span class="hps">Ried</span> <span class="hps">bemoans the</span> <span class="hps">never</span> <span class="hps">properly</span> <span class="hps">tempered</span> <span class="hps">classrooms</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">If</span> <span class="hps">the students</span> <span class="hps">in the class is</span> <span class="hps">hot</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">they</span> <span class="hps">open the</span> <span class="hps">window</span> <span class="hps">and the cold air</span> <span class="hps">flows</span> <span class="hps">on</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">causes</span> <span class="hps">of the radiator</span> <span class="hps">mounted</span> <span class="hps">thermostat</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">that the</span> <span class="hps">radiator</span> <span class="hps">heat</span> <span class="hps">even more</span> <span class="hps">than before</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">Although the</span> <span class="hps">students</span> <span class="hps">in the class</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">are</span> <span class="hps">open in</span> <span class="hps">the meantime,</span> <span class="hps">the window is</span> <span class="hps">heated</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">therefore</span> <span class="hps">unnecessary</span> <span class="hps">energy</span> <span class="hps">consumption</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">With a</span> <span class="hps">very</span> <span class="hps">low-cost</span> <span class="hps">mini-controller,</span> <span class="hps">which</span> <span class="hps">converted</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">two students</span> <span class="hps">of the class</span> <span class="hps">5BM</span> <span class="hps">its own ideas</span> <span class="hps">and program</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">should</span> <span class="hps">be</span> <span class="hps">checked</span> <span class="hps">by sensors</span> <span class="hps">in the classrooms</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">if</span> <span class="hps">the windows</span> <span class="hps">are open</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">lowered</span> <span class="hps">into</span> <span class="hps">the night and</span> <span class="hps">the holidays</span><span>, the heating power</span> <span class="hps">on demand, or</span> <span class="hps">even</span> <span class="hps">anti-freeze</span> <span class="hps">temperature</span> <span class="hps">should</span> <span class="hps">be</span> <span class="hps">changed</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">And</span> <span class="hps">if</span> <span class="hps">anyone</span> <span class="hps">should</span> <span class="hps">be present</span><span>, even</span> <span class="hps">geleichzeitig</span> <span class="hps">the lighting</span> <span class="hps">in the empty</span> <span class="hps">classrooms</span> <span class="hps">will be</span> <span class="hps">turned off</span><span>.</span></span> <div id="spell-place-holder" style="height: 25px; display: none;"> &nbsp;</div> <div id="gt-res-tools"> <div id="gt-src-tools-l"> <a id="gt-undo" style="display: none;">&Auml;nderungen r&uuml;ckg&auml;ngig machen</a></div> <div id="gt-res-tools-r"> <div aria-label="Anhören" aria-pressed="false" class="trans-listen-button goog-toolbar-button" data-tooltip="Anhören" data-tooltip-align="t,c" id="gt-res-listen" role="button" tabindex="0" unselectable="on"> &nbsp;</div> <div aria-label="Umschrift" aria-pressed="false" class="trans-roman-button goog-toolbar-button" data-tooltip="Umschrift" data-tooltip-align="t,c" id="gt-res-roman" role="button" style="display: none;" unselectable="on"> &nbsp;</div> <div aria-label="Übersetzung bewerten" data-tooltip="Übersetzung bewerten" data-tooltip-align="t,c" id="gt-res-rate"> <div aria-haspopup="true" class="goog-inline-block goog-toolbar-menu-button" role="button" tabindex="0" title="" unselectable="on"> <div class="goog-inline-block goog-toolbar-menu-button-outer-box" unselectable="on"> <div class="goog-inline-block goog-toolbar-menu-button-inner-box" unselectable="on"> <div class="goog-inline-block goog-toolbar-menu-button-caption" unselectable="on"> &nbsp;</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> HTBLA Ried im Innkreis Youth National 2010winner Austria
2011 L-WEB - save energy in large buildings<span title="L-WEB kann die Regelung eines Raumes in Hinblick auf einen energieoptimierten Betrieb unter Beachtung der gewünschten Komfortfunktionen vollautomatisch durchführen.">L-WEB can perform the control of an area in terms of an energy-optimized operation in accordance with the desired comfort functions fully automatically. </span><span title="Diese Anpassungen können entweder bequem von ihrem Arbeitsplatz oder zB">These adjustments are either from the comfort of their workplace or as </span><span title="in Schulen, zentral von einem Schulwart oder Portier gemacht werden.">in schools, be centrally made by a janitor or porter. </span><span title="Selbst der Fernzugriff von einer zentralen Stelle auf zB">Even the remote access from a central location to, for example </span><span title="ein bestimmtes Klassenzimmer/Büro ist dabei möglicher, um darin die Temperatur einzustellen oder das Licht auszuschalten.">a particular classroom / office is possible, in order to adjust the temperature or turn off the light. </span><span title="Ziel ist neben Kosteneinsparungen die Reduzierung von CO2-Emissionen von Gebäuden, eine Komfortsteigerung für den Nutzer und eine Energieeinsparung.">In addition to cost savings goal is to reduce CO2 emissions from buildings, an increase in comfort for the user and saving energy. </span><span title="–Die elektrische Energieeinsparung bei der Beleuchtung beträgt zum Beispiel in einem Verwaltungsgebäude bis zu 60%, die Energieeinsparung in der Klimatechnik bis zu 40% und die Einsparung an Wärmeenergie bis zu 25%.">-The electrical energy savings in lighting is, for example in an office building up to 60% energy savings in air conditioning systems up to 40% and the saving of heat energy up to 25%. </span><span title="In Schulgebäuden sind Einsparungen von bis zu 50% bei der Beleuchtungsenergie und 30% bei der Wärmeenergie erzielbar.">In school buildings, savings of up to 50% in lighting energy and 30% of heat energy can be achieved.</span><br /> Loytec electonics GmbH Fire United States
2011 Cooling Tower Blow-down Recovery in Maroon Petrochemical Company (M.P.C.)According to studies in this project and surveying quality and quantity of consumed water in the Maroon Petrochemical Company (M.P.C.), it is proven that significant daily volume of retrievable water is wasting. Considering the M.P.C's location in Middle East (a dry region), recovery of this water can have so financial benefits. It is estimated that the volume of retrievable water is about 2500 m3/day and If recycled, the water is reusable. This wastewater is blow-down of cooling tower. Comparing different desalination and water treatment methods (Ultra filtration, Ion Exchange, Reverse osmosis …), R.O. Method with a full pre-treatment chosen due to the economical and technical reason to reuse this amount of wastewater as cooling tower make-up. In addition to economic value, cooling tower blow-down recovery which is 10% of total water consumption in M.P.C. is a new water source for M.P.C. That can be a strategic value in droughty years and it was neglected up until now. Maroon Petrochemical Company Water Iran, Islamic Republic of
2011 Research on plants to produce natural dyes and replace chemical dyesPBT cooperatives is located in the rural districts of Paseban , Bayat, Klaten district, Central Java province, Indonesia.<br /> The Members to the year 2010 are 116 persons, 43 men&nbsp; and 73 women, most members are elderly.<br /> Purpose of this cooperative is to promote the welfare of members and surrounding communities and to participate and build the economic order.<br /> PBT Cooperative --not available-- Indonesia
2011 The world's first City hotel with zero energy balance<span class="hps">The</span> <span class="hps">hotel</span> <span class="hps">annex</span> <span class="hps">of the Boutique Hotel</span> <span class="hps">Stadthalle</span> <span class="hps">in Vienna</span> <span class="hps">in the middle</span> <span class="hps">produces</span> <span class="hps">in a year</span> <span class="hps">as much energy as</span> <span class="hps">it</span> <span class="hps">takes</span> <span class="hps">itself</span> <span class="hps">too</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">The energy required</span> <span class="hps">is taken from the</span> <span class="hps">ground water,</span> <span class="hps">flushing toilets</span> <span class="hps">is fed with</span> <span class="hps">rain</span> <span class="hps">water</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">electricity</span> <span class="hps">produced</span> <span class="hps">by a</span> <span class="hps">photovoltaic system.</span> <span class="hps">A</span> <span class="hps">centralized</span> <span class="hps">monitoring</span> <span class="hps">of power supply and</span> <span class="hps">controlled</span> <span class="hps">ventilation</span> <span class="hps">for the first time</span> <span class="hps">allow</span> <span class="hps">a city hotel in</span> <span class="hps">passive</span> <span class="hps">construction method</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">Furthermore,</span> <span class="hps">are</span> <span class="hps">also</span> <span class="hps">planned</span> <span class="hps">wind turbines</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">The</span> <span class="hps">main building</span> <span class="hps">was renovated</span> <span class="hps">completely</span> <span class="hps">in addition</span> <span class="hps">thermally.</span> <span class="hps">This</span> <span class="hps">case of double</span> <span class="hps">room</span> <span class="hps">capacity</span> <span class="hps">could</span> <span class="hps">even</span> <span class="hps">be reduced</span> <span class="hps">energy</span> <span class="hps">costs</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">I.e.</span> <span class="hps">pay</span> <span class="hps">for</span> <span class="hps">81 rooms</span> <span class="hps">now</span> <span class="hps">have</span> <span class="hps">less energy</span> <span class="hps">than</span> <span class="hps">43 rooms</span> <span class="hps">for</span> <span class="hps">as</span> <span class="hps">before the conversion</span><span>.</span> HS Hotelbetriebs GmbH - Boutiquehotel Stadthalle Earth Austria
2011 TERA fennek<span class="hps">At the Shell</span> <span class="hps">Eco</span><span class="atn">-</span><span>Marathon</span> <span class="hps">every year</span> <span class="hps">provide</span> <span class="hps">over</span> <span class="hps">3,000 young</span> <span class="hps">people from more</span> <span class="hps">than</span> <span class="hps">20 countries in</span> <span class="hps">Europe&#39;s biggest</span> <span class="hps">competition for sustainable</span> <span class="hps">mobility</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">In 2010, the</span> <span class="hps">Eco</span><span>-Racing</span> <span class="hps">team will</span> <span class="hps">participate</span> <span class="hps">for the first time</span> <span class="hps">in</span> <span class="hps">Austria</span> <span class="hps">Graz</span> <span class="hps">Marathon in the</span> <span class="hps">prototype class</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">The name of their</span> <span class="hps">first vehicle</span> <span class="hps">will</span> <span class="hps">be</span> <span class="hps">fennec</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">Be observed</span> <span class="hps">when creating the</span> <span class="hps">concept</span> <span class="hps">vehicle</span> <span class="hps">had</span> <span class="hps">certain</span> <span class="hps">conditions</span> <span class="hps">on the part</span> <span class="hps">of the regulations.</span> <span class="hps">Requirements</span> <span class="hps">in fuel</span> <span class="hps">selection</span><span>, number of</span> <span class="hps">wheels, and</span> <span class="hps">safety</span> <span class="hps">issues</span> <span class="hps">shaped the</span> <span class="hps">concept</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">The</span> <span class="hps">three-wheeled</span> <span class="hps">vehicle</span> <span class="hps">will</span> <span class="hps">carry</span> <span class="hps">forward</span> <span class="hps">with</span> <span class="hps">two wheels</span> <span class="hps">on a</span> <span class="hps">rear</span> <span class="hps">wheel</span> <span class="hps">driven</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">steered</span> <span class="hps">a person</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">The vehicle can</span> <span class="hps">provide the current</span> <span class="hps">that it needs</span> <span class="hps">to drive the</span> <span class="hps">electric motor</span> <span class="hps">itself.</span> TERA-TU Graz (Team Eco-Racing Austria der TU- Graz) Youth National 2010nominee Austria
