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    WHERE THE LAW IS CLEAR

    At the University of Hamburg, the new Central Library of Law is a showcase of "green" operations that also projects a literally green, leaf-patterned backdrop for a historic villa. The German firm me di um Achitekten, partners Klaus Roloff and Michael Ruffing, conceived the library as a compact and transparent book warehouse, connected to the existing Faculty of Law building by a glass atrium. The library's facades and atrium perform dual roles of energy conservation and accommodation to the existing campus.

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    CAREFUL CONSERVANCY

    The Trustees of Reservations, one of the oldest land conservancies in the United States, is in the business of improving and preserving scenic landscapes in Massachusetts. When it came time to design an administrative center, the largest capital project in its 113-year history, the statewide nonprofit organization took pains to apply its own tenets of environmental stewardship.

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    Green Builders' Local Chapter Supports Sustainable Design — Star Tribune, 2005.0903

    New Australian Headquarters for Reliance Worldwide — World Architecture News, 2005.0902

    Sustainable Low-Energy Approach Meets High Expectations — World Architecture News, 2005.0902

    GeoPraxis Inc. Announces Name Change to Green Building Studio — Geopraxis press release, 2005.0831

    Students to Design Solar Homes for Washington, D.C. Park — Interior Design, 2005.0830

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    Stormy Weather: Can We Link It to Global Warming? — emagazine.com, 2005.0828

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    America's Top 10 Green Schools — Green Guide, 2005.0824

    Penn State Building Goes Green — Centre Daily Times, 2005.0822

    Boston Art School Gets Honors for Sustainability, Design — Greenbiz.com, 2005.0822

    Eugene Recognizes Three 'Green' Development Projects — Register-Guard, 2005.0819

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