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ArchWeek Green 2009.0106

Postby Kevin » Tue Jan 06, 2009 11:01 pm

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

In the words of this commentary in Nature, this would be a good year to "reduce the form of pollution and energy waste that is, arguably, the most easily mitigated" - the pointless light pollution caused by the component of sloppy outdoor lighting that is directed skyward.

"Over the past six decades, professional and amateur astronomers have been pioneering efforts to curb light pollution to protect the viability of their observatories...

"Reducing the number of lights on at night could help conserve energy, protect wildlife and benefit human health.

"Humans are affected too, especially as urban areas expand worldwide. More than two-thirds of the US population and one-fifth of the world's population have lost naked-eye visibility of the Milky Way. This has a subtle cultural impact. Without a direct view of the stars, mankind is cut off from most of the Universe, deprived of any direct sense of its huge scale and our tiny place within it."

Time to turn off the lights - Nature, 2008.1231
http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v4 ... 7027a.html


Green and Sustainable Design and Building News This Week
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Cities Use Creative, Targeted Lending to Speed Energy Projects - New York Times, 2009.0106
http://greeninc.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/ ... -projects/

Health Check for Malaysian Architecture - The Star (Malaysia), 2009.0104
http://thestar.com.my/lifestyle/story.a ... lifeliving

In Obama's Team, Two Camps on Climate - New York Times, 2009.0103
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/03/washi ... nviro.html

Canada's Forests, Once Huge Help on Greenhouse Gases, Now Contribute to Climate Change - Chicago Tribune, 2009.0102
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nati ... 9661.story

Utilities Offer 'Green' Nuclear Plans to Customers - New York Times, 2009.0101
http://greeninc.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/ ... customers/

German Insurance Giant Cites Role of Climate Change in Record Payouts - New York Times, 2008.1231
http://greeninc.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/ ... d-payouts/

BrightBuilt Barn - Jetson green, 2008.1230
http://www.jetsongreen.com/2008/12/brightbuilt-bar.html

Air New Zealand Flies on Engine with Jatropha Biofuel Blend - New York Times, 2008.1230
http://greeninc.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/ ... uel-blend/

When Lightning Strikes Wind Turbines - New York Times, 2008.1229
http://greeninc.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/ ... -turbines/

Just Go Green - Manora Online, 2008.1229
http://week.manoramaonline.com/cgi-bin/ ... =EDITORIAL

Green-Home Backers Hope to Be in the Black - Columbian, 2008.1229
http://www.columbian.com/article/200812 ... /712299983

Green Light - Baltimore Sun, 2008.1228
http://www.baltimoresun.com/features/cu ... 2075.story

No Furnaces but Heat Aplenty in 'Passive Houses' - New York Times, 2008.1227
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/27/world ... 1230526800

Architecting for Green Computing - InfoQ, 2008.1227
http://- abuse alert -.com/news/2008/12/Archi ... -Computing

Changing Climate Devastates UK Species - Independent Digital, 2008.1227
http://www.independent.co.uk/environmen ... 12416.html

Building Green - Richmond Times-Dispatch, 2008.1226
http://www.timesdispatch.com/rtd/busine ... 14/162674/

Lower Fuel and Home Prices Stall Green Building - Associated Press, 2008.1226
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/art ... AD95ALD480

Agencies' Report Warns of Faster Climate Change - Los Angeles Times, 2008.1226
http://www.latimes.com/news/science/env ... 1630.story

Before the Levees Break: A Plan to Save the Netherlands - Wired, 2008.1226
http://www.wired.com/science/planeteart ... utch_delta

Urban President, Suburban Promise - Forbes, 2008.1224
http://www.forbes.com/opinions/2008/12/ ... coach.html

An Energy Solution in the (Compressed) Air? - New York Times, 2008.1223
http://greeninc.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/ ... essed-air/

Prius: Ita[euro](TM)S Not Just a Car, Ita[euro](TM)S an Emergency Generator - New York Times, 2008.1223
http://greeninc.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/ ... generator/

California Utilities Commission Approves Disputed Power Line - New York Times, 2008.1219
http://greeninc.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/ ... ower-line/

Green Battery Startup Starts Small - New York Times, 2008.1219
http://greeninc.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/ ... rts-small/

What We've Learned in 2008 - Nature, 2008.1218
http://www.nature.com/climate/2009/0901 ... 8.142.html

People and Places, by Nancy Novitski
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JCJ Architecture in Boston, Massachusetts - Ann Beha
Architects, with JMZ Architects and Planners in Glens Falls,
New York - Foster + Partners in Astana, Kazakhstan - SHW
Group in Flint, Michigan - Diamond and Schmitt Architects in
Toronto, Canada - Raw Design in Kitchener, Canada...

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Apple's Jobs Being Treated for 'Hormone Imbalance'; Will Remain at Helm - ZDNet, 2009.0105
http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=11358&tag=nl.e539

Is the iPod Touch Driving App Store Sales, or Is It the Other Way Around? - Industry Standard, 2008.1229
http://www.thestandard.com/news/2008/12 ... it-reverse

Siemens Ships Femap V10 - TenLinks, 2008.1218
http://www.tenlinks.com/news/PR/siemens ... emap10.htm

U.K., U.S. Interest in Sustainable Architecture Growing - Cadalyst, 2008.1217
http://aec.cadalyst.com/aec/Web+Exclusi ... oryId=6789

Oce Outlines Key Considerations for Printing Complex Design and Construction Documents - Market Watch, 2008.1204
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Postby Antisthenes » Wed Jan 07, 2009 1:59 pm

awesome and consistent as always Kevin, props!
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Postby Kevin » Wed Jan 07, 2009 3:27 pm

Hey, thanks! :-)

Always good to catch your postings around here, too.
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