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    COOL COLORS: COOLER ROOFS

    Roofs and the rainbow of colors used in roofing materials are getting cooler, thanks to research by scientists in the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Environmental Energy Technologies Division (EETD). "Cooler" roofs reflect more solar radiation, and in warm climates, this means lower interior temperatures and smaller cooling loads, saving energy and money.

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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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    In California Farm Country, University Builds Campus — ENR, 2005.0704

    Sustainability: Inciting a Green Revolution — AIArchitect, 2005.0704

    Green, with a High Gloss — Los Angeles Times, 2005.0630

    Big Box Battles — Slatin Report, 2005.0629

    Sunshine Mapping from Space Means Brighter Solar Energy Future — ESA Portal, 2005.0629

    Architect Branches Out to Promote Ecological Design — San Francisco Chronicle, 2005.0629

    From Fire to Future: Merrill Hall a Model for Sustainability — BetterBricks, 2005.0628

    Washington State Set to Implement Green Building Legislation — AIArchitect, 2005.0627

    North Cascades Educational Learning Center Offers Classes in Nature — Skagit Valley Herald, 2005.0626

    Cool, But the Cost Is through the Roof — Sydney Morning Herald, 2005.0624

    "Las Vegas Declaration" Calls for Pollution Reduction — American Institute of Architects press release, 2005.0622

    Eight Building Projects Earn Savings by Design Awards — GreenBiz.com, 2005.0622

    HelioVolt Receives Funding for Thin-Film Photovoltaics — HelioVolt Corporation press release, 2005.0620

    Bad News For Babies: Research Links PVC To Genital Deformities — Healthy Building Network, 2005.0617

    Report on Buildings, Electricity, and Climate Change — Pew Center on Global Climate Change, 2005.0616

    New Hilton Offers Upscale Amenities with a "Green" Twist — Hilton Hotels Corp press release, 2005.0615

    Complex Will Be Built with Nature in Mind — Washington Times, 2005.0614

    Cradle to Cradle Certification — MBDC press release, 2005.0614

    Energy Department Announces Second Solar Decathlon — Yahoo News, 2005.0609

    USGBC Awarded Grant for Developing LEED for Homes Program — U.S. Green Building Council press release, 2005.0608

    C02 Emissions Drop below 1990 Levels for First Time — City of Portland Office of Sustainable Development, 2005.0608

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