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    RECYCLING CONSTRUCTION DEBRIS

    With $100 billion in new construction each year in the United States, and $126 billion in renovations, the recovery of materials from construction and demolition (C&D) has important economic and environmental implications.

    To the extent that the debris from construction and demolition can be reused or recycled rather than thrown away, demand for virgin resources is reduced, the embedded energy in these materials is recaptured, and the need for increasingly limited landfill space is reduced.

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    IN THE LANDSCAPE OF MURCUTT

    In July, 2001 a group of travel-weary, anxious architects, students, and teachers from around the world stepped off a bus and descended a steep one-lane road to the Bundannon property on the Shoalhaven River, about three hours south of Sydney.

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    More Environment

    Living In Green Houses — This Is London, 2001.1003

    The Case for a Green Aesthetic — Metropolis, 2001.10 Edition

    Valley Forward Selects Top Environmental Projects — Phoenix Business Journal, 2001.0928

    Facilities See Red Over Boom In Green Rules See Red Over Boom In Green Rules, Says GAO Report — ENR, 2001.0918

    Every Londoner Must Have Access To Green Space And Nature, Says Mayor — Architects' Journal, 2001.0925

    Historic Building Honored for Energy Conservation — PR Newswire at Excite, 2001.0920

    Creating New, Sky-High Power — Wired, 2001.0918

    Call For Green Revolution In Agricultural Buildings — Scotsman Online, 2001.0916

    Disaster Site Divided Up For Cleanup — ENR, 2001.0914

    Energy Dept. Funds 4 Teams To Develop Zero Energy Homebuilding — Building Online, 2001.0911

    Meaningful Brownfields Legislation Must Address Petroleum Sites and Liability Issues — NAHB, 2001.0910

    Is This The End Of The Road For The Big New House? — U.K. Sunday Times, 2001.0909

    `Green' gas station might get a red light in Davis — Sacramento Business Journal, 2001.0907

    Getting Down To Earth — CT Now, 2001.0905

    Sustainable Design Draws Homeowner Interest — Atlanta Business Chronicle, 2001.0903

    Building Efficiency By Design — Scotsman Online, 2001.0901

    Alliance Launching Broad-Based Venture to Increase Commercial Building Efficiency — News Data Press Release, 2001.09 Edition

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