The 5th Annual Asia Pacific District Cooling Forum & Awards Ceremony is the regions premier event , where key stakeholders converge yearly to gain insights into latest developments in district cooling technologies as well as updates on new and upcoming projects from across the region.
The life of the blind in a smart city
Based on a World Health Organization report, 38 million people in the world are blind. Furthermore, 110 million have low vision and are at great risk of becoming blind.
Besides the challenges posed by the physical world, they also have to learn how to live in the digital world. It is truly amazing how much technology has progressed in recent years. There's still room for improvement, but so many things are becoming possible these days. Computers definitely have changed the lives of us all, but the most significant changes have been for the lives of blind people. So, how does it feel to use smart technology as a blind person?
Most people probably are not aware of the fact that since 2006, all Mac computers have been developed with a standard screen reader built into them. By simply giving a couple of commands to the computer, you can turn that feature on and a blind person can begin to use it. Technological innovation has brought some positive and incredibly good changes for the blind.
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Advanced HSE Management for Wind Industry 2017
This highly interactive 2-day training course will bring together safety professionals and managers from the wind industry. Join this unique event and dive into the industry insights with the help of a recognised and well-respected trainer.
11th Annual HSE Excellence Europe
We link business, leadership, HSE and environmental topics in a mixture of theoretical keynotes, practical examples, case studies and motivational speeches. Whether you are interested in speaking, attending or sponsoring, you will gain valuable insights and contacts.
The TILOS project: Running on the power of nature
Growing number of microgrid projects are helping secluded settlements and islands become energy independent. Learn more about the TILOS project addressing the issue of a small Greek island near Rhodes.
Wind of change
How many wind turbines would it take to power the world? Steve Sawyer the Global Wind Energy Council's Secretary General, did the math: 21,000 terawatt-hours (the average annual global electricity consumption) divided by 0.005256 terawatt-hours of annual wind energy production per wind turbine equals approximately 3,995,434 onshore turbines.
Gone with the Wind
In last years, the wind energy has matured dramatically. We have prepared an infographic to immerse you in the topic.