2011 Promotion of Energy Management Practices in the Textile Industries of Greece, Portugal, Spain and Bulgaria<p> The EMS-TEXTILE project aims to promote energy management practices mainly to the textile industries of Greece, Portugal, Spain and Bulgaria. The proposed energy management practices are based on previous experience from successful environmental and energy management applications throughout the world.<br /> Through collaborative processes between project partners and potential end users, energy audit and benchmarking tools and energy management supportive publications are developed and disseminated.<br /> Supportive activities of the project included the creation of a transnational experience exchange network, the institution of Help-Line desks, the elaboration of training seminars and pilot implementations.<br /> In general EMS-Textile provides the necessary tools and elaborates combined actions for their implementation. All deliverables, activities, contact details and news of the project are available at <a href="http://www.ems-textile.eu">www.ems-textile.eu</a>.</p> SIGMA Consultants Ltd Fire National 2011winner Greece
2011 System and method for repulping of paper products and improvement of water quality with dipolar aprotic solvents and recoveryAn enhanced method of repulping paper and improving water quality by placing used paper product material in an aqueous solution of dipolar aprotic protophylic solvent, processing it, and recovering recycled pulp based on two physical reactions of the dipolar solvent: first with water from one part of the solvent, and second with cellulosic material from the other part of the solvent. The water reaction involves a rearrangement of hydrogen bonds within the water, improving its reactivity and solvent capacity, and the cellulosic reaction involves dissolution of hemicellulose in a manner which results in reduced fibre loss and improved pulp quality. The net result is more efficient pulping, cutting down in technological operations, water and energy consumption and reduced environmental impact. Sanata Technologies Inc. --not available-- India
2011 House Energy Park<span class="hps">First</span> <span class="hps">Energy</span> <span class="hps">Park</span> <span class="hps">home</span> <span class="hps">was built</span> <span class="hps">with</span> <span class="hps">the help</span> <span class="hps">of</span> <span class="hps">Austrian companies.</span> <span class="hps">This park</span> <span class="hps">should</span> <span class="hps">serve</span> <span class="hps">as an information</span> <span class="hps">platform</span> <span class="hps">for</span> <span class="hps">building and living.</span> <span class="hps">He makes use</span> <span class="hps">of 100%</span> <span class="hps">renewable</span> <span class="hps">energy.</span> <span class="hps">Presented</span> <span class="hps">are</span> <span class="hps">active</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">passive houses</span> <span class="hps">houses</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">In addition to a</span> <span class="hps">solar</span> <span class="hps">power</span> <span class="hps">station</span> <span class="hps">will present</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">Park</span> <span class="hps">House</span> <span class="hps">also has its own</span> <span class="hps">electric car</span> <span class="hps">for</span> <span class="hps">test drives</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">In addition</span><span>, there are</span> <span class="hps">in the energy</span> <span class="hps">park</span> <span class="hps">house</span> <span class="hps">running</span> <span class="hps">information sessions</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">energy</span> <span class="hps">consulting days</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">The end user</span> <span class="hps">should</span> <span class="hps">be able to experience</span> <span class="hps">the energy</span> <span class="hps">active energy saving</span> <span class="hps">home</span> <span class="hps">park</span><span>.</span> ENERGIEHAUSPARK - Musterhauspark Errichtung Verwaltung Beteiligung GmbH Earth National 2010nominee Austria
2011 Sustainable Environmental Practices and Policies (SEPP) ProgramThe YMCA of Lebanon implemented the Sustainable Environmental Practices and Policies (SEPP) Program between 2003 and 2009, establishing nine (9) wastewater treatment plants (WWTP) and new sewage networks in key villages with contaminated or at-risk water resources. Major successes included the long-term participation of local municipalities, which raised 50% of the WWTP costs, and the adaptation of low-maintenance natural technologies that improved overall sustainability. Simultaneously, the YMCA directed a 3-year environmental awareness campaign targeting local women, youth, and small NGOs, reaching over 10,000 participants. A final program component presented “Lessons Learned” to government ministries through field visits and meetings. YMCA of Lebanon Water National 2011winner Lebanon
2011 Global Energy & Sustainability Command Control Center<span lang="EN-US" style="line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 11pt; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-bidi-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: DE; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">Pacific Control Systems&#39; Global Energy &amp; Sustainability Command Control Center (GCCC) powered by Galaxy is the worlds first enterprise platform delivering city centric services for management of ecosystem comprising of energy, real estate, homeland security, health care, hospitality, transportation, education, financial, industrial and retail. Galaxy hosted in &ldquo;GCCC&rdquo; integrates with management information systems delivering optimization and governance centric data enabling operating cost reduction of cities and its services through increased operational efficiencies, delivering data to decision makers, carrying out measurement &amp; verification of carbon footprint, benchmarking sustainability and remote management of city in real time complying to UNFCC guidelines.</span> Pacific Control Systems LLC Earth National 2011winner United Arab Emirates
2011 Running Water UphillThe hydraulic ram pump is a device which pumps water up to high elevation through the use of energy contained in falling water passing through it. Despite it being an old technology and having huge potentials, the ram never became widespread because of wrong timing in history. Commercial ‘antique’ looking models are hard to get and the other alternative models are inferior in quality. AID Foundation developed a perfect working model with the best from both which can be made in many sizes and piece by piece. We installed ourselves in 170 villages, exported ram pumps and offer technology transfer. AID Foundation Water Philippines
2011 Animal Power StationIn the year 1987 &lsquo;Gear Dynamo Lights&rsquo; for bullock carts, first piece was made by E.G. Charles, inventor, holding patent no.169170. As per the patent claims more electricity could be generated with some modification on dynamo and gear system with animals. In 1997, the invention was made magnified with the version of the earlier gear dynamo to generate more electricity. By using bullocks, the system was made and installed in Nalgonda, called as &ldquo;Animal Power Station&rdquo;, which produces 3.kva/230 volts of electricity, single phase power supply. Again In the year 2000 the second piece of &ldquo;Animal Power Station&rdquo; was installed at shapur, near Rajendranagar, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. ICDO (Integrated Community Development Organization) Fire India
2011 CRECER JUNTOS PLANTANDO BAMBÚES – BIOMASAS PARA ELECTRICIDAD FASES: I, II, III,IV The program is to promote bamboo plantation and manufacturing of related products, generating clean electricity, fight deforestation of the planet, greenhouse gas mitigation as a way of generating employment, as well as educate workers currently connected with bamboo and will do so in the future. Ecobamboo S.A. / Biomass Energy S.A. --not available-- Argentina
2011 Chievo Dam<span title="In Chievo, einem Vorort der Stadt Verona installierte ANDRITZ HYDRO ein Wasserkraftwerk unter Anwendung des einzigartigen HYDROMATRIX® Konzepts.">At Chievo, a suburb of the city of Verona ANDRITZ HYDRO installed a hydroelectric power plant using the unique HYDROMATRIX &reg; concept. </span><span title="Die Anlage erlaubt es, die ungenutzte hydraulische Energie der verlassenen Schiffsschleuse zu nutzen ohne dabei die Möglichkeit zur Hochwasserableitung zu verlieren.">The system allows to use the unused hydraulic energy of the abandoned ship lock without losing the ability to flood drainage. </span><span title="Diese Anlage kann im Hochwasserfall vollständig aus der Schleuse entfernt werden.">This system can be completely removed in the event of a flood from the gate. </span><span title="Es wurde auch zusätzlich neben der Schleuse eine Fischleiter im Uferbereich errichtet.">It was additionally built next to the lock has a fish ladder on the shoreline. </span><span title="Sie ist ein wichtiger Bestandteil des Projekts zur Förderung der Fischwanderung und hilft damit die Auswirkungen des Dammbauwerks auf die Fischpopulation zu mildern.">It is an important component of the project to promote fish migration and helps ensure that the effects of dam building to soften the fish population. </span><span title="Das HYDROMATRIX Kraftwerk am Chievo Damm in Verona wurde im August 2009 erfolgreich in Betrieb genommen und versorgt ca. 10.000 Haushalte mit Strom.">The HYDROMATRIX  power plant dam at Chievo Verona in August 2009 was successfully put into operation and provides approximately 10,000 households.</span><br /> Andritz Hydro GmbH Water National 2011winner Italy
2011 Cut Carbon, Dare to ChangeProject 90 x 2030 has a multifaceted Climate Change Programme targeted at South Africa. The Project has 3 main components. (1) lobbying - engaging government and stakeholders around policy development, energy and climate change policy in South Africa. (2) Adaptation - hosting the South African Adaptation Network, as well as working directly with Small Scale Farmers in the Western Cape on adaptation strategies. (3) Mitigation - this is the largest focus of the project work, including our network of Project 90 Clubs where young people in schools form clubs to commit to cutting their carbon footprints by 10% each year. Project 90 x 2030 Youth South Africa
2011 A City Turns into an OasisSongpa-gu is located to the south-east of Seoul, the capital of South Korea. A population of 674,000 makes it the most highly populated district of South Korea. In 2009, Songpa-gu received the Livcom Award by UNEP as &ldquo;most livable city.&rdquo; Yeong dong Kim is mayor of Songpa City. She enjoys reading, listening to music, and watching movies, but she especially loves going for walks through her beautiful and so very livable city. It is no accident that Songpa is called the &ldquo;city of culture and nature with plenty of water and trees&rdquo;. Yeong dong Kim feels that it is of special importance in urban development to create a stable infrastructure and offer sustainable environmental strategies, which is why she organized one of her most prominent projects, more commonly known as Water-Way Songpa.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> The original purpose of the project was to prevent damage from flooding. Due to its geographical location, Songpa City tends to get flooded quite often. While building locks and water checkpoints, Mayor Yeong dong Kim also took into consideration how the environment and the cityscape could be improved. Water-Way Songpa uses water and the natural ecosystem as a medium. It consists of an ecological network between four rivers running through all the parts of Songpa City as well as 140 parks. All four rivers, the Seong-nae, the Jang-ji, the Tan, and the Han Rivers are interconnected for several kilometers, while animals and plants can freely thrive and take advantage of the available ecology. A number of measures were taken in order to avoid flooding in the future. Drainage systems were installed for prolonged rainy periods. Other activities in connection with the project were: &nbsp;Construction of a hydropower plant and a fish sanctuary, designing a number of parks and relaxation areas for the general public, and much more. The previously dry Songpa River is now a popular playing area for children in the summer.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> In addition to the many benefits for the citizens, there are also many sustainable benefits on the entire environment. To name some figures: There are 10.818 square kilometers of &ldquo;green zones&ldquo;, 26,107 trees and 48,714 flowers were planted. The success of Water-Way Songpa depended on a number of different factors, beginning with its natural resources, the specialist staff, financial support, social support, innovative technology, but also the cultural and historic background of Songpa City. According to Mayor Yeong dong Kim, the area is now a kind of natural and water preservation zone where many aquatic plants can thrive, and migratory birds and even wild animals will drop in for a visit. Songpa-gu Office Water National 2011winner Korea, Republic of
