What is the Stock Exchange and how does it work The Stock Exchange is nothing more than a giant globally network tend to organize the market place where every day huge sums of money are moved back and forth. In total over sixty trillion 60,000,000,000,000 Euros a year are traded. More than the value of all goods and services of the entire world economy. However it's not apples or second hand toothbrushes that are traded on this marketplace. But predominantly securities. Securities are rights to assets , mostly in the form of shares.
A share stands for a share in a company. But why are shares traded at all Well, first and foremost the value of a share relates to the company behind it. If you think the value of a company in terms of a pizza. The bigger the overal size of the pizza, the bigger every piece is. If for example Facebook is able to greatly increase its profits with a new buisness model. The size of the companies pizza will also increase, and as a result so will the value of its shares.
This is of course great for the share holders. A share which perhaps used to be 38 euros could now be worth a whole 50 euros. When it's sold this represents a profit of twelve euro per share! But what does Facebook gain from this The company can raise funds by selling the shares and invest or expand it's buisness. Facebook for example has earned sixteen billion dollars from it's listing on the Stock Exchange. The trading of shares though, is frequently a game of chance. No one can say which company will preform well and which will not.
If a company has a good reputation, investors will back it. A company with a poor reputation or poor performance will have difficulty selling its shares. Unlike a normal market in which goods can be touched and taken home on the Stock Exchange only virtual goods are available. They apear in the form of shareprices and tables on monitors. Such shareprices can rise or fall within seconds. Shareholders therefore have to act quickly in order not to miss an opportunity. Even a simple rumor can result in the demand for a share falling fast regardless of the real value of the company.
Of course the opposite is also possible. If a particularly large amount of people buy weak shares. Becouse if they see for example great potential behind an idea. Their value will rise as a result. In particular young companies can benefit from this. Even though their sales might be falling, they can generate cash by placing their shares. In the best case scenario this will result in their idea being turned into reality. In the worst case scenario. this will result in a speculative bubble with nothing more than hot air.
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Flex House is a grid connected balanced energy prototype designed for Florida's hot, humid climate. The main body will be prefabricated and shipped in one piece. The modular design allows for easy transport and deployment on any site. Elongated on its east west axis to facilitate shading, the design incorporates an umbrella structure covered with local, insect and weather resistant cypress louvers that cut down on direct heat gain in Florida's hot southern climate while allowing indirect light to penetrate and provide daylighting. Photovoltaic panels provide all of Flex House's energy needs.
Corrugated metal siding follows vernacular tradition and lends durability to the design. The modern appeal of the open floor plan and multifunction design elements combined with energy efficiency means that Flex House is ideal for a young, active, environmentally conscious couple with a moderate household income. The design incorporates a number of energy efficient features in a compact space. Energy Star appliances throughout conserve energy, Lowflow fixtures save on water, a small refrigerator cuts down on food waste, and hot water is provided by a highly efficient solar thermal system. Intelligent design and furnishings that perform double duty allows for multiple uses of space.
And maximizes the limited square footage. The kitchen island is actually a table that can function as a work surface or adjust to be used for more formal dining. Telescoping glass doors along the north face allow for natural light, while reflective surfaces reflect light deeper into the house and enhance daylighting. LED and compact fluorescents minimize energy consumption when natural lighting isn't available. Multiple settings allow for mood adjustments ensuring occupant comfort. The telescoping doors also open to a large exterior deck, allowing for cross ventilation during Florida's cooler months, and effectively merging the interior and exterior spaces.
A high efficiency HVAC system picks up where passive cooling leaves off. The liquid desiccant system dehumidifies incoming air to reduce the cooling load while also functioning as a design amenity, adding to the modern feel of the home. A userfriendly touch screen controls the building management system which monitors and controls all of Flex Houses mechanical and electrical systems. Doors separate the bedroom, bath and office into a private suite. The office area includes a convenient work space and loft area which can accommodate an overnight guest, or serve as storage.
Team New Jerseys Solar Decathlon 2011 Sales Audiovisual Presentation
A sleek, eyecatching housing design that joins the affordability and mass customization possibilities of precast concrete. With a lowmaintenance home appealing to all ages and needs. This is ENJOY A Generation House. The house is designed for a fictitious elderly couple who's interested in retiring to the Jersey Shore and what's interesting about our client is that, one of them is wheelchairbound. So the entire house is designed using Universal Design principles, and what that means is that, anybody who is interested, any age range, could move into this house and use the house barrierfree. The layout is in accordance.
