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    SOUNDING CINEMATIC

    "Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves." Although the 19th-century Scottish philosopher Thomas Carlyle couldn't have predicted it, his wisdom applies to modern-day home theaters. Now that technology has made it possible for homeowners to enjoy a theater-class audio experience, it's become important for their home theaters to be designed for both silence and sound, so that music can be heard as it was meant to be.

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    REUSABILITY BY DESIGN

    The U.S. waste stream from demolition and construction amounts to about 150 million tons (136 million metric tons) annually. About 92 percent of this waste goes into landfills. In other industrialized nations, architects, the building sector, and regulators are doing more than in the United States to create a culture of building construction that reduces the future waste stream.

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    BBC Publishes OJEU Notices for Construction Projects — BBC News, 2005.0831

    Sustainable Concrete Construction — Portland Cement Association press release, 2005.0830

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