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Links for May 21st through May 23rd

by Mel Starrs on May 26, 2012

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These are my links for May 21st through May 23rd: Local guidelines for retrofit must not be a planning afterthought | Housing network | Guardian Professional – Very sensible article – worth reading whole thing: "To prevent planning blockages, planners will need to use local plans to set out what external appearance of properties will […]

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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 December 17th through December 19th

by Mel Starrs on December 22, 2010

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These are my links for December 17th through December 19th: Banyan: Asia’s alarming cities | The Economist – "Governments acknowledge the challenge. Green codes in China mandate energy-saving standards for heating, cooling and lighting new buildings. The aim is to cut new buildings’ energy use by 65%. But many new buildings are designed first and […]

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Links for January 10th through January 14th

by Mel Starrs on January 15, 2010

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These are my links for January 10th through January 14th: Why do architects earn less than other professionals? – BD Resource – Going back 50 years or so, architects used to have similar earning power to lawyers and medics, but we seem to have gradually painted ourselves out of the picture for clients. We wanted […]

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Links for October 5th through October 7th

by Mel Starrs on October 9, 2009

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These are my links for October 5th through October 7th: Energy Efficiency Partnership for Homes – Partnership Publications – EEPH/CLG report: "This report presents results and findings of the joint EEPH (Energy Efficiency Partnership for Homes) and Department for Communities and Local Government (CLG) project to study the levels of compliance with Part L of […]

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Links for August 15th through August 19th

by Mel Starrs on August 21, 2009

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These are my links for August 15th through August 19th: Track LEED v3 Credits in Project Management Software – It can only be a matter of time before we see a BREEAM focused product like this? :"Tracking LEED credits is a document-intensive process. Just ask any experienced LEED Accredited Professional (AP). Submittal documentation includes drawings, […]

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Links for July 18th through July 19th

by Mel Starrs on July 24, 2009

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These are my links for July 18th through July 19th: Crouching Tiger? | Forum For The Future – Excellent article on China. "Government backing for big green ambitions is also in evidence at Tianjin. This industrial port east of Beijing is to be the site of a hugely ambitious new ‘eco-city’, a joint Chinese-Singaporean venture […]

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Links for June 3rd through June 5th

by Mel Starrs on June 9, 2009

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These are my links for June 3rd through June 5th: ECUK – Sustainability – Engineers chartered with EC now explicitly expected to "Do more than just comply with legislation and codes": "ECUK’s Guidance on Sustainability clarifies the role of engineers in relation to sustainability and lists six principles to guide professional engineers in their work. […]

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by mel starrs on September 23, 2008

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What I’ve been reading about: Andrew Todd: ‘the Gehrys and the Libeskinds don’t add anything to a city’ ~ Cafebabel – "Architecture has now become a political act, involving huge amounts of money, so only good governments can support good projects." The Chinese Century – Review of a book I have on my bookcase on […]

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These are my links for August 26th through August 28th: Sending recycling to China ‘better than binning it’ – "This study sought to answer the specific question of whether the CO2 emissions from the transport outweighed the benefits of the recycling. It quantifies the CO2 emissions from transporting one tonne of recovered mixed paper or […]

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