Let;s talk about the cost of Valentine’s day. Do you know where your flowers have come from? Pablo Escobar does! Is it really worth celebrating? Hint, if you want to avoid Valentine’s day completely, you can head to Brazil where it doesn’t exist!
Category: Climate Change
It Costs Peanuts!
“Paid peanuts” means you get very little. “If you pay peanuts, you only get monkeys” means if you don’t pay much you don’t get quality. That’s not true of peanut butter, which is more valuable than you might think.
Fast fashion is becoming less fashionable. You need to know about the Sharing Economy.
Did you know the UK set a target for all new homes built to be zero carbon by 2016? Let’s talk about net zero carbon houses.
In March 2020, Whitney Council (Oxfordshire) and Earthwatch UK planted the first Tiny Forest in Britain. But how much did it cost?
Urban waterways are effectively a local park, a local nature reserve. They provide a leisure asset that’s really close to home for millions and millions of people across the country.
We need to consider the true cost of producing the hydrogen that is touted to transform our energy usage to one which is more sustainable and low carbon.
Value to Society
As estimators, do we consider the whole value chain in our analysis of the costs and benefits of a product or project?
The Cost of Carbon
In this episode I discuss the cost of carbon with Dr Katherine Ibbotson (listen here), programme carbon and cost manager at the Environment Agency. Kat incorporates carbon cost estimating into the decision-making process, and has worked nationally with the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and the Institute of Civil Engineers on the topic of carbon […]
This week I interviewed Dr Anne Velenturf (download the mp3 here). We talked about the practical elements of the Circular Economy, and how this could affect decision-making going forward. There are some radical ideas covered in this interview, that I think should be given serious consideration in investment decision-making in a Post-Covid lockdown world. Please […]