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Several people came back to me since my blog earlier in the week and have pointed out that the UK figures exclude embodied carbon. This is true. My favourite grumpy environmentalist George Monbiot explains it all here. All very valid points, but it doesn’t help me much when I’m in a design team meeting and […]

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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 November 14th through November 19th

by Mel Starrs on November 20, 2009

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These are my links for November 14th through November 19th: Welcome to amazonails – Enerything you ever needed to know about straw bale building. Footprint » Common carbon language – "The ‘Common Carbon Metric’ will be piloted by the leading green building rating tools and made available to anyone dedicated to promoting the understanding and […]

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Links for September 25th through October 1st

by Mel Starrs on October 2, 2009

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These are my links for September 25th through October 1st: "Passive" Heating and Cooling Is a Misnomer. It’s Active. : TreeHugger – "there are 36 Billion square feet of non-residential buildings from the 50s through the 80s that need to be retrofitted and greened. It ain't going to be easy." AIArchitect This Week | Buildings […]

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Links for July 26th through July 27th

by Mel Starrs on July 31, 2009

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These are my links for July 26th through July 27th: International Green Construction Code (IGCC) Now in the Works| News | Architectural Record – International in the same way the World Series is a global baseball competition: "On June 29, the American Institute of Architects, along with the International Code Council (ICC) and the American […]

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Links for May 26th through June 1st

by Mel Starrs on June 2, 2009

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These are my links for May 26th through June 1st: Concentration Solar Power Module Integrates Into Side And Roof Of Buildings – min-CSP – intriguing but no data in the article to back up the theory: "The system, of which the international patent has already been requested, consists of a stationary lens and a linear […]

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Links for March 24th through March 29th

by Mel Starrs on March 31, 2009

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These are my links for March 24th through March 29th: Lack of integration threatens UK’s sustainable buildings – Nothing new here – what are we going to do about it?: "The report argues that the "large number of interfaces" between the parties to the construction process, coupled with "high transaction costs and risk of duplication […]

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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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Links for March 11th through March 15th

by Mel Starrs on March 17, 2009

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These are my links for March 11th through March 15th: The Building Futures Game – Building Futures – The Building Futures Game is the outcome of 3 years research and development work carried out by the Building Futures team, CABE and architectural practice AOC. The toolkit emerged through a shared desire as to how one […]

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by mel starrs on November 11, 2008

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What I’ve been reading about: Survey warns of low profit margins – Building Design – A third of architectural practices made so little profit in the boom times that they could go bust with the onslaught of the credit crunch, an RIBA survey has revealed. This year’s RIBA Business Benchmarking Survey, released to BD this […]

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