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August 27 2012

Owning a Car in Berlin, Germany: The Compulsory Sticker and Alternatives

August 27th, 2012Posted by 

When I started living in Germany, I realised that all the cars had a sticker on the left bottom side of the windshield. The majority were green, and yellow ones were scarce. At the beginning I thought it had something to do with the parking spaces, but free parking spaces are plentiful, so I began […]

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August 13 2012

5 Creative Environmental Engineering Website Designs

August 13th, 2012Posted by 

Any person that is reading this post is most likely a frequent Internet user. The population of the world in December 2011 was estimated at 6 billion inhabitants, and the number of Internet users was 2 billion people. This means that a third part of the world can be considered as an Internet user. I […]

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July 30 2012

Spanish Engineers Migrating to Germany: Spain’s ‘Brain-Drain’

July 30th, 2012Posted by 

It is very paradoxical how history changes. In the Second World War German people migrated to other countries, while at present, they are welcoming people from all around Europe. In this precise moment I am writing this post, and I am physically in Germany. Some months ago I quit my position in the Engineering department […]

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July 16 2012

Unique Engineering & Architectural Logo Designs

July 16th, 2012Posted by 

Creating a unique engineering logo design is not an easy task. In the world there are thousands of different logos and it is difficult to stand out. And there are experienced consultants and websites specialised in the task. However, unique engineering logo designs must be designed carefully. Engineering logos are expected to be as professional, […]

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July 02 2012

Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain: 2012 European Green Capital

July 2nd, 2012Posted by 

Vitoria (Gasteiz in Basque), Spain, was awarded the title of European Green Capital for the year 2012. Former European Green Capitals were the city of Stockholm, Sweden in 2010 and Hamburg, Germany in 2011. For the year 2013, the green torch will be passed on to the city of Nantes, France. The aim of this […]

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June 18 2012

Donostia – San Sebastian, Spain: 2016 European Capital of Culture

June 18th, 2012Posted by 

On June 28, 2011, San Sebastian (Donostia in Basque) was awarded the title of European Capital of Culture in 2016 for Spain, and on May 10, 2012, Europe confirmed it. San Sebastian is a city of 180.000 inhabitants located in the northen coast of Spain and will host the 2016 title along with the Polish […]

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June 04 2012

Social Media for Planning Consultancies

June 4th, 2012Posted by 

Planning consultancies offer a wide range of advice on matters concerned with planning, development, and environmental issues which surround a building project. They are involved in a number of different types of projects, for example: Town centre improvements; Business parks; Airports; Smaller building works for companies. In all of these projects it is important that […]

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May 21 2012

First Offshore Wind Turbine? Case Studies in Spain

May 21st, 2012Posted by 

The future of wind turbines seem to be the offshore wind turbines. Offshore wind turbines take better advantage of wind resources, there is greater space in the sea than on earth, and thus, bigger wind turbines can be installed. In this sense, expert engineers and investigators are working on several projects: First prototype in the […]

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May 07 2012

Considering Door-To-Door Waste Collection in Zarautz, Spain

May 7th, 2012Posted by 

In the last few years there has been a clear tendency in the towns close to Zarautz, Spain to install the “door-to-door waste collection system.” The aim is to reuse, recycle and reduce waste so that minimal amount goes to landfills. It seeks to ensure the correct segregation of waste, and creates a low-cost waste […]

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April 24 2012

5 Answers to Common Wind Farm Questions

April 24th, 2012Posted by 

A wind farm is a collection of wind turbines placed one next to another. As it was explained in the blog entitled ‘An Introduction to Wind Turbines: Rotation Axis, Power, Rotors, and Towers,’ they are used to generate electrical power when pushed by the wind. Both in Europe and the United States there are large […]

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April 09 2012

An Introduction to Wind Turbines: Rotation Axis, Power, Rotors, and Towers

April 9th, 2012Posted by 

Around the world, wind turbines have become familiar in landscape architecture. Their purpose is simple: harvesting the energy in wind and converting it into sustainable and usable power, which can provide electricity at small (home, business applications) or large (wind farms) – scales. While all wind turbines provide clean power, not all are exactly alike. Depending […]

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