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Sing a Song of Sustainable Cities

by Mel Starrs on November 4, 2009

in Events & Conferences

Last night I had the immense pleasure of catching Jaime Lerner at the RIBA Jarvis Hall in Portland Place, London. I had originally come across Lerner on TED, Chris Anderson*’s brainchild. If you aren’t already aware of TED, go check out the many and varied lectures and performances. Lerner is an architect and urban planner […]

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Links for August 21st through August 25th

by Mel Starrs on August 28, 2009

in News

These are my links for August 21st through August 25th: Welcome to Green Building Index – via IES: "GBI is developed by Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM) and the Association of Consulting Engineers Malaysia (ACEM). It is a profession driven initiative to lead the Malaysian property industry towards becoming more environment-friendly. From its inception GBI has […]

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Links for July 14th through July 16th

by Mel Starrs on July 17, 2009

in News

These are my links for July 14th through July 16th: Sustainable Homes – This could open the doors for more LA's to impose CSH (and BREEAM?) levels for planning conditions: "Chelmsford Borough Council requires that Code for Sustainable Homes Level 3 is achieved as a planning condition for new buildings. The developer appealed against this […]

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Links for June 3rd through June 5th

by Mel Starrs on June 9, 2009

in News

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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Links for May 26th through June 1st

by Mel Starrs on June 2, 2009

in News

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 April 7th through April 9th

by Mel Starrs on April 14, 2009

in News

These are my links for April 7th through April 9th: Insulation is king – part 2 – "When NOT to insulate Some properties, typically built before 1940, have no vertical damp proof course (VDPC) around the windows. They rely on the ventilation in the cavity to stop rainwater penetrating to the inside wall. In this […]

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Links for March 31st through April 6th

by Mel Starrs on April 7, 2009

in News

These are my links for March 31st through April 6th: Sustainable Design: What Do Europeans Know That We Don’t Know (But Should)?- 3/1/2009 – Building Design & Construction – "The respective roles of regulation and market forces are quite different in Europe from what we expect in the U.S. and Canada. That's one of the […]

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Links for March 11th through March 15th

by Mel Starrs on March 17, 2009

in News

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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These are my links for February 7th through February 27th: Why and how I blog « Robert Kyriakides’s Weblog – Great post from Robert explaining how he manages to blog so prolifically. Expedition’s blog » Think Up Mondays – Chris Wise et al are trying to create something useful out of the recession: "For one […]

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