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The Natural Capital Protocol

Thursday, 27 July 2017 08:19
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“Natural Capital is the World’s stocks of natural assets including geology, soil, air, water and all living things.” 1

Nature is a form of capital that ALL businesses impact and depend upon. The Natural Capital Protocol creates a standardized framework for businesses to measure their direct and indirect impacts and dependancies on nature to make smarter decisions in the long run.

The Protocol strives to make nature and natural resources more visible in the decision making processes for business leaders to show them that it is in their best interest to create a sustainable future by decreasing their risk and increasing their profitability. 2

So go ahead and take a look. All the cool kids are doing it.

Natural Capital Coalition Protocol

Resources:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      (1) "What is natural capital?". World Forum on Natural Capital. Retrieved 26 July 2017.
(2) "What is Natural Capital". Natural Capital Coalition. Retrieved 26 December 2017.

Physics and Fire

Wednesday, 12 July 2017 13:17
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House Struck by LightningThis image of a house struck by lightning reminds us of the awesome power of Mother Nature. Easily enough power to explode a metal roof and set a house ablaze in a mere instant. But for all her raw power she is still subject to the Laws of Physics. Since fire and lightning are forms of energy, they are influenced by the same mechanisms that influence energy loss in a home. If you look at the wall of the house on the left hand side of this image, you can see a clear line where the fire stopped moving down. This is a great visual of the Neutral Pressure Plane in a house! 

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The Neutral Pressure Plane is a product of the Stack Effect driven by the Laws of Physics. High pressure goes to low pressure creating a chimney effect in buildings where Air/Energy/Fire is drawn in through the bottom and out through the top of the building. In the middle of the house, right between the areas of high and low pressure is the neutral pressure plane. Not a lot happens here, especially between the interior and exterior of the house, because there is no pressure difference that would cause a transfer. Since the Neutral Pressure Plane is typically located around the middle of your walls and so are your windows, replacing your windows will NOT decrease your energy bills.



The IAQ IQ Connection!

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