Infra-Red Survey of Residence, Dublin, Ireland
Long Wave (8 to 12 microns) Infra-Red Thermography
Presentation by C J Walsh
for the 21st Century III Conference
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil : 7th-12th December 2004
Rio Declaration on Sustainable Social Development, Disability
Drafting completed by CJ Walsh in December
the short term, we are developing new practical work methods
in architectural, engineering and technical control practice,
which facilitate effective compliance with the legally
binding performance targets agreed in the 1997 Kyoto Protocol
to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate
1997 Kyoto Protocol
1992 United Nations Framework Convention
on Climate Change
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Climate Change WebSite
Global Warming (Archive) & Ozone
Earth From Space
well that the European Union must achieve a far greater
level of improvement in construction performance than
Canada, USA(!?!?!), Japan,
New Zealand or Russia - if its legally binding commitments
under the 1997 Kyoto Protocol are to be met.
Global CO2 Emissions in 2003
Source: Ministry of the Environment, Japan
2005 - Demonstrable progress in achieving commitments
must be shown by all parties to the Protocol (Article
3.2). This is not happening .... and the worst of all being .... Austria, Denmark, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Portugal & Spain ....
2006 - European Environment Agency
Technical Report No.6/2006
Submission to the UNFCCC Secretariat
Annual European Community
Greenhouse Gas Inventory 1990-2004
& Inventory Report 2006
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Awareness Raising about Climate Change in Europe
European Commission's WebSite
it must now be stated that the Bush Administration (USA)
opt out from the Kyoto Protocol is not only dishonourable
.... it is a blatant act of short term selfishness which,
in the long term, will place a heavier burden on US industrial
sectors .... but is already resulting in strategic difficulties
at global level. (Did Enron dictate this
policy ? Now, where are they ? ......
Or, was it really ExxonMobil who demanded
that this non-policy be implemented ?)
Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council
the Bush Administration's pressure on other parties to
make the Protocol unworkable is entirely unacceptable.
St. Valentine's Day 2002 - President George W.
Bush announced 'his' alternative US National Climate Change
Policy .... an unneighbourly, immature, irresponsible
and unethical non-policy .... and a plan designed to fail
then, just a few months later ?
& April 2003
witness Criminal Human and Environmental Destruction in
Peace is the forerunner of Sustainable
Human & Social Development !
January 2005 / Washington DC - 4 More Years of
Christian Fundamentalism, Hypocrisy, US Imperialism, a
continued Assault on the International System of Law &
Justice .... and Environmental Pillage ?!?!
continuing quest, however, is the realization of Sustainable
Buildings which relate, in harmony and balance,
with the 'natural environment', and are ......
|'person-centred', 'reliability-based', and socially inclusive ;
|'flexible', 'adaptable', and 'accessible' for people with activity limitations ;
complex, with some ambiguity, and yet understandable,
e.g. easy for building users to find their orientation,
and to connect with the exterior ;
'mature', yet energy efficient throughout ;
of inspiration, and encouragement to human creativity
at the limits of economic viability & technical
with regard to overall 'environmental impact'
informed, and need demonstrated.
'SEED' Building Life Cycle
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Design Concept of the 'Sustainable Building'
At international level, we are contributing to work which
focuses on Sustainable Planning of
the 'built environment', and Sustainable
Civil Engineering, Service and Infrastructural Works .
CJ Walsh Practice Announcements
Inadequate Fire Safety !
Timber-Framed & Other Innovative Housing Types
Since the turn of the New Century (& Millennium),
Construction in Ireland has been in a 'Critically Serious Overheat Mode'.
The Quality of Construction has suffered widely and badly.
Indeed, such has been the extent of the Boom
that Organizations and Individuals have resorted to importing
many innovative construction products and systems ....
often with scant regard for ensuring that these
are 'fit for their intended use' on Irish Building Sites.
We continue to receive complaints and requests for help from the public.
Our very clear recommendation, for Innovative Housing Types in Ireland,
is that Domestic Sprinkler Protection from Fire must be installed ....
in addition to the mandatory Fire Separating / Resisting Construction
and Fire Detection Systems specified in Building Regulations.
Domestic Sprinkler Protection from Fire must also be installed
in Timber-Framed Houses.