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Residential Rating Tool

Work is now underway to develop a single rating tool to assess the comfort and performance of New Zealand's new… Read More

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New World scraps plastic bag levy

By LAURA BASHAM - The Nelson Mail, via stuff.co.nz, last updated 13:00 21/10/2009 New World supermarkets in the South Island… Read More

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A Comparative Life Cycle Assessment of Building Insulation Products made of Stone Wool, Paper Wool and Flax

Insulation of buildings is an important technology for saving heating energy and for a sustainable development. The results of a… Read More

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more on CFLs

CFLs increase your carbon footprint in a ‘cradle to grave’ analysis. Full costs to make and safely dispose of a… Read More

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Ecostore plastic packaging

Below is an email I sent to EcoStore today. I am still concerned about their plastic packaging and it unfortunately… Read More

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NZGBC: Green Star – Products & Materials Changes

Below is an email I sent to the New Zealand Green Building Council as a reaction to their website Green… Read More

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Climate change – Office of the Prime Minister’s Science Advisory Committee

From The Office Of The Prime Minister's Science Advisory Committee, Article posted on Thursday, August, 13th, 2009 at 10:04 am… Read More

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Greenpeace protest won’t shift Fonterra or PM

17/09/2009 by NZPA via stuff.co.nz Both Prime Minister John Key and dairy giant Fonterra are turning a deaf ear to… Read More

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Twitter and other realtime net applications

I found an interesting article about web 2.0 realtime applications: http://earth2tech.com/2009/04/15/twitters-an-energy-guzzler-other-hard-truths-for-web-20-app-addicts/ "web applications that involve constant updates and real-time information… Read More

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Catalogues wrapped in plastic

This is an email I sent to Pumpkin Patch today, triggered by the arrival of one of their plastic wrapped… Read More

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