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My del.icio.us bookmarks for April 6th through April 8th

by mel starrs on April 9, 2008

in News

These are my links for April 6th through April 8th:

  • So you want to be an environmental performance assessor – Article from BSJ on EPC, etc. Interestingly, Gifford plan to have 6 assessors, but do not want to waste "good" engineers on the scheme. Certification already seen as a second tier profession and it has scarcely kcked off yet…
  • An apple a day gets thrown away – via WRAP, the Love Food Hate Waste campaign finds over 4 million apples a day are being chucked out in the UK – scandalous
  • Design for Good – Blogger jking has a useful history of green building. Favourite phrase re: BREEAM and LEED "a lot of scorecard-motivated 'eco-architecture' that lacked anything resembling a sustainable ethic"
  • http://bloodybrilliantbuildings.wordpress.com Thomas Tredgold

    Speaking as an engineer – EPC energy assessors are a bit too close to the bottom feeding domestic HIPs people. Where’s the exclusivity? Any Janet and John can become a full Level 5 assessor. So after a course you can assess the most complex buildings with a blunt tool like SBEM.

    You’re surprised its a second tier profession? We’re engineers not accuntants 😉

  • http://bloodybrilliantbuildings.wordpress.com Thomas Tredgold

    Speaking as an engineer – EPC energy assessors are a bit too close to the bottom feeding domestic HIPs people. Where’s the exclusivity? Any Janet and John can become a full Level 5 assessor. So after a course you can assess the most complex buildings with a blunt tool like SBEM.

    You’re surprised its a second tier profession? We’re engineers not accuntants 😉

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  • Adrian

    Four million apples a day! I can’t believe that…what a waste. I am trying to find ways to lower my effect on the environment for Earth Day, and was wondering if anyone had any good websites for ideas.

    Has anyone seen that http://www.EarthLab.com is promoting their Earth Day (month) challenge, with the goal to get 1 million people to take their carbon footprint test in April? I took the test, it was easy and only took me about 2 minutes. I am planning on lowering my score with some of their tips.

    I am looking for more easy fun stuff to do. If you know of any other sites worth my time let me know.

  • Adrian

    Four million apples a day! I can’t believe that…what a waste. I am trying to find ways to lower my effect on the environment for Earth Day, and was wondering if anyone had any good websites for ideas.

    Has anyone seen that http://www.EarthLab.com is promoting their Earth Day (month) challenge, with the goal to get 1 million people to take their carbon footprint test in April? I took the test, it was easy and only took me about 2 minutes. I am planning on lowering my score with some of their tips.

    I am looking for more easy fun stuff to do. If you know of any other sites worth my time let me know.