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    BREATHING EASY

    Indoor air pollution consistently ranks among the top four environmental risks to the public, according to comparative risk studies performed by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    Indoor levels of air pollutants may be two to five times higher than outdoor levels, occasionally reaching levels 100 times higher. With most US residents spending 90 percent of their time indoors, indoor air pollution has a significant impact on public health.

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    A MORE SUSTAINABLE URBAN ENVIRONMENT

    If Patrick Condon had his way, every new development would allow rainwater to infiltrate the earth at a minimum rate of 1/25 inch (one millimeter) per hour. This standard is the linchpin in a complete strategy for attaining urban environments that are compact, efficient, and harmoniously integrated with natural water systems.

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    More Environment

    Peabody Goes Green — U.K. Sunday Times, 2001.0805

    What Does Green Mean? — Guardian Unlimited, 2001.0804

    EPA Plans to Dredge Hudson River for PCBs — ENR, 2001.0802

    Otis Elevator Co. Works With Customers to Address Growing Energy Concerns — BusinessWire at Excite, 2001.0801

    Houses Made of Dirt, Straw, Titanium and More — Washington Post, 2001.0726

    Maximizing Green Design Through Building Automation — EDC, 2001.07 Edition

    Next Generation Green Teams — EDC, 2001.07 Edition

    Rising Energy Costs Create Strong Interest in First Conference on Solar Electric Building — Business Wire at Power Report, 2001.0731

    After Eden: Cornish designers urged to be greener and more distinctive — Architects' Journal, 2001.0730

    Value Engineering and Sustainable Design — EDC, 2001.07 Edition

    U.S. governors endorse new community design — ENN, 2001.0725

    Bonn climate deal may not bring down emissions — Reuters at ENN, 2001.0724

    Clean Air Bill, with CO2 Limits, High on Jeffords' Agenda — ENR, 2001.0719

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