‘Green’ image resulting in reduced costs is Key to Business Success

first_imgWhatsApp Linkedin Free Green Hospitality Programme Workshop takes place in Limerick “WITH further increase in Energy prices expected in October alongside recent landfill waste cost increases – taking control and greening your business has never been more pertinent,” said Maurice Bergin, Director of the Green Hospitality Programme.  Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Green Hospitality Certified Members achieve Energy, Water and Waste costs that are between 25-50% below the Irish average which allows them to compete in these challenging times”.Maurice Bergin was speaking at the launch of The Green Hospitality Programme (GHP) national Workshop series. The GHP which offers Internationally recognised Environmental Certification will continue its very popular 2011 Workshop series during October for its members and is also inviting interested hospitality businesses to attend, to find out how easy it is to become more efficient and reduce costs and also achieve recognised environmental certification. The next Workshop takes place on the October 4 next at the Carlton Castletroy Hotel in Limerick commencing at 9.30am.“By adopting the GHP criteria members are also opening up new markets by tapping into the increasing worldwide demand for more environmentally friendly businesses”, said Bergin. “Whilst cost is still the main driver for consumers purchase decisions, customers are definitely becoming more aware of the environmental impact of their lifestyles”. They are conscious of companies that do things right and in brands that share their own values. The advent of social media means that companies must also be more honest with their customers or they’ll be found out very quickly and that is just as important for the hospitality industry as any other, It’s a win win for business if done correctly!”.The GHP workshops are free of charge and open to anyone who might be interested. For more information or to register your attendance for a workshop, email [email protected] or phone 021-435 4688. www.greenhospitality.ie Facebook Print News‘Green’ image resulting in reduced costs is Key to Business SuccessBy admin – September 29, 2011 479 center_img Email Advertisement Twitter Previous articleCelebrations all aroundNext articleOriental marinated salmon with a zesty chutney adminlast_img read more

Nanshu Lu, engineer of ‘electronic tattoos,’ named to TR35

first_img Read Full Story For wiring up the human body with “electronic tattoos,” Nanshu Lu, a 2009 Ph.D. graduate of the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), has been recognized by Technology Review magazine as among the world’s 35 top innovators under the age of 35.A panel of expert judges and the editorial staff of Technology Review, published by MIT, selected her for the TR35 from a pool of more than 300 nominees.Most celebrated for her work on the “electronic tattoo,” Lu is an expert at integrating tiny electronic parts into stretchable materials. Her creation is an extremely thin and flexible silicone device that adheres to skin and mimics its texture and elasticity. The device contains sensors that can monitor vital signs like pulse, temperature, vocal vibrations—and potentially also brain signals. The breakthrough that enabled this work was Lu’s use of silicon “islands” connected by a mesh of nanoscale metallic ribbons, rather than conventional wires, which would weaken under stress.Holding a bachelor’s degree in engineering mechanics from Tsinghua University in China, Lu completed her master’s and doctoral degrees at Harvard, focusing on solid mechanics with advisers Zhigang Suo and Joost Vlassak. Their work explored various ways to create patterns of metallic thin films on elastic substrates that could stretch and buckle without breaking the circuitry.last_img read more