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    BREATHING IN BERLIN

    In recent years, architects have begun to view the skins of buildings like the skins of living organisms: properly designed, they breathe, change form, and adapt to variations in climate. A building that demonstrates this in several ways is the GSW Headquarters in Berlin, designed by Sauerbruch & Hutton Architects, with engineering by Arup. — Editor

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    LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT TOOLS

    One of the most difficult problems for architects interested in sustainable design is knowing which materials are "green." Is the material recycled? Local? Renewable? Is it low in volatile organic compounds (VOCs)? What if you have to choose between these attributes? Are there other factors to be considered? And what about marketing claims? Is a material really "green" just because the manufacturer says it is? The choices can be bewildering.

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    More Companies, Governments "Building Green" — AP at Miami Herald, 2003.0810

    Stressful Buildings: Does Architecture Make Us Sick? — AIArchitect, 2003.0808

    Sustainability is a Cultural Problem — Harvard Design Magazine, 2003.0807

    Fair Has Builders Seeing Green — , 2003.0804

    Green Project Wins on Its Own Terms — Los Angeles Times, 2003.0803

    Herman Miller Office Seating Earns IAQ Certification — Designare, 2003.0731

    uPVC Windows for Sustainable Design — Infolink, 2003.0724

    Regents Adopt Landmark Green-Building Policy — UC Berkeley press release, 2003.0723

    The Dumpster-Free Remodel — Seattle Weekly, 2003.0723

    Protect Your Home against Mold — American Homeowners Association, 2003.0723

    Affordable Housing Goes Green — Seattle Times, 2003.0720

    HOK Runs with Sustainable Design for Athletic Facility — AIArchitect, 2003.0718

    An Engaging Home — Infolink, 2003.0717

    Last Stop for Long-Haul Containers — New York Times, 2003.0717

    Portland Building Professionals Address Green Building Issues — Con.WEB, 2003.0716

    Alliance to Save Energy Urges Efficiency — Designare, 2003.0714

    How Honda’s New Facility Earned Gold LEED Certification — EDC, 2003.0711

    LBNL's Environmental Energy Technologies Division Wins Award — Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory press release, 2003.0711

    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

    New Web-Based Energy Code Compliance Tool — Setting the Standard, 2003.07

    Five Reasons to Adopt Environmental Design — Harvard Design Magazine, Summer 2003 issue

    Sustainability Is a Cultural Problem — Harvard Design Magazine, Summer 2003 issue

    Grey World, Green Heart? — Harvard Design Magazine, Summer 2003 issue

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