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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

    2006 Sustainable Design Competition — Dexigner, 2006.0419

    You Don't Have to Be Young to Be Green — Newswise, 2006.0419

    It's No Go for the Eco-Home — Welwyn & Hatfield Times, 2006.0419

    Earth House Gets The Thumbs Down - Again — New Builder, 2006.0419

    Conferences to Explore Costs and Benefits of Green Schools — USGBC Press Release, 2006.0419

    Green Building More about Common Sense Than High Tech — Ottawa Business Journal, 2006.0419

    Making Your Home More 'Green' — ASLA Press Release, 2006.0418

    Climate Change Conference - Energy Debate Refueled — Jamaica Gleaner, 2006.0418

    NZ Offers Geothermal Potential for Abandoned Oil Wells — RenewableEnergyAccess.com, 2006.0417

    NAHB Celebrates Earth Day as Homes Get Greener — National Association of Home Builders, 2006.0417

    Making Your Home More "Green" — ASLA press release, 2006.0417

    HOPES for a Sustainable Future — Oregon Daily Emerald, 2006.0417

    Earth Shelter Architecture Saves Green Space — Herald Today, 2006.0416

    New York's Test Cases for Environmental Office Towers — New York Times, 2006.0416

    SOM Aims to Build a Zero-Energy Office Tower in Guangdong — Architectural Record, 2006.0415

    New ‘Green’ Synagogue to Replace Current One — Daily Northwestern, 2006.0413

    Step in the Right Direction with Environmental Flooring — Plant Services, 2006.0413

    Tall and Cool: The Met, Bangkok, Thailand — World Architecture News, 2006.0413

    Energy Commission Awards $1.25M for "Cool Roof" Research — California Energy Commission press release, 2006.0412

    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

    Beijing to Ban Drivers for Blue Sky Olympics — Guardian Unlimited, 2006.0407

    Green Building Wood Sources — Revitalization Online, 2006.04

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