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Links for January 19th through January 25th

by Mel Starrs on January 26, 2011

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These are my links for January 19th through January 25th: 500 Internal Server Error – 500 Internal Server Error Modern Built Environment – New UKGBC task group on existing non domestic buildings looks to streamline DECs and the CRC scheme – Articles – Technology Strategy Board – "The United Kingdom Green Building Council (UK-GBC) has […]

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Links for July 31st through August 4th

by Mel Starrs on August 7, 2009

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These are my links for July 31st through August 4th: By Degrees – White Roofs Catch On as Energy Cost Cutters – Series – NYTimes.com – LEED rewards white roofs (heat island effect) and it also pops up in BREEAM Communities – but beware: "Still, the ardor of the cool-roof advocates has prompted a bit […]

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Links for April 7th through April 9th

by Mel Starrs on April 14, 2009

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These are my links for April 7th through April 9th: Insulation is king – part 2 – "When NOT to insulate Some properties, typically built before 1940, have no vertical damp proof course (VDPC) around the windows. They rely on the ventilation in the cavity to stop rainwater penetrating to the inside wall. In this […]

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Links for March 24th through March 29th

by Mel Starrs on March 31, 2009

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These are my links for March 24th through March 29th: Lack of integration threatens UK’s sustainable buildings – Nothing new here – what are we going to do about it?: "The report argues that the "large number of interfaces" between the parties to the construction process, coupled with "high transaction costs and risk of duplication […]

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by mel starrs on November 30, 2008

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What I’ve been reading about: Inderpaul Johar of zer’o zer’o at the RSA – Great video interview with Indy of 3 yo company zer'o zer'o, talking about how zero carbon will only be possible through collective behavioural change. Also how architectural design now has to design around architecture, social models and business models. Innovative thinking! […]

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These are my links for August 10th through August 15th: Blogs – RIBApedia – RIBApedia opens it's doors. Under the blogs page: "Blogs (or webblogs) are diaries written and disseminated on the web." Tempted to log-in and start tweaking stuff but the rules of engagement aren't clear? Do you have to be an architect to […]

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by mel starrs on August 7, 2008

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What I’ve been reading about: Reader’s Rant – Building Services Journal – "BREEAM is about environmental damage reduction and not about sustainable development. Yet BREEAM is increasingly interpreted within the construction sector as being a metric for sustainable development. Use of the terms ‘very good’ and ‘excellent’ have become misleading because they are hijacked to […]

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