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Links for December 22nd through December 23rd

by Mel Starrs on December 29, 2011

in News

These are my links for December 22nd through December 23rd: Code for Sustainable Homes – Planning, building and the environment – Department for Communities and Local Government – Now available on DCLG website – the CSH FAQ's: "This document provides frequently asked questions for the Code for Sustainable Homes Technical Guidance manual. To aid clarity, […]

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Links for July 14th through July 20th

by Mel Starrs on July 21, 2011

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These are my links for July 14th through July 20th: Dezeen » Blog Archive » “Good Design: it all adds up” – RIBA report on benefits of good architecture – “the Royal Institute of British Architects in London has published a report promoting the social and economic benefits of well-designed buildings. Entitled Good Design – […]

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Last Wednesday, buried in the midst of all the material associated with the Budget, came a watered down (almost) definition of zero carbon. I shall attempt to illustrate a short history of zero carbon and the past five years below, but the lesson remains this (from Robert Kyriakides almost 3 years ago): Trying to work […]

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Links for March 16th through March 21st

by Mel Starrs on March 23, 2011

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These are my links for March 16th through March 21st: The ins and outs of green leases – “Before the drinks began to flow, a lively Q&A followed, the highlight of which was a debate over the use and value of BREEAM. Robert Rotbart of Derwent London questioned how its emphasis currently is on the […]

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Quite a week for PV (some of what follows also relates to other small scale renewables but PV is the main issue here). An announcement was made by HCA last week regards double counting funding with regards to FiT (feed-in-tariff). The gist is that FiT cannot be claimed by Partners on NAHP funded schemes for […]

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Is it RIP CSH?

by Mel Starrs on March 7, 2011

in Code for Sustainable Homes

Does it feel like the end of days for Code for Sustainable Homes or is it just me? Remember of course that I love a bit of DOOM and can see a conspiracy theory behind every incompetent decision (I need to try and remember Hanlon’s Razor more often – “Never attribute to malice that which […]

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Part L1A, SAP 2009 and the fabric first approach

by Mel Starrs on February 21, 2011

in Part L

I’m loving my job at the minute. The office has a huge volume of flats currently at roughly RIBA stage D for a PFI project we are looking at. I’m doing initial SAP work to inform the bid and it has given me the chance to poke about under the bonnet of SAP 2009, Part […]

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Links for January 27th through February 1st

by Mel Starrs on February 2, 2011

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These are my links for January 27th through February 1st: 500 Internal Server Error – 500 Internal Server Error MPs attack planning changes | Online News | Building – "“The various changes to the planning system must be complementary. We therefore recommend that the development of the National Planning Framework and the National Infrastructure Plan, […]

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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 December 8th through December 12th

by Mel Starrs on December 15, 2010

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These are my links for December 8th through December 12th: Announcements > Green Building Certification Institute Launches LEED Fellow Program – Another interesting move: “In order to be eligible for the LEED Fellow designation, an individual must be nominated by a qualifying peer. A nomination period is open now until Jan. 7, 2011. Nominees must […]

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