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    RACE TO THE SUN

    Seventeen teams of North American architecture and engineering students, joined by a team from Spain, have shown how their generation of design professionals is preparing for a responsible, low-energy future. These students met in Washington DC in October 2005 to participate in the Solar Decathlon on the National Mall. There, the teams assembled solar-powered houses that they had designed, and they demonstrated various technologies to the visiting public.

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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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    More Environment

    Local Home Takes Sustainable Living to the Next Level — Sierra Sun, 2006.0117

    Tropical Green — Metropolis, 2006.0116

    Firms Taking 'Green' Path in Workplace — Boston Globe, 2006.0116

    Microclimate Technologies Create Safe Museum Display Conditions — Royal Ontario Museum press release, 2006.0116

    Renovating for a Greener Future — EDC, 2006.0115

    Building on Green — Business Standard, 2006.0114

    Wipro and the Green Buildings — Rediff, 2006.0114

    Green Architecture and Crime Prevention — INQ7, 2006.0113

    State Regulators Due to OK Governor's Plan for Solar Power — San Francisco Chronicle, 2006.0112

    The Skyscraper that Produces More Energy than it Consumes — 23 Dash, 2006.0112

    BASF Launches Web Site for Near-Zero Energy Construction — BASF Corporation press release, 2006.0112

    Comprehensive Energy Bill to Reduce Hawaii's Oil Dependence — Energy Central Network, 2006.0112

    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

    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

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