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    SUSTAINABLE PHILOSOPHY

    As the concept of sustainable design moves into the mainstream of architectural practice, it will evolve in how it is perceived and understood. Already the idea has moved in from the fringes of practice and has shed most of its original, inappropriate reputation as a fad. In light of its growing acceptance, sustainable design is now worthwhile fodder for philosophical speculation. Editor

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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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    More Environment

    Yale to Offer Green Building Design and Development Program — Yale University press release, 2006.0214

    Bush Details Billion-Dollar Plan for Public Land Sales — ENN, 2006.0213

    'Eco-Modern' Homes in Country Setting — New York Times, 2006.0212

    Sustainable House 'Looks to the Future by Looking at the Past' — Houston Chronicle, 2006.0212

    How Prescott Plans to Let 40,000 Buildings Dodge Carbon Cuts — Building Design, 2006.0210

    BetterBricks Awards — BetterBricks Update, 2006.0209

    Green and Profitable — BetterBricks Update, 2006.0209

    High Performance Schools — BetterBricks Update, 2006.0209

    Conference to Stress Building 'Green' — Miami Herald, 2006.0209

    14 Steps to Greener Hospitals — BDC, 2006.0208

    Budget Shortfall Forces NREL to Lay Off 32 Staff — National Renewable Energy Laboratory press release, 2006.0207

    Need for Eco-Friendly Buildings — Deccan Herald, 2006.0203

    AIA and BuildingGreen Sign Agreement — American Institute of Architects press release, 2006.0203

    Environmentalists Protest Russian Plans for Oil Pipeline — ENN, 2006.0202

    Bush's Goals on Energy Quickly Find Obstacles — New York Times, 2006.0201

    Goodbye to Green, Hello to Sustainability — San Francisco Chronicle, 2006.0201

    USGBC Releases Ten Principles on Rebuilding the Gulf Coast — Yahoo Finance, 2006.0201

    Green Building May Be About to Boom — Vail Daily, 2006.0201

    U Chips In to Keep Green — Minnesota Daily, 2006.0201

    Sustainable Housing in Bern — World Architecture News, 2006.0127

    Green Roofs Find Growing Markets — Environmental Valuation & Cost-Benefit News, 2006.0125

    Milliken Shares Passion with Trees-for-All Initiative — Milliken & Company press release,

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