Category Archives: energy

Powering buildings from the carpark …

One of the holy grails of renewables, especially solar, is energy storage. We generate but want to use energy at different times. The Energy petal of the Living Building Challenge requires that buildings generate 105% of energy needs, storing the … Continue reading

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REVEALed: a new initiative to showcase and compare the world’s most energy efficient buildings.

REVEAL – a new building energy performance nutrition label and benchmarking scheme to showcase and compare the world’s most energy efficient buildings.  Reveal is the latest programme from the International Living Futures Institute (the Institute behind the Living Building Challenge, Living Product Challenge, … Continue reading

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Tesla’s Powerwall: a game changer for BIM and Built Environment Sustainability?

Following the announcement from Elon Musk, we have seen energy and sustainability commentators proclaiming the new Tesla PowerWall a game changer for energy management, and for good reasons, moving from centralised energy to local energy management. Tesla estimate that with only … Continue reading

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Green Deal November

*Updated 11/11/11* Seems Green Deal is high on my agenda for November! Here is a round up on ‘happenings’ and events: On the 2nd I attended an interesting Green Skills in construction event hosted by teh Guardian. I blogged here on the Great … Continue reading

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#tweetchats … observations + how to

What is a tweetchat? In my view: a global online brainstorm: a fast paced collection of expert opinion, links, references, questioning, learning but above all sharing around the theme of the chat. “A tweet chat is a pre-arranged chat that happens on … Continue reading

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ISO 50001 Energy Management Standard issued

ISO has issued ISO 50001, a new standard for energy management systems that aims to help organisations establish systems and processes to improve their energy performance, including efficiency and consumption. It will of course be of particular interest to facilities … Continue reading

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Counting construction carbons with ConstructCO2

This blog has reported on numerous occasions (eg here and here) on the need to measure and improve carbon emissions from construction activities separately from that of the building itself or the facility in use. And the need for an … Continue reading

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