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    CHILL DATA

    When we think of "data center," what comes to mind most readily may be a low, nondescript warehouse in a flat, featureless industrial park. But think again. RTKL Associates, in designing the Highmark Data Center in West Hanover Township, Pennsylvania, built the structure into a hillside, to great functional advantage, and achieved a LEED silver rating in the bargain.

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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

    The Green House — Independent Digital, 2006.0503

    State to Announce Energy-Efficient Housing Efforts — Courier Post, 2006.0503

    Green Building Documentary Series on PBS — Building Green TV online, 2006.0503

    Students Prepare for Solar Decathlon — MIT Press Release, 2006.0503

    Haworth Opens Green D.C. Showroom — Interior Design, 2006.0502

    "Charlie" Brown Uses Dreary Weather in Greener Buildings — Chief Engineer, 2006.0501

    Alliance for Sustainable Built Environments Adds Member USG — Alliance for Sustainable Built Environments press release, 2006.0501

    Blue-Dollar Green — EDC, 2006.05 Edition

    24/7 Green — EDC, 2006.05 Edition

    A Century of Environmental Leadership — EDC, 2006.05 Edition

    First, Do No Harm — EDC, 2006.05 Edition

    Building industry coalesces around environmental techniques — Register Guard, 2006.0430

    Buford Company a Leader in Green Building Techniques — Gwinnett Business Journal, 2006.0430

    'Green Roofs' Growing More Popular — CNN, 2006.0428

    UT Nursing School 'Green-Lighted' Again — Houston Chronicle, 2006.0428

    An open house for the future — North Jersey, 2006.0427

    'Green' Roof Showcases Global Trend — ENN, 2006.0427

    The Great Debate Over Certified Wood — Healthy Building News, 2006.0427

    ASLA Dedicates Green Roof at Washington, D.C. Headquarters — ASLA press release at PR Newswire, 2006.0427

    BASF Opens Its Near-Zero Energy Home in Paterson, N.J. — BASF Press Release, 2006.0426

    Housing's Alter Eco — Houston Chronicle, 2006.0426

    Straw Bale Course Makes Converts — New Builder, 2006.0426

    Holcim Awards Honor Sustainable Construction — Holcim Foundation press release, 2006.0425

    Investing in Green: Home Savings an Energy Leader — The Capital Times, 2006.0425

    Event Shines on 'Green' Buildings — Detroit News, 2006.0425

    Architect Eckelberry Releases Energy-Saving Mediterranean Homes — PRWen, 2006.0425

    'Green Energy Benny Farm' Takes Bronze at Holcim Awards — CCN Matthews, 2006.0425

    Looking Beyond Fossil Fuels — Fin24, 2006.0425

    L.A. Valley College Marks Grand Opening of First "Green" Building — Los Angeles Valley College press release, 2006.0424

    Billboard for Science — Archinect, 2006.0424

    Construction Starts on New Bunting Coady Sustainable Building — Archiseek, 2006.0424

    Environmental Designs Honoured — TMC Net, 2006.0423

    Chernobyl: 20 Years On — Moscow News, 2006.0423

    Condo Project Painted 'Green' — MSNBC, 2006.0423

    Green Pioneers — San Francisco Chronicle, 2006.0422

    The Rise of Bright Green Computers — World Changing, 2006.0422

    Hydrogen Fuels Architects’ Plans — AIArchitect, 2006.0421

    National Building Museum to Host “Green House” Exhibit — AIArchitect, 2006.0421

    Consider 'Green' Building Ideas — Deseret News, 2006.0421

    Building 'Green' Promotes Efficiency — Ann Arbor News, 2006.0421

    Earth-Friendly Construction on the Rise — Post Star, 2006.0421

    HOK Makes Global Investment in Wind Power — HOK press release at ArchiWire, 2006.0421

    The AIA Announces their 2006 Top Ten Green Projects — American Institute of Architects press release, 2006.0419

    NREL to Build Research Support Facility — National Renewable Energy Laboratory press release, 2006.0419

    Army Embraces LEED Standard — FacilitiesNet, 2006.0418

    Portland and Energy Trust of Oregon Award Green Building Grants — City of Portland press release, 2006.0413

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