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Links for June 8th from 12:16 to 17:27

by Mel Starrs on June 15, 2010

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These are my links for June 8th from 12:16 to 17:27: American Society of Landscape Architects – Content Details – Incredible list of resources: "Economic Models focuses on economic sustainability, which involves the development of a healthy economy that supports and sustains people and the environment over the long-term. In a market-driven economy, cost is […]

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Links for May 26th through May 27th

by Mel Starrs on June 1, 2010

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These are my links for May 26th through May 27th: Some Transition Thoughts on the Energy Bits of the Queen’s Speech » Transition Culture – I'm not a particular fan of the Transition Towns movement (something too insular and regressive about it to sit comfortably with my world view, each to their own and all […]

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Links for May 21st through May 24th

by Mel Starrs on May 25, 2010

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These are my links for May 21st through May 24th: Two thirds of firms ‘unprepared’ for carbon legislation | ITworld – “At the moment most organisations are just using guess work,” he said. “This can’t continue. In the same way that financial auditors wouldn’t accept guesses as to an organisation’s cash position, environmental auditors are […]

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Links for April 9th through April 13th

by Mel Starrs on April 17, 2010

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These are my links for April 9th through April 13th: Building4Change : Bring disciplines together and get out more, Lovelock warns scientists – POE vs. DSM – similar case in point: "Lovelock also warned that scientists should not regard computer modelling as a substitute for traditional research methods in measuring and tackling climate change. He […]

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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 September 25th through October 1st

by Mel Starrs on October 2, 2009

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These are my links for September 25th through October 1st: "Passive" Heating and Cooling Is a Misnomer. It’s Active. : TreeHugger – "there are 36 Billion square feet of non-residential buildings from the 50s through the 80s that need to be retrofitted and greened. It ain't going to be easy." AIArchitect This Week | Buildings […]

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Links for July 14th through July 16th

by Mel Starrs on July 17, 2009

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These are my links for July 14th through July 16th: Sustainable Homes – This could open the doors for more LA's to impose CSH (and BREEAM?) levels for planning conditions: "Chelmsford Borough Council requires that Code for Sustainable Homes Level 3 is achieved as a planning condition for new buildings. The developer appealed against this […]

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Links for May 12th through May 15th

by Mel Starrs on May 19, 2009

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These are my links for May 12th through May 15th: Blueprint for green stores | Forum For The Future – "Stephen Heal, the company’s director of climate change programmes, says that the Cheetham Hill store’s carbon emissions should be 70% less than those of an average store of its size in 2006. The sixth Tesco […]

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Audacious kite powered electricity generation

by Mel Starrs on April 2, 2009

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Thanks to whoever alerted me to this great, short TED video. The goal is to harness wind power at 1,000 – 15,000m in the troposhere (much above where wind turbines currently operate). Which reminds me, I must dig out the flexifoil now the evenings are brighter… Saul Griffith: Inventing a super-kite to tap the energy […]

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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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