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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

    All Aboard the Learning Barge for Earth Day — Newswise, 2006.0322

    Environmental Awards of Excellence Winners Announced — City of Toronto Press Release, 2006.0322

    Students Transform Light — eOculus, 2006.0321

    Biophilia Claims Bryant Park — eOculus, 2006.0321

    USGBC Holds New Orleans Development Luncheon — Interior Design, 2006.0321

    Museum of Life and the Environment — Culture and Heritage Foundation press release at PR Newswire, 2006.0320

    Wal-Mart Going Green with Help of Roseville Architects — Sacramento Business Journal, 2006.0320

    Developers Cultivate a Taste for Green — Portland Business Journal, 2006.0320

    Southern Nevada Lands First LEED-Certified Building — Business Press, 2006.0320

    Sustainable Design Can Save More Than the Environment — Washington Post, 2006.0317

    Moscow to Get Green Giant — World Architecture News, 2006.0317

    Pricing Programs Give Consumers Clean Power Choices — National Renewable Energy Laboratory press release, 2006.0316

    Saving Water, Saving Resources — emagazine.com, 2006.0316

    Introducing Tropical Green — Metropolis, 2006.0315

    Dell Children's Center Takes the Health Care Lead in LEED — Construction, 2006.0314

    Partnership to Focus on Benefits of Gas and Electric Fireplaces — Hearth & Home Technologies press release, 2006.0313

    Schools Blaze Path to LEED-Certified Construction Status — New Mexico Business Weekly, 2006.0313

    Why It's Imperative That We Raise Energy Taxes — BuildingGreen.com, 2006.0312

    USGBC, ASHRAE, and IESNA to Develop a Green Building Standard — BuildingGreen.com, 2006.0312

    BuildingGreen Publishes Sixth Edition of GreenSpec — BuildingGreen.com, 2006.0312

    Bamboo in Construction: Is the Grass Always Greener? — BuildingGreen.com, 2006.0312

    The New York Times On How (and Why) to Build Low-PVC — Healthy Building News, 2006.0309

    Herman Miller Dallas Receives LEED Silver — Interior Design, 2006.0309

    The Big Green Apple — Time, 2006.0306

    2006 ENERGY STAR Awards — ENERGY STAR press release, 2006.0301

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