Monthly Archives: May 2008

Carbon Trust could do better

Carbon Trust “could do better” The government-backed Carbon Trust’s contribution to reducing UK carbon dioxide emissions is “pretty small beer” and it can do better, the Committee of Public Accounts said in a report on Tuesday. Advertisements

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FMB Condemn eco towns

Press Release from FMB, thanks Jane: Lord Rogers is absolutely right to describe eco town plans as ‘one of the biggest mistakes’ the Government could make, says the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). Brian Berry, Director of External Affairs at … Continue reading

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time to re-read rethink construction…again

Following my post yesterday and having had chance to read the transcript of Egans speech on 10 years of rethinking, I am convinced that this is a must read for all in the construction, and indeed in the built environment, … Continue reading

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reconnect with nature: return to the outdoors

Connecting with nature is one of the underlying themes to this blog, (see the welcome panel on the left), but unfortunately that gets lost sometimes with the more day to day built environment stuff. I feel this is important – … Continue reading

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egan: four out of ten for effort

As reported on Building today, Sir John Egan Author of Rethinking Construction speaking at a reception at the House of Commons to mark 10 years since the publication of his report said he would rate the construction industry’s performance since … Continue reading

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Earthwire UK

Just added a new RSS feed from Earthwire UK to my collection of feeds into igoogle. from the Earthwire UK web pages: Environmental News from the United Kingdom on EarthWire EarthWire/UK gives you a free daily overview of environmental news … Continue reading

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LEED 2009 V3

The new edition of LEED – version 3 for 2009 is open to public comment here – promising to reset the bar for green building leadership because the urgency of the LEED mission has challenged the industry to move faster … Continue reading

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