ConstructCO2 wins social media award at #Be2Awards

Delighted that ConstructCO2 picked up a social media Be2Award  yesterday for the best ‘internet of things’, location-based or mobile app. “Runner-up a few years back, ConstructCO2 has now moved on considerably. It has matured its monitoring of Construction Carbons at project, offices and company levels. It is now operating globally with projects in the UK, Europe, […]

Construction21EXPO – the first virtual tradeshow for Green Buildings for the whole of EUROPE!

The “business case” for green buildings is understood by many of Europe’s leading project developers. Now we need to quickly enable design, construction and management teams to deliver the expected results for green new construction and renovation projects. Construction21EXPO will bring together, in a cost efficient manner, green building investors, designers, solution providers and the many other important stakeholders in […]

Grey to Green sustainability – revisited

Where are you on the Grey to Green spectrum is a question I often ask at sustainability and CSR sessions with clients or in workshops. Cornucopian Thinking: The glass that will always refills itself no matter what we do. Indeed the natural and financial environment will turn full circle and everything will be ok again. In fact we […]

Mindfulness for Construction Success

Mindfulness is fast gathering pace as a set of daily practices to manage stress, worry or to enhance daily living ‘in the present moment’. Organisations, large and small, including those in the construction sector are starting to explore how mindfulness can help with well being, sustainability and yes, improved organisational success. (For examples see articles listed below) If […]

Award nominations for fairsnape projects

I am rather in awe and delighted that a number of the social media and sustainability advocacy projects I am supporting have been nominated for Be2camp social media awards. This fairsnape blog, started way back in 2005 as Excelsus and from 2007 as iSite, has been nominated for Best sustainability or built environment blog along with […]

Where Greendeal should be …

At many of the Green Deal workshops, roundtable discussions and presentations (eg More than Just a GreenDeal) I have led over the last year or so , I have challenged thinking with the question, how did we get to 2013 without a clear strategy in improving the efficiency of our existing buildings? Its as though […]

Constructing social media leadership …

Over the last year or so we have seen growth and a big change in attitudes to social media, with perhaps in twitter particular, now an accepted element in today’s communication mix. Those who a few years back were adamantly against social media have now joined, often with a fanfare of “we’ve arrived, we’re innovative” […]