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Links for January 27th through January 31st

by Mel Starrs on February 3, 2012

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These are my links for January 27th through January 31st: HVCA :: Ground source heat pump guidance – Brilliant source of links and technical documents: "This online Renewable Technology Guide will help to give you an understanding of the technology and application of ground source heat pumps (GSHP) to provide heat for water in domestic […]

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Links for March 16th through March 21st

by Mel Starrs on March 23, 2011

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These are my links for March 16th through March 21st: The ins and outs of green leases – “Before the drinks began to flow, a lively Q&A followed, the highlight of which was a debate over the use and value of BREEAM. Robert Rotbart of Derwent London questioned how its emphasis currently is on the […]

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Links for November 11th through November 16th

by Mel Starrs on November 17, 2010

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These are my links for November 11th through November 16th: The controlled approach to reduce energy and carbon – Modern Building Services – Unsexy technology, but very true: "Ian Ellis, president of the Building Controls Industry Association, says: ‘Renewable technologies have received a lot of backing through legislation and grants. The BCIA certainly supports their […]

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Links for October 24th through October 29th

by Mel Starrs on October 30, 2009

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These are my links for October 24th through October 29th: Campaign calls for strengthened renewables policy – PlanningResource – "Ministers pledged in July to update the guidance in PPS1 and PPS22 to "ensure that they set a clear and challenging framework for delivering energy infrastructure consistent with national ambitions." TCPA energy policy manager Kate Henderson […]

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Del.icio.us.ness

by mel starrs on December 2, 2008

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What I’ve been reading about: Population (Jonathon Porritt) – "And the mega-reality I'm talking about here is carrying capacity: how many people can the Earth’s resources and life-support services sustain on an indefinite basis? The answer to that is obviously determined in part by the level of consumption of each individual human being. But even […]

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Additional guidance has been published on the NCM FAQ’s page regarding how to deal with shared spaces within blocks of flats using iSBEM: Each flat is a separate dwelling and must be assessed using SAP (the relevant guidance is in ADL1A). However, the common areas in the flats are not classified as dwellings. As stated in ADL1A paragraph […]

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Part L1A & L1B – changes to application

by Mel Starrs on October 3, 2006

in Part L

Announced today on the BRE website: Large dwellings over 450 m2 The limitation of SAP to dwellings of floor area not exceeding 450 m2 has been removed and SAP, rather than SBEM, should be used for Part L compliance for such dwellings. Is this the beginning of the end for SBEM? Or might this be […]

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If, like me, you have been tearing your hair out, trying to get your head around Part L since long before April this year, this book may help alleviate some of those stresses. Available from RIBA and NBS, the Guide costs £25. The RIBA blurb is below: Guide to Part L is a thoroughly researched, […]

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