UKGBC

Clara Bagenal George of Elementa Consulting was last night announced as winner of the 2017 Rising Star Award during a reception at Ecobuild. The judges described her enthusiasm and dedication to sustainability as inspirational, and look forward to even greater achievements from her over the coming years. Two-time nominee Ben Hopkins of Bennetts Associates was also […]

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UKGBC have recently made announcements on their plan to develop a business plan for “UK Built Environment Plc”, with Deloitte steering the research: The mega company needs to develop a plan for the next 40 years. By developing PEST-based scenarios for future operating environments, and conducting SWOT analyses to determine a range of strategic options, […]

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Fill in the survey and be in with a chance of winning an iPod nano. A key priority for the UK-GBC is to build capacity and understanding around sustainability throughout the industry. To achieve this we are in the process of developing a training and education programme for professionals working in the built environment and would […]

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Links for February 23rd through March 1st

by Mel Starrs on March 2, 2011

in News

These are my links for February 23rd through March 1st: The Low Carbon Kid: Vital new tool sorts out the climate-friendly from climate-hostile materials – Brilliant overview post from David on the ICE database, which means now I don’t have to write one. Read the whole thing: “The widely used and authoritative ICE Database – […]

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Links for October 30th through November 5th

by Mel Starrs on November 6, 2009

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These are my links for October 30th through November 5th: GEO DYNAMICS – How sustainable are heat pumps? -:- Construct Ireland – Great, but long, article on the pros and cons of air source heat pumps. Level of detail is just right, with plenty of graphs and good argument. BSRIA review of NG Bailey’s Solais […]

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Biodiversity, BREEAM and LEED

by Mel Starrs on April 6, 2009

in BREEAM, BREEAM versus LEED, LEED

The UKGBC released a report called “Biodiversity and the built environment” on 31 March 2009. The portal was a couple of days late but was available when I checked on 3 April. I would recommend reading the full report (a quick read at 38 pages, mostly appendices). Below, I pull out the pertinent information regarding […]

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Del.icio.us.ness

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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