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    SUSTAINABLE IN SEATTLE

    The sixth annual EnvironDesign conference brought 1200 people to Seattle, a fitting venue for a conversation on sustainability. The city now has over $1 billion of new construction in progress expected to receive a "green building" certification. Regional neighbors Vancouver, British Columbia and Portland, Oregon also stand out as leading cities in this movement.

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    WINDOWS FOR LIGHT

    No one can deny the historical importance of daylight in determining the form of buildings since, together with the effects of climate and location, daylight availability was fundamental to their design. However, with the introduction of modern sources of electric light, and particularly because of their increasing efficiency since the Second World War, by the 1960s the need to introduce daylight into buildings had appeared to diminish.

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    More Environment

    Students Recognized for Creativity during Energy Education Event — National Renewable Energy Laboratory press release, 2002.0513

    Court Approves NMFS Agreement with NAHB — National Association of Home Builders, 2002.0507

    The Green-ing of New York — New York Post, 2002.0501

    Lighting Up the Reservation — Metropolis, 2002.05 Edition

    Next Generation Lighting Controls — EDC, 2002.05 Edition

    Charging the Battery — EDC, 2002.05 Edition

    Radiant Floor Heating System Used for Cooling — EDC, 2002.05 Edition

    Use of Solar Energy Urged — Regina Leader Post, 2002.0430

    Energy Codes Make a Difference in Technologies, but Stop Short of Controlling Design — Con.WEB, 2002.0430

    The Green Room — Guardian Unlimited, 2002.0428

    DOE Announces Largest-Ever Purchse of Renewable Energy — DOE Press Release, 2002.0422

    COTE Top 10 Green Projects for 2002 — AIArchitect, 2002.0419 Edition

    AIA/COTE 2002 Top Ten Green Projects — AIA News Release at DesignCommunity, 2002.0417

    'Zero Energy Homes are Builder's Pride — Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 2002.0415

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