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BY clol NWO OL PX GREEN . : TfeSMTS Te: \e i ear Se Pee od FU JUNE 2008 URBANLAND 90 Renewable Energy Outlook Renewable energy sources such as Solar, wind, and geothermal power have the potential not only to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and fossil fuel dependence, but aso to give bulging owners and communities a measure of independence from national energy trids and rising electcty prices 95 Built-In Wind Turbines DAVID SOKOL Buiidngintgrated wind production could be a g0~onee the industry has resolved some of ts growing pains. 99 Wind’s Promising Future PATRICIA L. KIRK Wind power has energed the leader wordnide n renewable nergy production growing lst year by a record 3 percent fom the previous yea. 105 Offsetting Carbon or Guilt? ALEXA BACH ‘The carbon trading economy reportedly woth more than $100 milion a year and continues to sro quick. The challenge is to crcumvent he hype and find ofsets that work 118 Land Writes 118 Climate Change and Europe's Cities GREG CLARK In general, European cis are not ‘curently designe to accommodate Climate change. As such, there fsa ‘dear case for bling a successful ‘sustainable urban development model 122 Housing Goes Green— Now Wi BRIAN GIT Regional green building programs are inthe best poston to translate the interest in green building into ceflective implementation tlored to Toca conditions. 125 Achieving a Triple Bottom Line with Sustainable Design JOHN R. PATELSKI AND JEREMY R. POLING When propery designed and maintained, green buildings can affect the tiple batom line— financial, envrenmentaly, and socially, 108 Reality Check on CO2 CLAIR ENLOW Players atthe central Puget Sound Realy Check witnessed—almost in real time-the effect thei land use land transportation decsions would have on greenhouse gases and climate change. 111 In-Synch Traffic JEFFREY SPIVAK Synchronize trafic signals offer way to go green thats relatively inexpensive, cost-effective, and popular. 114 The Green Quotient: Q&A with Nancy Somerville CHARLES LocKWooD “The existing ratings systems are building cent: there is ‘current no way for most designed landscapes to get a third-party seal of approval for sustainably. Thats where the Sustainable Sites Inatve comes in 127 The Carbon Solution: Cap-and-Trade or Tax? JEFF MERLITZ Though cap-and:rade is viewed as ‘more politically feasible, a carbon ‘axis more likey to achieve lower carbon emissions. n addon, it ‘an do 30 with less investment in new infrastructure, as tax collection systems already ae in place. 130 Global Warming and Land Use in California: What Lies Ahead? LINDA A, BERNHAROT Even if demonstrable results are not seen immediately, Calfonia's Global Warming Solutions Act has stated a process~tkely avery long process— that wl affect land use and bulding decisions for yeas to come 132 Blue Skies in Beijing? COLIN GALLOWAY Peering though the fog of China's pollution propagan. ULX -~ Sustaining the Landscape To Jonsleverage SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPING ning ofs and was ritgale 0. has read the Sustainable eee er acknowledges the role of the the heat island effect and reduce _ Sites Initiative to develop a rating the power of plant ifto coo! tural word in enhancing the the colng demand buldings. standard for landscape designs feat ofcommunites also can Meadows; pres and wetlands smarto the US. Geen Bung buildings and urban areas, Saye costs over he lng tem. donot reuie the maintenance Counts Leadership in Energy and Ritimizcion of paved areas mand iigaton costs of manicured Errore Design (LEE rang restore ecosystems, manage favor of lndscaping, specification expanses of lawn, and they add _—_system for buildings. (See page stormeaterrunof,conserye. of verus paving, and acopore” wade habits. The Incuston of 1a) The proposed syste wil al 7 tion of green roofs enhance the recycled materials saves resources; projects by stormwater manage- water, and reconnect the built absorption ofstomwate, easing repuposingconsrucion debris men pracces, nono nave the san on municipal sore for subsuiface ior paving ean and acl om pans, rated and natural environments. tersystensranwaterharesng_ decrease the expense of tucking duably, and use of andsaping poesaninespensheweter ase ofS, ta enhance socal inteacon A foure orinigation Pais aso" Recgtzng the importance of fnalvesio is expected in 7012 can fltercontainants, Keeping susanabe landscaping, the Ame them outofwatenaysLand- ian Society of Landscape Wich, MYRENEs bia ues a scaped reas, shade res, nd tet (ASA, based in Washinton, omaha |. Aquaquest, Vancouver Aquarium Living wali have not yet become as widely recognized an con of sustainability as living rots, butin ation to offering the same benefits as their horizontal counter: par, they are more visible, both a vivid manifestation of ‘environmental commitment and an ation ofeeen in Cities often short on foliage. For the Aquaguest, Vancou- ver Aquarium’s new learning center, Vancouver based landscape architecture fim Sharp & Diamond designed what is bile as the frst North American green wal of its kind: 12neh-square (0.5-cr-square) polypropylene containers hold native willowers,fems, and ground ‘over. This modular approach made instalation sy And affordable, and the modules canbe replaced ind ‘dually, The oof collet stomater and inigates the plants trough an automatic hip system; the storvater is also used for fushing tlt. Completed in 2006, the tenfootby35-oot (3m-by-5;) wall insulates the building against temperature variations and street noise, reduces glare, hosts birds and insects, and helps decrease the heat sland effect.