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    BARRIERS TO BUILDING GREEN

    Exemplary "green" building projects worldwide are proving the viability of resource-efficient, health-conscious design. Increasingly, governments and the public perceive the need for more sustainable building products and practices. So why isn't "green" more mainstream?

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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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    More Environment

    L.A. Officials, Environmentalists Fight Over Parcel Of Land — Contra Costa Times, 2001.0820

    Couple Practise What They Preach — U.K. Sunday Times, 2001.0819

    Trees Lock Angkor Temples in a Life-and-Death Embrace — New York Times, 2001.0819 (registration required)

    Awards to Boost Research into Cheaper Solar Electricity — NREL, 2001.0817

    EPA Delays Plan for Powerplant Pollution Controls — ENR, 2001.0815

    Energy Issue Tops Agenda of Governors — Los Angeles Times, 2001.0814

    A Sinking Feeling in the Wetlands — Opinion at Los Angeles Times, 2001.0812

    Criticism Greets Corps Wetlands Permit Proposal — ENR, 2001.0810

    Tierra Concrete Homes Honored with Energy Star Award — National Renewable Energy Lab Press Release, 2001.0808

    Buildings with Built-In Energy Savings — BusinessWeek, 2001.0807

    Learning from a Library — EDC, 2001.08 Edition

    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

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