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Links for July 6th through July 12th

by Mel Starrs on July 13, 2012

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These are my links for July 6th through July 12th: Centre for Cities | Hidden Potential: Fulfilling the economic potential of mid-sized cities – “This report sets out how mid-sized cities, such as Sunderland, could use the City Deals process to tackle the problems that they face. While each City Deal will be a bespoke […]

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Links for June 29th through July 3rd

by Mel Starrs on July 6, 2012

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These are my links for June 29th through July 3rd: George Monbiot – False Summit – Don't read if already depressed – DOOM: "We have confused threats to the living planet with threats to industrial civilisation. They are not, in the first instance, the same thing. Industry and consumer capitalism, powered by abundant oil supplies, […]

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Links for June 22nd through June 28th

by Mel Starrs on June 29, 2012

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These are my links for June 22nd through June 28th: Labels for building products gain traction – Journal of Commerce – Canada: "Instead of nutrients, the label on the building product will list what’s in it, and how much embodied carbon that represents. The label will also provide a “global warming number” that gives the […]

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Links for June 16th through June 20th

by Mel Starrs on June 21, 2012

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These are my links for June 16th through June 20th: Mass-retrofitting of a low carbon zone | energy for london – “The conclusions highlight some really interesting findings relating to Hackbridge which are also very relevant to other areas of London. These include: housing built pre-1918 on average consumes 56% more energy and emits 41% […]

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Links for June 8th through June 13th

by Mel Starrs on June 16, 2012

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These are my links for June 8th through June 13th: brute force collaborative » Oh snap! You just got ‘Brute Forced’! – Some good Passivaus basics (for heating dominated climate) RICS Sustainability Blog : RICS speaks at the HQE international green building rating launch – New(ish) competitor to BREEAM International and LEED on the block: […]

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Links for June 5th through June 8th

by Mel Starrs on June 8, 2012

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These are my links for June 5th through June 8th: Disaster Resilience Part of Sustainability, Too – “…are starting to promote the concept of resilience — the ability for a community or structure to survive and quickly recover from a disaster — as essential for green building. Any building, after all, represents tremendous amounts of […]

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Links for May 29th through May 31st

by Mel Starrs on June 2, 2012

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These are my links for May 29th through May 31st: Department of Energy and Climate Change Blog» Blog Archive » Researching public attitudes to smart meters – "Today sees the publication of a new piece of research into public attitudes to smart meters. We commissioned this research in January this year to deepen our understanding […]

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Links for May 21st through May 23rd

by Mel Starrs on May 26, 2012

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These are my links for May 21st through May 23rd: Local guidelines for retrofit must not be a planning afterthought | Housing network | Guardian Professional – Very sensible article – worth reading whole thing: "To prevent planning blockages, planners will need to use local plans to set out what external appearance of properties will […]

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Links for May 18th from 10:04 to 10:47

by Mel Starrs on May 19, 2012

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These are my links for May 18th from 10:04 to 10:47: Simplified green regulations proposed to cut build costs | News | Inside Housing – "Social housing developers in Northern Ireland could be allowed to abandon ‘complicated’ green building regulations in favour of a simpler system under plans to save money on building homes. The […]

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Links for April 30th through May 4th

by Mel Starrs on May 5, 2012

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These are my links for April 30th through May 4th: Bioenergy strategy – Department of Energy and Climate Change – Another document to plough through: "Bioenergy is expected to play a key role in our ability to meet the 2020 renewables target as well as longer term carbon reduction targets to 2030 and 2050. But […]

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