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    MIXED USE BREWERY BLOCKS

    From 1856 to 1999, the Blitz-Weinhard brewery anchored the southern end of Portland Oregon's Pearl District, an industrial enclave reborn as a chic urban neighborhood of galleries, condominiums, and restaurants. The five city blocks occupied in the past by the brewery are now being redeveloped as a high-density, mass-transit-oriented mix of office, retail, and residential architecture, all boasting sustainable design.

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    REGARDING WATER

    A building can outwardly but subtly express the functions it shelters and express institutional regard towards its surrounding context. An example of this is the new office building for Rijkswaterstaat Zeeland, the Department of Water Management and Transport (RWS), in Middelburg, The Netherlands. Through its many sustainability features, it shows deference to energy and water conservation and to the well being of its occupants.

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    Quantum Dot Materials Reduce Heat, Boost Electrical Output — National Renewable Energy Laboratory press release, 2005.0523

    Going Green Pays Off — East Valley Tribune, 2005.0522

    Dioxin, Lead, and Mercury Emissions Rise According to EPA — Healthy Building Network, 2005.0519

    Designing the Future — MSNBC News, 2005.0516

    NAR Building Given High Environmental Award by USGBC — RISMedia, 2005.0516

    EPA and AIA Collaborate on Sustainability — ARI, 2005.0513

    Corporate Green — Washington Post, 2005.0511

    Washington State Passes Progressive Renewable Energy Legislation — Renewable Energy Access, 2005.0510

    St. Gabriel's to Break Ground on Canada's First 'Green' Church — Canada NewsWire Group, 2005.0510

    Sustainable Design Assessment Program Launch — AIArchitect, 2005.0509

    Sustainable Architecture Makes Sense, Naturally — Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram, 2005.0508

    Is "Green" Living Becoming Popular Amongst Commercial Contractors? — Impact, 2005.0506

    NRDC Scientist Jennifer Sass Talks About: Vinyl Chloride — Healthy Building News, 2005.0504

    Renovation at Denver Federal Center Takes Award for Recycling — PRNewswire, 2005.0504

    Committee on the Environment Chooses This Year’s Top Green Projects — AIArchitect, 2005.0502

    Gold Rating Given to Winnipeg's Mountain Equipment Co-op Building — Canadian Architect, 2005.0501

    Salem Architect's Environmentally Conscious Work Earns Recognition — kgw.com, 2005.0501

    Defects Cropping Up in New City Buildings — Seattle Times, 2005.0424

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