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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

    Regulating Runoff — ENR, 2001.1015

    Pygmy-Owl Decision Means FWS Must Provide Costs Of Land Use Restrictions — NAHB, 2001.1015

    We Don't Have To Kyoto The Line To Be Green — The Australian, 2001.1012

    New Public Buildings in S.L. City Will Be Going Green — Salt Lake Tribune, 2001.1011

    High Expectations — EDC, 2001.10 Edition

    Wall to Wall Sustainability — EDC, 2001.10 Edition

    Maintaining a Green Commitment — EDC, 2001.10 Edition

    Mendler, Ford Win IIDA and C&A Sustainable Design Leadership Award — EDC, 2001.09 Edition

    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

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