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Links for October 13th through October 19th

by Mel Starrs on October 20, 2010

in News

These are my links for October 13th through October 19th:

  • Climate change pps – The toolkit has been developed to provide advice on Sustainable Energy and Climate Change Adaptation based on the guidance given in the Climate Change Supplement to Planning Policy Statement 1 (generally referred to simply as the Climate Change PPS hereafter).
    The content of the toolkit is aimed at three principal groups within Local Authorities in the South West of England but may be of use and interest to anyone wanting to know more about the topic areas covered. The three target audience groups are;
    Policy Officers
    Development Management Officers
    Elected Members and other LA Officers
  • BPF – Property industry launches first common approach to measuring sustainability – “Leading property organisations today launched the first industry-wide guide on how to measure and report on the sustainability of buildings.
    The Green Property Alliance report Establishing the Ground Rules for Property today gives investors and tenants the first ever set of industry-agreed metrics that can be used to measure and compare energy use – and its associated greenhouse gas emissions – water use and waste generation in commercial buildings.
    The report is a call for clarity, intended to encourage property owners and occupiers, advisors, sustainability framework providers and government, to converge around a common language of measurement and reporting that is seen as vital to driving greater sustainability from commercial and non-domestic buildings, which account for almost one-fifth of UK carbon emissions.
    Progress is currently hamstrung by the lack of consistency around the way the sustainability performance of buildings is measured.”
  • The end of high street clones | News | CABE – Manual for Streets 2 shows how the design principles and standards can be applied to busier streets, in city centres and high streets in town and villages.
    The new guidance is light touch, expert technical advice produced the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation with support from CABE. It draws on practical experience and new research into issues such as sight stopping distances for buses and HGVs, and visibility at junctions.