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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 March 30th through April 6th

by Mel Starrs on April 7, 2011

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These are my links for March 30th through April 6th: English fields could be tapped for sustainable biomass – 06 Apr 2011 – News from BusinessGreen – "The researchers said that converting marginal land to biomass plantations would not only be sufficient to generate approximately four per cent of current UK electricity demand, but would […]

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Links for February 9th through February 14th

by Mel Starrs on February 16, 2011

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These are my links for February 9th through February 14th: Passivhaus vs the UK approach – a non technical comparison of the different principles « WARM: low energy building practice – “However, again the difference in principles with Passivhaus is interesting. PHPP, the Passivhaus model, is based on external measurements of the building… This has […]

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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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Several people over the past few weeks have asked me if I know how we’ve (the UK) done against our targets of reducing carbon against the 1990 baseline. Off the top of my head, I didn’t know. But I knew where to look. The DECC site has lots of statistics, including 2008 Final Greenhouse Gas […]

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Links for December 29th through January 4th

by Mel Starrs on January 5, 2011

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These are my links for December 29th through January 4th: World Green Building Council – Common Carbon Metric Update – Interesting driver for common carbon metric – carbon trading: "A common metric for measuring carbon emissions from buildings will enable the global construction sector to actively participate in carbon markets and attract investment that may […]

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Links for October 27th through November 2nd

by Mel Starrs on November 3, 2010

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These are my links for October 27th through November 2nd: Landlords forced to insulate homes | News | Inside Housing – "Energy and climate change secretary Chris Huhne will announce new measures today to force landlords to make ‘reasonable energy efficiency improvements’ to their properties from 2015 onwards. The new powers will be contained in […]

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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 June 29th through July 1st

by Mel Starrs on July 6, 2010

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These are my links for June 29th through July 1st: Gentrification and Its Discontents – Magazine – The Atlantic – "Zukin declares that she “resent[s] everything Starbucks represents,” which really means that her urban ideal is the cool neighborhood at the moment before the first Starbucks moves in, an ever-more-fleeting moment. Indeed, what has changed […]

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2009 RICS Global Carbon Capacity Index

by Mel Starrs on July 1, 2010

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Fascinating report from RICS – 2009 RICS Global Carbon Capacity Index (28pg, pdf). Whilst I often have rants about the meaningless of the phrase ‘zero-carbon’, I concede we are stuck with it and the goal behind the target is sound (even if the semantics around the phrasing of the target are misguided). Anyway, rant over, […]

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