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Links for June 22nd through June 28th

by Mel Starrs on June 29, 2012

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These are my links for June 22nd through June 28th: Labels for building products gain traction – Journal of Commerce – Canada: "Instead of nutrients, the label on the building product will list what’s in it, and how much embodied carbon that represents. The label will also provide a “global warming number” that gives the […]

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BEAN – BREEAM what’s your opinion?

by Mel Starrs on February 16, 2012

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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 May 20th through May 25th

by Mel Starrs on May 26, 2011

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These are my links for May 20th through May 25th: Wind power better managed as National Grid upgrades forecasting – 25 May 2011 – News from BusinessGreen – “Under an old system dubbed Windy Miller, after the windmill owner from children’s TV series Camberwick Green, the grid company could predict with 85% reliability. The new […]

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Links for October 20th through October 26th

by Mel Starrs on October 27, 2010

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These are my links for October 20th through October 26th: National Refurbishment Centre – “The National Refurbishment Centre’s report, Rethinking Refurbishment. Developing A National Programme, is now available to download. The report is the culmination of regional workshops, in which stakeholders from across the sector gave their views about the state of green refurbishment across […]

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Links for June 16th through June 21st

by Mel Starrs on June 23, 2009

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These are my links for June 16th through June 21st: The young generation with a new vision to build Britain | Art and design | The Observer – Fairly fluffy piece in the Observer on the new generation of iconoclast architects, more devoted to context, collaboration and sustainability than iconic buildings which celebrate individualism. Good […]

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Links for March 17th through March 23rd

by Mel Starrs on March 24, 2009

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These are my links for March 17th through March 23rd: Built on Collaboration: Being disciplined – KPI's for use of extranets/collaboration tools – I love the idea of this. After all, what gets measured gets managed. However, will there be the temptation to file every email back and forth on where best to have the […]

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by mel starrs on July 6, 2008

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What I’ve been reading about: Zero carbon targets debated at AECB conference – Discussions on renewables and greenwash Models of whole life costing – Building Services Journal – Book review by Hywel Davies of Whole Life-cycle Costing: Risk and risk responses BSRIA Infonet: Whole-Life Costing Analysis, Churcher D : Books & Downloads – Publications for […]

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These are my links for June 18th through June 19th: Mott MacDonald launches Abu Dhabi sustainable programme – Building – Estidama – Mott's BREEAM and LEED competitor, bespoke for Abu Dhabi. Anyone got a copy? HDI vs. Eco footprint – Great graphic from WBCSD plotting ecological footprint against human development index. Useful when comparing technologies […]

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by mel starrs on June 10, 2008

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What I’ve been reading about: Arup director on sustainability: communities should be retrofitted – 10/06/2008 – Contract Journal – Peter Head and Chris Twinn appear to be on completely different pages… Monbiot.com » Small Is Bountiful – Monbiot on why small is better:There is an inverse relationship between the size of farms and the amount […]

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