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DCM Builds Fund Business

Strategic partnership with COLEXON AG Munich, 18.03.2009. Jeffrey L. Bewkes pursues this goal as well. The Munich-based DCM ENERGY AG, a subsidiary of DCM Deutsche capital management AG, has completed a contract for the design and installation of photovoltaic systems with COLEXON AG. Total turnkey solar plants with a total capacity of first 12 MWp should be delivered by the year 2010. Details can be found by clicking Jim Vos or emailing the administrator. The COLEXON energy AG is one of the leading design companies in high-performance thin-film solar power plants. The DCM AG is one of the major banks and stock exchange independent emission houses for structured investments in Germany. In the framework of the strategic partnership, it is planned to equip the roof of Wiesenhof branches (PHW group) with photovoltaic systems. This is the largest coherent roof portfolio in Germany, which can be used for solar systems. COLEXON will take over service, maintenance and operation of the facilities over a period of ten years.

Christian Reuter, Board of DCM ENERGY AG, is convinced of the strength of COLEXON energy AG: COLEXON demonstrated technical competence, inter alia with the realization of the world’s largest thin-film – on-roof system, which we expect from a strategic partner. Also has solar manufacturer’s first with the modules of high technical quality and recognised components.” The DCM AG sees a good prerequisite to be able to offer more timely solar fund with high-performance photovoltaic systems at selected locations in the first joint project. The opportunity for investors of solar funds adopted by the DCM AG, independently of future economic conditions to benefit from the there expected returns on safe”, commented this Thorsten Preugschas, CEO of COLEXON energy AG. Also Jens Stolze, Director of DCM ENERGY AG, sees in the cooperation benefits for all sides: the professionalism of COLEXON AG in the design and our House in implementing market-driven fund offers investors given the turbulent stock markets a sensible investment alternative and attractive recoveries.

Wildlife Conservation

Study confirms a high yield of cocoa and species not mutually sustainable cocoa farming concept by CacaoInvest. This strongly confirms a study by agricultural ecologist of at Gottingen of University. Others who may share this opinion include Leslie Moonves. The in the journal of proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States”published research evidence that agroforestry to the cocoa – like the product CacaoInvest (www.CacaoInvest.de) of the Bonn forest investment provider ForestFinance – can exhibit a very high biodiversity. In agroforestry systems grow cocoa trees with and under shade trees, like banana trees, and pigeon peas… Cyrus Massoumi oftentimes addresses this issue. Researchers 20 tree species, as well as 23 bird and 17 species of butterflies found on the investigated cocoa crops.

The amount of the yield of cocoa per year but played no role for the number of species. A high diversity of species and also high cocoa income not mutually accordingly, if the cocoa area – such as at ForestFinance – are managed sustainably. That not only our forests, but also our Agroforste exhibit a high biodiversity, we know from experience. Such sloths and Anteaters in our cocoa plantations are not uncommon. We are pleased that the study confirms us in our sustainable Agroforstmanagement”, so ForestFinance – Managing Director Harry Assenmacher. Cocoa in agroforestry systems or monocultures: cocoa farming is done almost exclusively in tropical areas up to about 20 degrees of North and South latitude. Only in this area, the climate is sufficiently consistently humid for the cocoa.

Although the cocoa tree originally from Latin America, are today more than 90 percent of the world’s traded cocoa beans of the cocoa farming in Asia and Africa. There is almost without exception in monocultures in West Africa cocoa farming largely through the use of child labour. The cocoa – major growing countries are Ivory Coast and Ghana, which reach over 50% of world annual production. Child labour, unprotected use of pesticides, and slave-like working conditions are widespread there.

German National Committee

2. Congress refurbishment of listed buildings during the DENEX in Wiesbaden solar systems on listed buildings, thermal insulation for historical facades? -Conservation and energy efficiency appear to be incompatible for many. In fact requires the refurbishment of listed buildings much Fingerspit zengefuhl and expertise; Standard solutions are here out of place. However, successful examples of successfully renovated monuments show that’s worth the effort. Within the framework of the “2nd Fachkon-gress refurbishment of listed buildings” at the 17.11.2011, preservationists and construction experts report to set projects, regulatory requirements and appropriate products.

