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Links for January 5th through January 10th

by Mel Starrs on January 12, 2012

in News

These are my links for January 5th through January 10th: Are we really heading for a housing crisis? | Blog – Short, coherent post, worth a read: "So while it might seem that we actually have close to the required total number of homes across the UK they appear to be neither in the correct […]

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Links for December 1st through December 7th

by Mel Starrs on December 8, 2011

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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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I missed this report the first time around, but it is from RICS FiBRE (Findings in Built and Rural Environments) – Making the Business Case for Sustainable Buildings. It was brought to my attention through the UKGBC BREEAM consultation (apologies – UKGBC members only link). A short 12 page report it is worth skimming through, […]

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2009 RICS Global Carbon Capacity Index

by Mel Starrs on July 1, 2010

in Economics

Fascinating report from RICS – 2009 RICS Global Carbon Capacity Index (28pg, pdf). Whilst I often have rants about the meaningless of the phrase ‘zero-carbon’, I concede we are stuck with it and the goal behind the target is sound (even if the semantics around the phrasing of the target are misguided). Anyway, rant over, […]

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