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Pao Daiki


Member since October 14, 2012

  • The Climate Group - Our Values

    Environment, Environmental Design




    We believe that climate change is an opportunity, and that the Clean Revolution is achievable. We are optimistic, solutions-oriented and dynamic.


    We seek to make well-designed strategic interventions that, by catalyzing leadership and unlocking specific barriers, drive transformational change.


    Recognizing the urgency of addressing climate change and the need for bold and ambitious action, we are prepared to take risks to achieve our goals and accept that by not playing safe we may not always succeed.


    We’re judged by our results, not by our plans. We’re committed to seeking impacts, but we’re flexible enough to adapt our approach to changing circumstances in order to achieve our strategic priorities.


    We approach our role with humility and transparency. We support the work of leaders and we give credit where credit is due.


    As a small organization we can’t achieve our goals alone, so we value partnership and actively seek out collaboration that will maximize our impact. We see other organizations that share our goals as allies and, where possible, look to support their work. We work together, we’re respectful of different cultures and we seek out different approaches, recognizing that there is strength in diversity.


    We actively and equally support all individuals, organizations and governments that demonstrate leadership on climate change and show no ...

  • This week I met an owner of an Tesla Model S electric sedan who raised the question of whether electric vehicles are really better for the environment when you including everything, including the resources that go into making the battery and the impact of disposing of it. He was feeling uneasy about his environmental bona fides.

    Renault recently made public a report that provides a fair assessment by comparing an electric version of its Fluence sedan with gas and diesel-powered versions of the same car. And it makes clear that electric cars are, indeed, better for the environment. The report is a life-cycle assessment, a “cradle to grave” analysis, including not only the emissions involved in using the car, but also the emissions from making it, the resources consumed in manufacturing, and a range of environmental impacts. It looked at not only greenhouse-gas emissions, but impacts on acid rain, ozone pollution, algae blooms, consumption of water and materials such as steel and copper, and total energy demand.

    The study found that while the environmental impact of making electric vehicles is greater than for making gas and diesel vehicles, this is more than made up for by the greater impact of gas and diesel vehicles while they’re being used. This is true in terms of total energy consumption, use of resources, greenhouse gases, and ozone pollution. The electric vehicles were assumed to be charged from a grid that includes significant amounts of fossil fuels. (Other stud...

  • Dr. Jason Lee compares the enzyme additives he’s testing in chicken broiler feed to the probiotics now commonly added to human food, such as yogurt. Like probiotics, the enzymes he’s testing improve digestibility of the food the chicken eats, acting within the gut, said Lee, who is a poultry scientist with Texas A&M AgriLife Research at College Station. “And like probiotics, the enzymes naturally occur in nature,” he said. The analogy is imperfect, he said, as the probiotics added to yogurt and other foods to aid digestion are live bacteria, while enzymes are not alive at all, but merely simple proteins. Improving digestibility of poultry rations is important for commercial producers for two reasons, Lee said. The first reason is improved digestibility means improved feed efficiency – less feed is required for each pound of weight gain. Digestibility of soybean meal by poultry is already high, 80 to 85 percent, according to Lee. “But we want to make that much higher,” he said. According to the National Chicken Council, in 2010, U.S. companies produced nearly 9 billion chickens for meat consumption, most of which were broilers, with a small percentage from breeding stock and spent hen egg-layer flocks. This equates to more than 5 billion pounds of meat, most of which was consumed domestically. “The poultry industry is very competitive,” he said. “With feeds sources such as soybean meal and corn going up every year, only a small percentage of increase in efficiency can mea...

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    Crown Jakarta Management

    Container company Pentalver has created a new solution to the problem of where to house a new wood pellet store using its ISO containers.

    With a ready supply of new or pre-used containers, storage facilities, skilled container conversion personnel and on-site electrics and plumbing, Pentalver says it is able to rework shipping containers to create a separate boiler house and fuel store, with an internal capacity of 33.2 m³.

    It adds that the benefits of using shipping containers include their strong structure and weight bearing capacity which makes them ideal for housing heavy boiler equipment. There is also no need for additional foundations or a base as containers can be landed directly on to the ground.

    Other benefits of the container boiler room are said to include: portability, ease of installation (it simply needs to sit on a concrete plinth) and a low cost alternative to an expensive permanent structure.

    Sam Baggley, group container sales manager at Pentalver, said: “With the government committed to meeting 15 percent of the UK’s energy demand from renewable sources by 2020 and financial assistance available through the Renewable Heat Incentive, biomass installations are on the increase.

    “Our converted containers provide a cost-efficient method of creating a totally bespoke boiler room that can be located in close proximity to residential or commercial properties.”


My Interests

  • Industrial Design
  • Environmental Design
  • Communication Design
  • Fashion Design
  • Audio/Visual Design