Green Wednesday 2007.0314
editor at architectureweek.com
Wed Mar 14 17:28:37 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.
This week the quality and depth of sustainability-related coverage
we can share with you is pretty amazing - to such an extent that
any choice of highlight is pretty arbitrary. I encourage you to
dig into the list!
Still, the unveiling of the major proposed climate bill in the UK
is not to be missed:
The British government today revealed its draft climate
bill, which sets out plans for a 60% cut in carbon
dioxide emissions by 2050. The bill makes Britain the
first major economy to lay out a comprehensive scheme for
making wholesale greenhouse-gas reductions.
The legislation, like the international Kyoto Protocol,
will measure emissions against their 1990 levels. But the
new plan will go far beyond the scope of Kyoto, which
seeks to ensure an average 5.2% cut among developed-world
nations by 2012.
Britain Introduces Sweeping Climate-Change Bill - Nature, 2007.0312
And the announcement itself in online video:
Green and Sustainable Design and Building News This Week
Teaching Climate - ArchitectureWeek, 2007.0314
On February 20, 2007, architects and students worldwide
demonstrated en masse that they are ready to go to work
to stop global climate change. Their "gathering" was
virtual, however, as schools, firms, and individuals from
47 countries tuned in to the 2010 Imperative Teach-In
Start-Up Fervor Shifts to Energy in Silicon Valley - New York Times, 2007.0314
Scientist Says Sea Level Rise Could Accelerate - Reuters, 2007.0313
Light Rail Study Wins National Award - University of Arkansas Daily Headlines, 2007.0313
£100,000 Banksy Painted Over - Metro, 2007.0313
CH2: Australia's Greenest Building - Inhabitat, 2007.0313
Court Ices Resort's Use of Snow from Sewage on Sacred Mountain - International Herald Tribune, 2007.0313
UN: U.S., Europe Deforestation Reversed - New York Times, 2007.0313
Ind. Circle Believed to Be Ancient Site - New York Times, 2007.0312
Old Outside, Green Within - News & Observer, 2007.0312
Sustainable Development in Today's Job Market - Grist, 2007.0312
Eco Rebates for Developers - Courier Mail, 2007.0312
'Green' Homes to Create Own Power - Salt Lake Tribune, 2007.0312
Government to Consider Building 'Eco-Towns' - New Builder, 2007.0312
The Real Riddle of Changing Weather - New York Times, 2007.0311
Biofuels Boom Raises Tough Questions - Newsday, 2007.0310
Conserving Brick by Brick - Boston Globe, 2007.0310
Lean, Green Home Machine - Philadelphia Inquirer, 2007.0309
U.S. Bars Talk of Climate Change Effects on Bears - Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 2007.0308
Big Homebuilders Lag on Green Building - New York Times, 2007.0307
House Backs Federal Grants for Updating Sewer Systems - Denver Post, 2007.0307
The Sundanese House - ArchitectureWeek, 2007.0307
Three hundred steps lead down to the Sundanese village of
Kampung Naga. Here, in this valley of West Java,
Indonesia, the people consciously maintain the knowledge
of their ancestors and their traditional lifestyles in a
close relationship with nature. This philosophy extends
to their construction methods using local materials of
timber, stone, bamboo, and palm leaves. ...
Product News - Green-Friendly Bio Glass from Coverings Etc.
Classic Home 072 - Boomer House, by Frank Lloyd Wright
People and Places This Week -
Green Building Forum
Architecture Students Forum
Jobs Board, Design and Building Products and Services
This Week's Quiz -
Ground rupture, ground shaking, and differential
subsidence are three of the four main causes of
foundation failure due to a seismic event. What is the fourth?
Architecture Answer - for last issue's quiz...
Please provide a definition of "gloss" as it refers to paint.
Rank these paint finishes from lowest light reflection to highest:
satin/silk, semi-gloss, eggshell.
Upcoming Conferences and Expos
Current Design Competitions
Current Events and Exhibits
Contents, RSS, and Surface of the Week -
Arched and geometric fixed windows (WI-072)
Five years ago in ArchitectureWeek:
Lebanese Domestic Vernacular, by Victor A. Khoueiry
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