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    DESIGN TO SURVIVE

    In December, 2005, the American Institute of Architects Board of Directors adopted a position statement they hope will "transform the profession to emphasize sustainability." In the absence of federal leadership on this issue, the AIA recognizes the need for design professionals to find solutions to serious global problems. In the following letter to the construction industry, a veteran environmental activist/ architect discusses what this means to practitioners. — Editor

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    URBAN ARTS

    The new home for Artists for Humanity in Boston is a creative combination of hard-working architecture, sustainable design and construction, and a reflection of the youth who work and learn in the building. The facility, known as the "EpiCenter," designed by Arrowstreet Architects of Somerville, Massachusetts, is on an infill site in South Boston.

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    U.S. Says Industry Key to Six-Nation Climate Pact — Reuters, 2006.0110

    Marin's 'Greenest' Mansion — Marin Independent Journal, 2006.0109

    The Greening of America's Campuses — New York Times at AZ Central, 2006.0109

    Middle School in Truckee Uses Green Technology — North Lake Tahoe Bonanza, 2006.0106

    “Architecture 2030” Website to Help Combat Global Warming — Archinect, 2006.0103

    Developers Consider Environmentally Friendly Buildings — Houston Chronicle, 2006.0102

    Grow More 'Breen' Schoolhouses — Cincinnati Enquirer, 2006.0102

    Harnessing Wind Energy in Eritrea — LBNL Environmental Energy Technologies Division Newsletter, 2006.0102

    EETD Evaluates China’s Energy-Strategy Options — LBNL Environmental Energy Technologies Division Newsletter, 2006.0102

    Climate Change and the Insurance Industry — LBNL Environmental Energy Technologies Division Newsletter, 2006.0102

    Large Power Savings Found in Automated Demand Response Tests — LBNL Environmental Energy Technologies Division Newsletter, 2006.0102

    Living, Breathing Buildings — Metropolis, 2006.0101

    SLC Architect to Push Green Principles as Committee Head — Salt Lake Tribune, 2006.0101

    A Vision of Health and Wellness — EDC, 2006.01 Edition

    USGBC Honors Leadership Award Recipients — AIArchitect, 2005.1230

    The Weidt Group Receives Recognition for Innovation — ArchiWire, 2005.1230

    Frank Lloyd Wright's Oak Park Masterpiece Goes "Green" — ArchiWire, 2005.1228

    Maglev Makes Its Next Move, from Trains to ‘Trane’ Dealers — ENR, 2005.1226

    2005 In Review: The Year PVC Phase-Out Went Mainstream — Healthy Building News, 2005.1221

    Planned NREL R&D Staff Cuts Are a National Shame — RenewableEnergyAccess.com, 2005.1220

    Hotels Encouraged to Go Green — Tallahassee Democrat, 2005.1218

    Sustainable Designs Are More Popular, But Few Builders Are Certified — Business Journal, 2005.1216

    Design and Construction of an Eco-House — Starting Point, 2005.12

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