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Shared Mobility and Transit Logistics

public transit taxi services bike car and ride sharing car and van pooling shuttle services

bus rapid transitShared Transport has grown in recent years along with increased interest in urban redevelopment, environmental, energy and economic concerns. Wireless technology now provides innovative solutions. In terms of mobility, first and last mile solutions that help reduce traffic congestion and transit costs.

Car Sharing is a service that provides members with access to transport for hourly use. The shared cars are accessed with a reservation; charges are by time or mile. Benefits include affordable access, less dependence on fossil fuels and incentives to walk, cycle and public transit use.

Shared Trucks and Cargo Bikes Deliver at Lower Costs in the Commercial Sector

autobus d'epocaPublic Transit there is an untapped potential to integrate and offer shared modes to increase access and lower costs. Efforts are underway to develop integration platforms that cross modes and aggregate information about available transit options so that users can choose from a real-time menu to get to their destination, including transit, taxi service, cars or ride sharing.

Bike Sharing Systems Worldwide Have Grown from 74 to over 1000 since 2005

San Candido-Lienz1Bike Sharing encourages individuals the use of multiple transportation modes. Benefits range from increased mobility and health benefits to reduced fuel use. The objective is to integrate cycling into the daily transport network for commuting, personal trips and recreation. Publicly owned, contractor and nonprofit operated programs utilize IT-driven real-time information use technology to assist in demand management throughout a community.

Regulated Meter-based for-hire Taxis pick-up Passengers via Street Hails or by Phone Request

Transit LogisticsRide Sharing includes car and van pooling for commuters traveling to/from their place of employment as well as real-time ride sharing services through a mobile app before the trip starts and through which the passenger pays a share of the trip cost.

Ride-Sourcing providers operating as Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) use online platforms to connect passengers with drivers who use personal, non-commercial, vehicles. These companies are using traditional ride sharing, i.e. the sharing of one vehicle by multiple riders to reduce vehicle trips.

Shuttle Services Commuters Pay More for Increased Comforts and Services

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Insuring Your Historic Property

Ryman auditoriumInsurance Companies are for the most part unable to price a policy and do not have the expertise to repair historic buildings in the event of a claim as these facilities need specialized materials, workmanship, and nay not to meet building code standards.

Cost Factors include geographic location, age of the structure, proximity to a fire station or fire hydrant, construction style and materials used in building the structure, most recent updates to the roof, HVAC, electrical, and plumbing. Also, current labor and material costs.

The National Trust Insurance Services of the National Trust for Historic Preservation are  Historic Building Coverage Experts

Historic Replacement Cost coverage is defined as the cost to repair or replace with the same materials, workmanship, and architectural features without depreciation, provided are reasonably available.

Knowing what Your Historic Property is Worth

hammond-harwood house museum front facadeThe Hidden Cost of Historic Reconstruction historic buildings aren’t like other properties. If damaged, they’re likely to require highly skilled craftsmen, hard to match materials, extra time to rebuild because of the labor-intensive process of historic renovation and professional services to assist in areas like recertification and recovery of tax benefits. In the event of loss or damage, there’s only one policy in the insurance industry that will restore your commercial building to its former grandeur.

The Historic Property Policy includes groundbreaking coverage and flexible valuations, including the cost of replacing a hand-carved door and hiring an expert able to document your rebuilding.

Historic Replacement Cost Coverage is the Cost to Repair or Replace the Original Building’s Materials Workmanship and Architectural Features

Hagerstown Commercial Core Historic DistrictIf not reasonably available, the insurance carrier will pay to replace or repair with materials, workmanship, and architectural features that most closely resemble those present before the loss. Also,

  • Increased cost of construction due to landmark as well as other building ordinances or laws
  • Increased time to restore your property due to operation of landmark and other building laws
  • Historic certification expenses
  • Loss of federal, state, and local tax benefits
  • Increased building assessments
  • Green building upgrades to enhance the energy efficiency of your property where possible

Certification is Not Required to qualify for Historic Coverage

Brandywine VillageAll currently certified historic buildings are eligible, as well as buildings that could be certified and located in a historic district.  However, just about any building that exhibits historical character, materials, and workmanship can be covered by this policy, whether certified or not.