2011 The ECOCENTREThe ECOCENTRE is based on the farm to promote and to demonstrate environmentally-friendly technologies. It is the place where youth can see ecological technologies working in practice, thereby gaining an understanding that living and working in the countryside can be modern, attractive and economic. The ECOCENTRE focuses on sustainable building technologies, renewable energy, water conservation, and organic farming. The youths can find the practical knowledge about ecological every-day life and participate in workshops or lectures. The ECOCENTRE contributes towards popularising ecological technologies, lifestyles and shows how to protect the cultural and biological heritage of the Polish countryside. ICPPC - International Coalition to Protect the Polish Countryside --not available-- National 2011winner Poland
2011 Cargo City South at Frankfurt airport<span lang="EN" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 9pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-ansi-language: EN; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">To, for the Cargo City South, unique features of the new office building include among others:<br /> outstanding and modern architecture of the building, a representative and elaborately designed entrance area including lift access, 2-meter high, floor to ceiling windows provide light and airy and bright rooms, cable management on double-or cavity floor interior blinds, geothermal energy for cooling or heating of the surfaces, the greatest possible flexibility at the room layout, the use of LED lights throughout the house provides an energy saving of 60% to 70%.</span> Fa. LOBS.LED Deutschland GmbH Earth Germany
2011 Please change"<span class="hps atn">&quot;</span><span class="hps">To</span> <span class="hps">promote</span> <span class="hps">the use of electric</span> <span class="hps">bicycles</span> <span class="hps">and electric</span> <span class="hps">scooters</span> <span class="hps">will be built</span> <span class="hps">as part of this</span> <span class="hps">project, a</span> <span class="hps">power</span> <span class="hps">station</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">The actual work</span> <span class="hps">is to design</span><span>, manufacture</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">installation of this</span> <span class="hps">power</span> <span class="hps">station</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">which</span> <span class="hps">is fed by</span> <span class="hps">a photovoltaic system.</span> <span class="hps">This</span> <span class="hps">grid</span> <span class="hps">system</span> <span class="hps">is assured</span> <span class="hps">the audience that the</span> <span class="hps">energy is derived</span> <span class="hps">solely</span> <span class="hps">from the sun.</span> <span class="hps">The</span> <span class="hps">system</span> <span class="hps">is</span> <span class="hps">mobile and</span> <span class="hps">is</span> <span class="hps">basically</span> <span class="hps">a collection</span> <span class="hps">of</span> <span class="hps">far away</span> <span class="hps">along</span> <span class="hps">the Mur Cycle Path</span> <span class="hps">network</span> <span class="hps">of</span> <span class="hps">electric</span> <span class="hps">power</span> <span class="hps">supply</span> <span class="hps">are</span> <span class="hps">placed</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">This example is</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">road users</span> <span class="hps">in our region</span> <span class="hps">to</span> <span class="hps atn">&quot;</span><span>switch</span><span>&quot;</span> <span class="hps">to renewable</span> <span class="hps atn">and emission-</span><span>free</span> <span class="hps">energy and</span> <span class="hps">propulsion technologies</span> <span class="hps">to draw attention</span><span>.</span> . --not available-- Austria
2011 Ravensbourne River Corridor ImprovementsLewisham Council and its partners have transformed the Ravensbourne river corridor in south East London by adapting the approach of ‘designing out crime’ from housing developments and applying it in an environmental setting to create safe natural spaces. Authorities have historically been reluctant to invest in rivers, perceiving that any improvements would soon be undone through vandalism and crime. But in the case of the rejuvenated Ravensbourne, increased usage and local ownership has actually reduced crime and the fear of crime along this newly- accessible river corridor which also provides a quality environment and promotes biodiversity. London Borough of Lewisham Water United Kingdom
2011 Community Charging Stations For Rural Energy AccessThe Community Charging Station (CCS) model establishes a community managed business enterprise based on clean and renewable solar electricity. The CCS generates income through mobile phone and other appliance charging and also serves as the critical point through which solar, rechargeable lighting products are introduced into the community. These lights are direct replacements for expensive, dangerous and polluting kerosene lighting products. Rent, rent-to-own and purchase options are provided that ensures the products are accessible to even the least advantaged members of the community. Energy For Opportunity (EFO) Fire National 2011winner Sierra Leone
2011 Factor 4 in the large company<span title="Die ursprünglich auf Flüssiggas ausgerichtete Wärmversorgung des Schlacht- und Fleischportionierungsbetriebes wurde in einem ersten Schritt auf Erdgas umgestellt.">Originally focused on liquid W&auml;rmversorgung Fleischportionierungsbetriebes the slaughter and was converted in a first step to natural gas. </span><span title="Damit konnten bereits Energiekosten eingespart werden.">This could already be saving energy costs. </span><span title="In einem weiteren, wesentlich bedeutenderen Schritt wurde die Wärmeversorgung komplett auf erneuerbare Energiequellen umgestellt.">In another, far more significant step, the heat supply was completely switched to renewable energy sources. </span><span title="Durch Nutzung anfallender Reststoffe in einer Biogasanlage wird in einem Blockheizkraftwerk auch erneuerbare elektrische Energie produziert.">By use waste residue in a biogas plant in a cogeneration and renewable electrical energy is produced. </span><span title="Eine gezielte Wärmenutzung für die Produktion wird durch Verwendung eines Schichtwasser-Wärmespeichers ermöglicht.">A specific heat consumption for the production is made possible by using a layer of water heat storage. </span><span title="Zudem wurde der Betrieb an das örtliche Geothermie-Fernwärmenetz angeschlossen.">In addition, the plant was connected to the local geothermal district heating system. </span><span title="Durch das Projekt konnten die mit dem Betrieb zusammenhängende fossilen CO2 Emissionen um 75% reduziert und 72% Energie eingespart werden.">The project has provided the related fossil CO2 emissions by operating at reduced 75% and 72% energy savings.</span><br /> Rudolf Großfurtner GmbH Air Austria
2011 IVeloIVelo, the project of Green Revolution, a Romanian NGO, succeeded in promoting the bike as a healthy and energy-efficient alternative means of transport. The key element of IVelo is its demonstrative character, provided by a free and user-friendly bike-sharing system. Having started with 400 bikes in 2 city parks and 3 renting centres, IVelo reached 20000 users and an addition of 700 bikes in just one month. It’s already extending country-wide, it received appraisal from the European Commissioner for Climate Change and the Romanian Ministry of Environment decided to turn it into a national environmental strategy. Green Revolution Association Air National 2011winner Romania
2011 Global Fire Fight<span title="Ziel dieses Projektes ist es weltweit die durch Brände gefährdeten Gebiete mit Wasseranlagen und hydraulischen Wassersperngern auszustatten.">The aim of this project is the world&#39;s vulnerable areas from fires with water plants and hydraulic equip Wassersperngern. </span><span title="Das Landschaftsbild wird dadurch nicht zerstört und durch die einmalige Investition diverser Staaten können große Brände vermieden werden.">The landscape is not thereby destroyed, and the one-time investment of various states, large fires can be avoided.</span><br /> Nathaly Lischka Fire Austria
2011 Fuchsbau<span title="Das private Wohnhaus wurde so geplant, dass die Ausführung in Passivhausqualität möglich war.">The private home was planned so that the execution was possible to passive house standards. </span><span title="Die Kelleraußenwände wurden mit einer Teichfolie abgedichtet, sodass die darunterliegende 18 cm dicke Wärmedämmung nicht durch das 5° C kalte Grundwasser durchgespült werden kann.">The exterior basement walls were waterproofed with a pond liner so that the underlying 18 cm thick thermal insulation can not be flushed through the 5 &deg; C cold groundwater. </span><span title="Im ganzen Haus befindet sich eine Betonkernaktivierung, die mittels Solarenergie aufgeheizt wird.">The whole house is a concrete core, which is heated by solar energy. </span><span title="Eine 25 m² große thermische Solaranlage und eine 1000 Watt Photovoltaikanlage werden an der Garagenaußenwand angebracht.">A 25 square meter solar collector and a 1000 watt photovoltaic system can be mounted on the garage exterior wall. </span><span title="Die Wärme wird zu der Betonkernaktivierung sowie zu der einzigen Heizmöglichkeit – die Bodenheizung in den Bädern – geleitet.">The heat is transferred to the concrete core as well as the only heating facility - led - the floor heating in the bathrooms. </span><span title="Sollte noch zusätzliche Energie der Solaranlage zur Verfügung sein, wird diese von dem mit einer Wandheizung sowie Bodenheizung ausgestatteten Pool genutzt.">If additional energy of the solar system be made available, it is used with a wall of the heating and floor heating system equipped swimming pool. </span><span title="Das Brauchwasser wird über eine Pumpe zu der WC-Spülung geleitet und erst dann fließt es in den Kanal.">The water is fed via a pump to flush the toilet and then flows into the channel. </span><span title="Die von der Sonne manchmal zu wenig zur Verfügung gestellte Wärme, wird mittels Fernwärme aus Biomasse ergänzt.">The sun sometimes too little of the provided heat is supplemented by district heating from biomass.</span> Familie Fuchs: Rupert, Anita, Marina, Rupert jun. --not available-- Austria
2011 Replacing the Classical Heating Systems with an Additional System Based on Geothermal Power in the Building of the Middle School No.1, in Ocnita VillageThe project consists in replacing the Middle School Building Heating Systems with a System Based on Geothermal Power, in Ocnita Village, Dambovita County’s. Main Objectives are securing a thermal microclimate based on geothermal systems for the school and some optimal conditions for fulfilling the social educational process. The Project’s accomplishment takes seven moths and expenses of 1.24 mln RON (296,000 Euros). It fulfills all the requirements for heating and cooling in the building. The Project is targeting at least 40% less expenses with the heating and warm water system. Some of the main effects of the Project are the reduced risk of CO emissions caused diseases, a higher level of thermal comfort and an increased awareness within the people of the region concerning the environmental problems and towards alternative heating and cooling systems. Cosmo Technical srl Fire Romania
