Monthly Archives: January 2009

sustainable resources and publications update

Items of interest to built environment + natural environment + sustainable communities filtered from the Sustainability Development Research Network (SDRN) update Engaging Places A new initiative has been launched by CABE and English Heritage to help every school exploit the … Continue reading

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US Green building may follow EU model …

Heres an interesting article that Google alerts brought to my attention:  Future green construction may follow European models in the Portand Journal of Commerce. As the building industry searches for the next big thing, the likelihood increases that builders, developers, architects … Continue reading

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interacting with information

“There’s a clear direction … away from people thinking, ‘This is my PC, this is my hard drive,’ to ‘This is how I interact with information, this is how I interact with the web.’” Occasionally you come across a quote … Continue reading

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keeping communities of practice alive

This week I find myself involved with and or facilitating four communities of practice (CoP) , two new and getting started like the Leeds Sustainability Forum and Green Drinks Lancashire ( which after the second ‘gathering’ is becoming a useful … Continue reading

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justpractising – new blog on the block

Great to see new blogs being created that address issues relating to the built environment and web 2.0 ‘stuff’ Fellow twitter Su Butcher has joined the blogosphere with justpractising: So here it is. A blog about architects. There are three … Continue reading

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defining zero carbon

As a post on this blog noted at the end of last year, the definition of zero carbon buildings is currently under consultation by the Department for Communities and Local Government. I am in full agreement with Casey over at … Continue reading

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