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    DEEP AND MERELY TINTED GREENS

    As the concept of "green design" enters the mainstream of our building culture, designers are being given a glut of information and misinformation on what constitutes environmentally sound practices. The term "greenwashing" has entered the lexicon to mean giving the appearance of being green without providing substantive environmental benefit.

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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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    Canadian Cement Industry Releases Sustainability Report — Cement Association of Canada press release, 2006.0329

    William McDonough Joins Green Sandwich Advisory Board — MarketWire, 2006.0328

    Homebuilding Goes Green to Save Energy, Provide Comfort — ENN, 2006.0327

    Eco-Friendly Homes Multiply across U.S. — MSNBC, 2006.0327

    Sustainability Movement Spurs Green Construction Event — East Bay Business Times, 2006.0327

    Vancouver Port Authority Wins "Gold" for Sustainable Office — Vancouver Press Release, 2006.0327

    Go Rain Gardens, Go Green Roofs — Pulse, 2006.0327

    High Tech, High Design, High Performance — EDC, 2006.0324

    A New Generation of Schools — EDC, 2006.0324

    Energy Efficiency at the Eco Office — EDC, 2006.0324

    Care About Forests? Don't Use Green Globes Rating Tool — Healthy Building News, 2006.0324

    Legislation in the UK Comes to Grips with Climate Change — Building Design, 2006.0324

    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

    Twelve NAHB Green Building Award Winners Announced — National Association of Home Builders, 2006.0320

    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

    Landfill Partnerships Generate Alternative Energy — Milliken & Company press release, 2006.0313

    2006 ENERGY STAR Awards — ENERGY STAR press release, 2006.0301

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