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NOTES ON A GREEN BUILDING LECTURE

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

My wife, the green architecture student, sometimes drags me to lectures and events, so I bring my sketchbook and practice taking notes on topics I know nothing about. This lecture by UT professor Werner Lang, “Design With Climate: Building for a cooler planet,” turned out to be really great.

Crazy fact: In the Austin/Round Rock area we emit 1.5 metric tons of carbon per resident from highway transportation, compared to the 1.0 metric tons of carbon per resident we use from our buildings and homes. That means we use 1.5 times more energy driving in between buildings in Austin than we do actually operating those buildings.

WHY DO ALL WORLD-FAMOUS ARCHITECTS FEEL THE NEED TO WEAR BOW TIES?

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

Meg dragged me over to the Cleveland Clinic tonight to hear a talk by world-famous designer, architect, and sustainability guru William McDonough. I ended up really enjoying it.

Go green building! Make the world better, and make my wife rich!



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