The Architecture Puzzler
Created by Dave Guadagni
Architecture Puzzler #426
President Obama has pledged to make the White House more environmentally friendly. During the last 16 years, several efforts were made to make the building more sustainable. These included improvements to its lighting, heating, air conditioning, and insulation systems under President Bill Clinton.
Which, if any, of the following systems were implemented under President George W. Bush?
a. Office paper recycling
b. Solar water-heating system
c. Photovoltaic system
d. Green roof
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Architecture Puzzler #425
As recently at the 1970s, some scientists were saying an ice age was imminent. This seems to contradict the concern about global warming. Is an ice age coming, and, if so, will it counteract global warming?
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The White House in Washington, D.C.
Photo: Wilhelm Joys Andersen