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    HEALTH, CARE AND COMFORT

    River Campus Building One, for Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) in Portland, is a high-performance building with a conventional budget. The 16-story building, currently in construction, displays an innovative approach to mechanical engineering for a medical and research environment. In collaboration with developer Gerding/ Edlen and GBD Architects, Interface Engineering has met aggressive design criteria for resource conservation while paying special attention to the thermal comfort of medically fragile occupants. Editor

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    SAVING CONCRETE ENERGY

    With the growing awareness of the environmental harm of greenhouse gases, one major culprit in the construction industry is beginning to attract attention. The production of Portland cement, a key ingredient of concrete, releases substantial amounts of carbon dioxide (C02) 8 percent of greenhouse gases worldwide. The United States consumes 110 million tons (100 million metric tons) of Portland cement annually and China now produces and places five times that amount.

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    More Environment

    On the Beam with Green — Albequerque Tribune, 2006.0306

    How to Build a Reduced-Plastic, Polar-Bear-Sensitive House — New York Times, 2006.0305

    Energy Saving: Start Small, but Start Now — Building Design, 2006.0303

    Planners' Green Skills Gap — Building Design, 2006.0303

    Iceland Wants an Oil Change — AIArchitect, 2006.0303

    For This Architect, It's Easy Being Green — Howard County Times, 2006.0302

    Diary of an Eco-Builder — Independent Digital, 2006.0301

    Fund to Offer Solar 'Leases' — Red Herring, 2006.0228

    IFMA Teams with Alliance to Move Sustainability Practices Forward — International Facility Management Association press release, 2006.0228

    Students Hope to Build Green Dorm Near Central Campus — Stanford Daily, 2006.0227

    Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity to Build First Green Home — PR Web, 2006.0226

    A Precautionary Tale for the Green Building Movement — Healthy Building News, 2006.0224

    RHWL Sets Standards in Sustainable Urban Regeneration — World Architecture News, 2006.0224

    School of the Future — Monterey County Weekly, 2006.0223

    Arup Developing Green City in China — Architectural Record, 2006.0223

    Rooftops Come Alive — Monterey County Weekly, 2006.0223

    On-Line Introductory Course in Renewable Energy Systems — Renewable Energy Access, 2006.0222

    IRS to Provide Guidance on Energy Credit to Home Builders — Internal Revenue Service press release, 2006.0221

    New York Times Pursues Light Not LEED — eOculus, 2006.0221

    Studies of Ancient Climates Suggest Global Warming — UC Santa Cruz press release, 2006.0217

    Greenland's Glaciers Losing Ice at Faster Rate — MSNBC, 2006.0216

    Green Roof for True Nature Foods — Urban Habitat Chicago press release, 2006.0216

    ASHRAE, USGBC, IESNA Partner on New Standard — U.S. Green Building Council press release, 2006.0215

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