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    INDOOR AIR QUALITY FOR THE EPA

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Research Center in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, is the new home to one of the largest multidisciplinary groups of environmental scientists in the world. Designing and building this 1.1 million-square-foot (100,000-square-meter) campus presented the agency with an opportunity to demonstrate its environmental ethics.

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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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    Effect of Artificial Light on Man-Made Environments — Metropolis Online, 2003.05

    Old Brooklyn Ice House Turns Green — Metropolis, 2003.05

    ING Bank's Thinking Headquarters — Toronto Star, 2003.0414

    RedVector.com Delivers Toxic Mold Online Course — RedVector.com press release, 2003.0401

    Biomimetic Buildings: Applying the Lessons of Nature — Rocky Mountain Institute Newsletter, 2003.04

    Reaching Out to China — Rocky Mountain Institute Newsletter, 2003.04

    How Much Electricity Does the Internet Use? — Rocky Mountain Institute Newsletter, 2003.04

    Energy Trust Launches Commercial/ Industrial Retrofit Program — Con.WEB, 2003.0327

    Green Buildings Emphasized — Hoovers, 2003.0316

    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

    Home, Green Home — Metro Active, 2003.0313

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