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    LITERALLY GREEN FACADES

    "Facade greening" is essentially the use of a living and therefore self-regenerating cladding system for buildings in which climbing plants, or in some cases trained shrubs, cover the surface of a building.

    Climbers can dramatically reduce the maximum temperatures of a building by shading walls from the sun. They can reduce the daily temperature fluctuation by as much as 50 percent, a fact of great importance in warm-summer climate zones.

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    Rural Planning Reforms 'Weaken Protection of Quality Farmland' — Scotsman Online, 2004.0803

    National Arbor Day Foundation Honors Builders and Developers — NAHB, 2004.0802

    Environmentalists Can Call This Home — New York Times, 2004.0801

    Finding Out a Home's Green Credentials — Cumberland News, 2004.0730

    Green Building Faces Heady Future, Continuing Challenges — Con.Web, 2004.0729

    Rocky Mountain Institute Joins Chicago Climate Exchange — GreenBiz.com, 2004.0728

    Venetian Golf & River Club Meet Green Standard — StockHouse, 2004.0727

    Senators Propose Green Building Legislation — AIArchitect, 2004.0726

    Looking for Green Homes — Sky News, 2004.0726

    Battle to Build Environmental Center at McLaren Park — San Francisco Chronicle, 2004.0725

    Green Retreat — Mercury News, 2004.0724

    Recycling at the Convention: One Way to Say Thank You — Boston Globe, 2004.0721

    Apartment Complex Gains Solar Energy System — Solar Access, 2004.0721

    Utah Students Build Environmentally Friendly House — Utah Daily Chronicle, 2004.0721

    Organic Valley's New Green Design Headquarters — PR Newswire, 2004.0720

    'Green' YMCA is Going Up on Schedule — The Grand Rapids Press, 2004.0719

    Progress, Variety Highlighted at Solar 2004 — SolarAccess, 2004.0714

    Scientists Protest Manipulation in Environmental Policy Making — Healthy Building Network, 2004.0714

    Outlet-Free Enterprise — Los Angeles Times, 2004.0712

    Biomass and Solar Technologies Lauded — National Renewable Energy Laboratory press release, 2004.0712

    'Green' Materials Bring Green Money — Star Tribune, 2004.0711

    It's Quite Easy Being 'Green' for New Urban Ecology Center — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2004.0711

    BuildingGreen receives 2004 Lewis Mumford Award — BuildingGreen.com, 2004.0710

    Building Controls — EDC, 2004.0701

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