Green Wednesday 2007.0228
editor at architectureweek.com
Wed Feb 28 18:35:25 PST 2007
Dear Designers, Builders, and Dwellers,
Green Wednesday, by the editors of ArchitectureWeek, brings you
weekly green design and building news from around the world.
How should we react when a co-anchor of ABC News 20/20 expresses
this quality of thinking, and consideration for scientific truth?
But, you know, I guess you can't deny that the globe has
warmed. Climate changes. It's warmed a little. The issue
is, is it a bad thing? It may be a good thing. And is it
a catastrophe, where we have to wreck the lives of poor
people and turn our freedom over to Al Gore and he'll
tell us what we can drive and whether we can
air-condition our house? And even if he does that, it's
not going to make any difference. So there are seven
issues, and the only one where there's clear truth is
that, yes, the globe has warmed and probably will keep
warming. And, most likely, man is playing a part. But to
then say, "Al Gore is right," what does that mean? ...
John Stossel: Global warming "may be a good thing"
Green and Sustainable Design and Building News This Week
Sustainable Design at U.S. GBC Headquarters - Daily Commercial News, 2007.0227
Preservation Amid Progress Is Vital - Stamford Advocate, 2007.0227
A Welcome Plan for Bold - Not Big - Housing - San Francisco Chronicle, 2007.0227
Big Green Buyout at TXU - Nature, 2007.0227
Prototype 'Zero Carbon' Home to Become 'Commercial Reality' - 24Dash, 2007.0227
EU Faces New Fights over the Environment - New York Times, 2007.0227
Light Fantastic - Guardian Unlimited, 2007.0227
TSAC Issues Final Report on PVC - USGBC Press Release, 2007.0226
Scientists Wary of Lake Superior Warming - Houston Chronicle, 2007.0226
Look inside UTD's Newest Building - UTD Mercury, 2007.0226
Pointing the Way to Green Future - Sacramento Bee, 2007.0225
Global Warming Worries to Boost Renewables - Washington Post, 2007.0225
Home, Green Home - Hartford Courant, 2007.0225
Conference Spotlights Conservation Strategies - University of Florida News, 2007.0223
James Howard Kunstler: "America, Think Downscale!" - Bellaciao blog, 2007.0222
Wal-Mart Renews Green Pledge at S.F. Forum - Examiner, 2007.0222
Green jitters grow on blue planet - Toronto Sun, 2007.0222
Green Office Building Goes Back to the Future - DJC, 2007.0222
A Platinum LEED Rating - How We Did It - DJC, 2007.0222
Essex Street House - ArchitectureWeek, 2007.0221
Making Prague a Little Greener - Prague Post, 2007.0221
People and Places This Week -
EBC to build greener in Frankfurt am Main
LEED Gold Science and Technology Facility at NREL in Golden, Colorado
Green Building Forum
Architecture Students Forum
Jobs Board, Design and Building Products and Services
This Week's Quiz -
The new pedestrian bridge "Passerelle Simone de Beauvoir"
crosses the Seine in Paris. It has a length of 885 feet
(270 meters) and a main span of 620 feet (190 meters),
yet its main structure, a "pectinate lenticular" truss,
allows the bridge to be relatively light. Describe the
basic "look" of the bridge.
Architecture Answer - for last issue's quiz...
Aluminum does not "rust" - true or false?
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Contents, RSS, and Surface of the Week -
Cant-oriel with center casement window (WI-084)
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Airflow on the Beach, by Gregory Marx De Pena
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