Monthly Archives: December 2011

Engineering Sustainably – links to more information

Integrated Journey Planning for a Smarter City – Nov 2011 – Transport 2020 (opens as a PDF) TED Lecture:  Mike Biddle – We CAN recycle Plastic; Edinburgh  October 2011.  Less than 10% of plastic trash is recycled – compared to almost … Continue reading

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Engineering Sustainable Housing & Retrofitting: What’s our priorities?

Should we put up prefabs to house young people?  Can we afford to invest in housing and retrofitting sustainably?  Can engineering design make sustainable housing affordable?  What’s the best way to reduce fuel poverty through housing and retrofitting technologies?  Should … Continue reading

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Engineering Transport Sustainably – Dates for your Diary

I’ve spoken with nearly all event participants (just one or two more people to call); we received excellent feedback on the Crowd Wise process, a deliberative method which enables people to think through the different options of a question, in … Continue reading

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Is sustainable development happening?

Some links to sustainable development and barriers to sustainable constructions – I’ll update this as I find relevant research.  Please drop me a line with any other links.   Zero Carbon Hub with the latest resources to facilitate mainstream delivery of low and … Continue reading

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Crowd Wise sustainable engineering events: Housing/retrofitting & Manufacturing

Our Steering Group identified the sustainable engineering themes and issues affecting all of us.  The two remaining events in our RAE Ingenious funded sustainable engineering agenda will run in March 2012 to coincide with Science & Engineering Week and the … Continue reading

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Event Outcomes: RAE Ingenious Crowd Wise – Engineering Sustainable Transport

We started this Crowd Wise event with four small groups of roughly equal numbers. Working together we asked our participants to tackle the four key issues that we’d previously identified with our contributing engineers as follows: A:  Burning Issue:  We … Continue reading

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Sheffield Renewables need your support to help realise more renewable energy in Sheffield!

ONE DAY left to vote for Sheffield Renewables to win £100,000. They’re through to the energyshare Finals, a national funding competition where everyone can vote for them to receive a £100,000 grant towards the scheme. They need to win their category so … Continue reading

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