Specialty Insurance Coverages includes D&O, Volunteer Accident, Special Events, Collections and Fine Arts, Vacant & Builders Risk and Historic Tax Credit.

Classes of Business include main street organizations, historic hotels and inns, historic theatres, museums, historic homeowner insurance, preservation and religious organizations.

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Gestiome Tutela e Conservazione dei Centri e Distretti Storici

Conservazione Storica Sviluppo Economico Pianificazione del Territorio Leasing Verde Risorse Idriche

Un Distretto Storico e’ composto da un gruppo di palazzi, proprieta’ e siti designati da enti nazionali, statali e/o locali per una importanza storica o architettonica. I Patrimoni storici sono spesso protetti legalmente dalla speculazione edilizia. Queste Aree Protette fanno parte di centri urbani e rurali ma anche di distretti commerciali, amministrativi e artisitici.

Barns Brinton HouseNegli Stati Uniti vi sono attualmente 85mila proprieta’ storiche, per lo piu’ inserite in circa 13.500 distretti storici, nonche’ 9.500 strutture attualmente non in uso ma elegibili

La Pianificazione dell’uso di suoli e strutture in ambito Green Leases e la qualità delle risorse idriche. Il tuo piano comunitario per la conservazione di edifici locali e siti di rilevanza archeologica, culturale e storica dovrebbe:
Elencare tutte le risorse archeologiche, culturali e storiche,
quelle potenzialmente minacciate dallo sviluppo economico nel territorio,
azioni per la salvaguardia dell’ambiente, e
perché le azioni selezionate sono consoni con la conservazione a lungo termine.

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Il Leasing Verde per Proprietà e Comunità. Green Leases promuove l’efficienza energetica creando strutture di locazione che abbinano equamente costi e benefici degli investimenti tra la proprieta’ e gli inquilini.

La Gestione dello sviluppo economico e la pianificazione dell’uso del territorio. I piccoli centri urbani e le province hanno piani che indicano come dovrebbe crescere un’area, i centri commerciali, nuove scuole, progetti immobiliari e lo sviluppo commerciale, residenziale, istituzionale o industriale. Il tuo piano locale mostra come la crescita anticipata possa influire sulla qualità della vita per i residenti attuali e futuri così come i visitatori del territorio.

Un Piano per gestire le risorse idriche dovrebbe elencare tutte le acque e la loro condizione espressi come risorse idirche:
Eccellenti adatte a tutti gli usi umani e in grado di sostenere la pesca sensibile e altre risorse acquatiche,  Buone per sostenere un elevato numero di pesci e di selvaggina ma non organismi sensibili,
Sufficienti per supportare poca pesca e selvaggina ma non idonei per il nuoto ed altri sport acquatici,
Di scarsa qualità che sopporta solo organismi in grado di tollerare l’inquinamento.

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Projects in Small Town Main Streets and Historic Districts

Capitalizing Managing and Marketing Tourism and Environment Projects

The Successful Implementation of Projects in one or more local areas rests on a clear plan to develop and implement a commercial strategy as well as the identification and application of the capital and human resources required.

A Commercial Strategy with Economies of Scale Revenue Based Funding and Sharing

A Key Objective is to achieve some measure of economies of scale in small towns and rural communities through the application of a team effort across multiple communities that share in the marketing and sales effort as well as revenue generating and sharing. More

Business Philosophy develop, fund and manage sustainable tourism, environmental and community economic development projects in selected communities in collaboration with local partners.

Mission create new sustainable wealth and economic opportunities in a community by: Improving local knowledge and expertise, Ensuring accountability and responsibility by participants, Educating clients about our communities to ensure respect for local values and traditions, Utilizing market forces to achieve economies of scale and purchasing power, Developing markets for products and services, Focusing on sustainable projects in tourism, energy efficiency and water resources, Generating capital resources for small enterprises, Partnering with local government to reach into a community,

A Local Collective Multidisciplinary Public and Private Sustainable Community Economic Development Program on Tourism and Environment Projects that create New Entrepreneurial Opportunities

Local a project made specifically for your community that draws on the history, traditions and talents that are unique to your town and region.

