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Links for August 6th through August 10th

by Mel Starrs on August 11, 2011

in News

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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Links for July 14th through July 20th

by Mel Starrs on July 21, 2011

in News

These are my links for July 14th through July 20th: Dezeen » Blog Archive » “Good Design: it all adds up” – RIBA report on benefits of good architecture – “the Royal Institute of British Architects in London has published a report promoting the social and economic benefits of well-designed buildings. Entitled Good Design – […]

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The benefits of urban trees

by Mel Starrs on April 15, 2009

in Psychology & Marketing

I’ve been on a bit of a nature/biodiversity tip recently. Here’s a great list of reasons why trees should be included in urban design – some common sense, some more unusual – from the Forestry Commission’s London Region Trees and Design Action Group report “No Trees, No Future” Trees in the Urban Realm. Environmental Reduce […]

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Links for April 7th through April 9th

by Mel Starrs on April 14, 2009

in News

These are my links for April 7th through April 9th: Insulation is king – part 2 – "When NOT to insulate Some properties, typically built before 1940, have no vertical damp proof course (VDPC) around the windows. They rely on the ventilation in the cavity to stop rainwater penetrating to the inside wall. In this […]

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