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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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    NREL Wind Turbine Design Codes Certified — National Renewable Energy Laboratory press release, 2005.0802

    Embassy’s Photovoltaic System Helps Geneva’s Grid — ENR, 2005.0801

    Future of Housing Lies Down the Low-Carbon Route — Green Futures, 2005.0801

    ‘Building With Trees’ Demonstrates Commitment to Preservation — Boca Raton News, 2005.0731

    London City Hall Is Missing Energy Targets by 50% — Building Design, 2005.0729

    Extraordinary Things People Are Doing with Reclaimed Wood — Sustainable Business, 2005.0727

    AIA Adds Two Communities to Sustainable Design Assistance Team — American Institute of Architects press release, 2005.0726

    Seoul's Mayor Shows His Green Streak — International Herald Tribune, 2005.0725

    Furnishings Soon to Get the Stamp of Eco-Approval — Chicago Tribune, 2005.0724

    Architect Builds Own Model 'Green' House — San Francisco Chronicle, 2005.0722

    Interface Engineering Embraces Integrated Design — Better Bricks Newsletter, 2005.0721

    Interview with Green Guide for Health Care Author — Better Bricks Newsletter, 2005.0721

    In China's Dash to Develop, Environment Suffers Severely — KR Washignton Bureau, 2005.0720

    Architect Wins Environmental Design Prize — icWales, 2005.0720

    Trade Associations Set the Greenwash Agenda — Healthy Building Network, 2005.0719

    Queenscliff's Rising Star — The Age, 2005.0718

    Sixteen Architecture Group Presidents Sign Environmental Declaration — AIArchitect, 2005.0718

    A Turn for the Better — Guardian Unlimited, 2005.0718

    In Growing State, Floridians Must Learn to Live Differently — Tallahassee Democrat, 2005.0716

    Manitoba Hydro Unveils Design for Energy-Efficient Headquarters — Canadian Architect, 2005.0715

    Eco-Designs on Future Cities — BBC News, 2005.0714

    RMI's CEO Debunks Dangerous Nuclear Theology — Rocky Mountain Institute newsletter, 2005.0713

    Competitive Electricity from Photovoltaic Concentrators 'Imminent' — National Renewable Energy Laboratory press release, 2005.0713

    Old Carpet, Scraps Being Tapped as New Energy Source — ENN, 2005.0711

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