Collective a multidisciplinary approach that rests on the following income creating pillars:

Education and Training; Water Conservation and Management; Energy Savings and Creation Programs;

Travel Related Services and Local Typical Products.

Private and Public drawing on the resources, expertise and vantage points of both in a carefully constructed partnership that is unique to the culture, values and needs of your territory.

Entrepreneurial the freedom to be creative, to try something new, and to succeed!

Sustainable quality skills that empower individuals in the community in respect of the environment

Where history and culture, knowledge and learning, local citizens and visitors, the past and the future can come together and, building on past achievements, create new opportunities.

Self-Finance In Kind Payments Revenue Based Funding and Sharing

Local Area Special Purpose Vehicles – SPVs – are Independent of each other but benefit from Economies of Scale generated by a Joint Marketing and Management Project thus addressing a Key Problem that prevents the Resurgence of America’s Main Streets and Historic Districts in Small Towns.

Project Targets small commercial, retail and office buildings as well as museums and entertainment venues located in historic districts and main streets of towns and suburban areas with a population of 100 thousand or less that have a history as manufacturing, agricultural and/or river, canal, coastal, rail and lake transport hub communities.

Utilization purchase and/or lease of energy efficiency and water resources equipment, parts and related software, legal and accounting services, social media, traditional marketing and advertising, specialized consulting in community planningarchitecture and design and training services.

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Ambiente Territorio e Turismo

efficienza energetica risorse idriche conservazione viaggi vacanza e lavoro

L’importanza delle problematiche e pratiche ambientali in un territorio come l’efficienza energetica e la conservazione dell’acqua non vanno sottovalutate, soprattutto se il turismo contribuisce all’economia e sviluppo locale.

Servizi Turistici Locali

Waterfront MarketI Viaggiatori socio-economicamente evoluti, le famiglie ed i gruppi scelgono le destinazioni in funzione di aspetti culturali, gastronomici e di benessere con sempre maggiori aspettative che I posti che andranno a visitare sono in grado di soddisfare valori come la raccolta differenziata, la qualita’ di aria e acqua, nonche’ la presenza di servizi di trasporto pubblico. La Logistica del Viaggio e:

Ancorata con pernottamenti in ubicazioni strategiche lung oil percorso programmato, adiacenti a punti di interesse da visitare, riducendo il numero di spostamenti e strutture ove soggiornare; quindi, meno volte a fare e disfare le valigie, ed una conseguente riduzione nel costo di alloggi e trasporti.

Grand CanalSpostamenti a Raggio da piccoli centri urbani e rurali con collegamenti regionali via treno, bus, pulmino, auto e aerei ubicati strategicamente 200 o miglia o meno dalle maggiori aree metropolitane.

Escursioni, consumazioni ed altri eventi pianificati in un contesto di movimenti a raggio, risparmiano tempo e denaro, e sono una occasione per rallentare il passo e conosceret I luoghi e le persone che visiti.

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Le Scelte nelle Modalita’ di Trasporto sono in funzione del numero di persone che viaggiano, l’itinerario prescelto ed il period dell’anno in cui viaggi.. La razionalizzazione dei tuoi spostamenti, l’accertarsi di disponibilita’ e costi per quanto concerne le opzioni in ambito trasporto sono le chiavi per un viaggio ben programmato.

Il Risparmio Energetico nei Borghi Centri e Distretti Storici

Il Viaggiatore d’Affari alla ricerca di opportunita’ di vendite o investimentinecessita di un piano efficace per raggiungere gli obietti vi di un viaggio con diverse soste in un ristretto periodo di tempo. I centri commerciali, distretti e centri storici, le aree industriali ed altre zone adibite alla fornitura dei servizi che intendono adeguarsi a garanzie e normative ambientali che riducono il costo di fare impresa saranno avvantaggiate e idonee alle esigenze di questo viaggiatore essendo in grado di fornire:

Progetti di Sviluppo costruiti intorno a strutture esistenti ma con ampliamenti e miglioramenti per meglio gestire flussi turistici e le capacita’ produttive locali.

progetti turistici risparmio energetico trasporto locale risorse idriche e conservazione

Harrisburg City IslandTrasforma il Tuo Territorio in un punto di riferimento per soggiorni da parte di viaggiatori che visitano i territori adiacenti, con particolare attenzione a:

