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Links for August 6th through August 10th

by Mel Starrs on August 11, 2011

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These are my links for August 6th through August 10th: What is Energy Use Intensity? ASHRAE Seeks to Define, Educate – Interesting (though I foresee problems – see conclusions wrt Part L2 and zero carbon recently in UK): “• Establish a single objective definition of energy use intensity (EUI) for the design of commercial buildings […]

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Several people came back to me since my blog earlier in the week and have pointed out that the UK figures exclude embodied carbon. This is true. My favourite grumpy environmentalist George Monbiot explains it all here. All very valid points, but it doesn’t help me much when I’m in a design team meeting 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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by mel starrs on May 14, 2008

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What I’ve been reading about: Design Builder – (Relatively) new kids on the DSM software block, 30 day free trial, uses the DOE Energy Plus engine. Anyone got any experience – good or bad? Task force gives housing the green light – "This is not about dumbing down or abandoning the concept of zero carbon. […]

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