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    ARSENIC IN WOOD — DANGERS PERSIST

    When the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a report last year on the safety of pressure-treated lumber, they acknowledged the danger of arsenic, a poison and carcinogen, which is used widely in wood preservatives like chromated copper arsenate (CCA). They announced a phase-out of some uses of the preservative by the end of 2003.

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    POST-INDUSTRIAL AFFORDABILITY

    It is often tempting for architects and builders, when designing low-income housing, to look for any possible way to reduce the costs of initial construction. But if cheap materials lead to higher maintenance or utility bills in the long run, such economies may prove short-lived. A different approach is based on the idea that affordable housing can be not only attractive but durable and environmentally sustainable as well.

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    It's Getting Easier to Be Green — New York Times, 2003.0316

    Building "Green" Goes Mainstream — Marin Independent Journal, 2003.0315

    Earth-Friendly Offices Could Be Greener Still — Philadelphia Inquirer, 2003.0314

    Northeast Green Building Awards — Press Release at Yahoo, 2003.0313

    Building Self-Sustainable Communities in the 21st Century — Energy Pulse, 2003.0313

    Home, Green Home — Metro Active, 2003.0313

    Los Angeles Gets a 73-Kilowatt Solar Power System — Hoovers, 2003.0311

    Value of the Sun's Rays — Hoovers, 2003.0311

    Lighting Controls Pose Challenges — EDC, 2003.0307

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