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    AIA TOP TEN GREEN BUILDINGS 2004

    In recognition of Earth Day 2004, The American Institute of Architects and its Committee on the Environment selected ten exemplary "green" buildings that through their construction and operation minimize damage to the environment. Together, they showcase environmentally responsible design through brownfield redevelopment, alternative heating and cooling systems, and/or creative use of daylighting.

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    GREEN SCHOOL GATHERS FOR TAKEOFF

    When architects speak of "green" buildings these days, they seldom mean it literally. But for the elementary/ middle school in Lake Zurich, Illinois, Legat Architects, Inc. have justified both environmental and chromatic interpretations of the word. They designed the new school for sustainability and gave it a distinctive copper entrance that the students have dubbed "the green spaceship." Says their principal: "They keep waiting for it to blast off!"

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    Green Development in the Desert — Rocky Mountains Institute newsletter, 2004.0608

    Manitoba Students Win GreenInteriors Design Competition — Canadian Architect, 2004.0604

    Building Sustainability at Ground Zero — Metropolis, 2004.0601

    The USGBC Tries Out Its New Interiors Program — Metropolis, 2004.0601

    Extreme Green Makeover — North Shore, 2004.0528

    Is Linoleum Really Better Than Vinyl Flooring? — Healthy Building Network, 2004.0528

    MechoShade Unveils EcoVeil Solar Shade Cloth — MechoShade press release, 2004.0526

    Engineers Urged to Design Eco-Friendly Buildings — Gulf News, 2004.0523

    Behold the Green Matrix — AIArchitect, 2004.0521

    Iberdrola and Guggenheim Sign Contract for Green Energy — Iberdrola press release, 2004.0518

    Greening Our Own Office — Environmental Design + Construction, 2004.0510

    Green Buildings Earn Prestigious Acclaim — Solar Access, 2004.0507

    Solatube Announces Tubular Skylights with Energy Star Rating — , 2004.0503

    Newest Factories Mark a Trend Toward Green — Detroit Free Press, 2004.0503

    LEED for Existing Buildings Out for Comments — BuildingGreen.com, 2004.0501

    Interest in Affordable, "Green," Modern Prefab Runs High — Sunset Magazine, 2004.0501

    California Releases Environmentally Preferable Product Standard — BuildingGreen.com, 2004.0501

    A Day In The Light — Metropolis, 2004.0501

    Sooner and Later, Rightsizing Pays Off — FacilitiesNet, 2004.0430

    Sustainability in Architecture & Design — BetterBricks.com, 2004.0430

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