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    SUSTAINABILITY PAYS OFF

    Conventional wisdom holds that the best way to formally "green" a project is to integrate sustainable thinking into the design process from the beginning. Getting everyone on the team working together early toward this common goal is still the best approach. But it's not the only way to design a sustainable building.

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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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    More Environment

    Nike Commits $1 Million to Benefit Oregon Public Schools — Environmental News Network, 2002.0618

    Learn About Mold as a Liability Concern — AIArchitect, 2002.0614

    States Receive Funding to Update Building Energy Codes — EarthVision Environmental News, 2002.0613

    Porous Paving, Green Roofs Can Ease Impact of Development on Water Supplies — Environmental News Network, 2002.0604

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

    The Northeast Green Building Awards Announced — Northeast Sustainable Energy Association press release, 2002.0601

    Breaking the Green Ceiling — EDC, 2002.06 Edition

    Demolition or Deconstruction? — EDC, 2002.06 Edition

    The Natural Step and Building Construction — EDC, 2002.06 Edition

    NAHB Announces 2002 Green Building Award Winners — EDC, 2002.06 Edition

    How Green is My Valley? — Metropolis, 2002.06 Edition

    Sustainable Design and Improved Safety Can Go Together — Boston Business Journal, 2002.0531

    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

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