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    KIDS AUDIT ENERGY

    In 2002, the Columbia University Biosphere 2 Center in Arizona began a 10-year clean-energy initiative to convert the campus from an energy user to an energy producer. Participating in phase one of the project, an electric lighting retrofit, was a sixth-grade science class at Immaculate Heart Academy in Tucson. They conducted an energy audit of the Biosphere with results that closely matched those of professional auditors.

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    HOUSE OF CARD

    A new after-school club opened in late 2001 on the east coast of England, in Westcliff on Sea, near Southend, Essex — built almost entirely of cardboard. More than a year after its completion, the award-winning school is still standing and not at all limp. Cardboard made from recycled paper is proving to be an inexpensive and environmentally sustainable building material.

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    More Environment

    Vadodara Architect’s Building Vying for Top World Rating — Times of India, 2003.0201

    Green Building Forum Created — Hoover's, 2003.0131

    BPA Initiates Third-Party Loan Program for Residential Energy-Saving Measures — Con.WEB, 2003.0130

    Sustainable Renovation Seminars — Infolink, 2003.0130

    Kyocera Solar Helps Power Imperial National Wildlife Refuge — Kyocera Solar, Inc. press release, 2003.0130

    GREENGUARD Environmental Institute Awards Certification to OMNOVA Water-based Wallcovering — Designare, 2003.0127

    China to Build its Largest Wind Power Plant in Rudong — ENR, 2003.0123

    Ontario Cancels Hydro One Privatization — ENR, 2003.0122

    Federal Court Reaffirms EPA Stormwater Runoff Rules — ENR, 2003.0122

    Constructing a Greener College — The Dartmouth, 2003.0121

    Concerted Effort Begins to Push Green Building — Chicago Tribune, 2003.0119

    Green Giants On the Horizon — Washington Post, 2003.0117

    Recycled Glass Flooring....EnviroGLAS Terrazzo — Construction Executive A/E/C Newswire, 2003.0116

    Drawing on Energy in a "Passive" Way — Deustche Weld, 2003.0116

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