Eventi aziendali per commercializzare prodotti e servizi locali, regionali e globali;
Offerte per le vacanze costruite intorno a famiglie e piccoli gruppi con particolare attenzione alla gastronomia, al benessere, alla conservazione storica, al patrimonio culturale e ai prodotti tipici locali;
Corsi di formazione, viaggi studio e percorsi di arricchimento professionale progettati per  tour operator e agenti di viaggio, imprenditori territoriali, esperti di sostenibilità e dirigenti di comunita’ urbane e rurali, tra l’altro, incrementando ricavi turisticie raggiungendo gli obiettivi ambientali prefissi.

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The Logistics of Business Travel and Family Vacations

Local Public Transport Initiatives In recent years, efficient and affordable public transit – in the form of bus rapid transit, micro transit, subways, elevated and other rail services and trolley cars – for urban, suburban and intercity service have been debated, studied and in some instances implemented. Our itineraries include major US cities with established commuter and regional service as well as communities that are implementing new transit programs.

Public Transport and Transit Oriented Development

Newburgh, NY, post officeTransportation Infrastructure is the backbone of a community. A reduced dependence on the automobile enables land use planning that reduces household transportation costs and frees up space for transit, pedestrian, and bike systems as well as rationalizing the use of existing infrastructure.

Transit Oriented Development transportation is the second-highest household expense; access to transit enhances access to the workplace and schools. TOD not only benefits new and existing residents, but also businesses, transit agencies, local governments, merchants, and developers.

Transit Solutions and Location Efficient Communities

cheyenne trolley toursLocation Efficiency is defined as communities with walkable streets, access to transit, proximity to jobs, mixed land uses, and concentrations of retail and services achievable with policies like free transit passes and car-sharing as well as planning tools that identify land parcels under development and calculate the benefits of locating in a walkable community near existing transit facilities, allowing Developers and Local Public Officials to identify traffic reduction strategies by location, design and the amount of parking needed in support of smart, well-located developments during the development review process as well as engage residents and contribute to future neighborhood planning.

Walking Biking and Land Use Planning

Walking and Biking nearly 20 percent of auto-related fatalities involve pedestrians and bicyclists. Walking and bicycling can be made safer at dangerous intersections, streets, sidewalks as well as for wheelchair users by utilizing existing planning tools.

Land Use Planning decisions help determine ways to reduce housing and other costs for families living in places with good public transportation and ameliorate costly and time-consuming commutes.

Ways and Means

Erie Depot Port JervisA Platform containing Marketing and Sales Services, Project Management Systems, Community Data Bases, Training and other resources tasked with establishing and/or enhancing local capabilities in Travel and Logistics.

Benefits & Advantages include the economies of scale generated by collaborations among communities, a focus on high-end tourism clients, the application of a trade routes approach leading to groups of clients traveling to multiple locations during a business or vacation trip, redundancies generated by multiple areas of focus – logistics, travel services, energy and conservation related activities.

Local Resources Directories with links to local history, museums, accommodations, itineraries, events, transport, guides, health care facilities as well as energy and conservation data featuring local projects, suppliers and management tools.

Reduce Travel Times and Costs on Your Vacations and Business Trips

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Small Data Centers

Data Centers consume about over 70 billion kWh of electricity yearly, 2% percent of the total, with increasing numbers of users as more information is shared and stored online. Energy efficiency potential exists with small data centers, defined as under 5,000 square feet of computer floor space; these centers house over 50 percent of all servers and consume about 40 billion kWh per year.

NREL data center rackssmall data centers lack the resources to implement energy-saving opportunities

Energy Efficiency measures achieve savings of 20 to 40 percent without impacting IT equipment reliability, when properly implemented.

Unused Servers an estimated 20-30 percent of servers in data centers are consuming power, cooling, and space while not working; idle servers consume half the power as at full load. To better manage server usage and utilization, create and update a server hardware and application inventory that tracks the number of applications running on each server.

mapping applications to the physical servers helps identify unused servers

Power Management saves energy by turning off power or switching equipment to low-power modes when not in use. Energy Star servers are shipped with three categories of power management enabled. Utilize built-in or add-in cards that enable servers to be powered on or off remotely. Improve air management; the key task is to ensure that cool air from the data center’s cooling equipment gets to the air inlet of the IT gear, without getting mixed with the hot air exhausted from the back; also ensure that hot air going back to the cooling equipment does not mix with the cold air. This is achieved by clearing clutter from the desired airflow path, blocking off bypass and re-circulation airflow paths within and between the racks and the raised floor.