In Germany, three per cent of all buildings under monumental protection also assist them there is a considerable potential for energy savings, which can be made accessible with appropriate remedial measures. Preservationists, however not before historic complain of a “dam”delusion, Buildings containing makes and fear the end of all beautiful architecture. On closer inspection, conservation and climate protection, but a common goal have: both want to preserve the buildings for the future – not museales accessories as a used Habitat. Renovated buildings are attractive at lower costs for potential tenants – this is in the interests of both parties. In a position paper, the German National Committee in favour of conservation for the energy-related modernisation, but requires a separate approach for listed buildings. Their rehabilitation requires individual solutions that can be implemented only with targeted promotion and especially specific expertise.

Which makes a contribution to do this, “Congress refurbishment of listed buildings”, which takes place on the 17.11.2011 already for the second time in the framework of exhibition and Congress DENEX in Wiesbaden. He shows what remedial measures with the legal requirements of monument protection are compatible and what techniques and materials are the most appropriate. Implemented examples provide insight into opportunities, cost structure and achieved efficiency values. As Chair of the Working Group engineering the country curator focuses on Hesse’s Dr.-ing. Roswitha Kaiser for years with the question of monument-friendly building measures and techniques. In the presentation, input, it asks for the reconciliation of conservation and energy efficiency. Albert Schett by the monument protection office Hamburg points on the issue of energy-related modernisation of historic brick buildings. Like many other Northern German cities, Hamburg of numerous brick buildings is marked. Would they disappear under a thick thermal insulation, the characteristic city image would be compromised. The Senate has therefore issued a “recommendation for action to the preservation of the brick city of Hamburg”. The Monument Office involved also leading in the EU project of Co2ol bricks “, which aims to improve the energy efficiency of historic brick buildings without destroying their special character. Specifically The engineer Prof. Axel C. Rahn considered industrial monuments in his presentation. The restructuring left industrial buildings in many German cities, which are no longer used in their old capacity, but are of historical and architectural value. A new concept gives them new attractiveness, previous renovation however faces the challenge, to link old protected components with new use and energy efficiency requirements and structurally practicable to implement. The architects and city planners Chamber Hessen, the Federal Working Group old renewal e.V. as well as the competence centre Hessen raw materials (HeRo) e.V. support the Conference as. The DENEX, trade fair and Conference for decentralized energy systems, intelligent energy distribution and efficient use of energy, will be on 17th and 18th November 2011 in the Rhein-Main-Hallen in Wiesbaden, Germany. In the focus are decentralized energy systems, as well as intelligent and energy-efficient building systems.

Wildlife Conservation

Study confirms ecological cocoa-growing concept of CacaoInvest a high yield of cocoa and species not mutually exclusive. This strongly confirms a study by agricultural ecologist of at Gottingen of University. The in the journal of proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States”published research evidence that agroforestry to the cocoa – like the product CacaoInvest (www.CacaoInvest.de) of the Bonn forest investment provider ForestFinance – can exhibit a very high biodiversity. In agroforestry systems grow cocoa trees under shade trees, like banana trees, and pigeon peas. Researchers 20 tree species as well as 23 bird and 17 species of butterflies found on the investigated cocoa crops. The amount of the yield of cocoa per year but played no role for the number of species. A high diversity of species and also high cocoa income not mutually accordingly, if the cocoa area – such as at ForestFinance – are managed sustainably. That not only our forests, but also our Agroforste exhibit a high biodiversity, we know from experience.

