electricity

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 26th through July 27th

by Mel Starrs on July 31, 2009

in News

These are my links for July 26th through July 27th: International Green Construction Code (IGCC) Now in the Works| News | Architectural Record – International in the same way the World Series is a global baseball competition: "On June 29, the American Institute of Architects, along with the International Code Council (ICC) and the American […]

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Links for June 3rd through June 5th

by Mel Starrs on June 9, 2009

in News

These are my links for June 3rd through June 5th: ECUK – Sustainability – Engineers chartered with EC now explicitly expected to "Do more than just comply with legislation and codes": "ECUK’s Guidance on Sustainability clarifies the role of engineers in relation to sustainability and lists six principles to guide professional engineers in their work. […]

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Electric heating – the future?

by mel starrs on October 23, 2008

in Part L

Well, I never thought I’d write that as a blog title! I’m not a fan of electric heating and haven’t been since before I did some investigation into Part L back in 2002. However, as I was browsing through my copy of h&v news this week I came across an article by Kelly Butler of […]

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These are my links for August 18th through August 19th: One green energy firm 100% renewable – "Data available on electricityinfo.org shows that Good Energy is the only firm offering its customers energy which is all generated from renewables. Other companies which claim to offer green power, such as Ecotricity and Green Energy, don't even […]

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These are my links for July 10th through July 11th: The Standardised Method of Life Cycle Costing for Construction Procurement – Standardized Method of Life Cycle Costing for Construction Procurement brings together ISO 15686-5 and the BCIS Standard Form of Cost Analysis (SFCA) along with industry recognized occupancy cost codes, and will provide you with:° […]

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These are my links for June 15th through June 18th: Carbon Trust publishes views on Green Tariffs | Carbon Trust – In light of these concerns, for voluntary reporting purposes, Defra recommends that organisations calculate emissions from renewable tariffs using the average electricity emissions factor for the UK Shh – don’t tell anyone – these […]

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Electric heating under fire (again)

by mel starrs on February 7, 2008

in Part L

Well, I hate to say I told you so but we’ve been here before. Back in November 2002, I wrote an article for BSJ* pointing out the iniquities of the factor used for electricity in the old Part L.  Seems Code for Sustainable Homes still has a flawed factor included and a similar loophole to […]

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Interactive map of UK renewable energy locations

by mel starrs on November 30, 2007

in Renewables

Since August 2006 this resource has been available and I failed to mention it until now. http://maps.restats.org.uk From the press release: The collection of renewable energy statistics – began in 1989 via a project carried out by ETSU (now FES – a part of AEA Technology Environment) on behalf of the UK Department of Trade […]

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BEEP, BEEP…

by mel starrs on May 1, 2007

in Uncategorized

A new one on me – BEEP stands for BOMA Energy Efficiency Program (and BOMA stands for Building Owners and Managers Association). Not content with all these acronyms, they also have a scheme called the GREEN (Green Resource Energy and Environment Network). Stateside FM focussed, there could be some useful resources here come the advent […]

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