Evidence has shown that environmental design has a long history. The Industrial Revolution led to build the suitable residences for different weather conditions. In the past and today, most buildings rely on fossil fuel in order to provide comfort for the occupants. Fossil fuel consumption may affect both the inside and outside of our living places. The most prominent elements of environmental design are air quality, noise level, light and moisture. First, engineers have to invent a way to retain building balance thermally. In this situation the human body should feel comfortable without any effort. To reach this, the designer should let residents even control some part of their environment. Second, everyone on the Earth is influenced by the electromagnetic spectrum, which is wave form energy. A common source of electromagnetic energy is the sun. But human activities such as producing greenhouse gas led to the depletion of the ozone layer. As a result, many eye and skin diseases have increased. In addition, eyes are affected by brightness range through adapting to different light levels in our surrounding. Moreover, sound is another kind of wave which affects the environment. Although the ear and brain are able to filter extra sounds, noise level in the building should be low enough to have a comfortable place. The designer can choose different materials with absorbing and reflecting features to build the elements to perform a certain function. For instance, in a library…
Department of Agricultural &
Environmental policy instruments
• Tax on emissions
• Regulatory limit on emissions
• Cap and trade
– Fixed limit on aggregate emissions
– Individual firms have their individual limits but
they can buy and sell emission permits from
one another for a market price
It combines features of both other approaches.
It is a limit on aggregate emissions but, for
Module Code:FC501 2T
Class/Group: Group C
Module title: Skills for study1
Assessment Title: Essay
Assignment Title: Stress in workplace
Tutor Name: Deborah Murdoch
Student ID number: 200918579
Student name: Martin Pengbin YU
Date of Submission: week 7 Monday 11th March 2013
Word count: 775
Outline the factors which could contribute to employee stress in the workplace. Discuss what possible measures could be taken to reduce stress in employee
The human race is progressing…
Unit 9 Environmental Chemistry
About the unit
In this unit pupils:
• learn that rocks, soils and building materials have a variety of chemical characteristics
• learn that chemical weathering alters rocks and building materials over time
• consider how the atmosphere and water resources are affected by natural processes and the activity of humans
• consider how environmental conditions are monitored and controlled
• distinguish between different environmental issues…
method of generating green electricity. Ocean energy is a predictable and abundant source of energy, which has been estimated as able to supply approximately ten per cent of the world’s electricity, needs.
But many wave energy systems act in opposition to their environment and must withstand extreme conditions, making them expensive to manufacture and prone to damage.
Dr Finnigan says the design has three potential benefits over other ocean energy systems: lower cost, improved survivability…
the Core Courses helped you identify skills you will need to improve as a student of design.
I still remember at the beginning of this school year, I was really excited about the core design courses. I have dreamed to be a design student since middle school. I love to design and make something new. But as an international student from China, I have barely gone through real design activities. In Chinese schools, students are supposed to memorize what teachers teach. I learned how to be a hard…
–The Sun provides a stable source of heat and light energy. Photocells transfer light into electricity, and glass can provide passive heating for buildings. Wind turbines transfer kinetic energy in the wind into electricity.
Photocells - The Sun is a stable source of energy that is transferred to the Earth as light energy and heat energy. We can use this energy.
Photocells are devices that transfer light energy directly into electrical energy. They produce DC - direct current - electricity. This…
Whenever you conserve energy you not only save money, you also reduce the demand of fossil fuels such as coal, oil, and natural gas. Less burning of fossil fuels also means lower emissions of CO2, the primary contributor to global warming, and other pollutants.
Energy Conservation refers to reducing energy consumption through using less of an energy service. Energy conservation doesn’t differ from efficient energy use, which refers to using less energy for a constant service. This means…
skin cancer, cataract and weekend immune system. It could also hinder the reproductive cycle of phytoplankton; the bottom rung of the food chain. In 1995 three british scientist discovered a hole in the Antarctic ozone. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (2012), in recent years there have been widespread concerns that the ozone layer is depleting. Scientists also figure out that the ozone depletion is cause from the release of substances such as chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and…
Student Kitchen Design Evaluation
Construct a student residence needs a different perspective of spatial distribution and to the structure of the residence. A special care need to be dispensed to the kitchen, which will be shared by the residents, in a way to guarantee a good space to work with an appropriate supply of utilities such as water, electricity, allowing an easy way to be clean and be kept clean.
In the student’s home kitchen, shown in the figures 1 and 2, the wall was covered…
Environmental scanning is the first portion to an organization’s strategic management and is very important to the corporation. Environmental scanning is gathering information for the external and the internal of the company. A SWOTT is the best way to gather the information. A SWOTT is determining the strengths, the weaknesses, the opportunities, the threats, and the trends of the organization. Starbucks is a coffee shop that sets out to be different from the competitors. The company does…