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Links for August 6th through August 10th

by Mel Starrs on August 11, 2011

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These are my links for August 6th through August 10th: What is Energy Use Intensity? ASHRAE Seeks to Define, Educate – Interesting (though I foresee problems – see conclusions wrt Part L2 and zero carbon recently in UK): “• Establish a single objective definition of energy use intensity (EUI) for the design of commercial buildings […]

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Links for March 16th through March 21st

by Mel Starrs on March 23, 2011

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These are my links for March 16th through March 21st: The ins and outs of green leases – “Before the drinks began to flow, a lively Q&A followed, the highlight of which was a debate over the use and value of BREEAM. Robert Rotbart of Derwent London questioned how its emphasis currently is on the […]

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Links for August 11th through August 17th

by Mel Starrs on August 18, 2010

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[Edited 18 Aug – for some reason some blank links have been publishing – all the links I have tried to send are there, these appear to be addition. I suspect it is a result of me messing around on iPhone and iPad with settings – hopefully will be fixed next week – I’ve deleted […]

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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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The eagle eyed amongst you may have spotted a new page on the blog – global building accreditation schemes. It is very much a work in progress and I’ve missed any obvious schemes, please let me know. As new announcements are made, I add them into the google spreadsheet which sits behind the page. For […]

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Links for May 21st through May 24th

by Mel Starrs on May 25, 2010

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These are my links for May 21st through May 24th: Two thirds of firms ‘unprepared’ for carbon legislation | ITworld – “At the moment most organisations are just using guess work,” he said. “This can’t continue. In the same way that financial auditors wouldn’t accept guesses as to an organisation’s cash position, environmental auditors are […]

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Links for September 14th through September 17th

by Mel Starrs on September 18, 2009

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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 26th through July 27th

by Mel Starrs on July 31, 2009

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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 April 30th through May 1st

by Mel Starrs on May 5, 2009

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These are my links for April 30th through May 1st: Women in construction get funding boost – "A successful initiative set up to support women working in the construction sector, has been granted £420,750 further funding to continue." Building Sector Must Change to Meet Global Energy Targets, New Study Finds – "New modeling by the […]

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These are my links for September 11th through September 19th: BREEAM set to cover communities – Building – Unlike existing BREEAM tools, the assessment will take into account regional requirements. Cotter said: “For example, does the development meet the criteria for employment stimulation? It’s about making sure development complements regional local planning requirements.” It has […]

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