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RICS Going for Green 2012

by Mel Starrs on June 26, 2012

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I first blogged the RICS Going for Green Report back in July last year. I hadn’t realised the report was going to be an annual affair – as a stats geek, I’m over the moon. The May 2012 version can be downloaded here.  The great new addition to the report is the focus on existing […]

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Links for June 8th through June 13th

by Mel Starrs on June 16, 2012

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These are my links for June 8th through June 13th: brute force collaborative » Oh snap! You just got ‘Brute Forced’! – Some good Passivaus basics (for heating dominated climate) RICS Sustainability Blog : RICS speaks at the HQE international green building rating launch – New(ish) competitor to BREEAM International and LEED on the block: […]

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Links for March 30th through April 5th

by Mel Starrs on April 7, 2012

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These are my links for March 30th through April 5th: Contractors turning away from LEED – Journal of Commerce – Trying to hunt down the paper cited here: "Green building systems’ shortcomings were recently pointed out in a paper prepared by the B.C. Construction Association: A Study in the Risks and Liabilities of Green Building. […]

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Links for September 21st through September 25th

by Mel Starrs on September 29, 2011

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These are my links for September 21st through September 25th (apologies – the gremlins got in to the first version of this post): No deal? | Analysis | Inside Housing – Tenant engagement issues and more: “‘A big chunk of homes could miss out [on the green deal] because of issues around obtaining consent,’ says […]

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Links for September 16th through September 21st

by Mel Starrs on September 22, 2011

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These are my links for September 16th through September 21st: New Cool Tool from ASHRAE – Helps Predict Consistent Thermal Comfort – “The tool makes thermal comfort predictions using several existing thermal comfort models, including the Adaptive and Predicted Mean Vote (PMV) models. Inclusion of these models can potentially improve occupant comfort by allowing engineers […]

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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 July 14th through July 20th

by Mel Starrs on July 21, 2011

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These are my links for July 14th through July 20th: Dezeen » Blog Archive » “Good Design: it all adds up” – RIBA report on benefits of good architecture – “the Royal Institute of British Architects in London has published a report promoting the social and economic benefits of well-designed buildings. Entitled Good Design – […]

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Links for May 26th through May 31st

by Mel Starrs on June 2, 2011

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These are my links for May 26th through May 31st: Reducing our carbon footprint requires kicking our carbon diet – Interesting piece on the complexity of carbon accounting and incentives: “In the policy debate about the carbon price (or tax), the focus has been on the fact we have to do something about climate change […]

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Links for April 21st through April 27th

by Mel Starrs on April 28, 2011

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These are my links for April 21st through April 27th: Skyscraper Boom Reaches End as City of London Goes ‘From Vanity to Sanity’ – Bloomberg – Fascinating article on the economics of tall buildings: "In London, high-rise buildings cost 50 pounds to 150 pounds more per square foot than shorter ones because of their stronger […]

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Links for April 15th through April 20th

by Mel Starrs on April 21, 2011

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These are my links for April 15th through April 20th: PassivHaus: – 5 of 22 regions of UK passivhaus climate data (Region 2-6) is now available for download. Thames Valley, SE England, S England, SW England and Severn. Foster & Partners Finish Gorgeous Green Building In Morocco | Green Prophet – “The building is cooled […]

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