2011 Energy and water use management<span class="hps">Currently</span> <span class="hps">being developed by</span> <span class="hps">the company</span> <span class="hps">GOdata</span> <span class="hps">a product</span> <span class="hps">for automated</span> <span class="hps">reading</span> <span class="hps">of</span> <span class="hps">consumption</span> <span class="hps">data</span> <span class="hps">-</span> <span class="hps">the GO</span> <span class="hps">Power</span> <span class="hps">ModulTM</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">Using the</span> <span class="hps">GO</span> <span class="hps">ModulsTM</span> <span class="hps">Power</span> <span class="hps">consumption data can be</span> <span class="hps">of</span> <span class="hps">any</span> <span class="hps">counter</span> <span class="hps">- to read</span> <span class="hps">-</span> <span class="hps">whether analog</span> <span class="hps">or digital.</span> <span class="hps">In combination,</span> <span class="hps">should</span> <span class="hps">also</span> <span class="hps">be</span> <span class="hps">further developed</span> <span class="hps">a database</span> <span class="hps">that can</span> <span class="hps">be</span> <span class="hps">processed</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">consumption data</span> <span class="hps">created</span> <span class="hps">with</span> <span class="hps">the help of</span> <span class="hps">evaluations.</span> <span class="hps">Due to the accurate</span> <span class="hps">metering</span> <span class="hps">available for the</span> <span class="hps">analysis</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">detailed</span> <span class="hps">energy accounting</span> <span class="hps">data,</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">potential savings</span> <span class="hps">can</span> <span class="hps">be</span> <span class="hps">realized</span> <span class="hps">quickly</span> <span class="hps">and easily.</span> <span class="hps">To</span> <span class="hps">measures</span> <span class="hps">for more efficient</span> <span class="hps">use of water,</span> <span class="hps">gas</span><span>, heating</span> <span class="hps">energy</span><span>, electricity</span><span>, etc. are</span> <span class="hps">placed</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">Through the use of</span> <span class="hps">long-term</span> <span class="hps">energy</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">water</span> <span class="hps">can</span> <span class="hps">be</span> <span class="hps">saved</span> <span class="hps">as</span> <span class="hps">a simple,</span> <span class="hps">active control</span> <span class="hps">is</span> <span class="hps">possible</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">As is evident from</span> <span class="hps">various</span> <span class="hps">studies and</span> <span class="hps">representative examples</span><span>,</span><br /> <span class="hps">is</span> <span class="hps">due to energy</span> <span class="hps">management</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">measures derived</span> <span class="hps">from a</span><br /> <span class="hps">Assumed</span> <span class="hps">25%</span> <span class="hps">- Cost</span> <span class="hps">savings</span> <span class="hps">potential in the</span> <span class="hps">range of 10</span><span>%</span><span>.</span> GOdata GmbH --not available-- Austria
2011 Plastic Planet<span class="hps">Seven</span> <span class="hps">teachers from the</span> <span class="hps">School of</span> <span class="hps">Fashion</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">Annahof</span> <span class="hps">Salzburg</span><span>, gave</span> <span class="hps">the idea</span> <span class="hps atn">of the project &quot;</span><span>Plastic Planet</span><span>&quot;</span> <span class="hps">to 57</span> <span class="hps">students</span> <span class="hps">of the first through</span> <span class="hps">third grade</span> <span class="hps">on and</span> <span class="hps">came</span> <span class="hps">to you</span> <span class="hps">with great interest</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">curiosity</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps atn">Cross-</span><span>curricular</span> <span class="hps">and class</span> <span class="hps">researched</span> <span class="hps">the young people</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">With a lot of</span> <span class="hps">creativity</span><span>, the</span> <span class="hps">students</span> <span class="hps">came to a</span> <span class="hps">erstaunendem</span> <span class="hps">result</span><span>:</span> <span class="hps">an amazing</span> <span class="hps">collection</span> <span class="hps">of 17</span> <span class="hps">unusual</span> <span class="hps">models</span> <span class="hps">made ​​of plastic</span> <span class="hps">and plastic</span> <span class="hps">materials</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">The</span> <span class="hps">young people will</span> <span class="hps">learn through</span> <span class="hps">this</span> <span class="hps">project</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">plastic</span> <span class="hps">resins</span> <span class="hps">know each other better</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">learn</span> <span class="hps">sustainability</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">environmental</span> <span class="hps">protection related to</span> <span class="hps">textiles</span> <span class="hps">and clothing</span><span>.</span> HBLWM Annahof Salzburg, Fachschule für Mode --not available-- Austria
2011 Automatic firewood heating<span title="Um eine Heizanlage, speziell einen Brennwertkessel einer Zentralheizung mit Holzscheiten über einen längeren Zeitraum ohne menschliches Zutun automatisch laufen lassen zu können, ist eine Vereinzelungsanlage für die Entnahme von einzelnen Holzscheiten aus einer ungeordneten Schüttung erforderlich.">For a heating system to be able to run specifically with a condensing boiler central heating firewood for an extended period of time without requiring human intervention, a separation system for the collection of individual pieces of wood from a disorderly pile is required. </span><span title="Dieser automatische Greifer der Scheitholzzuführung ergreift 1-2 Scheite, fährt in die obere Endstellung, anschließend horizontal zu einer Abwurfposition, wo die Scheite in einer Schütte abgelegt werden.">This automatic grab the firewood supply takes 1-2 logs, moves to the upper end position, then horizontally to a discharge position where the logs are stored in a chute.</span><br /> <span title="Nach der Einwurffreigabe wird die Schütte hochgeschwenkt, gleichzeitig der Deckel des Ofens geöffnet, die Scheite rutschen ausgerichtet in eine Vorkammer, die zum Brennraum hin geschlossen ist.">After the throw-release the chute is swung open, the cover of the oven, slide the logs aligned in a pre-chamber which is closed toward the combustion chamber. </span><span title="Die Schütte schwenkt in ihre Ausgangsstellung und der Ofendeckel schließt.">The chute pivots to its original position and the furnace lid closes. </span><span title="Dann öffnet die Klappe zwischen Vorkammer und Brennraum, die Scheite fallen in den Brennraum, die Klappe schließt wieder.">Then open the valve between the chamber and the combustion chamber, the logs fall into the combustion chamber, the door closes again. </span><span title="Mit dieser Ausführung kann auch händisch geheizt werden.">With this embodiment can also be heated by hand.</span><br /> Feiba Engineering & Plants GmbH Fire Austria
2011 Isolenawolle<span title="Auf Grund des stetigen Wachstums der beiden wollverarbeitenden Betriebe LEHNER Wolle³ GmbH und der ISOLENA Naturfaservlies GmbH wurde eine Erweiterung der bestehenden Hallen unumgänglich.">Due to the continuous growth of the wool processing plants Lehner GmbH &sup3; wool and natural fiber woven ISOLENA GmbH an extension of the existing hall was inevitable. </span><span title="Der Geschäftsführer Herr Ing. Alexander Lehner setzte sich einerseits zum Ziel ökologische und nachwachsende „high tec“ Rohstoffe wie Holz und">The managing director Ing Alexander Lehner sat on the one hand to the target ecological and renewable &quot;high tec&quot; raw materials such as wood and</span><br /> <span title="Schafwolle zu verwenden und andererseits mit einem Innovativen Haustechnik und Energiekonzept den Energieverbrauch durch den Einsatz von natürlichen Ressourcen so weit als möglich zu optimieren.">Sheep wool used and the other to optimize a building services and innovative energy concept energy consumption through the use of natural resources as much as possible. </span><span title="Herr Rene Wurm plante hier die Haustechnik, die ua">Mr. Rene worm planned here the building services, etc. </span><span title="eine 100 kW Pelletsheizung, eine 80 m² Kollektorfläche, eine Absorptionskältemaschine (24h-Betrieb mit Biomasse, solarthermisch unterstützt), eine Wärmerückgewinnung mit Schmutzwasserwärmetauscher, eine Rohr- und Pufferisolierung mit Schafwolle, ein Tageslichtsystem mit Nachtlüftung sowie eine innovative Regenwasser-Verdunstungsrückkühlung über Dach umfasst.">a 100 kW pellet heating, a 80 m&sup2; collector area, an absorption chiller (24 hour operation with biomass, supports solar thermal), a heat recovery with waste water heat exchanger, a tube and buffer isolation using sheep&#39;s wool, a daylight system with night ventilation and an innovative rainwater evaporation recooling covers the roof.</span><br /> Lehner Wolle³ GmbH & Isolena Naturfaservliese GmbH Earth Austria
2011 NHK – NiederösterreichHaus KremsDas Nieder&ouml;sterreichhaus Krems ist ein Verwaltungsgeb&auml;ude, indem verschiedene Einrichtungen des Landes N&Ouml; und der Wirtschaftskammer N&Ouml; zusammengefasst werden. Es wird ein B&uuml;rogeb&auml;ude, welches h&ouml;chsten energietechnischen und bau&ouml;kologischen Anforderungen entspricht. Dadurch erf&uuml;llt das Haus den Passivhausstandard. Dieser Standard ist f&uuml;r ein Geb&auml;ude in dieser Gr&ouml;&szlig;enordnung f&uuml;r das Land N&Ouml; einzigartig! Neben energieeffizienten Ausrichtungen soll das Geb&auml;ude auch einen hohen bau&ouml;kologischen Standard aufweisen. Dabei wurden neben gesundheitlichen Aspekten, wie z.B. durch den Verzicht auf umweltsch&auml;dliche Produkte, darauf Wert gelegt, dass das Geb&auml;ude auch in seiner Herstellung einen m&ouml;glichst geringen Energiebedarf hat. AllesWirdGut Architektur ZT GmbH Earth Austria
2011 30 years energy efficiency Migros: pioneering work coupled with a broad implementation<span lang="EN" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 9pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-ansi-language: EN; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">Energy is deliberately cultivated in the Migros for more than 30 years. This commitment consists of many sub-projects, the broad-based, multipliable and sustainable. The following 5 sub-projects will demonstrate this commitment. Energy statistics for 1981, the branch has been introduced (energy management). In 1983, Migros in Frick built the first pilot store energy and 2006, the first supermarket in Switzerland in Minergie Amriswil (Minergy). At 14 Migros properties photovoltaic systems in operation (renewable energies) are. 2009, at Migros stores in the area al-ready more than 81 CO2 refrigeration systems in operation (cooling systems). Since 1990, the operational CO2 emissions could be reduced in absolute terms by 49% (climate change).</span> Migros Air World 2011winner Switzerland
2011 Production and use of hydrogen from biomass in the horticultural sector<span class="hps">In the process of</span> <span class="hps">decomposition</span> <span class="hps">of</span> <span class="hps">biomass</span> <span class="hps">gases</span> <span class="hps">are released, which</span> <span class="hps">are</span> <span class="hps">very</span> <span class="hps">good energy</span> <span class="hps">suppliers</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">In order to use</span> <span class="hps">these gases</span> <span class="hps">efficiently,</span> <span class="hps">it must</span> <span class="hps">first</span> <span class="hps">biomass</span> <span class="hps">into a special</span> <span class="hps">container</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">This is</span> <span class="hps">necessary so that</span> <span class="hps">the biomass can be</span> <span class="hps">controlled and</span> <span class="hps">decompose</span> <span class="hps">the energy-rich</span> <span class="hps">gases can</span> <span class="hps">be</span> <span class="hps">collected</span> <span class="hps">in order</span> <span class="hps">to use them</span> <span class="hps">later</span> <span class="hps">or convert</span> <span class="hps">certain investments</span> <span class="hps">in</span> <span class="hps">hydrogen</span> <span class="hps">can</span> <span class="hps">be</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">With the</span> <span class="hps">hydrogen can</span> <span class="hps">be produced</span> <span class="hps">with</span> <span class="hps">the help</span> <span class="hps">of</span> <span class="hps">various</span> <span class="hps">heat engines,</span> <span class="hps">heat and electricity.</span> <span class="hps">Thus,</span> <span class="hps">even</span> <span class="hps">with</span> <span class="hps">a</span> <span class="hps">small</span> <span class="hps">amount of</span> <span class="hps">biomass</span> <span class="hps">saved</span> <span class="hps">up</span> <span class="hps">to 1/3</span> <span class="hps">of energy.</span> <span class="hps">In addition, a</span> <span class="hps">large</span> <span class="hps">amount of greenhouse gases</span> <span class="hps">that would</span> <span class="hps">come</span> <span class="hps">from</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">decay</span> <span class="hps">in</span> <span class="hps">the atmosphere</span> <span class="hps">is captured</span><span>.</span> Johann Mader Fire Austria
