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    A Reassessment of the Urban Context of the Republican Baths (VIII 5, 36)

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    Das Foro Triangolare wird gewöhnlich als Ort eines athletischmilitärischen Komplexes im späthellenistischen Samnitischen Pompeji identifiziert. Benennung (gymnasium, campus, palaestra der vereiia) und Ausdehnung sind zwar umstritten, aber die Republikanischen Thermen werden einmütig als integraler konzeptioneller und funktionler Bestandteil dieses Komplexes gedeutet. Dieser Beitrag untersucht kritisch diese These, basierend auf neuen Forschungen (Topoi C-6-8 Projekt, 2015– 2017). Es wird gezeigt, dass die Republikanischen Thermen mit separaten Trakten für Männer und Frauen nicht auf öffentliche Initiative für exklusive Nutzung durch die samnitische Jugend konzipiert, sondern im 2. Jh. v. Chr. von privater Hand als profitables Investment für eine breite, zahlende Klientel errichtet wurden

    Causes of Poor Indoor Air Quality and What You Can Do About It

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    This brochure is one of a series on human resources practices and workplace accommodations for persons with disabilities edited by Susanne M. Bruyère, Ph.D., CRC, Director, Employment and Disability Institute, Cornell University ILR School.It was updated in 2010 by Nellie Brown, M.S., CIH, Statewide Director, Workplace Health and Safety Program, Cornell University ILR School, from her original, which she wrote in 1994 and first updated in 2002

    AN ECONOMIC EVALUATION OF LOW INVESTMENT SWINE PRODUCTION SYSTEMS

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    This publication summarizes an evaluation of smaller and lower investment swine production systems. The systems analyzed range from pasture operations with production during the warmer months to rather intense year-round use of remodeled buildings. In each case the system emphasizes use of facilities that can be constructed and remodeled by the farm operator. The report includes one section for each type of hog production: feeder pig production, farrow-to-finish operations and hog finishing.Livestock Production/Industries,

    Waste Reduction, Construction and Demolition Debris: Guide for Building, Construction and Environmental Professionals, Revised November 2008

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    This document is intended to lay the foundation for resource reduction strategies in new construction, renovation and demolition. If you have an innovative idea or information that you believe should be included in future updates of this manual please email Shelly Codner at [email protected] or Jan Loyson at [email protected]. Throughout this manual, we use the term “waste reduction” to define waste management initiatives that will result in less waste going to the landfill. In accordance with the waste management hierarchy these practices include reducing (waste prevention), reusing (deconstruction and salvage), recycling and renewing (making old things new again) - in that order. This manual will explain what these practices are and how to incorporate them into your projects

    Report of the Academic Building Revenue Bond Funds of Iowa State University of Science and Technology as of and for the year ended June 30, 2008

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    Report of the Academic Building Revenue Bond Funds of Iowa State University of Science and Technology as of and for the year ended June 30, 200

    Invitation to Arson: Indiana\u27s Interpretation of Actual Cash Value

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    Housing the Aging Baby Boomers: Implications for Local Policy

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    Most elderly want to age in place. Yet, most elderly live in suburban and rural communities ill-suited to meet the changing aging-related demands. This paper discusses various issues communities need to address when balancing the demands of aging baby boomers against those of younger households. Accommodating changes in life stage needs requires revising building and zoning codes to permit mixed use and mixed density development incorporating greater varieties of housing units and easier accessibility. Developing support arrangements for naturally occurring retirement communities will become important for state and local governments. A significant number of aging adults will move to locales with natural and augmented civic amenities. Such migration is double-edged; features that attract "gray gold" also attract needy elderly. Finally, affordable housing will be an issue for a growing number of elderly, calling for targeted tax and financial assistance policies for lower income elderly homeowners. Working Paper 08-0

    Assessing the Energy-Efficiency Information Gap: Results from a Survey of Home Energy Auditors

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    Commercial and residential buildings are responsible for 42 percent of all U.S. energy consumption and 41 percent of U.S. CO2 emissions. Engineering studies identify several investments in new enegy-efficiency equipment or building retrofits that would more than pay for themselves in terms of lower future energy costs, but homeowners and businesses generally do not have good information about how to take advantage of these opportunities. Energy auditors make up a growing industry of professionals who evaluate building energy use and provide this information to building owners. This paper reports the results of a survey of nearly 500 home energy auditors and contractors that Resources for the Future conducted in summer 2011. The survey asked about the characteristics of these businesses and the services they provide, the degree to which homeowners follow up on their recommendations, and the respondents’ opinions on barriers to home energy retrofits and the role for government. Findings from the survey suggest that the audit industry only partially is filling the information gap. Not enough homeowners know about or understand audits, and the follow-through on recommendations once they do have audits is incomplete. But the survey findings suggest that low energy prices and the high cost of retrofits may be more responsible for these outcomes than failures of information.energy efficiency, climate change
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