CHP basic schematicEnergy Savings can be realized through two measures: raising temperature setpoints and reducing air-flow rates. There is a broad range of air-management strategies that span the range of complexity and cost; containment of cold or hot aisles is a very effective approach as is increasing temperature setpoints to deliver air towards the high end of the ASHRAE recommended range; temperature guidelines allow much broader operating ranges than those commonly used, allowing the air temperature at the IT equipment inlet to be raised-up to 80°F or higher- which considerably reduces cooling energy usage compared to the inlet temperatures of 65-70°F commonly used.

Computer-Room Air Conditioners (CRACs) and Computer-Room Air Handlers (CRAHs) control their temperatures based on return air; these CRAC/H setpoints will be much higher than the IT inlet temperature. In chilled-water systems, if raising the air temperature also enables raising the chilled water temperature, a 1°F rise in the chilled water temperature typically results in a 2 percent reduction in chiller energy.

Active Humidity Control energy savings can result from reducing humidification and the over-cooling and reheat typically involved in active dehumidification. ASHRAE humidity guidelines, expanded on the low end to about 8 percent relative humidity, allow much broader operating ranges than those commonly used. As a result, large energy and water savings are possible by eliminating this control.

Uninterruptible Power Supply UPS requirements. Risk-averse IT managers often over design redundancy into their systems, when in fact many IT applications can be shut down if there is a power disturbance and restarted without adverse effects. Verifying power backup requirements can help eliminate capital costs for unnecessary or over sized redundant power supplies or UPS equipment.

high reliability items should move to larger data centers or cloud solutions

Establish server refresh policies that account for increases in generation-on-generation computational ability, energy -efficiency, and power management improvements. When purchasing new equipment, servers with solid-state drives SSD, rather than hard disk drives, could be considered, as they feature faster speeds, are generally more reliable, and consume less power. New equipment typically has much more computing power than older equipment, which facilitates consolidation and virtualization.

Consolidate and Virtualize Applications typical servers in server rooms and closets run at very low utilization levels – 5-15%, while drawing roughly 75 percent of their peak power on average. Consolidating multiple applications on a smaller number of servers accomplishes the same amount of computational work, and the same level of performance, with much lower energy consumption. Virtualization consolidates applications, allowing multiple applications to run in their own environments on shared servers. Increasing server utilization reduces both the number of servers required to run a given number of applications and overall server energy use.

Distributed Server Rooms are typically not very energy efficient. If a central data center is available, you may be able to save energy and reduce your utility bill by moving your servers, or their applications, to that location. Many organizations are moving their equipment to co-location or their applications to cloud facilities

main streetco-location and the cloud provide better efficiencies than on-premise server rooms

Power Monitoring identifies the energy use and efficiencies of the various components in the electrical distribution and cooling systems. While power monitoring by itself will not save energy, it can help identify energy saving opportunities. Power meters can be installed at the panels serving the cooling units, or directly on IT and HVAC equipment. Often power distribution products will have built-in monitoring capability.

Air-side Economizers draw in outside air for cooling when conditions are suitable.  Server rooms with exterior walls or roof are a pre-requisite for air-side economizers. This could be in the form of an exhaust fan removing heat in one portion of the room and an opening in another location allowing cool, outside air to enter; alternatively, it could be in the form of a fan coil or CRAC/H with air-side economizer capability. Depending on the climate zone in which the server closet is located, this strategy can save a significant amount of energy by reducing compressor use needed for cooling.

Training is important to keep up with the rapid evolution of technologies and solutions in the data center sector; skills are required to perform accurate data center energy assessments. The Data Center Energy Practitioner DCEP training program certifies energy practitioners qualified to evaluate the energy status and efficiency opportunities in data centers. The program reinforces best practices and introduces new tools and techniques in IT equipment, air management, cooling systems, and electrical systems.

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