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    BOISE LEED-NC

    In a state better known for its green forests than its "green" building practices, a newly renovated warehouse sets a precedent for sustainability. Front 5 Building in downtown Boise, Idaho has just been received the state's first LEED-NC (New Construction and Major Renovations) certification for its energy- and resource-efficiency.

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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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    More Environment

    Homebuyers Duped into Buying Weyerhaeuser "green" — Rainforest Action Network, 2006.0412

    PVC Critic Publishes Groundbreaking Study — Healthy Building News, 2006.0411

    To PVC or Not to PVC — Healthy Building News, 2006.0411

    Taking Our Eco Ethics to Hearth — Seattle Times, 2006.0409

    Kresge Foundation Returns to a Greener Headquarters — Kresge Press Release, 2006.0405

    Denver Place: An Energy-Efficient City within a City — Buildings.com, 2006.0405

    New UVC Kit for PTAC Systems Provides Energy Savings and IAQ — Steril-Aire, Inc. press release, 2006.0405

    A 'Green' Building Rises amid Beijing Smog — Christian Science Monitor, 2006.0403

    Production Home Builders Ready To Build Green — NAHB Press Release, 2006.0403

    Cost-Conscious Consumers Go for Eco-Houses — Irish Examiner, 2006.0403

    The Search for Healthier Indoor Environments — Building Envelope Forum, 2006.0403

    Breathing Easy — Deccan Herald, 2006.0402

    Make Design Decisions that Please the Earth and the Eye — Marin Independent Journal, 2006.0401

    Green Building Wood Sources — Revitalization Online, 2006.04

    To L' and Back: New Regulations on Energy Use — Building Design, 2006.0331

    SOM Wins Competition for Sustainable Skyscraper in China — Dexigner, 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

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

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