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Green Times

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Christine Carroll

on 27 March 2015

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Processes and Benefits
We won't have a society if we destroy the environment
Expanding Society Expands Our "Needs"
Building for the Environment
Dangerous materials in

home decor
even bedding

Thursday, June 5, 2014
Vol XCIII, No. 311
Industrial Revolution
Building for the Future
to the

We just need to listen and adjust
The Signs Are Out There
Green Times
We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.
"What can we do?"
Negative effects of international consumerism
-Margaret Mead
-R. Buckminster Fuller
High Tech Innovations
Centralized Skylights
Smart Plumbing Fixtures
Electricity Monitoring
Green Materials
Recycled Materials
Natural Materials
No VOC Materials
Low Tech Solutions
Breathable Wallcoverings
Good Daylighting
Insulating Textiles
Vintage/Antique Furniture
The New Agenda
Reclaimed Wood Panels
Double Glazed Windows
Structural Insulated Panels
LEED certified construction
Advanced construction methods
Rethink energy solutions
Renewable materials
Reduce waste
Carbon footprint
Consume less
Benefits of green design:
more productivity
less illness
better air quality
less stress
less use of natural resources
financial savings

Chinese Car Consumption
Unchecked development creates gridlock
Widely available
Durable and strong
Budget friendly
Wood flooring uses 1/10 the resources of carpet
Renewable resource
No trees were harmed in the making of this product
Fully biodegradable, renewable resource
Anti-microbial and anti-bacterial
Absorbs humidity, regulates temperature
Flax, also known as linseed, is stronger than cotton
Organic Cotton
Non-organic cotton is notoriously dangerous using a tremendous amount of water and pesticides
Grown naturally without pesticides
No synthetic fertilizers

Urban Oasis's
Adapting to climate: Morocco case study
Green roofs
Cashmere and Alpaca most sustainable
Long lasting
Recyclable and compostable at the end of life cycle
Will not have chemicals such as insecticides in the fibers
Time Lapse Image of Daily Flights out of JFK
EnegyStar efficient appliances use at least 30% less electricity, often as much as 75%
FSC wood promotes sustainable logging that advances conservation and restoration of forests
The proper use of science is not to conquer nature but to live in it.
-Barry Commoner
Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC)
Climate change means:
Rising sea levels
Ocean acidification
Effects on health
Breakdown of food systems

"Extreme weather events leading to breakdown of... critical services such as electricity, water supply and health and emergency services"
"The high-speed mitigation train needs to leave the station very soon and all of global society needs to get on board"
- IPCC Chair Rajendra Pachauri

The next 15 years are CRITICAL
De-carbonization of Electricity Needed
Can start with us in the home and in general with electricity conservation
Cumulative CO2 emissions have more than doubled since 1970
High income countries causing most of the damage
Low income countries feeling the most burden
Hamptons Cottage and Gardens Green Idea House
Hamptons Cottage and Gardens Green Idea House
Hamptons Cottage and Gardens Green Idea House
Manhattan House
Manhattan House/ Jim Thompson Fabrics
Greenbrier Homes
Greenbrier Homes
Historic Tropical
Historic Tropical
Historic Tropical
Country Manor
Country Manor
Hudson River Valley
Hudson River Valley
Hudson River Valley
Hudson River Valley
Non-toxic Gypsum Board
Low VOC paints
Greenbrier Homes
HBF Textiles
Solar panels
Carter originally installed... Reagan removed
Living Wall Designs
Green Construction
Methods and Materials
Solar panels and tiles
Passive solar
Geothermal energy
Rapidly renewable materials
Wind power
Excess Waste
Rising Sea Levels- Broward County at Risk!
Unchecked Industrial Development
Dredging Wetlands Damages Ecosystem
Fort Lauderdale- Hurricane Sandy
Palm Beach- Hurricane Isaac
500 mile radius of Palm Beach
500 mile resource / production radius = low carbon footprint

reclaimed wood for floors
recycled glass tiles
locally sourced stones for counters and tile

custom specialty finishes by local artisans

Historic Tropical
Historic Tropical
Historic Tropical
Solar Air Conditioning

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