2011 WeDriveGreen<span lang="EN" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 9pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-ansi-language: EN; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">WeDriveGreen tried alternative drive energy, the current status of primary electric-powered vehicles to make the urban area of ​​widely accessible. The infrastructure for a simple and cost-effective fuel distribution network for alternative energy sources is established.<br /> Through public relations will further attempt to environmentally friendly but also practical aspects of alternatively fueled vehicles to point.</span> WeDriveGreen --not available-- Austria
2011 Geo-MoleGeo-Mole&reg; is a device that will speed up and simplify the placing of heat capture pipework to provide the heat source for ground source heat pumps. The main benefit of the Geo-Mole&reg; is to be able to overcome the problems of site access for drilling rigs and the mess caused by the installation of horizontal &lsquo;slinky&rsquo; heat collection networks necessary at present for the installation of Ground Source Heat Pumps. The system eliminates any need for conventional large machinery and has the advantage of being able to access even restricted areas from mid terrace houses and cellars. Geo-Mole Limited Fire National 2011winner United Kingdom
2011 Energy Efficient Public (Street) LightingTechnological advancement in the lighting industry and an innovative financing approach provide opportunities to municipal councils in Cameroon and Sub-Saharan African Countries to contribute to sustainable development by adopting and executing Municipal Energy Efficient Street Lighting (MEESL) projects with tremendous socio-economic and environmental benefits such as: zero up-front investment, reduced energy bill, maintenance & operating costs for street lighting, improved public image by increasing service quality to the population and reduced greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change. The aims of this project are consistent with the development and poverty reduction objectives of the government of Cameroon. SE-Solar Co. Ltd. Fire National 2011winner Cameroon
2011 Development and construction of a mobile baler chamber for PET bottles compression<span class="hps">Pichler </span><span class="hps">Patrick</span> and <span class="hps">Mario</span> <span class="hps">Kubeck</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">two students</span> <span class="hps">of the Technical</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">Training and Research</span> <span class="hps">Institute</span> <span class="hps">in Graz</span><span class="atn">-</span><span>G&ouml;sting</span> <span class="hps">developed</span> <span class="hps">as part of their</span> <span class="hps">thesis</span><span>, a mobile</span> <span class="hps">PET</span> <span class="hps">bottles</span> <span class="hps">Press</span> <span class="hps">for the community of</span> <span class="hps">Holy</span> <span class="hps">Cross on</span> <span class="hps">Waasen</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">In schools</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">communities</span><span>, large quantities of</span> <span class="hps">PET</span> <span class="hps">bottles</span> <span class="hps">to</span> <span class="hps">cause</span> <span class="hps">a volume</span> <span class="hps">problem</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">The volume</span> <span class="hps">of plastic waste</span> <span class="hps">is compacted by</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">press</span> <span class="hps">by up</span> <span class="hps">to 80</span> <span class="hps">percent.</span> <span class="hps">The result</span> <span class="hps">is 35</span> <span class="hps">kilogram</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">compact</span> <span class="hps">plastic</span> <span class="hps">ball</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">space</span><span>-saving</span> <span class="hps">stacked</span> <span class="hps">on pallets</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">loaded onto</span> <span class="hps">trucks</span> <span class="hps">for transport to</span> <span class="hps">a recycling plant</span> <span class="hps">can</span> <span class="hps">be</span><span>.</span> HTL u.VA (BULME) Graz-Gösting / Marktgemeinde Heiligenkreuz a/W / Abfallwirtschaftsverband Leibnitz --not available-- Austria
2011 The combined wind turbine<span lang="EN" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 9pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-ansi-language: EN; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">One goal of this project is the construction and testing of the combined wind turbine of the described construction. A prototype of the proposed turbine is the vertical propellers for the wind generator. But in celebrating the work of the proposed turbine blades all. The construction of the specimen will cost about &euro; 5000. The generator for wind turbine with a capacity of 1-3 kW costs from 1000 to 1500 &euro; depending on the completion and production of the country.<br /> The construction of the combined wind turbine and the supporting structure will cost &euro; 1000 max. Other electronic devices and appliances for testing max. 2000 &euro;. In the case of mass production the cost as a whole do not exceed 300 &euro; per kilowatt will be.</span> Technobank of Georgia Fire Georgia
2011 The project of self-propelled electric catamaran<span lang="EN" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 9pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-ansi-language: EN; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">The presented electric catamaran is different from ordinary boats through the movable stabilizers on the two sides of the boat. One end of the rod is connected to a ratchet wheel which rotates the shaft from the generator.<br /> Within the springs to set up the hydraulic piston as a damper. During the oscillations of the pontoons print the liquid of this piston into the special hydraulic turbines, also begin the shaft of the generator to rotate.<br /> In this way the energy of the vibrations of the pontoons will be converted into the electric energy. The force acting on the pontoons is sufficient, in order to produce for the movement of the catamaran sufficient electrical energy. Hence, this catamaran is no fuel.</span> Technobank of Georgia Fire Georgia
2011 World-First Solar-Diesel Hybrid Power StationsBy combining Australia’s largest single axis tracking-solar farm with kinetic flywheel energy storage and diesel generators, Horizon Power designed world-first, high penetration solar-diesel hybrid power stations to bring clean energy to two remote Western Australian towns. Horizon Power Fire National 2011winner Australia
2011 Guizhou and Yunnan Biogaz Project : When improved living conditions meet environmental protection…The project aims to develop access to biogas in rural areas in China in order to improve living conditions and environment protection, such as, reducing deforestation and CO2 emissions, promoting the use of organic fertilizers, etc. Biogas, a clean, money and time saving source of energy, is provided through the construction and adaptation of infrastructure such as biogas tanks, latrines, animal-pens, stoves etc. The project has demonstrated a sustainable model to diversify the sources of energy supply in rural areas whilst also improving local sanitation and hygiene conditions. Initiatives et développement Fire National 2011winner China
2011 VAE Eisenbahnsysteme GmbH as a CO2-neutral iron and steel processing plant<span id="result_box" lang="en"><span class="hps">On</span> <span class="hps">site</span> <span class="hps">for 150 years</span> <span class="hps">Zeltweg</span> <span class="hps">be</span> <span class="hps">made</span> <span class="hps">​​turnouts.</span> <span class="hps">The iron and</span> <span class="hps">steel</span> <span class="hps">processing</span> <span class="hps">is inherently</span> <span class="hps">very energy</span> <span class="hps">intensive.</span> <span class="hps">As a result of</span> <span class="hps">electricity</span> <span class="hps">consumption</span><span>, natural gas</span> <span class="hps">for</span> <span class="hps">heating</span> <span class="hps">and processes, and</span> <span class="hps">fuel</span> <span class="hps">consumption</span> <span class="hps">for transportation</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">fleet</span> <span class="hps">resulting</span> <span class="hps">annual</span> <span class="hps">tons of</span> <span class="hps">CO2</span> <span class="hps">emissions</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">To reduce</span> <span class="hps">these CO2</span> <span class="hps">emissions, the</span> <span class="hps">natural gas-fired</span> <span class="hps">heating system was</span> <span class="hps">converted to</span> <span class="hps atn">biomass-</span><span>fired</span> <span class="hps">district heating.</span> <span class="hps">A</span> <span class="hps">small</span> <span class="hps">river</span> <span class="hps">power station was built</span> <span class="hps">buy</span> <span class="hps">the less</span> <span class="hps">electricity needs to</span> <span class="hps">be</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">Improving energy</span> <span class="hps">efficiency</span> <span class="hps">has been</span> <span class="hps">through numerous</span> <span class="hps">projects</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">such as</span> <span class="hps">Insulation,</span> <span class="hps">heat recovery</span><span>, lighting</span> <span class="hps">concepts</span><span>, etc.</span> <span class="hps">achieved</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">The measures taken</span> <span class="hps">by</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">CO2 emissions</span> <span class="hps">could</span> <span class="hps">be</span> <span class="hps">reduced</span> <span class="hps">by approximately 50</span><span>%</span><span>.</span></span> <div id="spell-place-holder" style="height: 25px; display: none;"> &nbsp;</div> <div id="gt-res-tools"> <div id="gt-src-tools-l"> <a id="gt-undo" style="display: none;">&Auml;nderungen r&uuml;ckg&auml;ngig machen</a></div> <div id="gt-res-tools-r"> <div aria-label="Anhören" aria-pressed="false" class="trans-listen-button goog-toolbar-button" data-tooltip="Anhören" data-tooltip-align="t,c" id="gt-res-listen" role="button" tabindex="0" unselectable="on"> &nbsp;</div> <div aria-label="Umschrift" aria-pressed="false" class="trans-roman-button goog-toolbar-button" data-tooltip="Umschrift" data-tooltip-align="t,c" id="gt-res-roman" role="button" style="display: none;" unselectable="on"> &nbsp;</div> <div aria-label="Übersetzung bewerten" data-tooltip="Übersetzung bewerten" data-tooltip-align="t,c" id="gt-res-rate"> <div aria-haspopup="true" class="goog-inline-block goog-toolbar-menu-button" role="button" tabindex="0" title="" unselectable="on"> <div class="goog-inline-block goog-toolbar-menu-button-outer-box" unselectable="on"> <div class="goog-inline-block goog-toolbar-menu-button-inner-box" unselectable="on"> <div class="goog-inline-block goog-toolbar-menu-button-caption" unselectable="on"> &nbsp;</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> VAE Eisenbahnsysteme GmbH Air National 2010winner Austria
2011 Energy-efficient commercial revitalization of the commercial area Zanklhof in Graz<span class="hps">In contrast to any</span> <span class="hps">new building,</span> <span class="hps">which</span> <span class="hps">causes an additional</span> <span class="hps">energy requirements</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">can</span> <span class="hps">be effected</span> <span class="hps">in energy savings</span> <span class="hps">of up</span> <span class="hps">to 90</span><span>% with a</span> <span class="hps">highly efficient</span> <span class="hps">refurbishment</span> <span class="hps">of existing buildings</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">From</span> <span class="hps">former</span> <span class="hps">industrial buildings</span> <span class="hps">developed</span> <span class="hps">modern</span> <span class="hps">apartments</span> <span class="hps">with</span> <span class="hps">low</span> <span class="hps">energy or passive</span> <span class="hps">house character</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">Historically significant</span> <span class="hps">building structures</span> <span class="hps">were</span> <span class="hps">harmoniously combined</span> <span class="hps">with modern architectural</span> <span class="hps">elements</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">Were</span> <span class="hps">a total of</span> <span class="hps">145 apartments</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">at</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">geschafften</span> <span class="hps atn">&quot;</span><span>Zanklhof</span><span>&quot; in the</span> <span class="hps">combination of old</span> <span class="hps">and new,</span> <span class="hps">this was the</span> <span class="hps">largest ever</span> <span class="hps">revitalization</span> <span class="hps">project</span> <span class="hps">in Styria.</span> Baumeister Leitner Planung und Bauaufsicht GmbH --not available-- Austria
