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10/06/2009

Building Sector Leaders Call for Steep Energy and Emissions Cuts

 
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By Keri Luly

Maps and globes show blue bodies of water, clearly larger in mass than brown land. Climate change melts polar ice, releasing captive water and adding what would appear to be extra “blue.”

 

For those who live on islands and coastlines, an excess of water will certainly become a survival issue, but the biggest green challenge we face in the future is a shortage of water—clean, accessible water. Water in the right place at the right time. Water we take for granted when we turn on the faucet. Water that provides services to us we don’t even recognize (or pay for).

 

Climate change and energy get more attention these days, but clean water is no less important. Americans who live in the Southeastern United States already know something of this issue since droughts have decreased their water supplies in recent years.

 

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Building Sector Leaders Call for Steep Energy and Emissions Cuts
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our of the largest and most influential architecture, engineering, and development firms based in the Unites States have joined forces with Architecture 2030 to call on Congress to update national building code standards to meet steep and achievable energy reduction targets.
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IESNYC Challenges Lighting Students
The New York City Chapter of the Illuminating Engineering Society recently announced a call for entries for the 10th annual Student Lighting Competition. This year students are challenged to interpret and express how light facilitates, defines, or bridges a point of transition.
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Life Cycle Analysis Gains Textile Industry Support
A recently released LCA report, which was completed according to ISO Standard 14040, covers the environmental impact of British Wool from the sheep in the field to the end of the scouring (washing) process.
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LMNOP to Hold Benefit at Steelcase Showroom
"America's Workplace Guru" Stephen Viscusi will share his expert knowledge on career development at the first autumn benefit for the newly formed organization, LMNOP (Leadership, Mentoring, Networking & Opportunity for A&D Professionals).
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Steelcase WorkLab Granted LEED Platinum Certification
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HDR Releases New Publication on Evidence-Based Design
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