Monthly Archives: July 2008

do you know a sustainable star?

Is your project, are you, or do you know a sustainable star in Pennine Lancashire? We are running a competition to discover the green heroes of the region and we are aiming to support every aspect of sustainability; from eco … Continue reading

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local authority in peak oil tranisition

Last week, Somerset County Council voted unanimously to endorse a motion that they become the UK’s first ‘Transition Local Authority’ reported the Transition Culture blog yesterday What this means is that SCC will take a more integrated approach to its … Continue reading

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your top three environmental books

What are the top three books you’ve read on environmental issues that you would recommend?   Why are they great reads,important or influential? Join the discussion underway on the Linkedin Sustainability Questions page and learn what others feel are important environmental … Continue reading

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latest Grid Works issued

The latest issue of Grid Works has been issued and is available for download from here or from vendors on the Public Works area within Second Life. Once again CivilE Writer (editor) has pulled together an excellent journal that illustrates … Continue reading

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a welcome for tougher eco towns

The Guardian reports today that Caroline Flint has toughend up the eco town requirements: the whole development should be “zero-carbon”, including business sites, and the average home should be within a 10-minute walk of frequent public transport and neighbourhood services. … Continue reading

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on be excellent

Around 10 or so years ago I was part of a BE (now constructing excellence) development group which produced the Be Excellent document and tool. The premise was to increase the awareness of constructions relationship within facilities management and excellence … Continue reading

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news on eco homes

More news on the eco homes / eco towns devolpment In Ireland: ALL new homes built from 2013 onwards will have to be carbon neutral and emit no harmful greenhouse gases, the Irish Independent has learned. Solar panels, woodchip burners, … Continue reading

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