Huge congratulations to Olivia Preston who wins this years Rising Star Award, and to all the shortlisted nominees. Once again it has been a great honour to be involved in the judging and to present the award. The full announcement appears on the UKGBC website.
UKGBC today announced the shortlisted nominees for this years Rising Star Award. Here are the videos that this years shortlist submitted to issue their challenges to the industry. I’ve been sitting in on the judging as they worked through the longest list of nominations yet. The fact the award is now in the third year […]
We will be remembering Mel with another picnic in Regents Park this summer. Last year the rain [just about] held off, and we had an enjoyable afternoon of cheese wine and softball before retiring to the pub when it started to get chilly. As in previous years, we will meet from midday onwards at Gloucester Green […]
UK-GBC today announced the shortlist for the 2014 Rising Star Award. As part of this years submission, those nominees were asked to create a short video (without focusing on high production values) answering the following question. If you had one minute to talk to the industry, what would you challenge them to change? It gives […]
In case you haven’t got it in your diary already, we are having another picnic this year. Please pack-up your red wine, cheese (other nibbles are acceptable), games and children and join us on Gloucester Green in Regents Park for a happy day, where we can have fun and remember Mel. Follow the links for details […]
Spotted this article in BD last week which piqued my interest. I’ve been thinking long and hard what a change of government next May might mean to the industry. The Conservative Party has trained its sights on Cabe as part of an expected crackdown on expensive government quangos if the party wins the next election. […]
Another great short video from TED – this time on plastics in the ocean. “Only we humans make waste that nature can’t digest” Charles Moore: Sailing the Great Pacific Garbage Patch
Been tidying up my RSS feeds, doing a bit of pruning and catching up on feeds. One of the feeds I’ve been diligently ignoring has been Brian’s Brickonomics. Having now read back over the past month, I’m utterly depressed. Having had a quick look at the mortgage market out there, the best deal I could […]
I love Twitter.Â Settled down this morning to some light email and RSS catch up when a tweet flashed up (via twhirl) to tell me Gordon Brown was addressing the Government’s Low Carbon Economy Summit on London’s South Bank, complete with a link to the live speech.Â One click later I was watching the speech […]
Apologies for the pun. I try to keep up with all the interesting stuff that goes on over at TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) and came across this great idea for a mini fridge which works with a wood burning stove, based on absorption chiller principles.