2011 Project Grassau<span title="Das Projekt beschäftigt sich mit der Errichtung einer Heizzentral und eines Fernwärmenetzes zur Versorgung der Gemeinde Grassau.">The project deals with the establishment of a Heizzentral and a district heating network to supply the community Grassau. </span><span title="Diese Biomasse-Heizunganlage wird zur Erzeugung von Wärme zur Raumheizung und Warmwasserbereitung mit Biomasse aus den Wäldern betrieben.">The biomass heating system is operated to generate heat for space heating and water heating with biomass from the forests. </span><span title="Durch diese Heizungsanlage können über 6.000 Einfamilienhäuser mit Strom versorgt werden.">With this heating system can be used to power over 6,000 houses. </span><span title="Dieses Projekt leistet einen wichtigen Beitrag für den Umweltschutz durch Nutzung von Biomasse und den Einsatz von nachwachsenden Rohstoffen aus der Region.">This project makes an important contribution to environmental protection through the use of biomass and the use of renewable resources in the region. </span><span title="Zusätzlich wird die Schadstoffemission durch modernes, automatisch geregeltes Verbrennungsverfahren geregelt.">In addition, the emission of pollutants by modern controlled combustion process is controlled automatically.</span><br /> aqotec GmbH Fire Germany
2011 Energy efficiency and renewable energy sources for public buildings in the country's real estate company<span title="Die Landesimmobiliengesellschaft hat sich das Ziel gesetzt alle Energieversorgungsanlagen">The country&#39;s real estate company has set a target all energy supply systems </span><span title="ihrer Liegenschaften zu modernisieren und auf erneuerbare Energieträger umzustellen.">to modernize their properties and switch to renewable energy sources. </span><span title="Vorab sollen verbrauchsseitige Einsparmaßnahmen in den Bereichen Haustechnik,">Advance should demand side cuts in the residential, </span><span title="Nutzermotivation und der Gebäudehülle umgesetzt werden.">User motivation and the building envelope to be implemented. </span><span title="Neben einer Verbesserung der Energiekennzahlen soll auch eine Komfortsteigerung sowie Verbrauchs‐ und">In addition to improving the energy performance indicators should also be an increase in comfort as well as consumption and</span><br /> <span title="Instandhaltungskostenreduktion erzielt werden.">Maintenance cost reduction can be achieved. </span><span title="Die Umsetzung erfolgt mit einem neu entwickelten Integrierten Energie‐Contracting (IEC) Modell, welches sowohl versorgungs‐ also auch verbrauchsseitige Energieeffizienzmaßnahmen umfasst.">The reaction takes place includes a newly developed integrated energy performance contracting (IEC) model, which both supply and demand side that is energy efficiency measures. </span><span title="Zur Qualitätssicherung kommen maßnahmenspezifische Qualitätssicherungsinstrumente zum Einsatz.">For quality assurance measures specific quality assurance instruments are used. </span><span title="Erfahrungen aus bislang acht Projekten haben die praktische Umsetzbarkeit bestätigt.">Experiences from the previous eight projects have confirmed its practicability.</span><br /> <span title="Zusätzlich zu wettbewerbsfähigen Preisen konnten Einsparungen von bis zu 30 % Wärme, 12 % Strom, 20 % Wasser und 92 % CO² bei Amortisationszeiten von max.">In addition to competitive price reductions of up to 30% heat, 12% electricity, 20% water and 92% CO &sup2; for amortization periods of up could. </span><span title="15 Jahren erzielt">15 years achieved </span><span title="werden.">be.</span><br /> Landesimmobilien Gesellschaft mbH --not available-- Austria
2011 RENDEV: Reinforcing provision of sustainable Energy services in Bangladesh and Indonesia for poverty alleviation and sustainable DEVelopment80% of households in Bangladesh and 40% Indonesia do not have access to electricity and rely on kerosene for lighting. In such a context, the RENDEV project aimed to encourage access to solar technology through an innovative approach mobilizing microfinance and microenterprise development. The project managed to raise awareness of stakeholders (policy makers, microfinance institutions, energy suppliers, micro entrepreneurs, etc.) on the benefits of renewable energies and on the role of microfinance can play in promoting access to solar technologies and designed for each country adapted financial models that will help ensure affordable, reliable and sustainable access to solar energy. PlaNet Finance Earth National 2011winner Bangladesh
2011 Energy detective determined at the supermarket<span class="hps">The engineer&#39;s</span> <span class="hps atn">office, &quot;</span><span>The</span> <span class="hps">Energy</span> <span class="hps">Detective&quot;</span> <span class="hps">conducted</span> <span class="hps">in cooperation</span> <span class="hps">with 45</span> <span class="hps">food</span> <span class="hps">markets</span> <span class="hps">advisory</span> <span class="hps">action</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">Technical</span> <span class="hps">facilities</span> <span class="hps">are</span> <span class="hps">reviewed and</span> <span class="hps">energy</span> <span class="hps">measurements</span> <span class="hps">have been</span> <span class="hps">performed</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">It was found</span> <span class="hps">that</span> <span class="hps">cluttered</span> <span class="hps">shelves</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">cooling</span> <span class="hps">temperatures</span> <span class="hps">were</span> <span class="hps">often</span> <span class="hps">set too</span> <span class="hps">low.</span> <span class="hps">The entrepreneurs</span> <span class="hps">were given</span> <span class="hps">a detailed</span> <span class="hps">action plan</span> <span class="hps">of the</span> <span class="hps">existing</span> <span class="hps">savings</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">Thus, the</span> <span class="hps">food markets</span> <span class="hps">annually</span> <span class="hps">save</span> <span class="hps">about 20</span><span>% in energy</span> <span class="hps">costs</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">The CO2</span> <span class="hps">emissions</span> <span class="hps">can</span> <span class="hps">thus be kept</span> <span class="hps">low</span><span>.</span> Der Energiedetektiv® --not available-- Austria
2011 Mobile process technology for the purification of oil separator contents<span class="hps">The</span> <span class="hps">idea</span> <span class="hps">of this project</span> <span class="hps">was to</span> <span class="hps">develop</span> <span class="hps">a mobile</span> <span class="hps">processing unit</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">which allows</span> <span class="hps">on-site</span> <span class="hps">(gas stations</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">repair shops</span><span>)</span> <span class="hps">to clean</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">contents</span> <span class="hps">of oil separators</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">Up to 90%</span> <span class="hps">of the water which</span> <span class="hps">is removed</span> <span class="hps">in conventional</span> <span class="hps">cleaning</span> <span class="hps">processes,</span> <span class="hps">can be</span> <span class="hps">cleaned again</span> <span class="hps">passed</span> <span class="hps">into the separator</span> <span class="hps">back</span> <span class="hps">in this method.</span> <span class="hps">Thus,</span> <span class="hps">disposal work</span> <span class="hps">and expense</span> <span class="hps">for</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">operator</span> <span class="hps">to be reduced</span> <span class="hps">significantly</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">The</span> <span class="hps">volumes</span> <span class="hps">to be transported</span> <span class="hps">may</span> <span class="hps">be</span> <span class="hps">kept small</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">it</span> <span class="hps">is</span> <span class="hps">only</span> <span class="hps">for</span> <span class="hps">a small van</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">not a</span> <span class="hps">truck</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">required.</span> <span class="hps">The disposal</span> <span class="hps">of the residues</span> <span class="hps">is carried out</span> <span class="hps">in combustion</span> <span class="hps">plants.</span> der Wasserwirt Water Austria
2011 Nearly 0-energy standard<span lang="EN" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 9pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-ansi-language: EN; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">The 1964/65 resulting in Morges / VD property with parking, shops, restaurants and five upper floors with apartments and offices will be converted to time Minergie-P standard. The facade of the building is completely glazed. The honeycomb-like facade panels are opaque, insulated with the diffuse light and form an insulating layer of air. This innovative technology helps facade for the largest share of energy-saving measures. Due to the reduction of heating energy consumption by over 96% can be dispensed with radiators in the apartments. A high-quality ventilation system with heat recovery of 90% is installed in any home and can be set individually by the tenants. The house as locally prepared hot water is absolutely sterile.</span> swissREnova AG Earth Switzerland
2011 First wastewater utilization system Wolfsberg<span class="hps">In this project,</span> <span class="hps">energy is removed</span> <span class="hps">from the wastewater</span> <span class="hps">in order</span> <span class="hps">to</span> <span class="hps">provide</span> <span class="hps">a residential development</span> <span class="hps">with</span> <span class="hps">energy.</span> <span class="hps">The audit</span> <span class="hps">of the</span> <span class="hps">project</span> <span class="hps">conditions</span> <span class="hps">proved to be</span> <span class="hps">successful</span><span>, because</span> <span class="hps">the waste water</span> <span class="hps">coming through the</span> <span class="hps">introduction</span> <span class="hps">of a paper mill</span> <span class="hps">at a temperature</span> <span class="hps">of 40</span> <span class="hps">&deg;</span> <span class="hps">C</span><span>,</span> <span class="hps">with</span> <span class="hps">a</span> <span class="hps">high flow rate</span> <span class="hps">to the extraction point</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">Thus,</span> <span class="hps">the waste water can</span> <span class="hps">be introduced directly</span> <span class="hps">into the heating circuit</span><span>, without</span> <span class="hps">it</span> <span class="hps">to heat</span> <span class="hps">before.</span> <span class="hps">The only</span> <span class="hps">energy required</span> <span class="hps">for</span> <span class="hps">this</span> <span class="hps">waste water</span> <span class="hps">utilization system</span> <span class="hps">is to</span> <span class="hps">operate</span> <span class="hps">a</span> <span class="hps">Pumped</span> <span class="hps">that</span> <span class="hps">promote</span> <span class="hps">the water that</span> <span class="hps">are pumped</span> <span class="hps">as a fuel</span> <span class="hps">in the lines</span> <span class="hps">in the circle</span> <span class="hps">must</span><span>.</span> <span class="hps">This leads to</span> <span class="hps">an energy</span> <span class="hps">saving of</span> <span class="hps">90</span><span>%</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">a CO2</span> <span class="hps">reduction compared to</span> <span class="hps">conventional</span> <span class="hps">heating</span> <span class="hps">systems</span> <span class="hps">by</span> <span class="hps">almost 95</span><span>%</span><span>.</span> Baumeister Taubinger Gmbh Fire Austria
