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Del.icio.us.ness for March 3rd

by mel starrs on March 4, 2008

in News

What caught my eye today, March 3rd: Green Apple – Tim Dwyer in BSJ has interesting stats for building modelling stateside: “on any medium-to-large commercial development, $75,000-$100,000 was required to model the building.” The Zen of Tech: 12 Powerful Ways to Keep Your Online Life Simple and Peaceful – I have got to try out […]

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Del.icio.us.ness for February 28th

by mel starrs on February 29, 2008

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What caught my eye today, February 28th: Free! Why $0.00 Is the Future of Business – Chris Anderson of Long Tail fame riffs more on freeconomics. This is the future and BREEAM in particular need to adapt their business model to align with this or lose out. May I have your attention please – Pay […]

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BREEAM is a means to an end

by mel starrs on January 16, 2008

in BREEAM

 Again, this is a draft which has been kicking around a long time.  I hope the links are still valid.  I was originally going to post this as part of a BREEAM primer, which still hasn’t quite materialised.  Some day I’ll pull all the threads together … I’m beginning to see a dangerous tendency towards […]

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BEEP, BEEP…

by mel starrs on May 1, 2007

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A new one on me – BEEP stands for BOMA Energy Efficiency Program (and BOMA stands for Building Owners and Managers Association). Not content with all these acronyms, they also have a scheme called the GREEN (Green Resource Energy and Environment Network). Stateside FM focussed, there could be some useful resources here come the advent […]

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Top 10 firms web presence

by mel starrs on March 20, 2007

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Can you answer the following questions for your company’s website? How well marketed, and popular the website is How well designed and built the website is How accessible the website is, particularly to those with disabilities How satisfying the website is likely to be Silktide have a nifty little tool called sitescore which will give […]

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Story from the Yorkshire Post on 1 June 2006 in which a local ecology company are spreading the word about BREEAM. In Canada, green buildings are happier more productive buildings: One study of a green renovation to the post office in Reno, Nevada, found that the $500,000 cost was offset by productivity improvements in the […]

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