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    AMSTERDAM GASWORKS REBORN

    In recent years there has been a growing concern about "brownfield" projects. As these abandoned industrial sites are converted back into productive use, governments and local communities must often work together to mitigate the polluted environment and revitalize the surrounding neighborhoods.

    In many brownfield projects the property is sold as real estate to be redeveloped. Buildings are torn down and a whole new development constructed, leaving no trace of the site's past.

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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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    More Environment

    Protesters March to Gehry Office — Yahoo News, 2001.1004

    10 Ways To Fight High Heating Bills This Winter — Building Online, 2001.1009

    Solar Shootout — Power Report, 2001.1007

    Proceedings From Successful Strategies Unlimited First Conference On Solar Electric Building Now Available — Press Release at Yahoo, 2001.1004

    NREL Research Teams Win Three R&D 100 Awards — National Renewable Energy Laboratory, 2001.1004

    Scientists Eyeing Organic Molecules To Get Solar Energy — Power Report, 2001.0927

    Convention Center Will Feature Innovative Daylighting System — Architectural Record, 2001.09 Edition

    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, 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

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