Tag Archives: sustainability

Twitter for Sustainable Business

“I didn’t know twitter could be used for business, I thought it was just for complaining and moaning on poor service” A comment from a recent chat on a construction site illustrates the level of understanding of twitter and social media … Continue reading

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Ahead of Paris #COP21: Construction Carbon targets wake up call?

Most if not all of our construction sustainability / carbon strategies,standards and targets are based on preventing an increase in global warming temperatures beyond 2 deg C.  That may well have to change, with harsher, tougher targets becoming essential. As reported in … Continue reading

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Cowed: A Book Review

Cowed:  The Hidden Impact of 93 million Cows on America’s Health, Economy, Politics, Culture and Environment,  Denis Hayes and Gail Boyer Hayes Do Cows hibernate Dad? asked one of my sons a decade or so ago when we moved into rural … Continue reading

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Backcasting for a future sustainability.

The UK Living Building Challenge Collaborative hosted at Leeds Sustainability Institute at Leeds Beckett University is currently  working through the Standards petals and imperatives to develop a UK translation or ‘overlay. It is therefore timely to revisit and remind us of Mel … Continue reading

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A Green Deal that could have done so much. RIP

It could have been such a good deal, but it now seems the Green Deal, the green flagship of our current government is dead. Going back to 2011/12 – the concept of a scheme that promised to reduce fuel poverty, … Continue reading

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Rethinking Sustainability Research: Eight Global Challenges

“We must start to envision what a positive future looks like and work to make this happen”  Bob Watson, Chair of Future Earth’s Interim Engagement Committee. Further reinforcement that good or best practice may not be enough, with the need … Continue reading

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Green BIM – a thinkBIM round table summary

Green BIM is healthy, yet only just coming of age with a long way to go. Here is the outline and summary and the Green BIM round table I chaired at the brilliant ThinkBIM/Green Vision event in Leeds on 3rd Dec. More information, … Continue reading

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