Green Wednesday 2007.1024
editor at architectureweek.com
Thu Oct 25 07:57:08 PDT 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.
Just days after the Nobel prize was awarded for global
warming work, an alarming new study finds that carbon
dioxide in the atmosphere is increasing faster than
Carbon dioxide emissions were 35 percent higher in 2006
than in 1990, a much faster growth rate than anticipated,
researchers led by Josep G. Canadell, of Australia's
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research
Organization, report in Tuesday's edition of Proceedings
of the National Academy of Sciences.
Increased industrial use of fossil fuels coupled with a
decline in the gas absorbed by the oceans and land were
listed as causes of the increase.
Carbon Dioxide in Atmosphere Increasing - New York Times, 2007.1022
Meanwhile, major media coverage continues of the southern California fires,
as winds on this latest foreshadowing of future disaster are currently
"It's all dictated by the weather," said San Diego Fire
spokesman Maurice Luque. He said the combination of the
driest conditions in 200 years and the Santa Ana winds
were "a recipe for disaster."
New evacuees join nearly 1 million displaced by fires...
Green and Sustainable Design and Building News This Week
Calif. Fires Destroy Hundreds of Homes - Guardian Unlimited, 2007.1023
Urban Green Housing Key for Environment: Agency - CTV, 2007.1022
Coal Power Opponents Get New Weapon from Kansas - Reuters, 2007.1022
Affordable 'Green' Homes - Arizona Daily Star, 2007.1022
Solar Homes Draw Crowds on Mall - Associated Press, 2007.1022
Georgia Declares State of Emergency - Reuters, 2007.1021
Should I Buy a Rooftop Turbine for My House? - Guardian Unlimited, 2007.1021
Award for the Greenest City in Britain to Bradford - Guardian Unlimited, 2007.1020
State to Sue U.S. To Allow Tailpipe Rules - Los Angeles Times, 2007.1020
Hospitals on 'Supersize' Alert - Telegraph, 2007.1015
Lifecycle Building Challenge: Pavilion in the Park - Inhabitat (blog), 2007.1015
Obesity Is as Seriousa Threat as Climate Change, Says Minister - Independent Digital, 2007.1014
200 Wind Turbines Plan for North Sea - Guardian Unlimited, 2007.1014
Garden Houses: Visitors? Let Them Sleep in the Garden - Telegraph, 2007.1013
It's Getting Dangerously Dry - Richmond Times-Dispatch, 2007.1011
People and Places
by Nancy Novitski
Kisho Kurokawa ― Arquitectonica in Los Angeles,
California ― gkkworks and DLR Group in Tustin, California
― Carrier Johnson in Santa Ana, California ―
Communitecture in Portland, Oregon ― Alliance Architects
in Arlington, Texas ― Cannon Design in Los Angeles,
California ― Perkins + Will, Shimoda Design Group, and
James K.M. Cheng Architects Inc. in Dallas, Texas ―
Thompson, Ventulett, Stainback & Associates in Branson, Missouri.
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Steel heated to about 752 degrees Farenheit (400 degrees
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would glow visibly during the daylight. At what
temperature would the steel turn white with heat?
Architecture Answer - for last issue's quiz...
About how much land in the United States is covered with
impervious surfaces (buildings, paving, etc.), and about
how much is covered in non-agricultural grass (lawns,
golf courses, etc.)? Answer in units of square miles (or
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