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    NATURAL LIGHT IN THE LIBRARY

    The use of natural light in libraries has traditionally been understood as a desirable building feature and a hallmark of good library design. When skillfully introduced, daylight creates an ambience of quiet contemplation and visual comfort, and links the modern library user psychologically with the pretechnological past.

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    NEW LIGHT ON THE GYM

    Providing good lighting for gymnasiums would seem to be a simple task, but designing energy-efficient, versatile systems that provide high-quality light can become rather complicated. With the advent of new light sources and fixture types, the old tools and rules of thumb become less viable.

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    More Environment

    LEED Canada Rating System for Green Buildings Launched — Canada Green Building Council press release, 2004.1201

    Charnock's City Goes Green, Others Envy — Times of India, 2004.1201

    Dress Circle — Independent Digital, 2004.1201

    Outgoing Washington Governor Orders Green Building Standards — ConWEB, 2004.1130

    It's a Little Easier Being Green — Denver Post, 2004.1130

    What a Load of Rubbish — Guardian Unlimited, 2004.1129

    Armstrong Recycles 20,000,000th Square Foot of Old Ceiling Tiles — Armstrong press release, 2004.1129

    The Rise of the Bottomless Hot Water Heaters — New York Times, 2004.1128

    Earth-Friendly Home Lets the Sunshine In — Chicago Tribune, 2004.1127

    NREL Recognizes Solar Pioneer with National Honor — National Renewable Energy Laboratory press release, 2004.1123

    The Green, Green Grass of Home . . . on the Roof — Herald, 2004.1123

    Dubai Amongst Most Effective Energy Saving Glass Users — AME Info, 2004.1123

    Sustainable Leadership Awards Announced — E-Wire Press Release, 2004.1122

    Smart Ideas for Smart Growth — AIArchitect, 2004.1122

    Boston Artists for Humanity’s Favorite Color Is Green — AIArchitect, 2004.1122

    One Year Later, Green Building Proves Itself — Renewable Energy Access, 2004.1122

    Taking the Toxic out of Building — BBC News, 2004.1122

    GreenBuild 2004 from A to Z — Healthy Building Network, 2004.1119

    Teacher Recognized for Renewable Energy Efforts — National Renewable Energy Laboratory press release, 2004.1117

    When it Comes to PPP, Green's the New Black — Scotsman Online, 2004.1117

    Waste-Watching Architect Raises Barns, Awareness — Earthship Biotecture, 2004.1115

    USGBC Releases LEED for Existing Buildings — AIArchitect, 2004.1115

    Green Code for Olympic Development — China Daily, 2004.1115

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