BREEAM

Links for August 25th through August 30th

by Mel Starrs on September 1, 2011

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These are my links for August 25th through August 30th: New scheme to channel millions to UK carbon-cutting projects – ‘Our research and other evidence strongly demonstrates that UK corporates want to support carbon reduction projects in this country’, says Jon d’Este-Hoare of BRE, ‘there is also a ready supply of high quality projects in […]

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Links for August 6th through August 10th

by Mel Starrs on August 11, 2011

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These are my links for August 6th through August 10th: What is Energy Use Intensity? ASHRAE Seeks to Define, Educate – Interesting (though I foresee problems – see conclusions wrt Part L2 and zero carbon recently in UK): “• Establish a single objective definition of energy use intensity (EUI) for the design of commercial buildings […]

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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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Data, data, data – BREEAM database now live

by Mel Starrs on March 29, 2011

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One of my wish list items for BREEAM 2011 was more data (actually it was BREEAM 2010 – what happened there then? We optimistically still thought BREEAM would be released in October to coincide with Part L 2010). I asked for: Ideally I would like to see a list of all BREEAM projects under each […]

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Links for March 16th through March 21st

by Mel Starrs on March 23, 2011

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These are my links for March 16th through March 21st: The ins and outs of green leases – “Before the drinks began to flow, a lively Q&A followed, the highlight of which was a debate over the use and value of BREEAM. Robert Rotbart of Derwent London questioned how its emphasis currently is on the […]

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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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Links for February 3rd through February 8th

by Mel Starrs on February 9, 2011

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These are my links for February 3rd through February 8th: 500 Internal Server Error – 500 Internal Server Error LEED EBOM vs. BREEAM In-Use (or Oranges vs. Carrots) « GreenBuildingManager – "As a property manager, I find In-Use quite appealing. I can set up a sustainable system, execute on it and get certificates proving that […]

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BREEAM 2011 – coming soon.

by Mel Starrs on February 7, 2011

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BREEAM 2011 is slated for issue in early March 2011 with the scheme going live in June 2011. As a precursor to the manual being issued (I suspect just after EcoBuild) a summary document was issued last week on the BREEAM website. Until the manual is out, it would be a little early to start […]

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This caught my eye a few weeks ago via the Less-En blog: Going forwards, the government has stated that they will not occupy any new accommodation with an EPC rating below C, regardless of whether it is newly developed or an existing building. Interestingly, many new buildings which have already achieved planning permission have an […]

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I noted in this post : “A building which had an EPC of 40 under Part L 2006, gaining an Excellent under BREEAM 2008, does not automatically pass Part L 2010 “ At the time it wasn’t clear what the transitional arrangements were going to be with regards to Part L, especially given that EPC’s are […]

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