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    THERMAL DELIGHT IN COURTYARDS

    Perhaps the most satisfying architectural response to the continuously dry topics is the Mediterranean residence centered on a courtyard. With a meager but well-developed water supply, the courtyards feature fountains, ponds, and growing plants for both evaporative cooling and for aesthetic enhancement. But it is the fine-tuning of the courtyard environment its optimization of wall heat resistance, ventilation rate, and evaporation rate that is most satisfying.

    William Lowry and Porter Lowry, Fundamentals of Biometerorology

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    HISTORIC WAREHOUSE GROWS GREEN

    For much of the 20th century, the Pearl District of Portland, Oregon was a gritty and neglected industrial site. Recently, however, the district has revived to become an upscale, downtown neighborhood within a compact and livable city.

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    Energy-Efficient Mortgages Offered through New Oregon Sustainability Solutions Alliance — Con.Web, 2001.1220

    House Passes Brownfields Cleanup Bill — ENR, 2001.1220

    Washington State Energy Code Revisions Promise Significant Energy Savings — Con.Web, 2001.1220

    Exxon Mobil to Pay $11.2 Million in Hazardous Waste Settlement — ENR, 2001.1214 Edition

    U.N.: 2001 Second Warmest Year — MSNBC, 2001.1219

    Mandatory Code to Save Energy Passes Reading — Amarillo Globe, 2001.1219

    Energy Department Awards More than $22 Million for Energy-Efficient — DOE News Release, 2001.1217

    Building Identity by Building Green — DesignArchitecture, 2001.1217

    Green Skyscraper Looms for Londoners — Guardian Unlimited, 2001.1214

    Dismay at Landmark Asbestos Ruling — Architects' Journal, 2001.1211

    Green Giants — American School Magazine, 2001.1206

    Working around Climate for Sustainable Development — Earth Times, 2001.1206

    New Suffolk Dorm to be First "Green" Building In Boston — Beacon Hill Times, 2001.1127

    EU Says Environment Talks No Hurdle for Expansion — New Zealand Herald, 2001.1123

    Going Green: Sellen's Headquarters Building Is a Prime Example of Sustainability — Puget Sound Business Journal, 2001.1123

    Wake Up the Sleeping Giant — ENR, 2001.1121

    Regulations Drive Up Housing Costs and Fail to Protect Endangered Species, Builders Charge — NAHB, 2001.1119

    GE Lighting Launches National Energy Program — GE Lighting press release, 2001.1011

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