Monthly Archives: July 2007

2030 – just when you thought …

… meanwhile the following email posting from the USA Architecture 2030 programme makes sobering reading. Architecture 2030: Rapidly accelerating climate change (global warming), which is caused by greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, is now fueling dangerous regional and global environmental events. … Continue reading

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The 2010 Imperative – (NW Sustainability Network)

Further to the NW sustainability network initial meeting this week, noted the following on the USA’s Arctitecture 2030 programme web site, the 2010 Imperative How about carbon neutral campuses (campi?) for the NW by 2010 ??? To successfully impact global … Continue reading

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After the flood

We have to tackle carbon emmisions if we want to avoid more flooding, argues Tony Juniper on his Comment is Free blog Dealing with the effects of heavy rain is one thing but, if recent climate change research proves correct, … Continue reading

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The future of the Code for Sustainable Homes – Making a rating mandatory

From the Communities and  Local Government website: The Code measures the sustainability of a new home. It went live in England as a voluntary standard in April 2007. This consultation document follows on from the positive response received to Building … Continue reading

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Goodbye zero champion…hello sustainability blog…

Zero Champion blog has been re-branded and given a face lift, as Zero Hero ** says It’s part of the development I’m working on which will see this space being integrated more closely to the websites my company publishes – … Continue reading

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open source sustainability

I am becoming more and more aware of and convinced of the role that open source approaches and concepts can have in our built environment.  Based on the open source approach to IT, we are starting to see open source … Continue reading

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Building purple haze…

The post to Worldchanging on green issues in New York City caught my eye over the weekend: Around 85 percent of all the buildings that will exist in New York City in 25 years are already standing, according to reporter … Continue reading

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