Tag Archives: zero carbon

Sustainability in Built Environment dominates Guardian Sustainable Business Awards

Sustainability in the Built Environment dominates Guardian Sustainable Business Award winners: At British Land – winner of the Guardian Sustainable Business built environment award: As the relationship with Camden council shows, British Land takes its corporate responsibility seriously and this is reflected in … Continue reading

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a transition view of the uk transition housing plan

A welcomed and important perspective on the UK Low Carbon Transition Plan was posted by Rob Hopkins on the Transition blog: After many months of Ed Milliband putting himself out there are a Secretary of State for Energy and Climate … Continue reading

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If zero carbon is the answer then just what was the question?

If zero carbon is the answer then just what was the question Is it ‘just because’ I am currently  seeing things from a different perspective as I re-read Cradle to Cradle, (which I feel  has more resonance with where we … Continue reading

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Carbon Consultation Confusion (update)

There are a number of papers and proposals out for consultation at the moment, one just closed and another still to come.  So as a guide (and really looking for correction here if anyone can add to): Code for Sustainable … Continue reading

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defining zero carbon – more clarifications (for homes at least)

On Wednesday I sat in on a Zero Carbon Hub consultation event relating to the defining-zero-carbon-homes-presentation2zero carbon definition  for buildings. I did manage to send some tweets via twitter during the session, and here, I have pulled these together to give … Continue reading

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musing on a carbon 1:5:200

Reading many items and articles on the carbon issues that the built environment faces in the coming years, I have jotted a number of random thoughts in google notebook, which may one day be useful ‘spin’ for example: …almost every … Continue reading

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sustainability concerns on Preston Tithebarn

Picked up from Prestonblog, CABE (Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment), a letter of concern to the developers of the Tithebarn scheme for Preston city centre on the PrestonLancs forum, . In the letter they raise concerns that the … Continue reading

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