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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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    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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    More Environment

    Indoor Mold Still Reigns as Top IAQ Issue — Aerias press release, 2003.0709

    WM+P Creates a Home for Woods Hole Research Center — William McDonough + Partners press release, 2003.0707

    Using Less, Doing More — Boston Globe, 2003.0705

    San Diego Mayor Flips Solar Switch on Green Building — ENN, 2003.0702

    Los Angeles' Lost River — The Next American City, 2003.07

    Architect, Developer and David Suzuki Celebrate Eco-Wood — ENN, 2003.0625

    DuPont Receives EPA Award for Innovation — Designare, 2003.0624

    William McDonough Joins Nextek Advisory Board — Hoover's, 2003.0624

    Alliance to Save Energy Offers Consumers Energy Efficiency Tips — Designare, 2003.0623

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

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