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The environment has a limited supply of some resources (commonly known as non-renewable resources) and a limited amount of waste that it can absorb. If we extract more than nature can create or if we create more waste than nature can absorb, we necessarily change the composition of the earth.
 

 
  Working within Nature's Limits and Man's Ambitions 
EcoConsulting does not and will not advocate lowering health and living standards, nor slowing or reducing progress and development. On the contrary, we seek to harmonize man’s needs and desires with the challenges of nature’s elements.

A low-income energy-efficient house will not only consume much less energy than traditional cheap social housing—a net benefit for the environment—, but will also increase comfort and health—a net benefit for the occupant. EcoConsulting sees a particular potential in improving housing and building stock, and thus offers specialized services for the architectural and construction industry.
 
We believe that many cost-effective solutions to environmental problems exist that will either maintain or increase our standards of living. Some goods or services can actually create profit i.e. the return on investment will be higher than the initial investment.
 
Explaining Business' Skepticism
Businesses are skeptical to accept that it is possible to make money off of the environment--i.e. implement a product or service that will better the environment and be profitable. Traditional economic theory states that businesses are by definition driven towards profit, and therefore productivity maximization.

EcoConsulting believes that businesses do not act rationally in respect to cost-effective environmental measures due to 4 reasons:
    1)  Any environmental improvement has been stereotyped as a net cost.
    2)  Businesses and individuals lack information and knowledge about existing green

          technologies and ways of implementing them.
    3) Businesses tend to overemphasize short-term costs and underestimate long-term

         benefits.
    4) There is a shortage of companies offering integrated solutions to remedy the more

         complex environmental issues, so as not to create a huge cost or to spread or move the

         environmental harm to another area.

In short, environmental issues are not core considerations for most businesses today. They are unaware of the potential and ease of improving businesses’ relation with the environment. Our aim is to bridge the current informational gap.
 
 

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The average UK household spends a startling 620 per year on fuel and power.

That’s about 200 too high by being energy-efficient.

 


 

Myth...

 The brightness of a light bulb is determined by how many Watts are used, i.e. a 20W light bulb is 5 times less bright than a 100W light bulb.

 

Truth...

The brightness of light bulbs is measured in lumens—the basic unit of light— where 1 lumen = 1 candle light intensity. A 20W compact fluorescent light bulb produces as much light as a 100W incandescent light bulb, both producing 1360 lumens.

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