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Orbital Systems revolutionary shower system saves both water and energy and has attracted much attention internationally. In appearance, it looks like an ordinary shower, but instead of using 150 liters of water to make a ten minute shower it suffice with 5-7 liters. The water runs continuously in a loop.
Drying cabinets for clothes and textiles are very commonly used in Sweden since many years. In all preschools and in laundry rooms they are very popular for drying. The method of drying is with ventilated heat and has not changed much over the past 30 years and it uses large amounts of energy.
With an innovation from the small Malmo Company Knycer can both energy be saved and clothes shelf life be longer. Their secret for saving energy and also reducing wear and tear on the clothes is to use a dehumidification process instead of pure heat.
CEDAC - Sustainable Agricultural Technical Support and Environmental Education in Kandal province, Cambodia, (AICA 3)
To promote sustainable agricultural techniques to encourage capacity development of human resources in the environmental education and to secure the environmental benefits. The Project also promotes primary education because of its importance as the basis of sustainable development and global environmental conservation.
CEDAC - Improving Soil Fertility and Water Holding Capacity to Increase Agricultural Productivity of Small Farmers in Kampong Chhnang Province
Improving the capacity of farmers to explore appropriate bio-char and bio-slurry compounds for application to the soil to obtain optimal soil conditioning for their circumstances, especially better soil fertility and higher water retention capacity.
The Swedish Government allocated SEK 6.2 billion for Local Investments Programmes (LIP) to support the process of change needed to achieve sustainable development. This is the largest investment in ecological sustainability to date in Sweden. As a result, over half of all municipalities in Sweden received LIP grants between 1998 and 2002. "Hammarby Sjöstadsverket tests new treatment methods" is one example of LIP.
Deep building renovation represents one of the single most critical
tools to massively lower Europe's CO2 emissions, create jobs in
the construction sector and improve the quality of the existing
built environment for the good of European citizens. BUILD UPON
is an innovative two year Horizon 2020 project, aimed at helping
European countries design and implement strong, long-term
national strategies for the renovation of their existing buildings.