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    EXPLAINING GREEN MATERIALS

    Now, more than ever, homeowners and builders are getting serious about choosing sustainable building materials for their next remodel or construction project. Yet their interest may exceed the availability of information. A common question from people interested in "green" materials is: "Where can I find out about them?"

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    RECYCLING CONSTRUCTION DEBRIS

    With $100 billion in new construction each year in the United States, and $126 billion in renovations, the recovery of materials from construction and demolition (C&D) has important economic and environmental implications.

    To the extent that the debris from construction and demolition can be reused or recycled rather than thrown away, demand for virgin resources is reduced, the embedded energy in these materials is recaptured, and the need for increasingly limited landfill space is reduced.

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    More Environment

    From Zero to Green Hero — Guardian Unlimited, 2002.0804

    Remodeling Industry to Unveil Green Certification Program — Hoover's, 2002.0801

    Learning Sustainability outside the Academy — Metropolis, 2002.08/09 Edition

    Pierre Koenig Builds with Microclimates — Metropolis, 2002.08/09 Edition

    Pedestrian Cities — Metropolis, 2002.08/09 Edition

    Collaborating with Nature — Metropolis, 2002.08/09 Edition

    Straw-House Project Builds Citizenship, Understanding — Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 2002.0730

    Energy-Savvy Homes do a Power of Good — Sydney Morning Herald, 2002.0730

    Praise Grows for Lush Roof in Chicago — Des Moines Register, 2002.0729

    Environmental Group Buys Timber Rights on Ranch — ENN, 2002.0725

    California Governor Signs Landmark Auto Emissions Law — Reuters at ENN, 2002.0723

    Planners Praise 'Green' Buildings — AP at New York Times, 2002.0721

    Mara Baum Designs Green Living in Architecture — St. Louis Business Journal, 2002.0719

    Nature Center to Demonstrate Environmental Message — Schmidt Copeland Parker Stevens press release, 2002.0719

    California Credits Conservation in Averting Summer 2001 Blackouts — Con.Web, 2002.0718

    Two Montana Hotels Earn Energy Star Label — Con.WEB, 2002.0718

    Green Buildings Bloom around the US — Christian Science Monitor, 2002.0718

    China Eyes Reusable Olympic Venues — AP at San Antonio Express-News, 2002.0718

    Energy Efficiency Promoted with Launch of New BetterBricks — Press Release at Yahoo, 2002.0718

    Sustainable Design Can Be an Asset to the Bottom Line — EDC, 2002.0715

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