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Taking Account of Full Costs and Total Benefits in achieving a more efficient building sector: Architecture 2030 Challenge for Products

February 14th, 2011 · 2 Comments

Simply put, Architecture 2030 (Ed Mazria) is among my favorite organizations. Architecture 2030 has been developing and promoting well-thought through and practical concepts for shifting America’s built architecture toward a sustainable path.  Concepts that have an impact on many, from aspiring architecture students to policy-makers to businessmen creating more energy efficient products.
Not until today, [...]

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Tags: Energy · Global Warming · architecture · architecture2030 · catastrophic climate change · climate change · environmental

Energy Filmgoer: Carbon Nation

March 28th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Sadly, the thirteen-day smorgasbord of the 2010 Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital came to an end this evening.  It ended with a bang: the world premiere of Carbon Nation, a film by Peter Byck and a (clearly) talented team.  This film had its genesis at the premiere of An Inconvenient Truth, with Byck [...]

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Tags: Energy · architecture2030 · climate change

The political and practical necessity for bold action … not tactical retreat

February 23rd, 2010 · 2 Comments

The Obama Administration seems to be pulling back, on front after front, in the face of economic challenges, sobering poll numbers, and steadfast Republican obstinacy. Whether on health care, jobs promoting legislation, EPA regulation of pollutants, and/or energy/climate policy, the political powers that be within the Obama White House have determined that ‘tactical retreats’ toward [...]

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Tags: Energize America · Energy · Global Warming · President Barack Obama · architecture2030 · clean energy jobs · climate change · democrats · energy efficiency · environmental · government energy policy · political symbols · politics

Clean Energy Jobs Go Home: $30 Billion to put 4.5 Million to Work

December 8th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Clean Energy Jobs Go Home: $30 Billion to put 4.5 Million to Work
This is part of a series of brief posts on ‘clean energy jobs‘ opportunities for sparking meaningful employment, quickly, in the United States as discussed in Clean Energy Jobs: Stimulate Me.
Investing in building energy efficiency is one of the most effective ways to [...]

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Tags: Energy · LEED · architecture · architecture2030 · building green · clean energy jobs · climate change · energy efficiency · government energy policy · green

WIN to the Sixth Power

November 16th, 2009 · 10 Comments

With our ever mounting trade and budget deficits, unemployment above 10 percent (and, dependent on counting, un- and under-employment above 20 percent), looming peak oil and other resource (water, for example) limitations, enviornmental challenges, and ever-mounting climate chaos , we are in a very serious situation. Our serious challenges are, as the previous [...]

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Tags: Energize America · Energy · Global Warming · algae · architecture · architecture2030 · building green · climate change · electricity · energy cool · energy efficiency · environmental · government energy policy

Setting a leadership path: Obama Executive Order on Federal Energy

October 5th, 2009 · 5 Comments

Somewhat hidden to most Americans (on purpose), the Bush Administration’s Executive Order 13423 was perhaps the best energy-related action taken by George W Bush. It set meaningful energy efficiency targets and created paths for more effective energy management across the federal government. Today, President Barack Obama signed an Executive Order that builds on 13423 [...]

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Tags: architecture2030 · barack obama · climate change · environmental · government energy policy

A W4 Solution: Insulate US from economic and climate devastation

January 14th, 2009 · 10 Comments

President Obama and Congress must act to stimulate the US economy with a package of win-win-win-win (W4) elements that will:

Create and protect jobs throughout the nation
Foster economic activity that will help, through tax revenue, pay for the stimulus
Strengthen the nation’s economic prospects for the long-term, and
Help address other critical challenges: notably energy security and climate [...]

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Tags: Energize America · Energy · Global Warming · analysis · architecture · architecture2030 · emissions · energy efficiency · energy smart · environmental · financial policy · government energy policy · green

Stimulate me

January 1st, 2009 · 10 Comments

Stimulate
Etymology: From Latin stimulatus past participle of stimul? (“goad on”) .
Verb: to stimulate: To encourage into action. To arouse an organism to functional activity.
Synonyms: encourage, induce, provoke, animate, arouse, energize, energise, excite, perk up
Antonyms: de-energize, sedate, stifle
For eight long years, this nation has been de-energized, had productive advancing of the economy stifled, and good [...]

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Tags: Energize America · Energy · Global Warming · Obama Administration · alternative energy · analysis · architecture · architecture2030 · building green · eco-friendly · energy efficiency · government energy policy · green

Massively Efficient Path to Stimulate the Economy

December 11th, 2008 · 9 Comments

The incoming US Congress will be running full out in January to develop a stimulus package to have ready, potentially, for signature by President Barack Hussein Obama minutes into his Presidency. Organization after organization, business after business, motivated citizen after motivated citizen are knocking on every door conceivable with ideas for funding that [...]

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Tags: Energy · Global Warming · architecture · architecture2030 · building green · climate change · energy efficiency · environmental · financial policy · government energy policy · green

Greening the School House

June 13th, 2008 · 21 Comments

Last month, to far (FAR) less attention than it merited, the House of Representatives (facing an Administration veto threat) passed the 21st Century Green High-Performing Public School Facilities Act with $20 billion for greening public schools across the nation.
Taking aggressive action to green schools is about one of the smartest steps the nation can take, [...]

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Tags: Congress · Energy · Global Warming · analysis · architecture · architecture2030 · building green · business practice · cities · clean emissions · conservation · democrats · emissions · energy efficiency · green · greenwashing