Links for February 9th through February 14th

by Mel Starrs on February 16, 2011

in News

These are my links for February 9th through February 14th: Passivhaus vs the UK approach – a non technical comparison of the different principles « WARM: low energy building practice – “However, again the difference in principles with Passivhaus is interesting. PHPP, the Passivhaus model, is based on external measurements of the building… This has […]

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Let’s ban the word ‘sustainability’ for 2008

by mel starrs on January 7, 2008

in Fun

Sustainability (the word) is suffering from chronic overuse. I propose we stop using the word sustainability and instead actually say what we mean. I’m by no means the first person to suggest this. James Evison, aka The Foreman at Contract Journal said the same thing last month.  Don’t get me wrong.  I’m not advocating cynicism […]


  In an attempt to avoid the mistakes of some of the Millenium Projects (remember the Dome…) and the fiasco that still rumbles on (Wembley) the ODA are pushing legacy and accountability as key watchwords.  They have launched a blog and released some video showing how they are ‘on track’ (Real Player, Window Media Player […]