Accreditation, Funding & Targets

There’s some great work coming out of HEEPI (Higher Education Environmental Performance Improvement). I wrote about CEBenchbuild back in November and sustainable laboratories back in February. They have now released some research on student residences here (.doc, 10 pages): While the vast majority of buildings submitted were fossil fuel heated buildings, many universities still have […]

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  The news that Paul King of WWF is to take up the reins at UKGBC prompted me to revisit the OMSH (One Million Sustainable Homes) toolkit. There is a wealth of information here: The toolkit signposts useful sources of information that can be used by house-builders to inform their general approach to sustainability issues, […]

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HEEPI (Higher Education Environmental Performance Improvement) have released a position paper on “Sustainable Laboratories for Universities and Colleges – Lessons from America and the Pharmaceutical Sector” (.doc, 29 pages). Although not a design code, it has some useful observations which will interest those involved in laboratory design, and outlines the Labs21 approach. Some points I […]

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 ::via GNN: The next step in the Government’s drive to increase microgeneration begins today as Phase 2 of the DTI’s Low Carbon Buildings Programme (LCBP) opens. About time too – this has been expected since April.  It is the successor to the old Clear Skies program.  Notably there is an approved list of 7 suppliers […]

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  In an attempt to avoid the mistakes of some of the Millenium Projects (remember the Dome…) and the fiasco that still rumbles on (Wembley) the ODA are pushing legacy and accountability as key watchwords.  They have launched a blog and released some video showing how they are ‘on track’ (Real Player, Window Media Player […]

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HEEPI (Higher Education Energy Performance Improvement project) have produced a new energy benchmarking tool, CEBenchbuild, designed specifically for Higher and Further Education Institutes. This free Excel tool allows you to benchmark the energy performance of any number of buildings on your estate and compare it to National Yardsticks and HEEPI’s own benchmarks developed from previous […]

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I’m deep into some competitive analysis for BREEAM services at the minute and whilst browsing through some websites found this very odd example. The chain of events went such: Find a BREEAM for schools assessor using www.breeam.org Find website addresses on the list of assessors Go to Gifford website listed on the website Use the […]

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photo via Flickr The ODA are proposing the following as the principles contractors will have to follow when delivering London 2012: Energy – maximise the opportunities for carbon efficiency whilst reducing the carbon footprint of the Olympic and Legacy development wherever possible. Waste – maximise opportunities to design out waste and provide new waste infrastructure, […]

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