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    CRADLE TO CRADLE WINNER

    In 2002, architect William McDonough and chemist Michael Braungart published Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things, in which they argued that energy efficiency and waste reduction are not sufficient as sustainability goals. Architects should instead aim for waste avoidance. To explore possibilities for implementation, an international Cradle to Cradle Home Design and Construction Competition called for submissions with innovative approaches to materials and systems for sustainable residential design. The winning team, from Seattle, presents their design that reflects the paradigm and vision laid out in the book. — Editor

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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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    Streetscape Design Calls for the ‘Greening of Downtown’ — Kansas City Star, 2005.0709

    NREL Takes Two R&D 100 Awards — National Renewable Energy Laboratory press release, 2005.0708

    Red, White, Blue and Very Green — San Francisco Business Times, 2005.0708

    Santa Monica Library Seeks LEED Silver — Interior Design, 2005.0705

    Sustainable Living in a Passive Solar Home — Star Phoenix, 2005.0705

    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

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