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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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    Building in Green — MSNBC, 2005.0921

    USGBC President Discusses Trade Associations and the USGBC — Healthy Building Network, 2005.0921

    Yale School of Architecture Students Harness the Sun — Yale University press release, 2005.0921

    Solving Global Warming Architecturally — Tufts Daily, 2005.0920

    Design Green: Use Salvaged, Recycled, and Ag-waste Materials — AIArchitect, 2005.0919

    Homes Built for Dolls Showcase 'Green' Materials, Methods — Mercury News, 2005.0917

    Army Corps Opens Tracts of Wetlands to Development — Duluth News Tribune, 2005.0917

    Green Roof for a Green Museum — San Francisco Chronicle, 2005.0915

    Owner Receives Keys to Net Zero Energy Habitat for Humanity House — Ntional Renewable Energy Laboratory press release, 2005.0915

    Nature May Offer Vital Clues on Rebuilding New Orleans — San Francisco Chronicle, 2005.0914

    Buying Cleaner Energy: Few People Realize the Potential — emagazine.com, 2005.0914

    New UBC-Residential Leads Market in Green Building Practices — Canadian Architect, 2005.0914

    Trade Centre to Be Powered by Wind — Gulf Daily News, 2005.0913

    Katrina: In Black and White and Green — Healthy Building Network, 2005.0913

    China Considering Increasing Renewables Commitment by 50% — emagazine.com, 2005.0912

    Chicago Opens a Rare 'Green' School — USA Today, 2005.0907

    Data Center Goes Green for Energy Savings — SearchCIO, 2005.0907

    Green Is the Future — Evening Gazette, 2005.0906

    A Down-to-Earth Way to Heat Schools — Roanoke Times, 2005.0906

    New Construction Allowed Use of Sustainable Design — San Francisco Chronicle, 2005.0906

    International Nonprofit Reinforces Mission with Green Building — AIArchitect, 2005.0905

    NASA Envisions Hangar One Tapping Power of Sun — Contra Costa Times, 2005.0904

    UI Going Green With First Sustainable Building — Champagne-Urbana News-Gazette, 2005.0904

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

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