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Links for July 14th through July 20th

by Mel Starrs on July 21, 2011

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These are my links for July 14th through July 20th: Dezeen » Blog Archive » “Good Design: it all adds up” – RIBA report on benefits of good architecture – “the Royal Institute of British Architects in London has published a report promoting the social and economic benefits of well-designed buildings. Entitled Good Design – […]

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Links for February 19th through February 21st

by Mel Starrs on February 23, 2011

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These are my links for February 19th through February 21st: TEQs – David Fleming's TEQ's lives on. House 2.0: More on Denby Dale: lessons learned – Do I link to Mark too much? Probably, but this one's a doozy I hadn't thought of before. Utilities pricing structures disincentivise low energy use (eg: Passivhaus) as first […]

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At the back end of last week the revised Code for Sustainable Homes Technical Guidance November 2010 was published (late as usual – should have been the latter half of October 2010). I won’t go through the changes in this post, but there’s a handy summary document on the same page. For a while now […]

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Links for September 29th through October 5th

by Mel Starrs on October 6, 2010

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These are my links for September 29th through October 5th: ISA Benchmarking Results October 2010 – 4 page pdf “This report provides a demonstration of the first benchmarking results on a sample of assets of the current ISA Members. Benchmark KPI scores are brought up from the database, enabling members to track their own performance […]

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Links for December 28th through December 29th

by Mel Starrs on January 1, 2010

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These are my links for December 28th through December 29th: BRE Trust reveals the results of DEC data analysis – ‘Energy used in public buildings accounts for 4% of the UK's carbon emissions. Design standards are improving, but we need to demonstrate that this is resulting in improved building performance. This study found that the […]

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Links for October 24th through October 29th

by Mel Starrs on October 30, 2009

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These are my links for October 24th through October 29th: Campaign calls for strengthened renewables policy – PlanningResource – "Ministers pledged in July to update the guidance in PPS1 and PPS22 to "ensure that they set a clear and challenging framework for delivering energy infrastructure consistent with national ambitions." TCPA energy policy manager Kate Henderson […]

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These are my links for December 10th through December 15th: Monbiot.com » One Shot Left – "… if we are to give ourselves a roughly even chance of preventing more than two degrees of warming, global emissions from energy must peak by 2015 and decline by between six and eight per cent per year from […]

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by mel starrs on August 20, 2008

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What I’ve been reading about: 7th Generation Businsses: Ecoprises? « Brightest Green Blog – Recycling provides employment: "The 36x return on employment that waste recycling creates seems to make good business sense on nearly every level." McCloud: No chaos at Hab – Building Design – Kev fights his corner, in what seems to be a […]

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These are my links for June 26th through June 27th: Where’s the science bit? – Building Design – More on the apparent demise of the BRE to capitalism. Pipe smoking blokes vs. smooth operating sharks might be a wee bit OTT, though. Plenty on what's wrong – but how to fix it?? Experts blast BRE’s […]

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It’s been a long time coming (public consultation on the code was between 4 December 2005 and 6 March 2006) and it won’t be enforced until April 2007, but today the Code for Sustainable Homes (pdf, 28 pages) was published. Full technical guidance on how to comply will be issued in April. Some reaction has […]

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