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    LEED PLATINUM AT UCSB

    It is fitting that one of the first buildings to be certified by the U.S. Green Building Council for achieving the "platinum" LEED status is a school dedicated to researching environmental issues, training research scientists and professionals, and identifying and solving environmental problems.

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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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    More Environment

    Indoor Air Quality Is the Buzz at Neocon 2003 — Designare, 2003.0616

    Manhattan Buildings Go Green — Toronto Star, 2003.0614

    Officials Plan Speedy Ground Zero Environmental Review — New York Times, 2003.0613

    Engineered Wood Products Earn GREENGUARD Certification for IAQ — Designare, 2003.0612

    RAIA Reaffirms Green Commitment — Infolink, 2003.0610

    Toyota Project Aims to Be Green and Mainstream — New York Times, 2003.0604

    Vinyl Industry Withdraws Challenge to State's 'Green' Regs — The Business Review, 2003.0602

    Two Birds with One Stone — Office-Work.com, 2003.06

    The Comfort Zone — EDC, 2003.06 Edition

    Carpet Isn't the Culprit — EDC, 2003.06 Edition

    Water Treatment Options — EDC, 2003.06 Edition

    Radiant Heat — EDC, 2003.06 Edition

    New Oregon High School Uses Daylighting and Natural Ventilation — Con.WEB, 2003.0529

    Green Design Goes to School — Infolink, 2003.0520

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