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    ECOHOUSES IN INDIA AND WALES

    Eco-architecture sees buildings as part of the larger ecology of the planet and the building as part of a living habitat. This contrasts with the more common notions of many architects, who see a building as a work of art, perhaps on exhibition in a settlement or as "frozen music" in the people-less pictures of glossy magazines.

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    PV AT HOME

    As the cost of photovoltaic (PV) technology declines, it is becoming more common for large companies and institutions to install vast arrays of PV cells to capture solar radiation and convert it into electricity. But until recently, it was the rare individual who would place expensive photoelectric panels on the roof of his or her house. Increasingly, however, lower costs and the appeal of an independent power supply have encouraged small businesses and homeowners to take a closer look at the options.

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    More Environment

    Efforts Launched to Help Builders, Others ‘Go Green’ — Spokane Journal, 2004.0115

    GeoPraxis Announces the "Green Building Studio" Web Service — GeoPraxis, Inc. press release, 2004.0114

    'Green' Audubon Center Goes LEED Platinum — GreenBiz, 2004.0114

    Energy Department Announces 'New American Home' — National Renewable Energy Laboratory press release, 2004.0113

    Audubon Nature Center is Certified Environmentally Friendly — ENN, 2004.0113

    City Buildings Reflect Growing Green Trend — Newsday, 2004.0113

    IAQ Legislative Update: A Look Back at 2003 — Aerias, LLC press release, 2004.0113

    Green Buildings — Gotham Gazette, 2004.0105

    Institute of Ecotourism Debuts in Sedona, Ariz. — AIArchitect, 2004.0102

    Eco-Communes — Los Angeles Times, 2003.1230

    Environmental Group Honors Valley’s Best Projects — Arizona Capital Times, 2003.1229

    Renewable Energy a Smart Choice for Farmers and Ranchers — National Renewable Energy Laboratory press release, 2003.1222

    A Tool to Predict Exposure to Hazardous Air Pollutants — LBNL Environmental Energy Technologies Division Newsletter, 2003.1222

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