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    GREEN GUIDE FOR DEVELOPERS

    CD-ROM Review: Green Developments by the Rocky Mountain Institute, 2002.

    "Real estate development was once a revered profession. It can be so again." This claim begins a new CD-ROM-based guide on "green" building for developers from the Rocky Mountain Institute.

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    SHADE CONDITIONING

    The sun is one of the most abundant resources in the tropics, and diverse technologies already harness its energy successfully. However, as a design determinant, it is not sun but shade that is a fundamental element of architecture in tropical latitudes. Here, shade summons and generally conditions behavior. Just as sunlight and its warmth are invigorating in cold climates, in the tropics it is the coolness of shade that allows people to be active.

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    Building Green Can Boost a Business's Bottom Line — Columbus Business First, 2002.1007

    Eco-friendly BigHorn Center Gains International Attention — Summit Daily News, 2002.1005

    Energy Department Honors Solar Decathlon Winners — National Renewable Energy Laboratory press release, 2002.1005

    Laying a Framework for a Sustainable Interior — EDC, 2002.1001

    Sustainable Building Practices Lead to Healthier Indoor Air Quality — EDC, 2002.1001

    Daylighting and Sustainability — EDC, 2002.1001

    Case Study: Why Sustainable Makes Sense for Mutual of Omaha — EDC, 2002.1001

    Building Plans Embrace Kids and Ecology — Ann Arbor News, 2002.0930

    Unique Museum Envisioned in S.C. — Charlotte Observer, 2002.0929

    State Prompted to Become Environmentally Friendly — Puget Sound Business Journal, 2002.0927

    Region Warming Up to 'Green' Design — Philadelphia Business Journal, 2002.0927

    Solar Decathlon Under Way in D.C. — AIArchitect, 2002.0927

    Farm Worker Housing Project Demonstrates Resource-Efficiency — Con.WEB, 2002.0926

    2001 Compact Fluorescent Lamps Sales Bonanza Spurs Recycling — Con.WEB, 2002.0926

    Energy Conservation Specialist Wins MacArthur Fellowship — MacArthur Foundation press release, 2002.0924

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