Monthly Archives: September 2014

Researchers need money

Research institutes suffer from financial problems.  State subsidies have been considerably reduced. At the Parliamentary Committee meeting, representatives of research institutes called for increasing governmental grants.

Bison is coming back!

The Polish statuesque bison is the pride not only of Białowieża Forest but of the whole country as well. After 85 years of struggling, the scientists managed to provide the species with relative security.

Architecture serves the balance

Urban sustainable development is not only about preserving the greenery in the concrete surroundings. It is also about sustainable construction that provides inhabitants with comfort, does not ruin their budgets or hurt the urban spatial plan.

What do we know in 2014 about Europe 2020, or what does EU groom for its citizens?

Today we understand how important it is to implement sustainable development ideas systematically all over the world – it is the only chance for present generations not to ruin the Earth for those to come. The EU for years has put great emphasis on actions that are in line with the sustainability concept. One of key documents that guarantees implementation of these ideas is the Europe 2020 Strategy.

27 rules of sustainable development

The term sustainable development has been present for years in public debates about future – future of cities, people and animals. Its concept is based on providing the balance between human need to reach goals in line with his expectations of civilization, his right to function in harmony with nature and its pure form. Such a broad definition had to be narrowed down in order to avoid misinterpretation and possible misuse that could eventually harm us all.

Energy-efficient engineering in Poland – public debate conclusions

Energy-efficient engineering is not going to expand if it is not cost-effective – said Mr. Andrzej Wiszniewski, Board member of the Association of Certified Energy Auditors, during the debate “Energy-efficient engineering in Poland – EU directive implementation”.

According to Mr. Wiszniewski, about 120 thousand property owners have energy certificates. In his opinion, the certificate does not affect the property value. However, examples from other countries prove that the influence can be visible.