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Links for July 6th through July 12th

by Mel Starrs on July 13, 2012

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These are my links for July 6th through July 12th: Centre for Cities | Hidden Potential: Fulfilling the economic potential of mid-sized cities – “This report sets out how mid-sized cities, such as Sunderland, could use the City Deals process to tackle the problems that they face. While each City Deal will be a bespoke […]

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RICS Going for Green 2012

by Mel Starrs on June 26, 2012

in Green Building Rating

I first blogged the RICS Going for Green Report back in July last year. I hadn’t realised the report was going to be an annual affair – as a stats geek, I’m over the moon. The May 2012 version can be downloaded here.  The great new addition to the report is the focus on existing […]

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Links for June 8th through June 13th

by Mel Starrs on June 16, 2012

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These are my links for June 8th through June 13th: brute force collaborative » Oh snap! You just got ‘Brute Forced’! – Some good Passivaus basics (for heating dominated climate) RICS Sustainability Blog : RICS speaks at the HQE international green building rating launch – New(ish) competitor to BREEAM International and LEED on the block: […]

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Links for March 15th through March 19th

by Mel Starrs on March 20, 2012

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These are my links for March 15th through March 19th: Building4Change : Storage reduces effectiveness of loft insulation – "The research highlights the practicality issues with lofts in the UK," said Dave Raval, head of entrepreneur fast track at The Carbon Trust. "Lofts should be insulated to the recommended 270mm, but homeowners also need the […]

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Links for March 3rd through March 5th

by Mel Starrs on March 9, 2012

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These are my links for March 3rd through March 5th: Taylor & Francis Online :: Using Display Energy Certificates to quantify schools’ energy consumption – Building Research & Information – Volume 39, Issue 6 – Via CIBSE Journal, useful study using DEC's data: "Significant variations in emissions between primary and secondary schools and academies exist, […]

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BREEAM, Part L and my digital life

by Mel Starrs on February 19, 2012

in BREEAM, Me, elsewhere, Part L

I feel like I’ve been blogging quite a lot lately, but then I realised most of what I’ve written has been pubished in magazines and on other websites. So a quick update is due. This blogpost on “Defending BREEAM (again)” led to BD asking if I’d write the pro side of the Debate piece “Should […]

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Links for February 10th through February 15th

by Mel Starrs on February 17, 2012

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These are my links for February 10th through February 15th: Viability of building material reuse centres in the UK – Publications – News, Publications & Events | BioRegional: solutions for sustainability – "The study explores the environmental benefits of reuse and provides an in-depth assessment of the market for reusable materials addressing a range of […]

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BEAN – BREEAM what’s your opinion?

by Mel Starrs on February 16, 2012

in BREEAM

The latest BEAN (Building environmental assessment network, facilitated by BSRIA and made up of BSRIA members) meeting was entitled ‘BREEAM, what’s your opinion’. The slides are available here. Unfortunately, I didn’t manage to make it in person – some thoughts I gleaned from the presentations are below. Dave Cheshire links to the Target Zero project […]

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Links for November 24th through November 28th

by Mel Starrs on December 1, 2011

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These are my links for November 24th through November 28th: Combined Heat and Power and Air Quality Guidance for Local Authorities – Environmental Protection UK – Comments invited until 2nd Jan: "Environmental Protection UK and the London Borough of Camden are pleased to announce the release of draft guidance for local authorities on Combined Heat […]

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Links for September 8th through September 14th

by Mel Starrs on September 15, 2011

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These are my links for September 8th through September 14th: Planning – Insults vs Consultation « The Chris Brown Blog – Ooops – BREEAM is guilty of this mistake too: “The ‘Brownfield First’ policy advocated by the Trust has never been a particularly good one (previously developed land can be in the most unsustainable of […]

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