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    GLAZING FOR DAYLIGHT

    Windows and fenestration systems have undergone a technological revolution in recent years. Glazing systems are now available that can dramatically cut energy consumption and the associated pollution sources, reduce peak demand, enhance daylighting performance, and improve occupant comfort.

    But all these improvements have made windows more complex. A number of characteristics for glazing need to be understood to properly specify an appropriate fenestration system.

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    TREE PLAY

    The tree house is classically conceived as a clever exploitation of the tree as a structural element in the provision of human shelter. But a recent exhibit at the Atlanta Botanical Garden turned that perception around, exploring ideas for building in trees while protecting them and learning lessons from nature.

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