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Links for February 10th through February 15th

by Mel Starrs on February 17, 2012

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These are my links for February 10th through February 15th: Viability of building material reuse centres in the UK – Publications – News, Publications & Events | BioRegional: solutions for sustainability – "The study explores the environmental benefits of reuse and provides an in-depth assessment of the market for reusable materials addressing a range of […]

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Links for February 9th through February 14th

by Mel Starrs on February 16, 2011

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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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Links for April 7th through April 8th

by Mel Starrs on April 9, 2010

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These are my links for April 7th through April 8th: Bleak and tortured: Kapoor’s Orbit is hardly an Olympic ideal | Building Blog – “the fact that Kapoor’s works seems to have garnered criticism from critics and the public alike renders it, in this regard at least, unique. what does it say? And this perhaps […]

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  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 […]

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photo via Flickr The ODA are proposing the following as the principles contractors will have to follow when delivering London 2012: Energy – maximise the opportunities for carbon efficiency whilst reducing the carbon footprint of the Olympic and Legacy development wherever possible. Waste – maximise opportunities to design out waste and provide new waste infrastructure, […]

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