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    BROWNFIELD RECYCLING

    Communities around the world are declaring war on brownfields, those abandoned, idled, or under-used industrial and commercial facilities where redevelopment is complicated by real or perceived environmental contamination. These sites, of which there are some 500,000 throughout the United States, represent pockets of disinvestment, neglect, and, often, missed opportunities.

    Brownfields come in the form of industrial properties, old gas stations, warehouses, or even residential buildings containing lead paint and asbestos.

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    SUSTAINABLE SUCCESSES

    The integration of sustainable materials and technologies into mainstream building practice is a central challenge of our time. To be fully successful, a building must be "green" in ways that are both attractive and cost-effective.

    The Northeast Green Building Awards celebrate design projects that advance the aesthetics and feasibility of environmentally sound buildings.

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    More Environment

    Educational Energy: Lick-Wilmerding High School by Pfau Architecture — DesignArchitecture, 2001.0618

    Environment-Brazil: Smart Buildings Save Energy — Power Report, 2001.0618

    Too Many Skyscrapers Could Harm Britain's Environment, Say Advisers — Independent Digital, 2001.0613

    EDAW Interns Develop Environmentally Friendly Solutions to Former Stapleton Airport — Business Wire at Houston Chronicle, 2001.0611

    Eco-Reformists Tackle 'Sick-House Syndrome' — Japan Times, 2001.0610

    College Design Winner Named — Las Vegas Sun, 2001.0607

    SPECifically Speaking — EDC, 2001.02 Edition

    Critic of Suburbs Gives Lectures — AP, 2001.0603

    Art Museum gets greener — Denver Post, 2001.0601

    Architects want to show green concerns with wind turbines on their London HQ — Independent Digital, 2001.0530

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