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Planning a successful green house project

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Summer is definitely here. Many are constantly complaining and longing for the cool weather present during the early part of the year. Summer is also that time of year when many homeowners embark on house construction. They surmise that it is the best time to avoid costly delays in the construction due to heavy rains.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Inquirer Features,Property Guide | Read More »

Designing a green vacation house

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COMPOSITE image of actual site with the 3D CAD rendering of vacation house simulating the sunlight and shadows at 3 p.m. in December. The building orientation ensures that there is no direct sunlight into the living room even at 3 p.m.  photo: ArchITECT Amado de Jesus & Associates/Green Architecture

Working in a foreign land for many years can be quite stressful. Given the work discipline and hectic schedule in industrialized countries, it seems inevitable that upon retirement, one would seek the quiet and relaxing atmosphere of a vacation house, away from the noise and pollution of a busy metropolis like Metro Manila.

Posted: February 22nd, 2014 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Property Guide | Read More »

What is energy management?

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MARQUEE Mall in Angeles City

When people are asked, “What is the best way to reduce energy costs in a building or a house?” their instant reply is “by using solar panels or windmills to generate energy.” You will hardly ever hear them say “through energy management.”

Posted: January 24th, 2014 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Property Guide | Read More »

More and more people turning to veggies as staple food

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The recent Public Radio International coverage revealed that over 50 million Chinese, particularly the young generation, are now vegetarian due to the growing awareness on the negative environmental impact brought about by meat production (beef, pork, chicken and other animal products like dairy, eggs and cheese). Health and compassion were also cited in the report as significant contributing factors.

Posted: January 17th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Science and Health | Read More »

Environment-friendly strategies for patients urged

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Hospitals, as the primary institutions for health, must be able to provide better nutrition for its patients, while at the same time be also mindful of the environment.

Posted: November 15th, 2013 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Firms’ compliance with environmental laws checked

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A pro-business environmental advocacy group is formulating “industry report cards” that will gauge the compliance of energy and mining firms with laws on clean air and water, renewable energy and waste management, along with its efforts to help address climate change.

Posted: November 11th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

GSIS opposes Pasay reclamation project

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Manila Bay. INQUIRER PHOTO/BOY ABING

The state-owned Government Service Insurance System is opposing a vast land reclamation project planned by the Pasay City government along Manila Bay—now the subject of a tug-of-war between two of the country’s largest property firms.

Posted: October 28th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Gina Lopez: Becoming a late-developing entrepreneur

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GINA Lopez: “You need the money, but it can’t be the be- all and end-all.” Photo by Nelson Matawaran

At every milestone decade, Gina Lopez, managing director of the ABS-CBN Foundation Inc., always says she’s starting life over.

Posted: October 26th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Economists push zones for clean local industries

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THE INCREASINGLY concentrated poverty in informal urban settlements is one of the consequences of urbanization. File photo by Arnold Almacen

A network of economists is proposing the creation of “ecosystem zones” where communities can set up livelihood industries to combat poverty and take care of the environment at the same time.

Posted: October 20th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Nature-deficit disorder

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Remarkable Indonesia boasts of a young population where half of the number of people there are below 30 years of age.

Posted: October 11th, 2013 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Property Guide | Read More »

Green Frog teaches us how commuting should be done

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PHILIP Go Apostol

When Philip Go Apostol returned to the Philippines in March 2008, he was supposed to assume a prime position for an international bank, in its local office in Makati City.

Posted: October 5th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Firm cements ways to convert waste into energy

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LRI Cement School Workshop Area

With energy costs rising and climate change now a major concern, a local cement company has come up with ways to convert garbage into fuel and heat into electricity.

Posted: September 21st, 2013 in Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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