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Green Buildings Policy (and an iPad)

by Mel Starrs on September 21, 2010

in LEED

I recently treated myself to an iPad – a thing of beauty, indeed – and was interested as to how it would change my blogging behaviour. As I keep telling people – the iPad is an excellent consumption device – I find myself processing my inboxes (email, RSS, etc) much faster and by actually using […]

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There’s been a bit of a storm in the green building press stateside over the past couple of months. Frank Gehry, godlike architect in some eyes, had the tenacity to criticise LEED. Businessweek reported: What would you think, Pritzker asked him as they sat in hard-backed chairs on an auditorium stage, if a client said […]

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Visualising LEED

by Mel Starrs on June 30, 2009

in LEED

Instead of today’s usual posting of links (I’m behind on my reading thanks to the Part L consultation which I am slowly digesting), here are two gorgeous websites with visualisations of LEED, both via Twitter. The first is LeedVisual which uses one page per credit with simple illustrations, for instance for EQ_2, a simple diagram: […]

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Biodiversity, BREEAM and LEED

by Mel Starrs on April 6, 2009

in BREEAM, BREEAM versus LEED, LEED

The UKGBC released a report called “Biodiversity and the built environment” on 31 March 2009. The portal was a couple of days late but was available when I checked on 3 April. I would recommend reading the full report (a quick read at 38 pages, mostly appendices). Below, I pull out the pertinent information regarding […]

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The regional materials credits in LEED are interesting. Obviously written with the US in mind, “regional” is defined as a 500 mile radius. For London this extends as far as Denmark, which could be fairly handy if you’re looking for triple glazed windows or funky radiators. I suspect if you were in the north of […]

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LEED exam resources

by mel starrs on January 26, 2009

in LEED

So today I passed my LEED-AP exam. The intellectual snob in me thought “How hard can a multiple choice 80 question exam really be?”. The answer – very. The exam is hardcore. Unfortunately I am under pain of death (well, pain of accreditation removal) if I reveal anything about the test. So instead I shall […]

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HOK aims for all design staff to be LEED accredited

by mel starrs on August 27, 2007

in LEED

::via Miles Walker at HOK Green BIM I found this interesting tidbit: All new salaried hires are now expected to become (LEED) accredited within six months, with the long-term goal to have 100% of design professionals accredited. HOK has adopted a policy to apply LEED to every project and has fully integrated LEED into “The […]

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