materials

Links for August 6th through August 10th

by Mel Starrs on August 11, 2011

in News

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 November 14th through November 19th

by Mel Starrs on November 20, 2009

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These are my links for November 14th through November 19th: Welcome to amazonails – Enerything you ever needed to know about straw bale building. Footprint » Common carbon language – "The ‘Common Carbon Metric’ will be piloted by the leading green building rating tools and made available to anyone dedicated to promoting the understanding and […]

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Links for October 30th through November 5th

by Mel Starrs on November 6, 2009

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These are my links for October 30th through November 5th: GEO DYNAMICS – How sustainable are heat pumps? -:- Construct Ireland – Great, but long, article on the pros and cons of air source heat pumps. Level of detail is just right, with plenty of graphs and good argument. BSRIA review of NG Bailey’s Solais […]

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Links for September 18th through September 24th

by Mel Starrs on September 25, 2009

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These are my links for September 18th through September 24th: The Architect’s Newspaper – Incredibly honest article from Adajye: "My sense of setting up a practice was about working, not business, and about expediting projects, basically out of my bedroom, that came my way, and the opportunities born out of a series of private commissions […]

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Links for April 21st through April 27th

by Mel Starrs on April 28, 2009

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These are my links for April 21st through April 27th: NGS GreenSpec – Materials – Embodied energy – Data on embodied energy is notoriously difficult to find. This is a useful source: "The figures included in the following table are a much-shortened and abbreviated adaptation of a survey published by the Sustainable Energy Research Team […]

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The regional materials credits in LEED are interesting. Obviously written with the US in mind, “regional” is defined as a 500 mile radius. For London this extends as far as Denmark, which could be fairly handy if you’re looking for triple glazed windows or funky radiators. I suspect if you were in the north of […]

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Responsible Sourcing of Materials

by mel starrs on April 1, 2008

in BREEAM

A phrase which strikes terror into the heart of any BREEAM assessor. Since the 2006 update, the responsible sourcing of timber credit got a makeover and included just about anything in the project. The credit guidance is the longest in the manual – from memory I think it is 12 pages but this may be […]

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