Monthly Archives: January 2008

Barratt Homes – Chorley

With the Lancs Best Practice Club looking to visit the eco show homes at Chorley soon the following links should give a balanced view on the background to these homes. CarbonLimited – scathing comments on performance Key findings from Chorley … Continue reading

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waste management plans and carbon calculator event

Details of the Lancs Best Practice Club event on 12th Feb looking at sustainability targets, site waste management plans and carbon calculators are now available to download on the events page.  Fittingly the event will be held at the Solaris … Continue reading

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Green spires or greenwash?

Universities UK today published Green Spires, a very rosy picture of what academia is doing within the world of becoming green. The report, full of case studies of great activities from around the UK Universities is a must read with … Continue reading

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New Liverpool school seeks ‘Very Good’ BREEAM

Details of the state of the art sustainable design (and construction) for Liverpool Lower Lee Special school were posted on Building website earlier this week. (Story, pictures and strategy) The school is only targetting a Very Good BREEAM level accreditation … Continue reading

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site waste management plans event 12 Feb

Irrespective of whether you are a client, contractor, developer, product supplier, facilities manager or consultant, the impact of the sustainability, carbon, energy and other performance targets being set for the industry will change the way you do business in a … Continue reading

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sustainability turns red … code red?

I received alarming emails from Carbonequity and FoE today describing how a good many tipping points have been reached and that we are on the brink of a point of no return. On January 28th ClimateCodeRed will be published in … Continue reading

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recycling rubbish CD’s as road surface material

Noted that troubled EMI over estimated the number of Robbie Williams Rudebox CD’s by a mere million. These are now reputedly to be shipped to China to be crushed for road surface material. Typical of buyers over ordering, with the … Continue reading

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