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The main differences in today's version of [[sustainable design]] are:  
 
The main differences in today's version of [[sustainable design]] are:  
 
* sustainable technology is primarily concerned with minimizing [[environmental impact]], whereas appropriate technology is concerned with the needs of those living on limited material resources (whether by choice or not).
 
* sustainable technology is primarily concerned with minimizing [[environmental impact]], whereas appropriate technology is concerned with the needs of those living on limited material resources (whether by choice or not).
* its systematic use in [[architecture]] and planning in the commercial world.  That is best symbolized by the enormous success of the [[LEED]] program of the [[U.S. Green Buildings Council]] and the [[Green Globes]] industry association, and the US [[Federal Whole Building Design Guide]], and the [[Athena]] life-cycle project impact assessment tool.  There are now also numerous profit and non-profit product rating and selection web sites and large professional association design standards, such as the [[ASRAE]] engineering standard [[SPC 189]].  Many of these subjects are referenced on [[Wikipedia]] too, under either '[[sustainability]]]' or '[[sustainable design]]'.
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* its systematic use in [[architecture]] and planning in the commercial world.  That is best symbolized by the enormous success of the [[LEED]] program of the [[U.S. Green Building Council]] and the [[Green Globes]] industry association, and the US [[Federal Whole Building Design Guide]], and the [[Athena]] life-cycle project impact assessment tool.  There are now also numerous profit and non-profit product rating and selection web sites and large professional association design standards, such as the [[ASRAE]] engineering standard [[SPC 189]].  Many of these subjects are referenced on [[Wikipedia]] too, under either '[[sustainability]]]' or '[[sustainable design]]'.
    
There are also a variety of methods and organizations aimed at the systematic application of deeper green design principles.  They include [[BioMimicry]], [[Archtecture2030]], [[Cradle to Cradle]], [[4Dsustainability]] among others.
 
There are also a variety of methods and organizations aimed at the systematic application of deeper green design principles.  They include [[BioMimicry]], [[Archtecture2030]], [[Cradle to Cradle]], [[4Dsustainability]] among others.

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