Monthly Archives: June 2007

Offsite2007

I have a meeting planned down at the BRE in a week or so and hope, as part of the visit to view the buildings erected as part of the Offsite 2007 event. (now closed, but the website contains much … Continue reading

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Google to Recharge a Car, Recharge the Grid, Recharge the Planet?

And you thought Google was just a search engine?  Take a look at Google’s Climate Change Programe  

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Slow Home Futures

In comparison to the news that the UK housing sector is to be invetsigated, and with the media quick to pick up on the numbers that only 3 in 4 (76%) of people buying new homes are satisfied with quality, … Continue reading

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Low-Carbon Building Accelerator

Noticed this on the Carbon Trust website recently: The Low-Carbon Building Accelerator seeks to demonstrate that major refurbishments of non-residential buildings can be completed in both a low-carbon and a cost-effective manner. It involves the Carbon Trust’s specialist consultants working … Continue reading

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Schools rebuild project ‘ignores green initiative’

The Sunday Times yesterday reported that the BSF programme is missing a big opportunity to promote sustainable building methods. A report from the education and skills select committee, headed by Labour MP Barry Sheerman, will slam the programme for missing … Continue reading

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Construction Carbon Calculator

Update:  see latest post Construction Carbon Calculator – no more excuses for best yet calculator  Zero Champion in a recent post poses the question ‘How the hell do we measure our carbon footprint‘? Businesses need a single, unified standard for … Continue reading

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Net Waste Method

As reported on today’s Contract Journal website, WRAP has published plans for a new standard to measure waste neutrality.  Further details and a pdf brochure can be downloaded from the WRAP web site Net Waste Method page. In simple terms, … Continue reading

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