FEATURE ARTICLE

Design for Adaptation: Living in a Climate-Changing World

Even if we stopped emitting greenhouse gases tomorrow, rising global temperatures would still bring major changes to the climate system and our way of life. This article offers solutions for designing buildings that not only mitigate our impact on the global climate, but also adapt to the changes that are coming-and those that are already here.

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Green Building News

AIA Brings 2030 Targets Down to Earth

The AIA 2030 Commitment offers architecture firms practical steps for implementing carbon-neutrality goals.

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AIG Insuring for Green Building Risks

AIG's Risk Management Green policies extend coverage for LEED-certified buildings.

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LEED AP Credential Maintenance Program Launched

The Green Building Certification Institute has released credential maintenance requirements for LEED APs, including education and fees.

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EPA's Portfolio Manager Slated for Improvements

The Portfolio Manager energy-management tool has been updated with new building types, new methods of counting renewable energy contributions, and new fuel types.

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BAC Acquires Harvard Landscape Program

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Renewables Surge as Percentage of U.S. Electricity

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Massachusetts Stretches the Energy Code

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Michelle Moore Joins the Obama Administration

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New Lease Model Shares Green Building Costs, Benefits

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Product News & Reviews

Urine Separation: The Next Wave of Ecological Wastewater Treatment

Urine-separating toilets offer better treatment options for both urine and feces, and they're coming to the U.S.

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Invelope: A Breakthrough in Exterior Commercial Wall Assemblies?

Invelope is a steel and foam panel that serves as a moisture and vapor barrier, drainage plane, and insulation while also providing a mounting system for brick veneer or terra-cotta cladding.

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BackPage Primer

Tankless Water Heaters

Tankless water heaters have some downsides, but mostly offer advantages over conventional storage water heaters.

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September 2009

Volume 18, Number 9

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