2011 The use of emitted CO2 from the boiler exhaust in sugar production processIn sugar factories the raw sweet syrup purifications obtained by lime milk and CO2 and then after separation of impurities of the syrup, the syrup is led to the evaporation stage to become viscose. At this stage due to the produced steam from the boiler unit that has gone through the factory’s power supply generating turbine, the syrup goes through crystallization process after which the drying by centrifuge process takes place. The dried sugar then goes through the packaging process. In this project all environmental aspects and factors have been considered and accounted for scientifically and technically as noted above which came out to be very efficient and profitable for the factory and the nature. Iranian Society For Green Management ISGM --not available-- Iran, Islamic Republic of
2011 Holistic approach to food production, energy and raw materials<span title="Die Jatrophapflanzung dient der Pflanzenölproduktion.">The Jatrophapflanzung acts of vegetable oil production. </span><span title="Jatrophaöl (Schälen und Pressen) und Ethanol (Fermentation und Destillation) aus Eigenproduktion unter Zugabe von zugekauften Katalysatoren werden zu Biodiesel verarbeitet.">Jatropha oil (peeling and pressing) and ethanol (fermentation and distillation) from own production with the addition of catalysts purchased will be processed into biodiesel. </span><span title="Die als Abfallprodukt der Ethanolproduktion anfallende Schlempe (Eiweißfutter) könnte in einer angeschlossenen Tierzucht (zB Rinderfarm) zu Nahrungsmitteln verarbeitet werden, oder in einer Biogasanlage als Co-Ferment in Strom umgesetzt werden.">The resulting as a byproduct of ethanol production stillage (protein food) could be connected in a livestock (eg cattle) processed into food, or be implemented in a biogas plant as a co-ferment into electricity. </span><span title="Nebenprodukte aus der Dieselproduktion sind Glyzerin und Seifenwasser.">Byproducts from the production of diesel is glycerin soap and water. </span><span title="Die ebenfalls verkauft oder weiterverarbeitet werden können (reines Glyzerin, Seife).">Which can also be sold or further processed (pure glycerine, soap). </span><span title="Die Rückstände der Pressung und Schälung sollten zu 30 % als Biodünger wieder auf das Feld gebracht werden.">The residues of the pressing and peeling should be 30% as organic fertilizer to put back on the field. </span><span title="Der Rest wird getrocknet zu Briketts verpresst, und zur Stromgewinnung verbrannt.">The rest is dried pressed into briquettes and burned to generate electricity. </span><span title="Aschereste werden ebenfalls wieder auf dem Feld als Dünger ausgebracht.">Ash residues are also spread on the fields as fertilizer. </span><span title="Aus Abfällen der Verarbeitung (Biogasanlage, Holzgasanlage) wird Strom generiert und stellt die Versorgung der eigenen technischen Systeme (Presse, Pumpen, Rührer, etc.) sicher.">Waste from the processing (biogas, wood gas plant) will generate electricity and ensures the supply of their own technical systems (Press, pumps, stirrers, etc.) is secure. </span><span title="Überschüsse werden in das lokale Netz verkauft.">Surpluses are sold in the local network.</span><br /> TT-SIUS Systemintegrierter Umweltschutz --not available-- Germany
2011 Aluminum Cans Provide Medical Care for ChildrenRosie Charalambous is a true blue Cypriot. A mother of two, she also works as a journalist for Cyprus Mail and Cyprus Radio and has a degree in sociology and psychology. Motivated by a sad experience, Rosie organized the Cans for Kids project. When her second child died from a brain tumor, she realized that medical care in Cyprus was lagging behind other countries, so she decided to raise funds for the Makarios Children&rsquo;s Hospital in order to help sick children in Cyprus. But how?<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Rosie literally found the answer lying in the road: Aluminum cans. Collecting cans provided donations, and the environment benefitted as well. When Rosie Charalambous founded Cans for Kids 22 years ago, environmental protection was not yet an issue, let alone was recycling. Rosie had a long and hard path ahead of her, but her work as a journalist contributed as well. Rosie is also an enthusiastic rally driver and used to not being scared of getting thrown off course. So she spread her message all over the country: Protect the environment! Consume less! Live more sustainably! And this is how Cans for Kids came into being. To those who wouldn&rsquo;t listen to her calls for environmental protection, she argued for a good cause and a social objective. Soon, more and more medical devices at the children&rsquo;s hospital sported Cans for Kids donation stickers.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> What once began as a small project in Nikosia is now a household name all over Cyprus today. Hosts of volunteers collect and sort aluminum cans that are then crushed and recycled. Today, Cans for Kids collects and processes 10 per cent of all used aluminum cans in Cyprus &ndash; with only one paid employee and the dedicated service of a large number of volunteers. Up to now, 250,000 euros have been generated and donated towards better medical care for children. However, Rosie Charalambous would like to expand Cans for Kids to places where recycling is not yet a business, because ever since Cyprus joined the EU Rosie has to compete with governmentally financed recycling projects. She would also like to work more with schools because every child that Rosie can reach will go home as a potential messenger for Cans for Kids. Today, recycling is completely normal in Cyprus and mostly the result of the efforts of one mother who lost a child and wanted to help other children. Rosie&rsquo;s message is an appeal to all of us because we are all citizens of this planet and we have to protect our planet in a joint effort. What a difference would it make if all of us just donated one hour a week as volunteer to such a good cause!<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.cansforkids.org">www.cansforkids.org</a> Cans For Kids --not available-- National 2011winner Cyprus
2011 SUSTAINABLE WATER USE IN PERFECTION<span lang="EN" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 9pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-ansi-language: EN; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">The installed system includes a storage building and a pump in the drainage area of ​​the full biological treatment plant of the Central Water and Wastewater Association Lockenhaus, a connecting pipe and one outlet including filters.<br /> By thus allowing removal of the treated wastewater are many orchards in the association area irrigated and covered much of the water required for the spraying of plantations. Sun water resources in the service area are conserved and sustainably strengthen the regional water balance, of course. The low investment and operating expenses, ensure the Multiplizierbarkeit and worldwide use of the project.</span> Wasser und Abwasserverband Lockenhaus und Umgebung Water Austria
2011 Energy Efficiency Program for Georgian Communities-Energy Bus Project“Energy Efficiency Programme for Georgian Communities- Energy Bus Project” is focused primarily on rural communities with the goal is to raise awareness of consumers on effective usage of energy, as well as to improve utilization of renewable energy sources through the energy information centre/ exhibition on wheels, which communicates the best practices in energy efficiency and alternative energy technologies through on-board clean energy demonstration tools. While visiting each settlement the EB offers various activities to familiarize citizens with RE&EE technologies: EB tailored tours for adults, youth and media; trainings for schoolchildren; individual consultations for citizens, dissemination of thematic promotional materials,etc. Energy Efficiency Centre Georgia Earth National 2011winner Georgia
2011 Fighting Poverty by Gaining Access to EnergyThe majority of the population in south-east Africa continues to be highly dependent on traditional power sources. This lack of access to energy is a doom loop, especially for poorer areas where people suffer from bad health, low productivity, and scarcity of food. The main cause of uncertain energy supply in south-east Africa is a lack of cooperation between centralized national energy planners and local development planners. Lasten Mika and his Practical Action organization are trying to counteract this situation. Lasten has a degree in electrical engineering and renewable energies and does research in the fields of energy and the environment. He has already implemented several electrical installation projects involving the development of energy supply, and much more.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Practical Action is a charity organization, and Lasten is team leader of Access to Energy project. The 3-year-objective was to implement Millennium Development Goals (MDG) in Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. The Millennium Development Goals contains eight goals for 2015 which were defined in 2000 by a task group made up of representatives from the U.N., the World Bank, OECD, and several NGOs. The eight topics are: Fighting poverty and hunger; primary school education; gender equality, reducing child mortality; improving health care; fighting HIV; ecological sustainability, and building a global partnership for development.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Lasten&lsquo;s project is aimed at increasing the capacities of local grassroots communities in order to make access to energy part of the general development planning. Overarching cooperation between the energy sector and often local service providers in different sectors such as health, agriculture, and the environment have been strengthened through the Millennium Development Goals. Tools were developed that combine energy planning with fighting poverty. This process is influencing planning and development on local, district and national levels, thus paving the way for first steps towards better energy access for the local population.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Lasten Mika&rsquo;s main efforts lay in creating more awareness among the villagers and the rural population. The fact that this project even exists has influenced national energy politics, and Practical Action has begun to closely work together with the Rural Energy Agency (REA) in Zimbabwe. The Agency has now been commissioned by the government to improve the rural energy situation. Practical Action (Zimbabwe) --not available-- National 2011winner Zimbabwe
2011 ASHES TO ENERGYRHA (Rice Husk Ash) is one of the byproducts of rice after processing the paddy. The rice mills after rice production discharge these waste in the wastelands, water bodies and abandoned land space. RHA is a great threat to the environment and also pollutes the water, air and soil. In our target region there are 116 modern rice mills are operating in which 28.4 million MT of RHA is produced. After thorough analysis it is observed that RHA is rich in Amorphous Silica and the same could be used to make solar cells. This venture could help the community to avoid the waste dumping at wasteland and water bodies illegally. We all know that electricity is a growing concern even in developed countries. Using the RHA into a recycled product like solar cells could not only save the environment and this illegal dumping of waste but also will reduce the price of these expensive solar cells as these are intended to be homemade or in small scale industries. It is an effort towards combating global warming issues along with an idea to support thousands of women and unemployed men to earn their living. Natural Educational Environment Agriclultural Development Society "NEEDAS" --not available-- India
2011 New construction - St. Anna Children's Cancer Research<span class="hps">The energy requirements</span> <span class="hps">of the new</span> <span class="hps">research center at the</span> <span class="hps atn">&quot;</span><span>St.</span> <span class="hps">Anna Children&#39;s</span> <span class="hps">Cancer Research</span> <span class="hps">&quot;is to be</span> <span class="hps">minimized</span> <span class="hps">by optimizing the</span> <span class="hps">building envelope</span> <span class="hps">to</span> <span class="hps">a total of 77</span><span>% and the</span> <span class="hps">remaining energy</span> <span class="hps">needs</span> <span class="hps">are</span> <span class="hps">covered</span> <span class="hps">by</span> <span class="hps">sustainable</span> <span class="hps">resources.</span><br /> <span class="hps">The</span> <span class="hps">energy</span> <span class="hps">concept,</span> <span class="hps">which</span> <span class="hps">to</span> <span class="hps">escape</span> <span class="hps">to the 7</span><span>-storey</span> <span class="hps">underground car park</span> <span class="hps">adjacent</span> <span class="hps">soil</span> <span class="hps">using special</span> <span class="hps">wall</span> <span class="hps">constructions</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">thus</span> <span class="hps">to gain</span> <span class="hps">favorable</span> <span class="hps">geothermal</span> <span class="hps">energy.</span> <span class="hps">The</span> <span class="hps">geothermal energy</span> <span class="hps">is supplied to</span> <span class="hps">the heater.</span> <span class="hps">Through the heat</span> <span class="hps">withdrawal</span> <span class="hps">results in a</span> <span class="hps">cold storage</span><span>, which can be</span> <span class="hps">used in summer</span> <span class="hps">to cool the building</span><span>.</span><br /> <span class="hps">The</span> <span class="hps">energy</span> <span class="hps">is</span> <span class="hps">used</span> <span class="hps">and</span> <span class="hps">therefore</span> <span class="hps">the</span> <span class="hps">existing</span> <span class="hps">parking garage</span><span>, no additional</span> <span class="hps">facilities</span> <span class="hps">are</span> <span class="hps">built</span><span>.</span> St. Anna Kinderkrebsforschung Earth Austria
