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Links for November 24th through November 28th

by Mel Starrs on December 1, 2011

in News

These are my links for November 24th through November 28th:

  • Combined Heat and Power and Air Quality Guidance for Local Authorities – Environmental Protection UK – Comments invited until 2nd Jan: "Environmental Protection UK and the London Borough of Camden are pleased to announce the release of draft guidance for local authorities on Combined Heat and Power (CHP) and air quality for consultation."
  • Environment Agency – Carbon calculator for construction activities – "We have updated our Construction Carbon Calculator. As well as incorporating the latest data on the embodied carbon in construction materials into the tool, we have also took the opportunity to make some significant improvements to the tool by putting a greater emphasis on helping the user to reduce the embodied carbon of their projects."
  • RICS Sustainability Blog : How to calculate embodied carbon? – "Fifty-three per cent responded that their main reason for not counting their embodied carbon is that it currently has no commercial value."
  • Co-op chief: BREEAM buildings will be worth more | News | Architects Journal – (£): "Discussing UK architects’ ability to deliver high levels of sustainability on new developments, Pringle criticised a lack of technological innovation over the past ten years and said: ‘Generally in the UK we need to start investing more in innovation.’
    He added: ‘We need to future proof the investment value of our buildings. I don’t think it will become long before BREEAM outstanding starts to show a price point comparison.’"
  • Substitution and beyond – article from NBS – Very useful article: "In conclusion, substitution rules should be respected, where only one brand will do then it should be specified outright, 'or equal' and its ilk should be avoided (except where required under legislation), and 'deemed-to-comply' specifications should be considered where more than one brand may be suitable."