CSH

Links for November 24th through November 30th

by Mel Starrs on December 1, 2010

in News

These are my links for November 24th through November 30th: USGBC Announces ‘LEED Automation’ to Streamline and Create Capacity for LEED Green Building Projects | Chloregy – “The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), developers of the LEED green building program today announced LEED Automation, a new program in collaboration with leading technology companies that is […]

{ 0 comments }

So news reached us today that Grant Shapps has ditched the HCA standards which had been proposed to come in April 2011. CLG heralded the move as Shapps: We’re lifting burdens from the backs of builders. Construction News were equally upbeat, announcing “Shapps announces dual boost for housebuilding“. But is it really good news? Let’s […]

{ 1 comment }

Links for November 11th through November 16th

by Mel Starrs on November 17, 2010

in News

These are my links for November 11th through November 16th: The controlled approach to reduce energy and carbon – Modern Building Services – Unsexy technology, but very true: "Ian Ellis, president of the Building Controls Industry Association, says: ‘Renewable technologies have received a lot of backing through legislation and grants. The BCIA certainly supports their […]

{ 0 comments }

At the back end of last week the revised Code for Sustainable Homes Technical Guidance November 2010 was published (late as usual – should have been the latter half of October 2010). I won’t go through the changes in this post, but there’s a handy summary document on the same page. For a while now […]

{ 6 comments }

Links for February 12th through February 18th

by Mel Starrs on February 19, 2010

in News

These are my links for February 12th through February 18th: Building4Change : California to make energy and water saving mandatory – CALGREEN's approach, with its mandatory provisions being inspected and verified by local and state building departments and confirmed in a green label, has led to concerns that it confuses building standards and certification. Questions […]

{ 0 comments }

Links for January 29th through February 3rd

by Mel Starrs on February 5, 2010

in News

These are my links for January 29th through February 3rd: Inbuilt gains official status to approve Passivhaus buildings – Inbuilt has been awarded the highly-prized status of Certifying Body for Passivhaus buildings. Passivhaus is a design methodology for ultra low-energy buildings, promoted by the Passivhaus Institut in Darmstadt, Germany. There are about 12,500 Passivhaus buildings […]

{ 2 comments }

Links for January 10th through January 14th

by Mel Starrs on January 15, 2010

in News

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 […]

{ 0 comments }

Links for October 30th through November 5th

by Mel Starrs on November 6, 2009

in News

These are my links for October 30th through November 5th: GEO DYNAMICS – How sustainable are heat pumps? -:- Construct Ireland – Great, but long, article on the pros and cons of air source heat pumps. Level of detail is just right, with plenty of graphs and good argument. BSRIA review of NG Bailey’s Solais […]

{ 0 comments }

Links for October 24th through October 29th

by Mel Starrs on October 30, 2009

in News

These are my links for October 24th through October 29th: Campaign calls for strengthened renewables policy – PlanningResource – "Ministers pledged in July to update the guidance in PPS1 and PPS22 to "ensure that they set a clear and challenging framework for delivering energy infrastructure consistent with national ambitions." TCPA energy policy manager Kate Henderson […]

{ 2 comments }

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 […]

{ 4 comments }