Saving the planet through architecture and sustainability

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Researchers have found more than 500 methane vents on the seafloor between North Carolina and Massachusetts. There could be 30,000 vents worldwide. This gas is “contained in a type of sludgy ice called methane hydrates”. Could this methane leakage contribute to Global Warming? Click HERE for more information.

Thermal expansion, melting glaciers & ice caps are all contributors to rising sea levels. Click HERE for more info. The images above are from the article. You can also get them at National Geographic Wallpapers.

SmarterCity! – IBM Food

March 5th, 2015 by WebStaff in Design Center, LIVE!green

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In 2009, BrightSource signed [a deal] with Southern California Edison. At 1,300 megawatts it was the world’s largest solar-power purchase agreement. See 2009 BusinessWeek article, click HERE.

Wyland Ocean Wisdom!

January 22nd, 2015 by WebStaff in LIVE!green, Quotes!green, Wyland

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“We have no reason to hunt whales; they are much more valuable alive…” – quote from Wyland Ocean Wisdom. The incredible images above come from National Geographic Wallpapers.

That represents 1/3 days worth of household CO2 production!

(57/150 = .38 days of household CO2 production)

1 Day = 150 lbs of CO2 per U.S. household – excerpt from the March 2009 issue of National Geographic Magazine titled Saving Energy – It Starts at Home. The images above are from the article. You can also get them at National Geographic Wallpapers.

Happy Holidays!

December 3rd, 2014 by WebStaff in Articles of Interest

The incredible image above is from National Geographic Wallpapers.

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 24th, 2014 by WebStaff in EAT!green

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SmarterCity! – IBM Water

November 17th, 2014 by WebStaff in Design Center, LIVE!green

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Many scientists and academics fear a release of methane from offshore will exacerbate global warming. Some are promoting technical climate fixes such as cloud-whitening towers. Click HERE for more information.

 

 

Wyland Ocean Wisdom!

September 8th, 2014 by WebStaff in LIVE!green, Quotes!green, Wyland

“Can we live without whales? I hope we never find out…” – quote from Wyland Ocean Wisdom. The incredible images above come from National Geographic Wallpapers.

That represents 1/3 days worth of household CO2 production!

(53/150 = .35 days of household CO2 production)

1 Day = 150 lbs of CO2 per U.S. household – excerpt from the March 2009 issue of National Geographic Magazine titled Saving Energy – It Starts at Home. The images above are from the article. You can also get them at National Geographic Wallpapers.

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In May 2014 the U.S. Global Change Research Program released it’s 3rd National Climate Assessment. One of the key messages is the increase in extreme weather events, including floods. Precipitation is also changing – more for the northern U.S. and less for the Southwest. Click HERE for more information. The incredible images above are from National Geographic Wallpapers.

Coastal cities are in for a tough time over the next 100 years. Click HERE for more information. The images above are from the article. You can also get them at National Geographic Wallpapers.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released the fifth assessment report. Rising sea levels and decreased crop yields are alarming predictors in the latest report. Click HERE for more info. The incredible arctic images above are from National Geographic Wallpapers.