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    BEAUTY AND THE BEST

    More than just resource-efficient buildings, projects from Venezuela, Germany, Italy, and Canada recently chosen as recipients of the first global Holcim Awards demonstrate "sustainability" as integration with their larger urban, social, and technological context. They were recently selected from 15 finalists after a series of regional competitions with more than 3,000 submissions from 118 countries.

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    TWO GREEN HOUSES

    Fifty-one-year-old Kengo Kuma, among the best-known Japanese architects of his generation, tends to use each of his residential commissions to explore a single building material. In a dense Tokyo neighborhood, for example, he designed the so-called Plastic House.

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    That's LEEDership: California Targets Zero Formaldehyde — Healthy Building News, 2006.0614

    AIA Announces Show You're Green Awards — Dexigner, 2006.0614

    Semiconductor Plant Aims For High Sustainability — ENR, 2006.0612

    State's Newest Ethanol Plant to be Built in Portland — InsideIndianaBusiness.com Report, 2006.0612

    Grow Your Own Treehouse: Thoughts on Ecological Architecture — World Changing, 2006.0612

    Institute Urges Construction of Green Buildings — Taipei Times, 2006.0611

    'Green' Hall, Blooming Town — Baltimore Sun, 2006.0611

    Architects Show How to Green the 'Burbs' — Toronto Star, 2006.0610

    Sustainable Architecture Can Reduce Carbon Dioxide Emissions — Washington Post, 2006.0610

    AIA Announces "Show You're Green" Awards — American Institute of Architects press release, 2006.0609

    Mayors Endorse Call for Greener Buildings — ContraCostaTimes.com, 2006.0609

    Roof Top Gardens A Roofer's Perspective — Building Envelope Forum, 2006.0609

    Carbon Value Analysis Tool — World Resources Institute press release, 2006.0606

    Mexico's 'Green Wall' Preserves, Protects Rio Grande — ENN, 2006.0606

    Plants Take Root as Projects Wrap Up — Newspapers and Technology, 2006.0606

    CAT Gets New Green Education Building — Green Building, 2006.0606

    South Loop Comes Full Circle — NWI Times, 2006.0605

    China: Costs from Pollution Exceed $200 Billion per Year — USA Today, 2006.0605

    "Green" House Living Can Be Beautiful, Too — Journal Gazette, 2006.0604

    Earth-friendly Homes Find Place in the Environment — Commercial Appeal, 2006.0604

    Eco-Building Design, Materials Catch On — Arizona Star, 2006.0604

    Sustainable Structures Save Utility, Maintenance Costs — The Monitor, 2006.0603

    Home Designs That Earth Can Live With — Monterey Herald, 2006.0603

    Make Sure You're Spending Greenbacks for Sustainable Green — Columbia Business First, 2006.0602

    For Architects, Green Design Is in Full Bloom — Los Angeles Times, 2006.0602

    Second Homes That Put Ecology First — New York Times, 2006.0602

    Green Meets Beautiful — EDC, 2006.0601

    Adding Green to an Existing Hotel — EDC, 2006.0601

    2006 Excellence in Design Awards — EDC, 2006.0601

    BPA Finalizes New Policy for Sales to Aluminum Companies — Bonneville Power Administration press release, 2006.0601

    Naturally Green by Design — Wisconsin Natural Resources, 2006.0530

    Green Ratings for Buildings — Business Standard, 2006.0527

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