Monthly Archives: June 2008

where is the service user innovation …

I attended the SCRI event on Service User Innovation in Salford Uni’s new Lady Hale Building yesterday, listened to four influential speakers and participated in thoughtful discussions and break outs. POE (post occupancy evaluations) were mentioned too often – I … Continue reading

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ecotowns – small steps in the right direction and stop …

There may be one or two things as important for humanity’s future, but nothing is more important than ecocities. a great, insight, article by Richard Register on Eco Cities, which here in the UK may give another view on eco … Continue reading

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on press releases

I get quite a few press releases sent over requesting me to post onto the isite blog, many I am afraid I do not necessarily subscribe to, so politely decline.  However, two received this week,  from Jayne at FMB Green … Continue reading

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cracking the codes

Peter Chapman over at Architecture 2030 has forwarded the following news item.  I find this fascinating, although USA based, is there an equivalent mapping of BREEAM, CSH, etc against for example the Construction Strategy targets, indicating the additional reductions needed … Continue reading

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VAT hindering environmental improvements?

Press release from Jayne Curtis over at FMB: MPs Deliver 10,000 ‘Cut the VAT’ Postcards to 11 Downing Street: Kate Hoey MP (Labour) and Bob Russell MP (Liberal Democrat) have delivered a 10,000 signature strong petition to 11 Downing Street, … Continue reading

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Green Energy Revolution Needs Green Housing Revolution

Press release from Jayne Curtis over at FMB: Green Energy Revolution Needs Green Housing Revolution, says Federation of Master Builders Today’s Government plans to move away from fossil fuels to wind, solar, and tidal power  as part of its green … Continue reading

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virtual world fest for built environment?

Peak Oil awareness: today and tomorrow, Eco-Friendly sim Etopia is having a two day activity to help raise awareness of our global overdependence on oil. Etopia will host a concert, panel discussions, freebie hunt, videos, exhibits and displays in the … Continue reading

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