With the ADA American with Disabilities Act. So we have one level that is centralized around our central core, and we have ramps on either entrance. There are no stairs. We have floating fixtures in the house, made of concrete heavy material. And what they do is they actually mount into metal rackets in the wall, giving the appearance of floating off the ground. Something that we thought was important not only conceptually but also it allows us to have accessibility access for ADA standards. Everything in the home has a dual purpose.
So a hallway is not just a hallway. A closet is not just a closet. For example, our main closet space is storage, laundry, and an office space. Another example of that is our living, dining, and kitchen. Since it's a small home, you have everything centralized right in one core. The landscape of the house was designed primarily to promote outdoor physical activity. So, on the north side, there's a large public space which is where you go outside to have dinner or lunch. The eastern side is a kind of more privatized, closer.
To the bedroom, where you'd go out or try and enjoy a cup of coffee while the sun rises in the morning. We designed the ENJOY house with the idea that it would be both mass producible and mass customizable. We could roll these things out on assembly lines and that would dramatically drive down the cost of any ENJOY house. As a property of concrete, the house is fireresistant, it's earthquakeresistant, it's waterproof so the leaky ceilings in the roof is less of a worry than a typical Aframe house. Just during construction we.
Used little to no VOCs. Concrete is mildew and mold, and even pestresistant. And just upkeep and typical cleaning it's much easier to clean than a sheet rock. We really wanted to show the versatility of concrete. Not only can it be structureable, not only can it be a piece of our house such as our closet, it also can be colored different colors our floors are darker, slate gray and our walls are trying to be lighter and white, trying to lighten up the space. We really wanted to take what concrete is doing for.
Us efficiently in the energy aspect and also showcase it in the idea of how it can be a finish in architectural design, in interior design, in industrial design. Most of the house's eyecatching aesthetic comes from the design of the roof, which is designed entirely to optimize our solar and rainwater collection. The house will stand out on a block. It doesn't look like your typical woodframe house in any neighborhood in America. But what it stands for is a good thing that we all want to see in the future of housing.
How Bicycle Powered Cell Phones Are Saving Uganda
Worldwide, there are more than one billion people living off the electricity grid and, while, we often hear glamorized stories of millionaires choosing to live without artificial light, they are in the minority. Many don't have a choice. Energy poverty is endemic with about 20 percent of the global population lacking reliable sources to power their electronics, businesses, and plain old light bulbs, which can be a huge problem, especially in our increasingly virtual world. This is why some of Africa's developing nations are looking to the future with solar energy in mind. People and organizations have come together to find solar solutions.
While traveling through subsaharan Africa, entrepreneur Mike Lin witnessed the many off grid families coping with dangerous kerosene lamps.We've been having so many accidents from using kerosene lamps. Children get burnt, said one Ugandan woman. And about 1.5 million people die from kerosene lamp related respiratory illnesses every year. Inspired to build a safe, reliable, energy source, Lin and his cofounder Brian Warshawsky started Fenix International, got people on board, and ReadySet was born a portable energy battery that can be fueled by the sun or pedaling on a stationary bicycle. Its introduction has transformed communities.
Before ReadySet, a Ugandan woman says, I had no hope of getting electricity. But now I just need the sunlight energy to charge my solar panel. It allows her and others to stay connected and has eliminated the need to travel and pay high fees to charge her phone, for example. And for children the majority of whom are unfortunately expected to work during the day light at night means they can do their homework and further their education. These extended periods of light have changed businesses as well, Now I.
Get a lot of customers because I have a bright light. I can even work for 5 hours at night says one shop owner. And hospitals and other facilities can use similar solar energy systems to improve their services. Solar technology is spreading throughout Africa. Partly because of this, Akon, the famous musician, launched a Solar Academy with aims to consolidate African expertise and teach people how to install and maintain solarpowered electricity. And, on a more global scale, the United Nations has decided to name 2015 the Year of Light.
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Florida Intl Virtual Tour Solar Decathlon 2011
Music We were very excited to finally be here because it took a long time to, first of all, get selected as one of the teams. Develop the house, finalize it, build it in Miami, ship it here and put it back together. Our main idea for the core is a centralized core, which affords an open floor plan and maximizes efficiency. So all of your electrical lines, your plumbing lines are contained within that core, making it a lot more efficient. Some of the things other things we integrated were sustainability. Obviously, our materials.
Are either recycled, recyclable. Other features are accessibility, which means that any handicapped user would be able to function freely and in this house perfectly. As you know, it gets really hot in Florida. Well, you can maximize crossventilation with the nanowall. So you can really open up the space. With the overhang, the interior space really extends out, so your living space is a lot larger than just the interior square foot. Also, in Miami, we have lots of nice views. So it helps with the views and helps with.
