KBS's total bid amount for deconstructing both properties fell within the project budget and ILSR officially requested permission from the city to deconstruct the two Susquehanna houses.
ILSR and Kevin Brooks Salvage, the Susquehanna Project contractor, believe that the costs could be even lower in future projects based on the following factors:
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, the report also notes that while "the use of hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) by itself could reduce liquid fuel consumption by 30 to 50 percent," expanding the electric-only driving capacity of HEVs' electric battery system "could reduce liquid fuel consumption by another 30 to 40 percent and allow the vehicle to run off renewable electricity," with "the dramatically reduced liquid fuel consumption that would result [enabling] the building of an ethanol highway.
Over the last 15 years, the square footage of retail store space in the United States has doubled, according to ILSR
The future of American agriculture may depend on this," says David Morris, ILSR vice president and author of "Putting the Pieces Together: Commercializing Cellulosic Ethanol.
The ILSR report proposes that DOE's strategy take into account a key element of the Energy Policy Act: a mandate for 250 million gallons per year of cellulosic ethanol by 2013.
The City of Philadelphia recently funded the ILSR to examine the benefits of deconstructing some 19,000 inner-city buildings.
The ILSR asserts that reuse of wood, combined with source reduction and use of alternative fibers for paper, could dramatically reduce the need for harvesting of timber and its attendent environmental problems.
and Penn State's Hamer Center for Community Design Assistance will disseminate the findings of this study throughout the state to inform others about opportunities for similar material recovery efforts in their regions.
Indeed," says ILSR researcher, Becca Vargo Daggett, "the media often uses the term 'bipartisan' to describe a bill that passes with the support of 100 percent of one party and only 20 percent of the other.
To demonstrate the policy differences, ILSR has compiled party votes on 10 key issues ( see charts/graphs at http://www.