Building Information Modelling


Source: IBM 25 July 2014 Daily digest
Building Information Modelling

In March 2011, the UK Government mandated a 20 percent saving each year on publicly funded construction projects...

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Nanotechnology to improve energy efficiency


Source: Vimeo 25 July 2014 Featured
Nanotechnology to improve energy efficiency

Researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have developed a nanocrystal material that could add a critical energy-saving dimension to...

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Bradford schools set to go solar


Source: BusinessGreen 25 July 2014
Bradford schools set to go solar

Bradford Council has become the first local authority in the UK to back plans for its schools to run on solar power...

Why targeting 4 human emotions is key to marketing sustainability


Source: The Guardian 24 July 2014 Featured
Why targeting 4 human emotions is key to marketing sustainability

While brands have been remarkably successful at feeding universal human drives, such as the desire for adventure, power or status...

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Let's at least talk about building on London's greenbelt


Source: The Guardian 23 July 2014
Let's at least talk about building on London's greenbelt

Building homes on greenbelt land is not quite the housing crisis solution that dare not speak its name...

The New Era in Distributed Generation: Delivering Resources to Every Corner of the World


Source: IBM 22 July 2014
The New Era in Distributed Generation: Delivering Resources to Every Corner of the World

Increasing global energy demands and growing attention to environmental issues require reliable, high-quality power supplies and the use of...

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BBC broadcasts its carbon-cutting success


Source: BusinessGreen 22 July 2014
BBC broadcasts its carbon-cutting success

The BBC may have faced criticism in recent weeks for its coverage of climate-related issues, but that has not stopped the corporation forging ahead...

Why Some Modernist Homes Make Bad Neighbors


Source: Sustainable Cities 21 July 2014
Why Some Modernist Homes Make Bad Neighbors

I grew up as an architect loving modernism and its clean lines, its spartan rectilinear shapes and its honesty of materials...

IBM end-to-end security for smart grids


Source: IBM 21 July 2014
IBM end-to-end security for smart grids

The electric grid has been providing reliable electric energy fordecades. Comprising generation, transmission, and...

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Germany is most energy efficient major economy, study finds


Source: The Guardian 21 July 2014
Germany is most energy efficient major economy, study finds

Germany is the world's most energy efficient country with strong codes on buildings while China is quickly stepping up its own efforts...

Minimum energy standard for private rented homes


Source: The Green Age 18 July 2014
Minimum energy standard for private rented homes

The UK has one of the oldest stocks of housing in Europe and unfortunately with age comes inefficiency. Older properties, particularly those built...

10 ways to live better electrically


Source: TreeHugger 18 July 2014
10 ways to live better electrically

The cost of electricity is going up (both in dollars and in environmental and health impacts) and it doesn't show any signs of doing otherwise...

IBM UK & Ireland Predictions 2014 - Big Data


Source: IBM 17 July 2014
IBM UK & Ireland Predictions 2014 - Big Data

Lauren Walker of IBM UKI, outlines her big data predictions for the year ahead.

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Every house should have roof overhangs, except when they shouldn't or can't


Source: TreeHugger 17 July 2014
Every house should have roof overhangs, except when they shouldn't or can't

In his column titled Musings of an energy nerd, Martin Holladay claims that every house needs roof overhangs. Now I happen to be a big fan...

Customer Focussed Utilities


Source: IBM 16 July 2014
Customer Focussed Utilities

Two recent IBM research reports, Plugging in the Consumer: Innovating Utility Business Models for the Future, and...

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Greens welcome Mayor’s action over long-term empty homes


Source: MayorWatch 16 July 2014
Greens welcome Mayor’s action over long-term empty homes

Mayor Boris Johnson has written to fifteen London councils urging them to charge higher council tax on properties which remain empty for six months...

Councils spend more on recycling than building homes


Source: The Telegraph 15 July 2014
Councils spend more on recycling than building homes

Councils spend more on recycling than on new homes but are still wasting about £60 per household by failing to collect many reusable products...

Could Russia beat Brazil with greenest World Cup?


Source: BusinessGreen 15 July 2014
Could Russia beat Brazil with greenest World Cup?

Mario Götze's winning goal for Germany may have signalled the end of the World Cup in Brazil, but work is already beginning to ensure that the next...

Doubts over ice wall to keep Fukushima safe from damaged nuclear reactors


Source: The Guardian 15 July 2014
Doubts over ice wall to keep Fukushima safe from damaged nuclear reactors

In fading light and just a stone's throw from the most terrifying scenes during Japan's worst nuclear accident, engineers resumed their race...

Google building smart home technology


Source: MyBroadband 15 July 2014
Google building smart home technology

Google Nest Labs on Tuesday, 15 July 2014, unveiled an industry group to encourage makers of smart home gadgets like locks and light bulbs...

IBM puts Smarter Buildings research into practice


Source: IBM 15 July 2014
IBM puts Smarter Buildings research into practice

Smart is...Optimising energy and water usage and enhancing the working environment for IBM researchers by analysing data from thousands of sensors...

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