Housing

Links for September 8th through September 13th

by Mel Starrs on September 15, 2010

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These are my links for September 8th through September 13th: Sustainability Matrix – Green Offices | Max Fordham – Very impressed that Fordham's are being this transparent: "As a practice we think it important to drive the sustainability agenda and stimulate discussion, so versions of our current matrices were published in AJ and we welcome […]

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Links for August 18th through August 24th

by Mel Starrs on August 25, 2010

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These are my links for August 18th through August 24th: 500 Internal Server Error – 500 Internal Server Error Stanford engineers’ new solar energy conversion process could revamp solar power production – "A new process that simultaneously combines the light and heat of solar radiation to generate electricity could offer more than double the efficiency […]

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Links for June 3rd through June 7th

by Mel Starrs on June 8, 2010

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These are my links for June 3rd through June 7th: UNEP DTIE SCP Branch: Resource Panel – Quite: "Population and economic growth will hence lead to higher impacts, unless patterns of production and consumption can be changed." Protocols for Performance Measurement Offered by Leading Building Groups – "A new book from three leading building industry […]

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Links for March 16th from 14:38 to 14:38

by Mel Starrs on March 19, 2010

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These are my links for March 16th from 14:38 to 14:38: Measuring Deep Energy Retrofits – Michael Anschel – The US faces much the same challenge as the UK on retrofitting homes with the added factor of A/C: "Consider this: If we took account of the entire U.S. housing stock’s carbon responsibility, new and old, […]

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Links for February 22nd through February 23rd

by Mel Starrs on February 26, 2010

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These are my links for February 22nd through February 23rd: House 2.0: Dickon Robinson – "(Dickon Robinson) made some interesting observations about social housing, particularly so as he has been so intimately involved in it at Peabody. He recalled that the original council houses, built in the 20s and 30s, were only available to people […]

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Links for January 3rd through January 7th

by Mel Starrs on January 8, 2010

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These are my links for January 3rd through January 7th: She Just Walks Around With It: What I Would Tell Any Recent College Graduate – Wise words from Kristy: "That is NOT the same as liking what a company does, seeing a company that has lots of potential and potentially cool jobs, and just not […]

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Links for December 11th through December 17th

by Mel Starrs on December 18, 2009

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These are my links for December 11th through December 17th: Is global warming unstoppable? – Another nutty theory or not?: "Garrett says his study's key finding "is that accumulated economic production over the course of history has been tied to the rate of energy consumption at a global level through a constant factor." That "constant" […]

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Links for July 31st through August 4th

by Mel Starrs on August 7, 2009

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These are my links for July 31st through August 4th: By Degrees – White Roofs Catch On as Energy Cost Cutters – Series – NYTimes.com – LEED rewards white roofs (heat island effect) and it also pops up in BREEAM Communities – but beware: "Still, the ardor of the cool-roof advocates has prompted a bit […]

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Hobbit House revisited

by Mel Starrs on June 8, 2009

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Hattie over at AJ has an update on our favourite eco-Hobbit House, which I originally posted in January 2007. The post is in my top ten most popular, so maybe the market for such dwellings is growing? Still no word on how it passes Building Regs, but good to see the movement growing – the […]

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Links for March 11th through March 15th

by Mel Starrs on March 17, 2009

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These are my links for March 11th through March 15th: The Building Futures Game – Building Futures – The Building Futures Game is the outcome of 3 years research and development work carried out by the Building Futures team, CABE and architectural practice AOC. The toolkit emerged through a shared desire as to how one […]

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