Green Wednesday 2007.1205
editor at architectureweek.com
Wed Dec 5 22:40:33 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.
Seattle, Washington appears to be really stepping up...
Seattle is poised to become one of the first cities to
require large construction projects - whether condos or
freeways - to account for their greenhouse gas emissions.
...Those choices could include requiring buildings to be
more energy-efficient, charging fees for projects with large
carbon footprints or possibly even rejecting permits.
The City Council, in a unanimous vote Monday, took a first
step toward regulation. In March, city departments will
start evaluating greenhouse gas emissions - from the energy
used to make concrete to pollution from cars that a
building's residents drive - when reviewing proposed
City Council Wants Builders to Account for Global Warming - Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 2007.1203
Green and Sustainable Design and Building News This Week
Mood Problems Prevalent after Katrina, Survey Finds - New York Times, 2007.1204
Green Rating Problems - DDown to Earth, 2007.1204
Climate Fund Falls Far Short - New York Times, 2007.1204
Rebuild the Economy by Building Green Industries - Grist, 2007.1203
The Six Sins of Greenwashing - ENN, 2007.1203
U.S. Says Seeks New Climate Deal, Rejects Kyoto - Reuters, 2007.1203
Canada's Greenest Building? - Inhabitat (blog), 2007.1203
Green Buildings Make Employees See Red - NetworkWorld, 2007.1203
Interactive Game for Eco-Minded Kids - Inhabitat (blog), 2007.1201
A Greener Blueprint - Lexington Herald-Leader, 2007.1201
Thermal Mass: What It Is and When It Improves Comfort - BuildingGreen, 2007.1130
Berkeley City College's Skylighted Quad Earns LEED Silver - AIArchitect, 2007.1130
Milwaukee's Urban Ecology Center - ArchitectureWeek, 2007.1128
The Urban Ecology Center in Milwaukee simply radiates
with a special kind of wholistic beauty. It's a charming,
efficient, respectful, and delightful structure, and more.
It's a community building whose building has helped build
GreenBuild 2007 Conference - ArchitectureWeek, 2007.1128
More than two hours before the 9 a.m. opening session
for Greenbuild was set to begin in Chicago's McCormick
Place conference center, that largest of U.S. convention
centers (in square footage) was already bursting at the
seams. If you were looking to register for the
conference, the line might be negotiated by lunchtime.
If coffee tempted, the line at the in-house Starbucks
snaked all the way into a sky bridge around the corner
from the store.
An Architect of the Soul - Time, 2007.1128
Council Looks to Define, Enforce Eco-Building Practices - Napa Valley Register, 2007.1124
Press Release - 30 Caroma Dual-Flush Toilets Approved for U.S. EPA WaterSense Label
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New York - Leonardo Academy in Little Rock, Arkansas -
Richard Snibbe, FAIA in San Francisco, California...
Product News - Cube3 Ultra urinal from Caroma
The Cube3 Ultra urinal from Caroma has been selected by
BuildingGreen as one of the Top 10 Green Building Products
for 2007. This high-efficiency urinal introduces a
liquid-sensing automatic flushing mechanism that detects
usage rather than motion to activate the electronic flush
valve. The flush volume is a low one pint (0.5 liters).
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