In 2006, almost 500 million people worldwide were 65 and older. By 2030, that total is projected to increase to 1 billion—1 in every 8 of the earth’s inhabitants. Developing countries will see a jump of 140 percent by 2030.
Flag Description: My flag takes the 210 flags from the countries in the world as outlines layered on top of each other to create a global flag. Black and white are the only tones used as they are the only two colours universally with a word appointed to them across the world. The flag contains 295 stars, 13 moons, 19 suns, 16 birds and 4 dragons. Flag Submitted By: Rory Brady City: London
Flag Description: I’m from a minority nation submitted to a flag that I don’t feel, but they say it has to be mine. With this the concept of a meaningful flag changes completely and becomes a symbol of oppression. Because of this, I don’t like flags in general. For this reason the idea of creating one was personally very challenging. A flag for the idea of global citizenship, free from any establishment or language. First I thought that a flag can’t achieve this project. It has too much symbolism in itself. It shouldn’t be a flag. But maybe, it should be a flag that doesn’t need to be a flag. It needs to be a kind of spirit that people all over the world know and understand in their own way. Flag Submitted By: Marc Arroyo OrtigaCity: Berlin
Flag Description: This seed/globe shaped figure is my interpretation of the world as a visual landscape. Seeds are meant to be planted so nature can grow. We are all connected in the way that we grow as a people. In this symbol are the sky, clouds, and land. In order to keep our land and our people we must strive to be a united world that cultivates unity and harmony. Flag Submitted By: Jennifer White-Torres City: Baltimore
Flag Description: My design reflects the basic need of a human being to connect. A simple human gesture like a handshake can welcome, form new relationships, convey regards, express care, thank, end wars; and myriad other positive connotations. Once unfurled flag would roughly simulate a handshake, while fluttering in the breeze. Flag Submitted By: OjasviMohantyCity: Bangalore
Flag Description: The black flag has been used to embody the idea of global citizenship since the 1880’s. It represents the absence of a flag, therefore, the absence of nations and of borders. The addition of the circle is intended - like many tribal cultures - to illustrate a decentralized social structure. The circle doubles as a globe without any natural distinctions or borders. The flag is asymmetrical allowing for it to be displayed in such a way that it implies times of distress or of peace. The simple flag design allows for easy reproduction. Anybody can easily draw a rectangle with an offset circle in it. Symbols easy to reproduce ensure longevity and have a viral effect. One need not rely on expensive reproduction methods to create their own flag or scrawl it’s image on a wall. Flag Submitted By: BizhanKhodabandehCity: Richmond
Flag Description: More than a flag, a symbol; that could be globally understood, That could be easily transmitted, that could be made by anyone, everywhere, with anything. That could be telled by phone. That could be drawn by a two years old child in any place of the world. One world, one symbol. Flag Submitted By: Alejandro GonzálezCity: Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Of the $6 O&M approx. $2/SF is energy
Of the $6 O&M approx. $2/SF is energy
Several studies have documented health and economic benefits related to smoking bans. In the first 18 months after Pueblo, Colorado enacted a 2003 smoking ban, hospital admissions for heart attacks dropped by 27% while admissions in neighbouring towns without smoking bans showed no change. The decline in heart attacks was attributed to the smoking ban, which reduced exposure to secondhand smoke.
LEED PHYSICAL ACTIVITY INNOVATION CREDITThe chart below details the requirements set forth in a LEED innovation credit entitled “Design for Health through Increased Physical Activity,” developed by New York City and approved by the USBGC in 2009.
RMI Study – Productivity increase of 6% for improvements in thermal control, lighting, acoustics and indoor quality<br />Johnson Controls Study- 5 to 15% performance impact related to indoor environmental quality<br />USGBC Study – West Bend Mutual Insurance increased productivity by 16% from old building to new green building (a $2m value per year).<br />Source: “The Commercial Real Estate Revolution”<br />