Me, elsewhere

I had the enormous pleasure of being asked by Claire Walker of CKE (Centre for Knowledge Exchange) to present the keynote speech at last week’s Green Vision Building CSR event at Old Broadcasting House, Leeds Met. Leeds being my spiritual home (having studied (twice), worked and lived there for about 10 years on and off) […]


BREEAM, Part L and my digital life

by Mel Starrs on February 19, 2012

in BREEAM, Me, elsewhere, Part L

I feel like I’ve been blogging quite a lot lately, but then I realised most of what I’ve written has been pubished in magazines and on other websites. So a quick update is due. This blogpost on “Defending BREEAM (again)” led to BD asking if I’d write the pro side of the Debate piece “Should […]


Vote for me at @BE2Awards!

by Mel Starrs on January 27, 2011

in Me, elsewhere

All this attention could go to a girl’s head – I’ve been nominated for another award! This time it’s the BE2award. Su explained the thinking behind the initiative far better than I could: The Be2 Awards are the brainchild of Be2camp, a collective of built environment practitioners and web 2.0 techy types who get together […]


Sustainability Blogger of the Year

by Mel Starrs on December 8, 2010

in Me, elsewhere

I am absolutely delighted to have won the inaugral Sustainability Blogger of the Year at this week’s Sustainability Now virtual event. The  judges at UBM (Liz Stanley, Phil Clark (Digital Director, UBM Built Environment), Anna Winston (Web Editor, Building Design), Iain O’Neil (Web Editor, Property Week) and Alex Smith (Web Editor, Building)) voted and had the […]


Award winning BREEAM assessor

by Mel Starrs on March 9, 2010

in BREEAM, Me, elsewhere

For those who missed the BREEAM awards at Ecobuild last week, I was chuffed to find out that one of the first projects I worked at when I arrived at Inbuilt had won the Prisons category for the BREEAM awards 2010. The project was a massive learning curve for both myself (having never worked on […]


Top 50 Environmental Engineering Blogs

by Mel Starrs on August 18, 2009

in Me, elsewhere

I’ve been very remiss and forgot to mention my blog has been listed in Online Engineering Degree’s Top 50 Environmental Engineering Blogs. I’m honoured. I’m listed on the Industry Insider area. From the dip in traffic I usually suffer in July and August I suspect I have a few student readers out there who will […]


Phil Clark, Building magazine’s editor-in-chief of digital communities, (loving that job title!) has kindly asked me to be a sustainability champion at Building magazine’s Sustainability Now – a virtual event taking place 13 and 14 May. I’m not quite sure what this entails – I hoping for virtual champagne in the VIP lounge. I took […]