Comment on: Does Passivhaus constrain design?
Interestingly lack of constraints should lead to better design (ignoring function which is a huge constraint) but the opposite seems to be true.
As someone said, if you want to double creativity, halve the budget. That should make me popular here!
Comment on: AECB Conference 2012
Yes, another great conference, those that don't attend are missing a real treat.
As far as being likeminded I would say that whilst I don't know anyone there who doesn't accept the reality of climate change, you must have missed the discussions questioning peak oil!!
Within the AECB there are many different and sometimes conflicting opinions (I'd leave if that wasn't the case) but as AECB conference regular Mark Elton pointed out, the AECB conference is a bullshit free zone. OK, shit happens, but it doesn't usually go unchallenged.