Bill McDonough

Cradle to Cradle – virtual book group

by mel starrs on June 5, 2008

in Book Review

Discussions have been launched here. Go, join in…

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Virtual Book Group

by mel starrs on May 13, 2008

in Book Review

Just a quick note to let readers know I am proposing a virtual book group on the Building Sustainability Forum in a few weeks time.  As of yesterday lunchtime, 60 people have had a look, but only one responded to the post – anyone else up for it? Wondering if anyone would like to try […]

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There’s a few folk who don’t blog, but I wish they did.  And now one more does – Jonathon Porritt’s musings can be found here.  I also found Tony Jupiter of FOE via JP, blogging over at comment is free, the guardian’s collection of hosted blogs. Now if Bill McDonough and Bill Dunster would join […]

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A Manifesto for Sustainability in Design

by mel starrs on April 17, 2007

in Manifestos

Found via:: WorldChanging, a manifesto from Allan Chochinov of Core 77 (online design magazine). The full 1000 word manifesto is worth a read but the headings are as follows: Hippocratic before Socratic Stop making crap Systems before artifacts Teach sustainability early Screws better than glues Design for impermanence Balance before talents Metrics before magic Climates […]

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Do you know where true south is?

by mel starrs on January 18, 2007

in Building Physics

Fascinating snippet regarding the orientation of buildings: “McDonough pointed out that many architects and builders don’t know how to find true south. If a compass is used, the compass indicates south, which can differ from true south by more than 15 degrees. Remember, orienting a home is about orienting the home to sun exposure, not […]

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