This Week in Tech: Solar Paint that Generates Clean Energy | Architect Magazine

Plus, more design-tech news from this week. By ARCHITECT Staff Researchers as RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia have succeeded in developing a paint that can absorb moisture and create energy. The paint contains a compound that both soaks in water vapors and acts as a...
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101 ways to fight climate change and support the Paris agreement – Curbed

The smallest contributions can counter a global challenge by Patrick Sisson, Megan Barber, and Alissa Walker  The movement to combat climate change suffered a sizable setback last week when President Donald Trump pulled out of the Paris accord. Yet immediately, U.S. cities,...
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Miami Beach, Dade commit to upholding Paris Climate Agreement despite Trump’s withdrawal – Curbed Miami

Both are committed to continuing to reduce emissions by Josh Baumgard   Editor’s Note: This post has been updated with the most recent information. As Curbed National posted earlier, 61 mayors across the U.S. who previously pledged to ignore President Donald Trump’s...
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Architects can lead climate change fight as U.S. pulls out of Paris Accord – Curbed

To help save the environment, focus on a better built environment by Patrick Sisson Business leaders, U.S. mayors, even the head of Goldman Sachs agree that President Trump’s decision to pull out of the historic Paris accord to battle climate change is a terrible one, and have...
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AIA Opposes U.S. Withdrawal From Climate Accord | Architect Magazine

The American Institute of Architects has released a statement protesting Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. By ARCHITECT Staff The AIA has come out in strong opposition to Donald Trump’s June 1 decision withdrawing the United States from the...
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ArchitectChats Ep.12: Dissecting the Code, Part 2 – Energy Essentials for Designers

What must architects know about the different energy codes—ASHRAE 90.1, IECC, and IgCC—that projects and certification programs mandate? Building-performance expert Kim Shinn and architect and code expert Maureen Guttman distill the key points. By ARCHITECT Staff This is the...
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As Trump weighs Paris Treaty, U.S. mayors consider a move to 100 percent clean energy – Curbed

The U.S. Conference of Mayors will be examining a resolution to support a switch to clean energy by Patrick Sisson With news today that President Trump plans to back out of the Paris Climate Accords, the landmark international agreement to curb carbon emissions, the country’s...
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Congress’ Spending Bill Gives the Environment a Break for Now | Architect Magazine

Architects looking to voice support for energy efficiency and research programs should speak up before Sept. 30, when the fiscal year ends. By Chris Bentley Architects worried about deep cuts to environmental programs under the Trump administration got a temporary reprieve last...
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How wellness is influencing the workplace – Archpaper.com

By Matt Shaw As sustainability becomes the new normal, designers are turning their focus to how people are affected by their surroundings and looking to new measurable standards that provide concrete frameworks for making healthy buildings. We examine one standard up close and...
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Women in Green: A Decade Later. Activism to combat climate change | Architect Magazine

What impact does gender equity have on activism to combat climate change? A lot, it turns out. By Kira Gould, Lance Hosey Next month marks the 10th anniversary of the publication of our book, Women in Green: Voices of Sustainable Design (Ecotone Publishing, 2007). It was the...
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