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  • Published: Apr 14th, 2011
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Zero Carbon Franchise Building Runs Itself

How do you make a franchise opportunity super compelling? Just ask Atlantic Windshield Repair (AWR). Theyve managed to take their windshield chip repair business and wrap it up into a totally inclusive package-building, tools, workstation, supplies

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  • Published: Mar 8th, 2010
  • Category: Events
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Event: ZEDfactory: evolving zero carbon / zero waste design

This month, a dinner conference with Bill Dunster, Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and principal of the UK architect firm ZEDfactory, will take place on two separate evenings in Montreal and Quebec City.

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  • Published: Jan 22nd, 2010
  • Category: UK
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London’s BedZED community organizes to go zero carbon

The innovative BedZED (Beddington Zero Energy Development) in southern London was designed to be zero carbon.

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  • Published: Dec 5th, 2009
  • Category: UK
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Healey: All homes zero carbon from 2016

The commitment comes on the back of Mr Healey

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  • Published: Oct 21st, 2009
  • Category: UK
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Tesco sets goal to be zero-carbon business by 2050

| Sourced From UK.biz.yahoo.com |

LONDON, Oct 16 (Reuters) – Tesco (LSE: TSCO.L – news) , the world’s No.3 retailer, set a target on Friday to become a zero-carbon business by 2050, without purchasing offsets, and unveiled a series of measures to boost environmentally-aware shopping.

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Calypso to help market Zero Carbon Systems

| Sourced From Seacoastonline.com |

PORTSMOUTH Calypso Communications, a full-service marketing, public relations and design agency, was selected by Portsmouth-based Zero Carbon Systems to create the energy efficiency management firm’s visual brand identity and develop both print and online marketing tools as it prepares for international expansion.

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  • Published: Aug 8th, 2009
  • Category: UK
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Carbon-eating “green” cement wins funds for UK firm

LONDON (Reuters) – A British start-up company developing a cement that absorbs carbon dioxide has raised 1 million pounds ($1.7 million) to fund its work, underscoring the growing interest in eco-friendly construction ventures.

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DSM: Bioplastic claimed to have zero carbon footprint

| Sourced From Plasteurope.com |

DSM Engineering Plastics (Sittard / The Netherlands; www.dsmep.com) has introduced

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  • Published: Jul 18th, 2009
  • Category: UK
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Valley in line for affordable ‘zero carbon’ homes

| Sourced From Todmordennews.co.uk |

THREE areas of the Calder Valley will be at the forefront of developing affordable “Zero Carbon” homes after a decision by Calderdale Council’s Cabinet on Monday .
It is proposed that the homes will be built in Cornholme, Hebden Bridge and Luddenden Foot

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  • Published: Jul 17th, 2009
  • Category: UK
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Yorkshire homes will be virtually ‘zero carbon’

| Sourced From Greenbuildingpress.co.uk |

Work is about to start on building some of the most energy efficient homes in the country. Six should be ready for use in Todmorden by January and six more are due to be built to even more exacting standards at Hebden Bridge and Luddenden Foot.

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Rio 2016

| Sourced From GamesBids.com |

Rio de Janeiro’s proposed stadium for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, the Joo Havelange Stadium, hosted a Grand Prix athletics meet Sunday.

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New Product: Organic, Fair Trade Certified, Carbon Neutral Extra Virgin Olive Oils by Alter Eco

| Sourced From FoodBizDaily.com |

(San Francisco, CA) April 15 2009 (FoodBizDaily) – As today’s news headlines are adorned with controversial reports of the Middle Eastern oil crises, Alter Eco produces hope with their new Middle Eastern oil. Finally, a breath of fresh air, Alter Eco’s 100% organic, fair trade Extra Virgin Olive Oils from Palestine are certified carbon neutral -the first Middle Eastern oil to benefit people and the planet.

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  • Published: Mar 20th, 2009
  • Category: UK
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RIBA Calls for Greater Flexibility on Zero Carbon Definitions

| Sourced From Dexigner |

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has called upon the Government to implement a more flexible definition of zero carbon to enable the construction industry to deliver low carbon buildings of the future.

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Copenhagen aims to be first carbon neutral capital

| Sourced From Thaindian News |

Copenhagen, March 17 (IANS) The capital of Denmark has set itself the ambitious target of becoming the worlds first carbon-neutral capital by 2025 by bringing its net carbon dioxide emissions down to zero.

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Maldives plans to become first carbon-neutral nation

| Sourced From The Economic Times |

MALE: The Maldives, which is threatened by rising sea level as a result of global warming, is planning to become the world’s first carbon-neutral country.

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  • Published: Feb 14th, 2009
  • Category: Asia
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Masdar

| Sourced From GreenProphet |

Taking God-Knows-How-Much of the worlds non-renewable energy sources to build, developers of the worlds first zero carbon city, Masdar City, proclaim that the historic groundbreaking in Abu Dhabi will take place this month.

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  • Published: Feb 13th, 2009
  • Category: UK
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UPDATE: UK Government Unveils Plan To Slash Household CO2 By 2050

| Sourced From EasyBourse |

LONDON -(Dow Jones)- The U.K. government Thursday unveiled plans to reduce household emissions of carbon dioxide to almost zero by 2050 through energy efficiency measures and the use of renewable and low-carbon heating and power sources.

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  • Published: Feb 7th, 2009
  • Category: Asia
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Carbon hero

| Sourced From ConstructionWeekOnline |

Masdar City

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Swindon could become first carbon-negative town in UK

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Insulation, microgeneration suggested for zero-carbon homes

| Sourced From DEA Direct |
Improved insulation and on site microgeneration are among the proposals made by a government consultation on achieving zero-carbon homes.

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Zero carbon definition to be changed

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  • Published: Dec 16th, 2008
  • Category: Asia
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The Masdar Initiative: on the road to the Zero Carbon city

| Sourced From PV-Tech.Org |

Masdar City, Abu Dhabi is aiming to be the worlds first zero carbon, zero waste, car-free city powered entirely by renewable energy sources. This ambitious goal is being driven by the Masdar Initiative, a strategic endeavour by Abu Dhabi to spread the dogma of sustainability and clean energy throughout the citys dwellers, industries and utilities.

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UK: Just 15 zero carbon homes qualify for

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Underground “nuclear batteries” promise zero-carbon power

By Danny Bradbury – Sourced From BusinessGreen

A company started by nuclear weapons laboratory staff is proposing to power remote communities and military installations using shed-sized nuclear reactors buried underground.
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  • Published: Nov 10th, 2008
  • Category: Europe
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Europe creating zero-carbon communities

By Mario de Queiroz (Inter Press Service), Soured From Business Mirror

MOURA, PortugalThis small municipality in the south of Portugal is becoming increasingly well-known for its alternative-energy initiatives. The latest is the Sunflower project, which also involves communities in seven other European Union

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