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    BIO-SOLAR HOUSE IN THAILAND

    It's an environmental dream: a self-reliant house that produces its own electricity, water, and cooking gas. Solar energy powers the air-conditioning, lights, and household appliances. Rain, dew, and condensation from the cooling system produce enough water for a family of four. Recycled water irrigates the garden, and surplus electricity is sold to the power company or used to drive an electric car 30 miles (50 kilometers) a day.

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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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    More Environment

    Low on Energy, High on Hopes — Sydney Morning Herald, 2003.0514

    New Park Site to Use Sun's Energy — Chicago Sun-Times, 2003.0513

    Kyocera Introduces High-Efficiency Photovoltaic Module — Kyocera Solar, Inc. press release, 2003.0512

    Cal State Hayward to Have Largest University Solar Electric System — PowerLight Corporation press release, 2003.0508

    UC-Merced Hopes to Set Model for Sustainable Campus Building — Mercury News, 2003.0508

    It Ainít Easy Being Green — Nashville City Paper, 2003.0507

    Knoll, Inc. Receives GREENGUARD Certification for Textiles — Designare, 2003.0506

    EPA's Energy Star Program: 100,000 Energy Efficient Homes — National Association of Home Builders, 2003.0506

    N.H. Forest Protection Building Earns LEED Gold Certification — AIArchitect, 2003.0502

    Eco-Friendly and Practical Design Ideas Are Top Trends — Designare, 2003.0502

    How to Make Superfund Sites Live and Breathe Again — Metropolis, 2003.05

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

    Clallam County PUD Signs Landmark Wave Power Purchase — Con.WEB, 2003.0429

    Solar House Open for Tour in Honor of Earth Day — Collegiate Times, 2003.0423

    AIA COTE Awards for Top Ten Green Projects — AIA Press Release, 2003.0422

    Smart Schools — Star Telegram, 2003.0422

    Dogs Become Newest Weapon in Battle against Mold — Designare, 2003.0421

    Collier Earth-Sheltered Home Reduces Energy Costs — Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 2003.0419

    Lighthouse Goes Green for Sustainable Future — Evening Times, 2003.0418

    Kyocera Solar Modules to Power Community Cafe — Kyocera Solar, Inc. press release, 2003.0417

    EPA and LightFair Focus on Energy-Saving Lighting — Designare, 2003.0416

    ING Bank's Thinking Headquarters — Toronto Star, 2003.0414

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