Monthly Archives: October 2007

Construction carbon calculator – no more excuses…

As mentioned before the topic with the highest hits and searches here on isite is a carbon calculator for the construction process. I have been reviewing the calculator from the Environment Agency which come close, very close, to removing any … Continue reading

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Capable People – a new blog on the block

I have added another blog to the blogroll – down there on the right somewhere – capablepeople is a new blog on the block and while it isnt a ‘built environment’ or ‘sustainability’ blog, is an entertaining and readable blog … Continue reading

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Greenwashed again

A recent survey by Chatsworth Communications of the FTSE 100 green ‘claims’ reveals that top organisations are going green to protect brand and image rather than any concern for the environment.  Over 1200 ‘opinion formers’ from across the UK were … Continue reading

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Built Environment and GEO 4, the last wake up call?

In 1987 (sustainable development) was about meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs (Brundtland) but now in 2007 – the bill we hand our children may prove impossible to … Continue reading

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Green Schools

green school /grEn skül / n. a school building or facility that creates a healthy environment that is conducive to learning while saving energy, resources and money To help educate and encourage construction firms and others about the benefits of … Continue reading

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Webinar – Code for Sustainable Homes

Further to the last post on carbon neutral and Code for Sustainable Homes, I am reminded from Phil’s blog over at Sustainability Blog that Building are running an on line semiar– a webinar on Code for Sustainable Homes. Register and … Continue reading

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Carbon neutral or zero – defined?

Another excellent report from the Centre for Integrated Sustainability Analysis, Carbon Sense and Sensibility offers a definition of carbon neutral by looking at 11 websites that offer carbon neutrality calculators and services (offsets). The definition is based around the idea … Continue reading

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