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Planes vs Volcano vs UK Buildings

by Mel Starrs on April 23, 2010

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You may have seen the lovely infographic from Information is Beautiful comparing the daily CO2 emissions of the Iceland volcano to European air emissions earlier in the week? I couldn’t help thinking how it compared to the UK Non-domestic buildings daily emissions (as you do). Doing a quick back of the envelope calc for UK […]

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10 signs you might just be a geek

by Mel Starrs on March 23, 2009

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I’m not quite sure when I crossed the line from nerdy reader (a lifelong habit) to full on geekdom, but I suspect it was when I discovered blogs. I’m not ashamed by my geekiness, in fact sometimes I’m quite proud of it. But it wasn’t until I started working with a bunch of Gen Y’s […]

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Result

by mel starrs on November 5, 2008

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Not often I back a winner…

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Friday silliness

by mel starrs on August 15, 2008

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How many consultants does it take to change a light bulb? Three. One to change the bulb and two to write the standards and tell him what he did wrong. How many consultants does it take to change a light bulb? We don’t know. They never get past the feasibility study. How many consultants does […]

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Acronym spaghetti

by mel starrs on April 28, 2008

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As an industry, we love acronyms.  For newcomers this may be confusing.  I toyed with the idea of a seperate glossary page with links to sites, but that seemed quite a heavy workload.  So I compromised and added a WordPress plug-in which automatically displays acronyms (if I have defined them) when you hover your mouse […]

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Forum fever

by mel starrs on April 23, 2008

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There’s a new sustainability forum over at Building (the brainchild of Phil aka zerochampion and Micheal aka Breezeblock). A guest post from Che Wall kicked off the proceedings and there is a flurry of activity since, no doubt helped by the inducement of a free iPod Touch for the first 50 posters. Phil has asked […]

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Science vs. Reality

by mel starrs on January 9, 2008

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This applies to so much in the world.  From the ever amusing PHD.

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US presidential race

by mel starrs on January 8, 2008

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Believe it or not we still have 11 months of US politics to sit through.  Good grief – they know how to spin things out, don’t they?  Anyway, via Oikos, I found Glassbooth which is a great tool for comparing yourself to the candidates and their views.  My top match was Barack Obama, which was […]

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Let’s ban the word ‘sustainability’ for 2008

by mel starrs on January 7, 2008

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Sustainability (the word) is suffering from chronic overuse. I propose we stop using the word sustainability and instead actually say what we mean. I’m by no means the first person to suggest this. James Evison, aka The Foreman at Contract Journal said the same thing last month.  Don’t get me wrong.  I’m not advocating cynicism […]

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I will survive…

by mel starrs on December 14, 2007

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After the serious note yesterday – some silliness.  Rob Annable over at no2self has some coffee-snortling funny lyrics to the tune of I will survive: Were you the one who tried to break me with your RFIs you think I’d crumble you think I’d lay down and die?  

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