martes, 20 de mayo de 2008


Nota tomada del sitio : " Architecture 2030"

Credible scientists give us 10 years to be well on our way toward global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions in order to avoid catastrophic climate change. Yet there are hundreds of coal-fired power plants currently on the drawing boards in the US. Seventy-six percent (76%) of the energy produced by these plants will go to operate buildings.

Buildings are the major source of demand for energy and materials that produce by-product greenhouse gases (GHG). Slowing the growth rate of GHG emissions and then reversing it over the next ten years is the key to keeping global warming under one degree centigrade (°C) above today's level. It will require immediate action and a concerted global effort.

To successfully impact global warming and world resource depletion, it is imperative that ecological literacy become a central tenet of design education. Yet today, the interdependent relationship between ecology and design is virtually absent in many professional curricula. To meet the immediate and future challenges facing our professions, a major transformation of the academic design community must begin today. To accomplish this, The 2010 Imperative calls upon this community to adopt the following:

Beginning in 2007, add to all design studio problems that:

"the design engage the environment in a way that dramatically reduces or eliminates the need for fossil fuel."

El compromiso es agregar a la curricula de estudios de diseño, no sólo la literatura ecológica,sino también adoptarlas como parte intregral de los programas en arquitectura.

By 2010, achieve complete ecological literacy in design education, including:
  • design / studio ( diseño/ estudio)
  • history / theory ( historia / teoría)
  • materials / technology ( materiales / tecnología)
  • structures / construction ( estructuras / construcción)
  • professional practice / ethics ( practica profesional / ética )
By 2010, achieve a carbon-neutral design school campus by:
  • implementing sustainable design strategies (optional - LEED Platinum / 2010 rating)
  • generating on-site renewable power
  • purchasing green renewable energy and/or certified renewable energy credits (REC's, Green Tags), 20% maximum.

Click here for a list of students and faculty who have personally adopted and are committed to encouraging their schools to adopt and implement The 2010 Imperative.

En los Estados Unidos, el diseñar con la modalidad "libre de cabono o carbono neutro" es un imperativo. En nuestros países, además debe de aprovecharse el potencial no explotado de Energía Solar y otras fuentes pregunto, hasta cuando empezaremos a actuar ?

Quizá los anunciados cortes de energía nos ayuden a reflexionar sobre ello..cuando estemos a obscuras o a la luz de una candela.....ustedes deciden !

Saludos !

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