2011 Long Night of sustainability<span title="Die HTL Donaustadt veranstaltete am 19.">The HTL Donaustadt held on 19 </span><span title="November 2009 die zweite „Lange Nacht der Nachhaltigkeit“ in Kooperation mit der HLMW9 Michelbeuern.">November 2009, the second &quot;Night of sustainability&quot; in cooperation with the HLMW9 Michelbeuern. </span><span title="Die Themenschwerpunkte dieses Abends waren Ressourcenschonung, Wasser und alternative Energie.">The main topics of the evening were resource conservation, water and alternative energy. </span><span title="SchülerInnen gestalteten in Kooperation mit dem Umweltteam diese jährliche Veranstaltung nicht nur für Mitarbeiter, Schüler und Eltern, sondern auch für alle anderen interessierten Personen.">Students designed in cooperation with the environmental team this annual event not only for staff, pupils and parents but also for all other interested persons. </span><span title="Die Motivation für die Organisatoren und Workshopbetreuer war die Teilnehmer über nachhaltige Entwicklung bzw. nachhaltigen Lebenssitl zu informieren und den einen oder anderen zu motivieren, Aspekte der Nachhaltigkeit in das eigene Alltagsleben einzubauen.">The motivation for the organizers and workshop participants was the advisor on sustainable development and sustainable Lebenssitl inform and motivate one another or to incorporate aspects of sustainability in their own everyday life.</span><br /> htl donaustadt Youth Austria
2011 Our Earth: Wonderful Planet - Planet of endangered<span title="Dieses Schulprojekt soll den Schülern, aber auch deren Eltern und anderen Erwachsenen zeigen, welche anderen Arten und Anwendungen der Energieversorgung es gibt.">This school project is to show the students, but also their parents and other adults, what other types and applications of energy there is. </span><span title="Weiters sollte es ihnen die Notwendigkeit des Energie- und Wassersparens näher bringen und sie aber auch über die negativen Veränderungen in unserer Umwelt informieren, die wir zu verantworten haben.">Furthermore, it should bring them the need for energy and water conservation in more detail and also inform them about the negative changes in our environment that we have to answer for. </span><span title="Bei Elternabenden und anderen Veranstaltungen wollen wir Erwachsene mit diesen Problemen konfrontieren.">At parent-teacher conferences and other events, we want adults to confront these problems. </span><span title="Im Zuge dieses Projektes sollte auch genauer auf die alternativen Energie eingegangen werden.">As part of this project should be discussed in more detail on the alternative energy. </span><span title="Mit Hilfe von selbst entworfenen Spielen zum Thema Wasser wie zB">Using self-designed games on water, such as </span><span title="Wassermemory sollen Informationen über das „Lebensmittel“ Wasser gemeinsam mit den Schülern erarbeitet werden.">Water memory information should be formulated on the &quot;food&quot; water together with the students.</span><br /> Hauptschule Greifenburg Youth Austria
2011 SPAR is Building Green!&ldquo;Spar is building green&rdquo; is an important part of the SPAR Group&rsquo;s company philosophy. So SPAR approached Andreas Wachter from Moser &amp; Partner Engineering with their philosophy and since then several joint &ldquo;green&ldquo; projects have successfully been implemented. More are under way. In &Uuml;llo, a city near Budapest, Moser &amp; Partner has now shown that it is possible to heat and cool a large building entirely without fossil fuels. The project is a SPAR logistics center with a floor space of 50,000 square meters and approximately 500 employees. The main goal was to find an economically feasible solution, at the same time building a showcase project able to show on an international level that there are alternative solutions as far as the commercial building sector is concerned.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> During the planning stages of this innovative energy concept for the &Uuml;ll&ouml; logistics center, Andreas Wachter had the idea that it should be possible to use the surrounding waste heat from existing heating processes even if only at very low temperatures. The biggest challenge was to get permission from the Hungarian government to use the available ground water. After having dealt with all the red tape, Andreas Wachter created an overall optimization of the cooling system, thus putting the logistic center&rsquo;s waste heat to the most sensible use.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> The project shows how to successfully optimize commercial refrigeration, which used to be the biggest energy need and the highest operating costs for SPAR in &Uuml;ll&ouml;. The recooling system for the commercial refrigeration system uses ground water which is pumped from six wells and heated by the commercial cooling system within the building&rsquo;s internal energy cycle by using a heat-pumping system. The results are: Increased energy and CO<sub>2 </sub>savings in form of 40 per cent lower operating costs, and CO<sub>2 </sub>savings of 1,000 to 1,500 tons per year as compared to standard solutions.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> For SPAR, this project represents another huge step towards greener buildings. The investment costs of 650,000 euros were worth every cent because the new system helps save annual operating costs to the grand amount of 125,000 euros. So, the project will pay off for SPAR Group after 5 years. There are other beneficial aspects as well: The new logistics center in &Uuml;ll&ouml; will make SPAR independent of fossil energy and the associated fluctuation in prices. And it makes SPAR a true pioneer in eastern European countries. Given similar hydrological conditions, this project can be duplicated in other places. This is why Andreas Wachter is now planning a similar new logistics center for SPAR AG in Austria. Moser & Partner Ingenieurbüro GmbH --not available-- National 2011winner Hungary
2011 The brick building in passive house quality<span title="Bisher waren für massive Außenwände in Passivhausqualität ca. 25 cm Vollwärmeschutz nötig, das ergibt bei einem durchschnittlichen Einfamilienhaus ca. 50m³ Polystyrol.">So far were needed for massive external walls in passive house quality about 25 inches upgraded insulation, resulting in an average house about 50m &sup3; polystyrene. </span><span title="Das kann jetzt ohne wärmetechnischen Qualitätsverlust einfach eingespart werden.">This can now be saved simply without loss of quality thermal engineering. </span><span title="Mit dem neuen Trionic Ziegel von EDER für monolithisches 50 cm Planziegelmauerwerk und neuer EDER Deckelmörtel-Technik kann einfach, sicher und langlebig ein Haus mit Wänden in Passivhausqualität errichtet werden.">With the new Trionic brick of 50 cm monolithic plan for EDER brick and mortar cover EDER new technology can be simple, safe, durable and a house with walls built to passive house standards. </span><span title="Die innovative, besonders feine Lochstruktur nutzt bestmöglich die sehr guten Dämmeigenschaften von ruhender Luft.">The innovative, very fine hole structure as best as possible the very good insulation of still air. </span><span title="Eine neuartige, schlanke Verzahnung minimiert den direkten Wärmestrom an den Rändern der Ziegel.">A novel, slender teeth minimizes the direct heat flux at the edges of the bricks. </span><span title="Das neue Mörtelverfahren bietet höchste statische Sicherheit und eine luftdichte Ausführung.">The new resin process provides maximum security and a static air-tight design.</span><br /> Ziegelwerk Eder GesmbH & Co KG Earth Austria
2011 Free energy of the Creator (God)<span title="Das Wohnhaus der Familie Preissler nützt für die Energiegewinnung die eigene Photovoltaikanlage auf dem Garagendach.">The home of the family Preissler benefits for energy their own photovoltaic system on the garage roof. </span><span title="Die Heizungsanlage besteht aus einem Pelletskessel mit 3-15kW Leistung.">The heating system consists of a pellet boiler with 3-15kW power. </span><span title="Das Warmwasser wird durch eine Kollektoranlage auf dem Garagendach in Verbindung mit einem 500 Liter Solarboiler erzeugt.">The hot water is generated by a collector system on the garage roof in combination with a 500 liter solar water heater. </span><span title="Für die Heizungsanlage wurde noch zusätzlich ein Pufferspeicher installiert, damit der Wärmeüberschuss der zur Warmwasserbereitung nicht benötigt wird in die Heizung fließt.">The heating system was additionally installed a buffer so that the excess heat is not needed to heat water flowing into the heater. </span><span title="Durch die Regenwasseranlage wird das WC, die Waschmaschine, das Schwimmbecken, das Gewächshaus, die Blumenfenster, der Garten und das Biotop mit Wasser versorgt.">Due to the storm water system, the toilet, the washing machine, the swimming pool, a greenhouse, the flowers window, the garden and the habitat is supplied with water. </span><span title="Durch diese Anlage kann mehr als die Hälfte an Leitungswasser eingespart werden.">This facility can be saved more than half of tap water.</span><br /> Paul Leonhard Preißler Special Austria
2011 Pallet House<span title="Da Paletten am Ende ihres „Lebens- Zyklus“ üblicherweise verbrannt werden, sind Überlegungen zur Nachnutzung von globaler Bedeutung.">As pallets are at the end of their &quot;life cycle&quot; usually incinerated, are considerations for re-use of global importance. </span><span title="Spezifisch für diese Zielsetzung wurde das Palettenhaus als Gebäude mit einfacher Struktur entwickelt.">Specifically for this purpose, the range of house building has been designed as a simple structure. </span><span title="Der Umstand, dass Paletten weltweit verfügbar sind, erlaubt kurze Transportwege; ihre standardisierten Abmessungen ermöglichen zudem eine einfache standardisierte Verarbeitung.">The fact that pallets are available worldwide enables short transport distances, and their standardized dimensions also provide a simple standardized processing. </span><span title="Die Verwendung von Paletten als Baumaterial für Arm und Reich ist grundlegend relevant, weil die Konstruktion flexibel gestaltet und ihr Einsatz lokalen Bedingungen und Bedürfnissen angepasst werden kann.">The use of pallets as a building material for the rich and poor is fundamentally relevant because the design is flexible and use their local conditions and needs to be adjusted. </span><span title="Die Palette mutiert vom Abfallprodukt zum wichtigen Bauelement.">The range of waste product mutated into an important component. </span><span title="Ausreichend Dämmmaterial zwischen den Paletten sowie der Einsatz eines Gerätes für kontrollierte Wohnraumlüftung (zugleich Heizung im Winter und Klimatisierung im Sommer) bewirken einen sehr geringen Heizwärmebedarf.">Sufficient insulation between the pallets and the use of a device for controlled ventilation (both heating in winter and cooling in summer) result in a very low heating demand. </span><span title="Das Regenwasser des Dachs wird als Brauchwasser für die Toiletten in einem Wasserspeicher gesammelt.">The rain water of the roof is collected as service water for the toilets in a water tank.</span><br /> Gergor Pils und Andreas Claus Schnetzler PALETTENHAUS.COM Earth Austria
2011 Plusenergiehaus Kramer in Radstadt<span title="Ein zeitgemäßes, mit der Region und dem Kontext verbundenes Wohngebäude in Passivhausweise zu errichten war die grundlegende Anforderung der Bauaufgabe.">A contemporary, with the region and the context associated residential building was built in passive house, the basic requirement of the brief. </span><span title="Als Baumaterial wurde Holz verwendet.">As a building material is wood. </span><span title="Durch Staffelungen und Schrägen bietet es Flächen zur regenerativen Energiegewinnung.">With graduations and inclines it provides space for renewable energy. </span><span title=&qu