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Links for April 7th through April 13th

by Mel Starrs on April 14, 2011

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These are my links for April 7th through April 13th: Olympic Games transport could spark EU pollution fines – 12 Apr 2011 – News from BusinessGreen – "It concluded that the ODA and London Organising Committee (LOCOG) are on track to reduce carbon emissions by 50 per cent as planned, but they will only deliver […]

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Data, data, data – BREEAM database now live

by Mel Starrs on March 29, 2011

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One of my wish list items for BREEAM 2011 was more data (actually it was BREEAM 2010 – what happened there then? We optimistically still thought BREEAM would be released in October to coincide with Part L 2010). I asked for: Ideally I would like to see a list of all BREEAM projects under each […]

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Links for March 10th through March 14th

by Mel Starrs on March 16, 2011

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These are my links for March 10th through March 14th: Water Consumption (NF29) ¦¦ Research & publications ¦¦ NHBC Foundation – "One of the measures of sustainability in the Code for Sustainable Homes and its predecessor, EcoHomes, is the quantity of water used by consumers living in new homes. Changes to Part G of the […]

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Links for September 8th through September 13th

by Mel Starrs on September 15, 2010

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These are my links for September 8th through September 13th: Sustainability Matrix – Green Offices | Max Fordham – Very impressed that Fordham's are being this transparent: "As a practice we think it important to drive the sustainability agenda and stimulate discussion, so versions of our current matrices were published in AJ and we welcome […]

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I’m blogging this so I can easily find the information again (what blogs were originally for). It’s one of those key bits of data I always seem to spend hours looking for. And now it might change anyway. Ofgem currently defines typical annual domestic consumption as 20,500 kWh for gas and 3,300 kWh for standard […]

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Links for July 23rd through July 27th

by Mel Starrs on July 28, 2010

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These are my links for July 23rd through July 27th: Worldchanging: Bright Green: Transition Towns or Bright Green Cities? – Read the whole article: “That sort of casual eagerness for the death of others is appalling. Worse, the strategy implicit in this vision of transitioning — that there can be local soft landings in the […]

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Links for July 6th through July 11th

by Mel Starrs on July 13, 2010

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These are my links for July 6th through July 11th: EIA – Press Releases – EIA Assesses Impact of Economic Growth, Oil Prices, and Future Policies on Projected Energy Trends – "World marketed energy consumption grows 49 percent between 2007 and 2035, driven by economic growth in the developing nations of the world, according to […]

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2009 RICS Global Carbon Capacity Index

by Mel Starrs on July 1, 2010

in Economics

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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Links for May 26th through May 27th

by Mel Starrs on June 1, 2010

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These are my links for May 26th through May 27th: Some Transition Thoughts on the Energy Bits of the Queen’s Speech » Transition Culture – I'm not a particular fan of the Transition Towns movement (something too insular and regressive about it to sit comfortably with my world view, each to their own and all […]

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Links for May 26th through June 1st

by Mel Starrs on June 2, 2009

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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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