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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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    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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    Green Design Goes to School — Infolink, 2003.0520

    AIA's Green Design Coming into Its Own in San Diego — Yahoo News, 2003.0519

    Green Gains a Footing — Press Herald, 2003.0518

    Winnipeg Firm wins First International Green Roof Award — Canadian Architect, 2003.0516

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

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

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

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

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