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    BUILT GREEN COLORADO

    Vast quantities of resources are consumed in residential construction. Although an expanding array of new technologies are available and innovative practices are being developed to reduce the environmental costs of such construction, integrating environmental improvements into mainstream homebuilding remains a challenge.

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    FIRST LEED FACTORY

    A wood-furniture manufacturing facility, recently constructed by Steelcase Inc. in Grand Rapids, Michigan, has set a new standard in environmental achievement. It is the first factory to achieve certification under the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification program.

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    More Environment

    Coast Wind Farm Plan — BBC News, 2002.0118

    Straw-Bale Designer Builds Ultimate Dream House — Oklahoman, 2002.0117

    Design Power, Off The Grid — Architectural Record, 2002.0116

    New Wetlands Rules Will Bring Marginal Regulatory Improvement — National Association of Home Builders, 2002.0115

    Clutching at Straws — Guardian Unlimited, 2002.0113

    Alternative Homes Hug the Earth — Chicago Tribune, 2002.0113

    Audubon Home Seeks to be City's 'Greenest' — Boston Globe, 2002.0111

    Green Building Gets the Gold — Ecotrust press release, 2002.0110

    The Big Green Apple — Metropolis, 2002.01 Edition

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