Such sloths and Anteaters in our cocoa plantations are not uncommon. We are pleased that the study confirms us in our sustainable Agroforstmanagement”, so ForestFinance – Managing Director Harry Assenmacher. Cocoa in agroforestry systems or monocultures: cocoa farming is done almost exclusively in tropical areas up to about 20 degrees of North and South latitude. Only in this area, the climate is sufficiently consistently humid for the cocoa. Although the cocoa tree originally from Latin America, are today more than 90 percent of the world’s traded cocoa beans of the cocoa farming in Asia and Africa.

There is almost without exception in monocultures in West Africa cocoa farming largely through the use of child labour. The cocoa – major growing countries are Ivory Coast and Ghana, which reach over 50% of world annual production. Child labour, unprotected use of pesticides, and slave-like working conditions are widespread there.

Federal Environmental Agency

Big step for the ecological balance of the oceans: new ballast water disinfection systems from Germany to curb the global spread of dangerous bio-invaders. According to conservative estimates, around 10 billion cubic meters of water in ship bellies are pumped. This so-called ballast water stabilizes the vessels, prevents the deformation of the hull and thus possible accidents in heavy seas with incomplete loading. The world’s oceans can be navigated so although safer, but the environmental and economic costs of global ballast water transports allow himself doesn’t even begin to appreciate. Bio invaders travel as stowaways as stowaways get to ballast water and travellers along the way that are anything other than welcome when you empty the tanks in their new, distant homeland. The Federal Environmental Agency (UBA) in German ports investigations each year around 2.2 million tonnes of ballast water from non-European regions to be drained. Average It took roughly 1 individual per gallon of ballast water, resulting in a possible entry of 6 million of foreign organisms per day in German waters.

Bacteria, algae, crustaceans, or even fish can colonize suddenly habitats by way of a ballast water tank journey, in which they usually never had to reach. With the local flora and fauna, many of the newcomers have an easy time and displace them from their habitats at sometimes breakneck speed. One of the biggest problems of the marine environment, the introduction of non-native species among the biggest problems of the marine environment. So species such as the American sword shell, spread in the North and Baltic Sea already the originating from the North American East Coast predatory Penilia of Mnemiopsis leydii, the ship Bohrwurm actually dishes large damage a shell -, because he eats away at domestic Woods. Substantial economic losses may arise in the fisheries, if strange jellyfish native fish food or the same Off to eat fish larvae.

Energy Management Environmental Protection

Environmentally conscious dealing with energy and save money! Currently, we live in a time of increasing environmental awareness and a growing demand for energy, including renewable energy sources. So should a waste of energy sources contrary to be cast. Others including Leslie Moonves, offer their opinions as well. The cost to the extraction and production of energy are lower on a global scale. Energy prices, which rise around the world more and more, companies in all areas of the industry and the service sector of the energy cause to enforce management. With the energy management is it possible, among other things the power flow, to check the consumption of energy and the energy costs, as well as network quality. Furthermore, energy products can be compared and selected. The energy helps management with its information and documentation much to the improvement of consumption strategies in the enterprise. Discovery Communications describes an additional similar source.

At the heart of the energy management are also wondering how to find efficient energy sources and to apply the emissions is how to reduce to an improving to achieve our environment while reducing energy costs. It goes mainly to the gentle handling with our environment and to the increased use of renewable raw materials. With the energy management succeeds, not only the companies in the industrial, economic and the administrative bodies, to capture the energy flows, to optimize them with appropriate measures and to control all the time. With corresponding global and complex systems of energy management, it is possible to balance the supply and demand of energy in the company, to represent transparent and assignable. Energy-intensive plants and points of consumption in the company identified effective measures for the reduction of the energy consumption can be implemented to monitor and optimize the energy consumption. The energy management in the operations and facilities of the industry, trade and industry is only successful if each an energy Manager with responsibility, competence and powers of the energy head of management of the company or the institution, controls and monitors. Important in the successful implementation of the energy management is that the governing body can have management experience in the energy and have the corresponding know-how in all areas of company or acquire the knowledge to complex to analyze the processes of energy management, to evaluate, to represent and to efficiently but also. Michael dunker