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    HERETICAL TENT

    In the south of France is a house whose tent-like form follows the contours of the land and mimics the curvature of a nearby ancient stone wall. It is an example of "architecture by stealth." Not only does its green fabric covering blend into the natural environment, but the structure is nearly invisible to building officials.

    "Maison Barak" is also figuratively green, with a geothermal heat source and a relatively light footprint in its grove of olive trees.

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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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    More Environment

    EPA Dedicates 'Green' Campus — News Release at EarthVision, 2002.0603

    Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center in Portland a Potential Harbinger for Built Environment — Con.Web, 2002.0531

    Oregon's Capitol Building Gets Power from the Sun — Con.Web, 2002.0531

    Air Conditioner Standard Revision Will Save Energy and Lessen Impact on Affordability — National Association of Home Builders, 2002.0528

    Green Roofs a Growing Technology in U.S. Cities — Baltimore Sun, 2002.0526

    Up a Tree on an Island of Green — New York Times, 2002.0523

    Campuses Get a 'Sustainable' Look — Christian Science Monitor, 2002.0521

    Firm's Energy Savings Prove It's Easy to Be Green — Detroit News, 2002.0520

    Seven Seattle Businesses Honored for Environmental Practices — Resource Venture press release, 2002.0516

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

    Can This Man Solve America's Energy Crisis? — Fortune, 2002.0513

    High Performance Buildings Database Online — U.S. Department of Energy Web Site, 2002.05

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

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