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BREEAM in Europe – Statistics

by Mel Starrs on July 25, 2011

in BREEAM

A great report from RICS called ‘Going for Green’ Sustainable Building Certifucation Statistics Europe – May 2011 (pdf, 9 pgs, 5.86MB!). There’s four case studies – one each for DGNB (German), BREEAM (UK), LEED (US) and HQE (France). My favourite piece of data comes from the really useful map I’ve shown above (click through and […]

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Several people over the past few weeks have asked me if I know how we’ve (the UK) done against our targets of reducing carbon against the 1990 baseline. Off the top of my head, I didn’t know. But I knew where to look. The DECC site has lots of statistics, including 2008 Final Greenhouse Gas […]

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Links for November 24th through November 30th

by Mel Starrs on December 1, 2010

in News

These are my links for November 24th through November 30th: USGBC Announces ‘LEED Automation’ to Streamline and Create Capacity for LEED Green Building Projects | Chloregy – “The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), developers of the LEED green building program today announced LEED Automation, a new program in collaboration with leading technology companies that is […]

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Links for March 19th through March 25th

by Mel Starrs on March 26, 2010

in News

These are my links for March 19th through March 25th: Climate science: Spin, science and climate change | The Economist – "…the ambiguities of science sit uncomfortably with the demands of politics. Politicians, and the voters who elect them, are more comfortable with certainty. So “six months to save the planet” is more likely to […]

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Links for January 29th through February 3rd

by Mel Starrs on February 5, 2010

in News

These are my links for January 29th through February 3rd: Inbuilt gains official status to approve Passivhaus buildings – Inbuilt has been awarded the highly-prized status of Certifying Body for Passivhaus buildings. Passivhaus is a design methodology for ultra low-energy buildings, promoted by the Passivhaus Institut in Darmstadt, Germany. There are about 12,500 Passivhaus buildings […]

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Links for July 1st from 08:46 to 13:54

by Mel Starrs on July 2, 2009

in News

These are my links for July 1st from 08:46 to 13:54: Quarterly Energy Prices – BIS – "Quarterly Energy Prices is DECC's publication covering energy prices. It includes data formerly included in ‘Energy Trends’ (Tables 26 to 30) and the ‘Digest of UK Energy Statistics’ (Chapter 9). It contains tables, charts and commentary on industrial, […]

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I have a new geek-crush. For those who have not yet come across the inimitable Hans Rosling, I urge you all to head over to the awesome Gapminder website, whose strapline is “Unveiling the beauty of statistics for a fact based world view”.  An incredibly clear way of illustrating facts and figures. Today, I’m going […]

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Happy 3rd Blogday to me

by Mel Starrs on April 14, 2009

in Housekeeping

Well, slightly belated as 11 April 2009 was the 3rd birthday of this blog, but I figure people have better things to do with their bank holidays than read this blog. Last year I jotted down some stats, so for this following along at home, I’ll give some quick updates. My hits have increased almost […]

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Links for March 11th through March 15th

by Mel Starrs on March 17, 2009

in News

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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These are my links for February 7th through February 27th: Why and how I blog « Robert Kyriakides’s Weblog – Great post from Robert explaining how he manages to blog so prolifically. Expedition’s blog » Think Up Mondays – Chris Wise et al are trying to create something useful out of the recession: "For one […]

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