Day lighting, as you can see. We have perfect lighting in here. You don't really have to depend so much on energy. The name of the house is The Perform Dance House. That quality is in the sense of the idea that the core performs. This one centralized unit, as you can see, we have the kitchen on one side. It provides all the needs of the users. The idea was that on one side you have the kitchen. On the other side, you have the living room. Then on this side, you have a private bed space, which is off to the side. And when.
Parsons NS Stevens Solar Decathlon 2011 Engineering Audiovisual Presentation
Welcome to Empowerhouse Enginering. Empowerhouse unites a group of students from Parsons, Milano and Stevens to design a new model of affordable, healthy, site netzero housing for Habitat for Humanity. The Empowerhouse team chose to follow the rigorous Passive house building standard as a primary engineering driver. Empowerhouse uses conventional components in a symbiotic relationship minimizing energy consumption and creating an affordable system that provides the highest level of comfort. It is built to conserve energy and reduces the site primary energy demand for heating and cooling, domestic hot water and electrical.
Household by 80. The Passive House Planning Package is used as the primary energy modeling tool. The engineering team improved the use of the spreadsheet based tool improved the use of the spreadsheet based tool by interfacing it with Rhinoceros 3D modeling software. This rapidly accelerates the iterative design process by allowing the team to test designs for thermal effects on envelope design, glazing size and orientation. Supporting the in depth thermal envelope design the team used therm for thermal bridge analysis. The exterior envelope is super insulated and composed of a 1 inch thick structural wall with vertically poised IJoists.
Filled with dense pack cellulose insulation. They allow for greater depth and reduce thermal bridges to achieve an RValue of 40 for the wall assembly. Sheething materials integrate air and moisture barriers. The use of a furred out interior wall to run service lines eliminates penetrations in this air tight envelope. The Passive House certified windows and doors have frames that are thermally broken, and glazing with varying coatings depending on solar orientation. Balancing energy demand with the production of renewable solar electricity, a carefully scaled photovoltaic system on the roof brings the house to site netzero.
Standard at low cost. Low flow fixtures increase water savings through the use of aerators. Rainwater will be captured on the roof and be a source to use for non potable water needs. An efficiently laid out plumbing system helps reduces warm water heat losses. The mechanical system is simple and effective. The components were selected with an emphasis on cost effectiveness, efficiency and reliability. The core components consist of an energy recovery ventilator, ducted minisplit reversible heat pump, and a heat pump water heater. Fresh preconditioned air flows from the ventilator directly into the air handler Heat is recovered by the water.
Heater from the exhaust of the condensing dryer As air passes through a transfer duct excess heat is also removed from the inverter. Cool, dehumidified air is exhausted from the water heater Where it is pulled into the return and redistributed, reducing cooling loads These components work synergistically and are synchronized by a central control system Many of the switches and sensors require no wiring or batteries communicating information using available energy harvested at their location through mechanical operation, photosensitivity or ambient heat. By visualizing energy consumption and patterns of usage. A central control system.
John Key Helping Families
At the last election in 2011, we promised we'd build a brighter future for Kiwis and their families. We're halfway through our second term in office. I thought this was a great opportunity to update you on exactly what we are achieving for you and your family. New Zealand's economy has had its ups and downs in the past few years, but we've made sure that our families are protected through the tough times. New jobs are being created, and latest figures show there are 50,000 more Kiwis in work, which is great news.
Wages are up too. Since September 2008, the averageaftertax wage is up by 22 per cent which means more money in the pockets of hardworking New Zealand families. When businesses have the confidence that our economy is in good shape, they can take on another staff member, or pay their existing staff higher wages. So I was pleased to hear that the latest statistics about our economy show continued growth of 2.4 per cent in the year to march. This is much higher than most developed countries. Economic growth is important because it means more jobs, better schools and hospitals, and.
More opportunities for young people, and a more secure future for our families. We want every child from any family to have the best chance to succeed. It is for this reason that we are working hard to lift up those kids being left behind, and to encourage those that are already succeeding to do even better. That means getting more children into early childhood education, so they get the best start to their schooling. It means giving parents more information about their children's progress against National Standards. And it means ensuring that more of our young people.
Are reaching at least NCEA Level 2 before they finish school. Our families need healthcare that's fast and convenient. Under National, more patients are getting elective operations and seeing hospital specialists sooner. People with injuries and illnesses are getting faster emergency treatment. And our youngest and most vulnerable children are healthier, with free access to the doctor anytime of the day or night for most under6's, and over 90 per cent of under2's fully immunised. We are a Government that is delivering where it matters for families. We've protected families, we're supporting the services that you need, and our economy is growing.
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