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    ON NOT COOKING CLIENTS

    On a recent trip to Havana, Cuba, I observed colonial architecture with characteristic thick adobe walls and naturally ventilated courtyards that were cool and comfortable, in marked contrast to the hot and humid conditions outside the building.

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    LITERALLY GREEN FACADES

    "Facade greening" is essentially the use of a living ó and therefore self-regenerating ó 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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    Architects Urged to Copy India — BBC News, 2004.0908

    Kansas City's 'Green' Arena Could Be the Envy of Others — Ledger-Enquirer, 2004.0907

    Roof Gardens: Looking Good, Saving Money — Boston Globe, 2004.0906

    Pushback on Green Technology — BDC, 2004.0901

    Good Green Fun — Independent Digital, 2004.0901

    Battling for the Environment — Warsaw Business Journal, 2004.0830

    A 'Green' School Saves on Costs of Energy — Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 2004.0830

    Team to Design Floridaís First LEED Gold Building — AIArchitect, 2004.0830

    Envision Design Is LEED-Friendly — Interior Design, 2004.0830

    NREL Praised for Efforts in Sustainable Pollution Prevention — National Renewable Energy Laboratory press release, 2004.0826

    United Solar Ovonic BIPV System Energizes New California School — United Solar Ovonic press release, 2004.0826

    Architect Hired for Nature Center — Joplin Globe, 2004.0823

    It Grows in Brooklyn: Itís Not a Tree, but Itís Green — New York Times, 2004.0822

    Cities Bloom with Rooftop Gardens — North Shore News, 2004.0822

    Ecobuild America Announces New Green Building Conference — Ecobuild America press release, 2004.0818

    Tokyo's 'Heat Island' Keeps Breezes at Bay — Japan Times Online, 2004.0818

    Solar Power Will Do Double Duty — AZ Central, 2004.0816

    Sedums Grow in Downtown Washington — AIArchitect, 2004.0816

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

    Taming the Asphalt Jungle — Skyway News, 2004.0809

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

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