November 18, 2016 5:08 pm Published by 2 Comments

How to protect the environment from home?

Currently we are all witnesses of the changes occurring on the planet. floods, drought, natural disasters and global warming became a constant threat that requires attention not only of governments but of society in general. Put our bit and take various actions to minimize the negative impact we have on the environment address vulnerability that has the planet and duty as responsible citizens is necessary if we want to preserve and care for our environment. That is why we present a number of useful recommendations you can implement in your home.

Use energy-efficient appliances

This not only helps protect the environment but the pockets of citizens. If we have efficient appliances get to use between 2 Y 10 times less energy and get the same result. Similarly, turn off the lights, disconnect electrical appliances while they are not using and replace bulbs with fluorescent bulbs, are key activities to reduce excessive consumption and save energy.

Use solar panels

Also called solar panels, comply with the functionality to convert energy that provides the sun into electricity. Renewable energy and clean energy make use of energy that provides the sun and these sources vary according to their benefits, costs and the development stage of technology. The Foundation for Scientific Research and Technological Development, FICIDET, currently through its program BRICKARP, implement solar panels on sustainable architectural projects to optimize natural resources that mitigate the environmental impact of buildings and buildings in the city.

Drying clothes outdoors

Make this activity helps keep more clothes and helps to protect the environment. Do not use dryers is essential to save energy, and you save between 3 Y 4 kilowatt / hour per charge or 2.5 kg. Carbon dioxide. You also avoid the clothes desgate from heat faster they undergo in the dryers and dry clothes outdoors it makes UV disinfect your clothes, in this way, have cleaner and stain-free clothes.


More vegetable Aliméntate

Increase the use of vegetables in our diet it is key to reducing meat consumption. Having a meat-based diet generates deforestation and processing, storage and transportation requires a lot of energy. It is estimated that the 18% emissions of greenhouse gases are associated with meat consumption, which makes it an unsustainable activity.

Saving water

Close the faucet while you are brushing and soaping, control water leaks in your home and use the dishwasher and washing machines when fully filled, helps greatly to protect our planet. Saving water in various ways is an excellent strategy to reduce our ecological footprint, since these small habits can help reduce water consumption in a 60% or more.


Replaces traditional products biodegradable and non-toxic

Clearly, we all like to be in a clean and free of bacteria, but many of the products we use to have a healthy environment contain harmful chemicals to human health and pollute heavily water supplies, fishing and wildlife. Use biodegradable and non-toxic products produce the same cleaning effect and help to preserve the environment.

These were some small habits that you can implement in your home to conserve our habitat and, thus, We improve our domestic economy by saving energy. Implement green activities in our daily lives and educate the kids to protect our planet, are some of the challenges facing society today if we want planet for a while.


General Manager Coopserp – Jesus Cruz Bolanos Hermes

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November 17, 2016 10:41 pm Published by 56 Comments

Plastic houses, a draft FICIDET

Talking about sustainability is an issue that is still completely unknown in some organizations, Nevertheless, since 1987 UN defined sustainable development as "meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs".


In this sense, sustainability is understood as the balance between three dimensions: environmental, economic and social. That is to say, organizations and society in general must develop sustainable projects that seek to reduce the negative impact on the environment, promoting social development and improving the quality of life of people, without neglecting the economic factor and its sustainability over time, without compromising the enjoyment of future generations.

Such is the case of FICIDET, Foundation for Scientific Research and Technological Development, in compliance with the corporate purpose entrusted by the Cooperative and Retired Public Servants of Colombia "COOPSERP COLOMBIA", currently they are leading the project BRICKARP, which it is to develop plastic houses architectural type based on solid waste recycling plastic.


This research takes more than eight years has conducted 10 prototype house, based on a constructive system that integrates light elements, Modular resistant, which allow quick installations, safe and inexpensive. These houses are characterized by plastic thermo acoustic, earthquake resistant and have more than 500 years degradation. The blocks made from recycled plastic are thermoplastic polyolefins containing high stiffness, high crystallinity, high melting point and excellent chemical resistance. They are light, modular and thanks to its patented design coupled with ease.

FICIDET develop sustainable initiatives inspired by the positive impact achieved in society and the environment. These houses do not require skilled labor for construction, since the assembly resembles a game of "Armo-All" or Lego, do not use cement, housing is earthquake resistant and thermal, that is to say, It is adjusted to temperatures: It does not produce heat, nor excessive cold.


This sustainable project is a clear example of the benefits of recycling solid waste plastic, because it not only makes use of this material to answer a basic need to improve the quality of life of people, but also it reduces "the use of natural resources, toxic materials and emissions of waste and pollutants over the life cycle, so that the needs of future generations are not put at risk " (Sustainability of plastics). The practice of recycling helps to reduce the negative impact on the environment, since "it is estimated that emissions produce a new product from recycled materials, is a 20% less than if they come from new materials ", as reported by the website inforeciclaje.


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