Hot or Not?: Making the White House Green

Is it realistic to make the White House energy-efficient? That's one of the American Institute of Architects (AIA)'s recommendations for President-Elect Barack Obama. The AIA offered to help the Obama administration promote green buildings and focus on the needs of urban areas. What do you think of making the White House a model of energy-efficiency? Survey and more green suggestions below the jump...

The AIA suggests that President-Elect Obama appoint a high-level advisor on green buildings who would coordinate executive branch activities and promote these issues to the public. The AIA wants to help develop a White House Office of Urban Policy (which Obama proposed during the campaign).

We like Mediabistro's idea that "the Obama team draw all energy for the White House from a basement full of Gilligan's Island-style pedal-powered generators." Read the AIA's press release by clicking here.

[Photo above the jump from Viral Politics.]

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