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Links for March 23rd through March 27th

by Mel Starrs on March 30, 2012

in News

These are my links for March 23rd through March 27th: Low Carbon Heat Plans Revealed – Department of Energy and Climate Change – "DECC is launching a consultation today proposing an interim measure to keep the RHI within the budgetary limits set by the Comprehensive Spending Review. This includes the possibility of giving industry one […]

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Links for December 1st through December 7th

by Mel Starrs on December 8, 2011

in News

These are my links for December 1st through December 7th: Planet Positive Buildings New Buildings that Cut Carbon, Save Rainforest and Promote Local Sustainability | Miss Eco Glam – "The Planet Positive Building Certification for new buildings verifies embodied and operational carbon reduction, helps save endangered rainforest and funds community projects to promote sustainability. New […]

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Links for September 29th through October 5th

by Mel Starrs on October 6, 2010

in News

These are my links for September 29th through October 5th: ISA Benchmarking Results October 2010 – 4 page pdf “This report provides a demonstration of the first benchmarking results on a sample of assets of the current ISA Members. Benchmark KPI scores are brought up from the database, enabling members to track their own performance […]

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Sing a Song of Sustainable Cities

by Mel Starrs on November 4, 2009

in Events & Conferences

Last night I had the immense pleasure of catching Jaime Lerner at the RIBA Jarvis Hall in Portland Place, London. I had originally come across Lerner on TED, Chris Anderson*’s brainchild. If you aren’t already aware of TED, go check out the many and varied lectures and performances. Lerner is an architect and urban planner […]

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Links for March 24th through March 29th

by Mel Starrs on March 31, 2009

in News

These are my links for March 24th through March 29th: Lack of integration threatens UK’s sustainable buildings – Nothing new here – what are we going to do about it?: "The report argues that the "large number of interfaces" between the parties to the construction process, coupled with "high transaction costs and risk of duplication […]

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Del.icio.us.ness

by mel starrs on November 11, 2008

in News

What I’ve been reading about: Survey warns of low profit margins – Building Design – A third of architectural practices made so little profit in the boom times that they could go bust with the onslaught of the credit crunch, an RIBA survey has revealed. This year’s RIBA Business Benchmarking Survey, released to BD this […]

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These are my links for August 10th through August 15th: Blogs – RIBApedia – RIBApedia opens it's doors. Under the blogs page: "Blogs (or webblogs) are diaries written and disseminated on the web." Tempted to log-in and start tweaking stuff but the rules of engagement aren't clear? Do you have to be an architect to […]

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These are my links for July 22nd through July 24th: Target Finder : ENERGY STAR – Create building type specific targets based on US zipcode. Excellent resource, but be mindful the target is energy, not carbon. New Buildings Institute – Getting to Fifty – There are no technical barriers, and few financial ones, to restrict […]

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Caspar in Leeds due for demolition

by mel starrs on February 6, 2007

in Case Studies

CASPAR (city centre apartments for single people at affordable rents), a development of 42 apartments on North St in Leeds (just opposite Hansa’s Gujarati curry house) is now to be demolished. The Yorkshire Post have the latest developments here. Guardian report here and Treehugger comment here. It’s a cautionary tale. What lessons are to be […]

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RIBA report on Smart PFI published

by mel starrs on January 3, 2007

in Publications & Standards

In what could herald the most radical shake-up for PFI in the past 15 years, RIBA have launched a position paper detailing its PFI procurement model – the Client Concept Design Model – and a number of firm recommendations following the Smart PFI principles: The Client Concept Design Model seeks to address the problems the […]

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