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    PLAYFUL PV IN ROME

    At the Children's Museum of Rome, a partly see-through photovoltaic (PV) roof brings new levels of meaning to everyday childhood experience of playing in the sun.

    One of the museum's central mandates is to heighten awareness of the quality of urban life through "a transparent guided itinerary" of everyday activities. Its new photovoltaic roof, designed by Abbate e Vigevano Architetti, gives form to this mandate.

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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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    More Environment

    Energy Surveys Slam UK Buildings — Architects' Journal, 2001.1030

    Oops! Logging Protesters Have Their Demonstration "Cut Short" — Building Online, 2001.1030

    Green Building Sprouts In Portland — Portland Business Journal, 2001.1026

    HOK Earns Global Green Award For Advancing Sustainable Design — EDC, 2001.1018

    Steelcase Adheres to the LEED Green Building Rating System — Steelcase Inc. Press Release, 2001.1001

    Georgia-Pacific Earns Green Cross Fiber Label — EDC, 2001.10 Edition

    Portland's Earth Advantage Homes Feature Efficiency, Responsibility — EDC, 2001.10 Edition

    New ASC gets Star Building Award — Dunn Connection, 2001.1023

    Northwest Conservation Roller Coaster a Common Theme at Conference — Con.WEB, 2001.1023

    Rules to save nature of Red Rock — Las Vegas Sun, 2001.1018

    Making The Business Case For Going Green — Chrsitian Science Monitor, 2001.1018

    Alliance Seeks Federal Policies For Distributed Energy Systems — EDC, 2001.10 Edition

    Breaking the Sustainable Product Barrier — EDC, 2001.10 Edition

    Federal Agencies Install Thousands of Solar Water Heaters in Hawaii — State of Hawaii Press Release, 2001.0906

    Regulating Runoff — ENR, 2001.1015

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

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