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Links for February 18th through February 23rd

by Mel Starrs on February 24, 2012

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These are my links for February 18th through February 23rd: Working with the Overseas Territories – Corporate – Department for Communities and Local Government – Interesting: "The Climate Change and Sustainable Buildings Division has provided assistance to Gibraltar, giving them access to a standard methodology and energy calculation software for three years, free of royalties. […]

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Links for September 21st through September 25th

by Mel Starrs on September 29, 2011

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These are my links for September 21st through September 25th (apologies – the gremlins got in to the first version of this post): No deal? | Analysis | Inside Housing – Tenant engagement issues and more: “‘A big chunk of homes could miss out [on the green deal] because of issues around obtaining consent,’ says […]

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Links for September 16th through September 21st

by Mel Starrs on September 22, 2011

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These are my links for September 16th through September 21st: New Cool Tool from ASHRAE – Helps Predict Consistent Thermal Comfort – “The tool makes thermal comfort predictions using several existing thermal comfort models, including the Adaptive and Predicted Mean Vote (PMV) models. Inclusion of these models can potentially improve occupant comfort by allowing engineers […]

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Interesting that in the US the tendency is to pilot first, and come up with the ‘real’ scheme later. Under the pilot program, which launched in December 2009, new buildings are eligible to receive an As Designed, or asset, rating, which provides an assessment of the building based on the components specified in the design […]

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Links for January 10th through January 14th

by Mel Starrs on January 15, 2010

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These are my links for January 10th through January 14th: Why do architects earn less than other professionals? – BD Resource – Going back 50 years or so, architects used to have similar earning power to lawyers and medics, but we seem to have gradually painted ourselves out of the picture for clients. We wanted […]

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Links for December 8th through December 10th

by Mel Starrs on December 11, 2009

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These are my links for December 8th through December 10th: ASHRAE’s Building Energy Quotient building labeling program – ASHRAE's BEQ (roughly equivalent to DEC) continues to be developed. The Language of Sustainability: Why Words Matter | GreenBiz.com – Communicating sustainability: "Provide context for "sustainability," in that it means the ability to continue into the indefinite […]

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Links for September 25th through October 1st

by Mel Starrs on October 2, 2009

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These are my links for September 25th through October 1st: "Passive" Heating and Cooling Is a Misnomer. It’s Active. : TreeHugger – "there are 36 Billion square feet of non-residential buildings from the 50s through the 80s that need to be retrofitted and greened. It ain't going to be easy." AIArchitect This Week | Buildings […]

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Links for July 26th through July 27th

by Mel Starrs on July 31, 2009

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These are my links for July 26th through July 27th: International Green Construction Code (IGCC) Now in the Works| News | Architectural Record – International in the same way the World Series is a global baseball competition: "On June 29, the American Institute of Architects, along with the International Code Council (ICC) and the American […]

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Links for July 1st from 08:46 to 13:54

by Mel Starrs on July 2, 2009

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These are my links for July 1st from 08:46 to 13:54: Quarterly Energy Prices – BIS – "Quarterly Energy Prices is DECC's publication covering energy prices. It includes data formerly included in ‘Energy Trends’ (Tables 26 to 30) and the ‘Digest of UK Energy Statistics’ (Chapter 9). It contains tables, charts and commentary on industrial, […]

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I’ve been geeking out over my gorgeous faux leather hard bound copy of the 2009 Ashrae Handbook – Fundamentals (SI units) which recently arrived in the post. One of  the perks of ASHRAE membership is an updated copy every year of one of the handbooks on a rolling schedule (something CIBSE have started to do […]

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