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The Brightest Greenest Buildings Europe 2015

The free-to-attend carbon neutral virtual exhibition dedicated to Europe’s most successful and greenest building projects and green building solutions opens on June 10th.  Following on from the success of last years ExpoC21, (Sustainability Made Cool – my blog review here) … Continue reading

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Tesla’s Powerwall: a game changer for BIM and Built Environment Sustainability?

Following the announcement from Elon Musk, we have seen energy and sustainability commentators proclaiming the new Tesla PowerWall a game changer for energy management, and for good reasons, moving from centralised energy to local energy management. Tesla estimate that with only … Continue reading

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RegenerativeBIM … moving the GreenBIM debate

Building Information Management offers huge benefits to Sustainability and to GreenBuild, but needs to move from GreenBIM to RestorativeBIM Bringing together the two most important themes of todays built environment, Sustainability and BIM, the ThinkBIM and Green Vision programmes at Leeds Beckett … Continue reading

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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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