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Del.icio.us.ness for March 16th

by mel starrs on March 17, 2008

in News

What caught my eye today, March 16th: A Reporter at Large: Big Foot: newyorker.com – Long but good piece in the New Yorker on carbon footprinting, including quotes from Leahy at Tesco. Alice in Wonderland (Jonathon Porritt) – I missed this a couple of weeks ago. Jonathon’s on top form explaining why the govt’s price […]


BREEAM revamp – my wishlist

by mel starrs on March 10, 2008


Welcome news in Building this morning that BREEAM is to be revamped in May (just in time for my return to the UK). The article states: The new version of the 18-year-old BREEAM assessment tool will make post-construction reviews mandatory, set maximum levels for energy and water consumption and minimum requirements for material selection. It […]


Do you live in an A rated home?

by mel starrs on June 16, 2006

in Part L

On Wednesday DCLG announced details of the home energy certificates which must be in place due to EPBD (European Performance of Buildings Directive) by 2009. The UK version will be ready by next summer: The certificates will give home buyers and sellers A to G ratings for their home’s energy efficiency and carbon emissions. They […]