Events & Conferences

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) […]

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On 27 April I attended the Sponge consultation event at RICS for the Consultation response to “Making better use of Energy Performance Certificates and data“. The consultation is open until 25 May, so you still have time to submit responses. I won’t go over the consultation contents or comments as I think Brian Scannell at […]

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BREEAM vs LEED – event

by Mel Starrs on January 21, 2010

in BREEAM versus LEED, Events & Conferences

I’m almost finished writing my final installment on BREEAM vs LEED, but I’ve run out of time to publish it this week.  In the meantime, you may be interested to know that CIBSE have a conference coming up on this very subject on 10th Feb 2010 in Balham. A snip at £225 for members. Hear […]

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This announcement turned up in my inbox this morning. I’ve been involved on the periphery of Sponge and the entrepreneur event in January for a while now. Add to your calendars now! Wednesday 9th December As part of Building Magazine’s Sustainability Now event we are collaborating with them to run an online discussion on green […]

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Sing a Song of Sustainable Cities

by Mel Starrs on November 4, 2009

in Events & Conferences

Last night I had the immense pleasure of catching Jaime Lerner at the RIBA Jarvis Hall in Portland Place, London. I had originally come across Lerner on TED, Chris Anderson*’s brainchild. If you aren’t already aware of TED, go check out the many and varied lectures and performances. Lerner is an architect and urban planner […]

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In the first of this series of posts, I set the background to the Part L 2010 consultation. In this post I am going to look at the issues which were raised at the recent Sponge/CIBSE consultation event , which I attended on 20 August. Hywel Davies presented 7 issues which were of concern to […]

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Sustainability Now – tomorrow

by Mel Starrs on May 12, 2009

in Events & Conferences

Don’t forget that tomorrow is the conference Sustainability Now – a virtual event – no carbon footprint involved in your travel.  Look out for me and come and say hi…

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Nick Stern’s new book

by Mel Starrs on May 7, 2009

in Economics, Events & Conferences

Sometimes it’s good to get to events which don’t have a construction or buildings focus. Thanks to the magic of Twitter, I heard that Nick Stern (aka Professor Lord Stern of Brentwood) was presenting a public lecture about his new book at LSE on 21 April. I couldn’t pass on the opportunity to listen to […]

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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 […]

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So the fuzzy image to the left is from left to right: James Lovelock (89), Micheal Meacher (69) and Crispin Tickell (78), with the chairman whose name I didn’t catch. I had the opportunity to see these three wise men speak at a Nature magazine sponsored talk at Kings Place, London on 9 March 2009. […]

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