Sustainability

Regenerative Design Trajectory

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Regenerative Design Trajectory

LEED changed our awareness of the unwanted side-effects of building design, construction and operations.  Reduction of harm was the standard. That approach has, in many ways, transformed the marketplace, but is it still enough?  What is an appropriate goal for the future?

Under the guidance of regenerative design principles, it is possible to design projects in harmony with their ecosystem. Projects that improve their environment, are impact-free, and anticipate future needs. ... Read more about Regenerative Design Trajectory

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Global Clean Energy Projected Growth for 2011-2021

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Global Clean Energy Projected Growth for 2011-2021

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New Mexico Maps

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 This map is a work in progress. The uses of water, air and land are diverse in New Mexico and will change dramatically with climate change. For caretakers of this sacred trust, the map offers a bird’s eye view of the health of our environment. It documents primarily the energy-related sources of pollution, though in New Mexico other polluting factors are also at work. ... Read more about New Mexico Maps

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The High-level Panel on Global Sustainability presents its report to the Secretary-General on 30 January 2012 in Addis Ababa.

The High-level Panel on Global Sustainability presents its report to the Secreta
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The 22-member Panel, established by the Secretary-General in August 2010 to formulate a new blueprint for sustainable development and low-carbon prosperity, was co-chaired by Finnish President Tarja Halonen and South African President Jacob Zuma. The Panel's final report, "Resilient People, Resilient Planet: A Future Worth Choosing", contains 56 recommendations to put sustainable development into practice and to mainstream it into economic policy as quickly as possible. ... Read more about The High-level Panel on Global Sustainability presents its report to the Secretary-General on 30 January 2012 in Addis Ababa.

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The Metrics for Measuring the Ecological Footprint of Humans on Planet Earth

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The Metrics for Measuring the Ecological Footprint of Humans on Planet Earth

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World Population Projected to 2050 for Developing and Developed Countries

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World Population Projected to 2050 for Developing and Developed Countries

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Multiple Heat Waves Cap Planet’s Warming Trend

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Climatewire: This time, the heat is really on. From Boston to Washington, D.C., temperatures have soared to 100 degrees or more in recent days, stressing electrical grids, scrambling rail transportation and prompting the swift creation of cooling centers for those who lack air conditioning. Central Canada, portions of the Middle East and China are also coping with searing heat. ... Read more about Multiple Heat Waves Cap Planet’s Warming Trend

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Renewables Must Generate 50% Of Global Electricity: IEA

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Renewable energies must generate almost half of the world’s power by 2050, up from the current level of 18%, says the International Energy Agency (IEA).Global investment in green power was led by wind and solar in 2008, and reached a record level of US$112 billion and remained broadly stable in 2009 despite the economic downturn, explains IEA’s ‘Energy Technology Perspectives 2010.’ Many car companies are adding hybrid and all-electric vehicles to their fleets, and 5 million such vehicles could be on

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Emerging Renewables To Have More Profile In Next Statistical Review

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The ‘Statistical Review of World Energy’ does not include wind, solar or geothermal in its primary energy forecast, but these sources will be added next year because they are reaching “sufficient weight in a number of countries.”

Hydroelectricity and nuclear remain the largest non-fossil fuels in the world, with a combined share of 12% in primary energy, explains BP’s chief economist Christof Rühl in the 2010 Review. ... Read more about Emerging Renewables To Have More Profile In Next Statistical Review

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