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ArchWeek Green - 2010.0617

Postby Kevin » Thu Jun 17, 2010 6:36 pm

Dear Designers, Builders, and Friends,

ArchWeek Green, from the editors of the leading architecture magazine online, brings you weekly sustainable design and building news from around our planet.

Getting a price set on carbon in the U.S. is a key requirement for bringing market forces to bear on our climate change problem. And that, in turn, is a cornerstone of a gorgeous green building market revolution that we're collectively poised to unleash...

"There once was a time when the government relied on a very blunt way of regulating the economy. It told companies and individuals what they could do and what they could not do. These were the days of command-and-control regulation.

"But then came the market revolution of the last three decades. With the Soviet empire collapsing, the United States economy growing more rapidly than Europe's, and newly market-friendly China and India booming, people saw the drawbacks of command and control. Governments were usually better off avoiding outright bans and instead giving people incentives to behave in productive ways.

"The classic example was environmental policy.

"Most famously, a 1990 bill signed by the first President Bush forced coal plants to buy permits if they were going to emit the sulfur dioxide that caused acid rain. With the price of emissions suddenly higher, the plants looked for innovative ways to reduce pollution - and succeeded more rapidly and cheaply than experts had predicted.

"This history is the basic argument for putting a price on carbon today, and the next several weeks are likely to determine whether that happens. The chances of Congress's passing a permit - or cap-and-trade - system that applies to the whole economy are low. But it could still create a version that covered power plants, if not factories and transportation. That would be no small thing. ..."

Energy, and Its Cost - New York Times, 2010.0616
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/16/busin ... hardt.html

If you're a U.S. voter and you agree about a connection between pricing carbon, green jobs growth, and green building, today or tomorrow would be a good day to let your senator know. We did.

And agree or not, discuss it with us here!

Green and Sustainable Design and Building News This Week
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On a Wing and a Prayer: Chevron's Deep Well - New York Times, 2010.0617
http://www.ArchitectureWeek.com/blogs/link.php?id=64604

Can You Solve Global Warming Without Talking about Global Warming? - Climate Progress, 2010.0617
http://www.ArchitectureWeek.com/blogs/link.php?id=64603

Bonn Talks: Progress in the Climate Fight in a Post-Copenhagen World - Triple Pundit, 2010.0617
http://www.ArchitectureWeek.com/blogs/link.php?id=64574

Estimates of Oil Flow Jump Higher - New York Times, 2010.0616
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/16/us/16spill.html

Petaluma Pop-Up Prototype: Affordable Kit House from HousePort - Treehugger (Blog), 2010.0615
http://www.treehugger.com/files/2010/06 ... totype.php

A Gas Mileage Bonus from Aluminum - New York Times, 2010.0615
http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/06/ ... -gas-tank/

Economy Has Slowed LEED Certification Pursuit - Sustainable Business Oregon, 2010.0614
http://bit.ly/axnMTs

Mysterious Clouds Produced When Aircraft Inadvertently Cause Rain or Snow - University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, 2010.0614
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Missing the Boat with Net Zero? - Green Workplace, 2010.0614
http://www.ArchitectureWeek.com/blogs/link.php?id=64377

Tomorrow's Wireless Communication Requires Higher Throughput and a Smaller Energy Budget - Chip Design, 2010.0614
http://chipdesignmag.com/display.php?ar ... issueId=39

Europe's New Wind Power Rivals Gas - New York Times, 2010.0614
http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/06/ ... -with-gas/

Pumping Up the Heat for a Climate-Friendly Future - Science Daily, 2010.0614
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 ... 085354.htm

How Closely Can a Building Emulate Nature? - Boston Globe, 2010.0613
http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/ideas ... its_alive/

Flights, - and Cash Buy Japan Whaling Votes - Times of London, 2010.0613
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/u ... 149086.ece

U.S. Identifies Vast Riches of Minerals in Afghanistan - New York Times, 2010.0613
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/14/world ... erals.html

Prince Charles Calls on World to Follow Islamic 'Spiritual Principles' to Protect Environment - Ammon, 2010.0613
http://en.ammonnews.net/article.aspx?articleNO=8457

New UN Science Body to Monitor Biosphere - Nature, 2010.0612
http://www.nature.com/news/2010/100612/ ... 0.297.html

Is Leed 'Bogus'? - Arabian Business, 2010.0612
http://www.arabianbusiness.com/590223-is-leed-bogus

Lament for a Once-Lovely Waterway - New York Times, 2010.0612
http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/06/ ... -waterway/

Study: LEED Homes Are Not Necessarily Less Toxic - Matter Network, 2010.0611
http://www.matternetwork.com/2010/6/stu ... y-less.cfm

New UN Climate Text under Fire as Talks End - Reuters, 2010.0611
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6596C220100611

Sustainable Development and Human Remains - Just Means, 2010.0610
http://www.justmeans.com/Sustainable-De ... 17892.html

Cleveland Botanical Garden to Help Set Sustainability Standards for Landscape Projects - Cleveland Plain Dealer, 2010.0610
http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2010/06 ... n_sel.html

Toronto Unveils the Futuristic Farmers Market - Matter Network, 2010.0610
http://www.matternetwork.com/2010/6/tor ... market.cfm

Sustainable Homes with High Hopes of Six Appeal - Sunday Times, 2010.0610
http://property.timesonline.co.uk/tol/l ... 147651.ece

Melting Mountains Put Millions at Risk in Asia: Study - Reuters, 2010.0610
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6594TG20100610

Sustainable Education: Eco-Palace Rises in the West - Independent Digital, 2010.0610
http://bit.ly/93Id98

New San Francisco Architecture - ArchitectureWeek, 2010.0609
http://www.archweek.com/2010/0609/news_1-1.html
...The pavilion structure stands between two garden areas,
equipped with full-height sliding glass doors to allow a
continuous indoor-outdoor space. The main garden
features walls clad with porous, gray lava stone,
alongside white concrete planters and FSC-certified
machiche wood benches. The white-oak casework and
paneling within the pavilion is also FSC-certified.
Eighty photovoltaic panels were also installed, able to
generate about 30 percent of the energy used by the
project daily.

Sustainable Development for the World Cup Is More Than Skin Deep - Just Means, 2010.0609
http://www.justmeans.com/Sustainable-De ... 17814.html

Bank of America Building: A New Green Standard? - Time, 2010.0606
http://www.time.com/time/health/article ... 54,00.html

Atmospheric Scientists Start Monthlong Air Sampling Campaign - PNL.gov, 2010.0602
http://www.pnl.gov/news/release.aspx?id=801
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