BD+C Sustainability White Paper 2008, Green Buildings + Climate Change

Sixth in a Series of White Papers on Sustainability

August 11, 2010


The BD+C editorial team is currently working on its sixth annual White Paper on Sustainability, and we want your input!

The Green Buildings + Climate Change White Paper will examine the impact of buildings on greenhouse gas emissions and what can be done to address the enormous challenge posed by global warming. The White Paper will:

• Examine how we got to the present state of affairs, from the AIA COTE to the Brundtland Commission, from “An Inconvenient Truth” to the UN IPCC Report. 
• Review the many scenarios for change (Architecture  2030, Clinton Climate Initiative, etc.). 
• Offer a multifaceted Action Plan with positive recommendations that government officials, the AEC industry, environmentalists, and private citizens can act on to meet the challenge of climate change.

Please submit your ideas and comments to Robert Cassidy, BD+C Editor-in-Chief.
          
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Here's a sampling of the books BD+C editors are reading as research for our 2008 White Paper on Green Buildings + Climate Change. Please let us know what books you are reading on the subjects of green buildings and climate change.    
 
Global Warming: The Complete Briefing, 3rd Edition, by John Houghton
 
Global Warming: A Very Short Introduction, by Mark Maslin
 
Boiling Point, by Ross Gelbspan
 
The Challenge of Global Warming, by Dean Edwin Abrahamson
 
Complete Idiot's Guide to Global Warming, by Michael Tennesen
 
Global Warming: Can Civilization Survive?, by Paul Brown
 
The Discovery of Global Warming, by Spencer R. Weart
 
Global Warming: Opposing Viewpoints, by Tamara L. Roleff, Scott Barbour, Karin Swisher
 
Greenhouse: The 200-Year Story of Global Warming, by Gale E. Christianson
 
Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings, by Jennifer Thorne Amann, Alex Wilson, Katie Ackerly
Your suggestion here!
Please let us know what books you are reading on the subjects of green buildings and climate change.
Your suggestion here!
Please let us know what books you are reading on the subjects of green buildings and climate change.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
         
 

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