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    COOL AND GREEN

    "Green" buildings can be built in any climate. They can be kept within a reasonable budget, and they don't have to sacrifice architectural grace in favor of functional, environmental, and sustainable factors.

    Proving these claims is the recently completed Computer Science Building on the suburban campus of York University, Toronto. It is believed to be the most comprehensively green building in Ontario.

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    MULTIFAMILY SOLAR

    CEPHEUS (Cost-Efficient Passive Houses as EUropean Standards) is a demonstration project that is examining the viability of solar and low-energy construction in Europe. Fourteen inexpensive buildings with a total of 221 residential units have been built and are being evaluated through a standardized measurement program. The results of the Austrian projects have been published in a book that proposes to demonstrate that reducing the consumption of conventional fuels is both possible and recommended in this climate. This is the story of Wolfurt, Vorarlberg, low-cost, compact multifamily terraced housing on the slopes of the Bregenz Forest. Architect Gerhard Zweier has provided eight families with dividable floor plans, ample daylight, and large gardens. Although the energy conservation results are not perfect, the example is instructive. Editor

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    The First Little Pig Was Right! — Christian Science Monitor, 2002.0410

    Green on Target — Irish Times, 2002.0410

    Green-Roof Technology is Beginning to Find Audience — Chicago Tribune, 2002.0406

    Cornell Gets Climate Conscious — ENN, 2002.0402

    "Protect Our Home" Earth Day Theme Encompasses Energy Efficiency, Renewables — CON.WEB, 2002.0330

    Idaho Approves First Statewide Commercial Energy Code — CON.WEB, 2002.0330

    A New Life for an Old Mill — AIArchitect, 2002.0329 Edition

    Boise Plans to Stop Logging Old-Growth Forests — AP at Seattle Times, 2002.0328

    U.S. Orders Checks for Corrosion at Nuclear Reactors — New York Times, 2002.0326

    Eco-Friendly Digs in Bel-Air — Los Angeles Times, 2002.0324

    "Final Four" Asked to Submit Park Plans — ENN, 2002.0322

    Old is New Again in Earth-Friendly Home — Denver Post, 2002.0321

    Wood Stove Changeout Program Reduces Pollution in 12 States — BuildingOnline, 2002.0319

    15 Home Builders Earn Energyvalue Awards — National Renewable Energy Laboratory press release, 2002.0318

    For Some Homeowners, the Sun Is at the Center of an Eco-Friendly Lifestyle — Baltimore Sun, 2002.0318

    New Energy Systems Enhance National Security — National Renewable Energy Laboratory press release, 2002.0314

    Model 'Eco-City' Could Soon Rise in Senegal — Yahoo News, 2002.0312

    "The Next Industrial Revolution" Film Released — Earthome Productions press release, 2002.0311

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