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Links for October 7th through October 9th

by Mel Starrs on October 13, 2011

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These are my links for October 7th through October 9th: Tory green rhetoric is a lot of hot air – "It is easy, and can sound smart, to dismiss the notion of sustainable development as empty rhetoric. The planning critic Peter Marcuse has described sustainability as “a camouflaged trap for the well-intentioned unwary”" Delivering low […]

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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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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 February 8th through February 9th

by Mel Starrs on February 12, 2010

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These are my links for February 8th through February 9th: David Hicks Consultants Ltd – Industrial Roofing and Cladding Consultants – Hilarious Part L takedown to the tune of Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody: "During the course of our duties, we are discovering most buildings do not comply with Part L2 ( non dwellings ) in one […]

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Links for December 8th through December 10th

by Mel Starrs on December 11, 2009

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These are my links for December 8th through December 10th: ASHRAE’s Building Energy Quotient building labeling program – ASHRAE's BEQ (roughly equivalent to DEC) continues to be developed. The Language of Sustainability: Why Words Matter | GreenBiz.com – Communicating sustainability: "Provide context for "sustainability," in that it means the ability to continue into the indefinite […]

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Links for March 31st through April 6th

by Mel Starrs on April 7, 2009

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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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These are my links for September 24th through September 26th: Fabric Insulation – ways of further raising performance standards for all types of building fabric: BD 2428 – Planning, building and the environment – Communities and Local Government – This report summarises building thermal performance requirements in Denmark, Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands and classifies […]

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by mel starrs on May 14, 2008

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What I’ve been reading about: Design Builder – (Relatively) new kids on the DSM software block, 30 day free trial, uses the DOE Energy Plus engine. Anyone got any experience – good or bad? Task force gives housing the green light – "This is not about dumbing down or abandoning the concept of zero carbon. […]

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by mel starrs on April 25, 2008

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What I’ve been reading about: The Code is not enough – sustainability thinking part one – Building Design – Great article from Jon Goodburn at WAG on sustainability definitions – extended to include institutions – and covering a broad range of sub-topics. Zero-carbon is so last year…

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photo via Flickr The ODA are proposing the following as the principles contractors will have to follow when delivering London 2012: Energy – maximise the opportunities for carbon efficiency whilst reducing the carbon footprint of the Olympic and Legacy development wherever possible. Waste – maximise opportunities to design out waste and provide new waste infrastructure, […]

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