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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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    Organic Architect: Banning GE Crops, Recycling PCs — San Francisco Chronicle, 2004.0811

    Reconciling Eco-Ethics and Aesthetics — Design Philosophy Papers, 2004.0810

    Kyocera to Begin Solar Product Manufacturing in North America — Kyocera Solar press release, 2004.0810

    Taming the Asphalt Jungle — Skyway News, 2004.0809

    Nuns' Retreat Center Gets 'Green' Additions — Conta Costa Times, 2004.0808

    Lean and Green: Natural Foods Co-op's New Elk Grove Store — Sacramento Bee, 2004.0807

    Green on the Home Turf — Business Line, 2004.0806

    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

    Shaw Exits PVC Backing — Environmental Building News, 2004.08

    New Data on the Cost of Building Green — Environmental Building News, 2004.08

    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

    Looking for Green Homes — Sky News, 2004.0726

    Senators Propose Green Building Legislation — AIArchitect, 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

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

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

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