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Links for September 14th through September 17th

by Mel Starrs on September 18, 2009

in News

These are my links for September 14th through September 17th: When ‘the business case’ gets exciting – With BDRV we’ve pulled all of our past work – and all the other examples we can find – into a single, flexible guide. We want practically any company to be able to find a financial technique which […]

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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 […]

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Whole Life Cycle Costing

by mel starrs on November 12, 2007

in Economics

IES have available a Powerpoint presentation, available from here, on Whole Life Cycle Costing. It has a very useful, clear explanation of net present value (NPV) and illustrates how IES software can be used in assessing options. Once embarking down this road, a number of key questions need to be answered, not least of all: […]

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What is sustainable development anyway? Pt. I

by mel starrs on November 7, 2007

in Uncategorized

Here’s the beginnings of what was going to be a much longer article. In the spirit of clearing out my drafts box on the blog I thought I’d bite the bullet and call it part one of a series to be finished in the future. Is anyone else tired of going to presentations and seminars […]

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Money makers

by mel starrs on November 6, 2007

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  Not content with providing one post a day for November, I’ve managed to catch up on some reading and have for you a bonus post today.   Great piece over at BD by Paul Morrell on why companies sell up. I agree with most of what he says, although I do think that listed […]

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Getting ready for EPC’s

by mel starrs on April 18, 2007

in Part L

The always excellent TheyWorkForYou has alerted me to these factoids: Q: how much has been allocated to the Energy Performance Certificates scheme for (a) start-up costs and (b) 2007-08? A:The Department has allocated some £1.96 million to start-up costs for the Energy Performance Certificates scheme. This money is required to put into place the necessary […]

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Are we heading for a housing oligopoly?

by mel starrs on April 5, 2007

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Not often I get to use the word oligopoly , but with regards to current movements in the housing market, it seems appropriate. Great article here from Mark Leftley: …we now have a big three, firms that can only get stronger. In the FTSE-100 companies have access to tracker funds, meaning that it is far […]

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Defra news release: Details of a review of how the UK can make the most of the key opportunities that environmental protection can present for wealth creation and employment growth were released by the Government today (Wed). Environment Secretary David Miliband and Trade and Industry Secretary Alistair Darling will jointly chair a Commission on Environmental […]

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Story from the Yorkshire Post on 1 June 2006 in which a local ecology company are spreading the word about BREEAM. In Canada, green buildings are happier more productive buildings: One study of a green renovation to the post office in Reno, Nevada, found that the $500,000 cost was offset by productivity improvements in the […]

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