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Green Technology

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Green Technology

  1. 1. Green Technology<br />By: Ian Parrill<br />
  2. 2. What is it?<br />An evolving group of methods and materials<br />Includes techniques for:<br />Generating Energy<br />Creating non-toxic cleaners<br />
  3. 3. Goals<br />Sustainability<br />Meeting needs without compromising the chance of future generations from meeting theirs<br />“Cradle-to-Cradle” Design<br />Creating products that can be fully reclaimed/reused<br />Source Reduction<br />Reducing waste and pollution<br />Innovation<br />Developing alternative technologies<br />
  4. 4. Areas of Interest<br />Energy<br />Developing alternatives to fossil fuels<br />Green Building<br />Choice of building materials and locations<br />Green Chemistry<br />Invention, design, and application of safer chemicals<br />Green Nanotechnology<br />Application of Green Chemistry/Engineering in the field<br />
  5. 5. Green Computing<br />1992: United States EPA launches Energy Star<br />Designed to promote and recognize energy-efficiency in monitors, climate control equipment and other technologies <br />Leads popularization of “Sleep Mode”<br />
  6. 6. Road to Green Computing<br />Green Use<br />Reduce the energy consumption on computers and other information systems<br />Green Disposal<br />Process of refurbishing and reusing of old computers<br />Properly recycling unwanted computers and other electronic equipment<br />
  7. 7. Road to Green Computing Cont’d<br />Green Design<br />Designing energy efficient products and utilizing sound components, computers, servers, cooling equipment, and other data servers<br />Green Manufacturing<br />Manufacturing various electronic components with minimal effect on the enviorment<br />
  8. 8. The Future?<br />Seawater greenhouses<br />Incorporated in SpainsTeatro del Agua<br />Soft House<br />Structure that harness’s energy through solar-collective textiles<br />Skyscrapers<br />Will feature rain harvesting systems and geothermal cooling systems<br />

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