Monthly Archives: July 2012

Building Down Green Deal Barriers

Themes covered in the Cumbria Green Deal workshop yesterday, both within round table groups and in general discussions were strikingly familiar, being the age old improvement issues that the construction and built environment sector has been trying to address for … Continue reading

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FMB to offer Green Deal Installer Certification from Sept 2012.

The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) is launching FMB Certification, a ‘complete solution’ registration and certification service to companies committed to delivering the highest standards of customer service and workmanship in the building industry. The FMB is pleased to be … Continue reading

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Mel Starrs: sustainability champion, maven and friend

I was deeply saddened to hear early yesterday morning of the tragic passing away of Mel Starrs, a brilliant and inspiring friend across social media, at real life events and tweetups. The built environment has lost an important sustainability champion, … Continue reading

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Misleading #greendealwash or have #greendeal installers started gaining accreditation for GD measures?

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Powering the Green Deal

How social media can help drive the Green Deal programme. Great to see our interview article in latest issue of GreenBuildNews. (Page 16, special report) The original interview with Stephen Kennet can be found on 2DegreesNetwork The Be2 Social Media … Continue reading

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BIM and FM who needs to educate whom?

Another resounding success for the CKE ThinkBIM series today that explored Building Information Management and Facilities Management and raised acutely pertinent issues and questions for future debate. There certainly was much learning and sharing, from Deborah Rowland’s keynote, (Cabinet Office … Continue reading

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When our Green Deal and BIM worlds collide

Rushing from a Green Deal event in Lancashire to the ThinkBIM BIM event in Yorkshire has me thinking of when and how these two seemingly separate worlds and agenda will collide. Green Deal, if successful will drive mass refurbishment of … Continue reading

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