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Improving Building Performance Through Initiatives, Incentives, and Mandates | Architect Magazine

Several U.S. cities offer design- and code-related programs and services to encourage architects and developers to pursue sustainability more vigorously. By Ian Spula Buildings account for 40 percent of all energy consumption and about one-third of greenhouse gas emissions in the...
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How green is your city? MIT’s new online Treepedia map tells you – Archpaper.com

By Lauren Lloyd Researchers at the MIT Senseable City Lab have developed a new way of measuring how “green” a city is using Google Street View. The project, called Treepedia, presents an index of cities by measuring their “Green Canopy,” the aboveground portion of trees and...
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The AIA’s Eight Climate Change Principles for Architects and Policymakers | Architect Magazine

Climate change is “one of the biggest global crises of the 21st century.” By Katharine Keane Today, the AIA released a statement outlining eight key principles on how architects can help mitigate and combat the effects of climate change, while calling upon...
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South Beach wants to save Art Deco gems before the seas rise. One solution: Jack them up | Miami Herald

By Andres Viglucci and Joey Flechas Decades after preservationists saved Miami Beach’s treasure-trove of Art Deco architecture from developers and politicians looking to tear it all down, they’re confronting a dire new menace: The relentless rise of the oceans that threatens to...
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Miami joins Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact – Miami Today

Written by John Charles Robbins The City of Miami has formally joined the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact as a municipal partner, and has endorsed a climate action pledge. The move marks the city commission’s support for the compact, and its promise to consider...
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Where Architects Stand on Climate Change | Architectural Record

Lance Hosey, FAIA In January, amid an outcry about the American Institute of Architects’ post-election declaration in support of the Trump administration, its Board of Directors issued “Where architects stand: A statement of our values.” Two of the statement’s seven planks...
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How you can help your city fight climate change – Curbed

Daily actions, political engagement, and community activity you can do right now by Patrick Sisson After President Donald Trump proposed sweeping changes to the way the country regulates energy production and emissions by signing an executive order last week, it may have seemed...
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Trump Order Takes Aim at Resilient Design Efforts | Architect Magazine

The March 28 executive order rescinds several initiatives installed by the Obama’s administration, including the Climate Action Plan, threatening the Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Challenge. By Chris Bentley On March 28, President Donald Trump signed an...
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How green is Miami? Here’s how its energy-efficiency practices and LEED certifications compare to other U.S. real estate hubs – SFBJ

by Craig Douglas The United States saw more than 3,400 properties win LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council over the past year, a surge in energy-efficient construction affecting some 1,324 cities throughout the country. The flurry of activity pushed LEED...
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The AIA and Nearly 800 Firms Rebuke the Trump Administration’s Budget Cuts | Architect Magazine

The American Institute of Architects has released a statement rebuking the White House’s proposed budget for cutting valuable programs to protect the environment and build stronger neighborhoods. And yesterday, the AIA coordinated a letter from nearly 800 firms to protest...
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