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    SUSTAINABLE HOUSING PROTOTYPES

    At the United Nations Habitat World Urban Forum in Vancouver, British Columbia, in June 2006, Living Steel announced the results of its International Competition for Sustainable Housing. Living Steel is a consortium of steel companies and associations that has teamed with the UN to find solutions to worldwide housing shortages.

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    VINYL: ANY COLOR BUT GREEN

    In the debate over the "greenness" of building materials, vinyl has become a divisive topic. The U.S. Green Building Council conducted what it termed an exhaustive study of the environmental impact of vinyl and decided to drop recommendations to avoid the use of vinyl in its LEED certification program. As a result, the USGBC has found itself at odds with some environmental groups.

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    Silver Is the New Green — Colorado Daily, 2006.0802

    SEDA-COG Plans Energy Center — Daily Item, 2006.0802

    Logan's Terminal A Goes Green — Boston Globe, 2006.0802

    Cities Team Up to Fight Global Warming — ENN, 2006.0802

    Green Building 101: Indoor Environmental Quality — Inhabitat, 2006.0802

    Building an Eco-Toilet in China — Ohmy News, 2006.0802

    Defining the Environmental Workforce — GreenBiz, 2006.0801

    House Report Calls for Changes to Environmental Law — ENN, 2006.0801

    Life in the Straw — Hawke's Bay Today, 2006.0801

    Going Green Turns to Gold for Developers — The Globe and Mail, 2006.0801

    'I'll Take The Hemp Chair': Home Design Goes Green — MTV, 2006.0801

    BPA to Help Propel National Plan for Energy Efficiency — Bonneville Power Administration press release, 2006.0731

    Logan Airport Becomes Home to First LEED-Certified Terminal — FacilitiesNet, 2006.0731

    Three from MIT Envision Grow-Your-Own Home — PhysOrg, 2006.0731

    Solar Roofing at Tahoe Center for Environmental Science — Open Energy Corp Press Release, 2006.0731

    The Building That Grew Itself — Guardian Unlimited, 2006.0731

    Just the Place for Homegrown Ecological Museum Park — The Age, 2006.0729

    Going Green — Forbes, 2006.0727

    Chicago's Green Light for Permits — BusinessWeek, 2006.0727

    Building 'Green' Reaches a New Level — USA Today, 2006.0726

    Central Valley Housing Boom Plays Role in the Big Heat — San Francisco Chronicle, 2006.0726

    Americans Seek Environmentally-Friendly Office Buildings — Earth Vision, 2006.0726

    Green Building 101: Materials & Resources — Inhabitat, 2006.0726

    D.C. Museum to Hold Green Building Event — Interior Design, 2006.0726

    Not-So-Little House on Prairie Shows How to Go Green — Bloomberg, 2006.0726

    Cost to Reduce Emissions Higher in Developing World — Environmental Energy Technologies Division newsletter, 2006.0726

    Balancing California's Energy — Environmental Energy Technologies Division newsletter, 2006.0726

    Lighting it Right with Smart Dust — Environmental Energy Technologies Division newsletter, 2006.0726

    A New Tool to Reduce the Likelihood of Outages — Consortium for Electric Reliability Technologies press release, 2006.0726

    Rana Creek Habitat, Part II — Inhabitat, 2006.0725

    Retail Developers See Gain in Building Green — Globe St., 2006.0725

    A Big Vision for Humane, Compact City Living Fuels Firm — Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 2006.0725

    Taking LEED in Oregon City — Clackamas Review, 2006.0724

    Designing the Future — The Daily Courier, 2006.0724

    Islanders Warm Up to Green-Home Design — Honolulu Advertiser, 2006.0724

    First U.S. Building to Receive Germanyís Energy Certification — PR Web, 2006.0724

    Rana Creek Habitat Restoration and Living Architecture — Inhabitat, 2006.0723

    Healthy Buildings Pay for Themselves — San Francisco Chronicle, 2006.0723

    Green Buildings Taking the LEED in Industry — Buffalo Business First, 2006.0721

    Green Wonders of the World — BusinessWeek, 2006.0721

    NREL Solar Researcher Honored with ASES Abbot Award — National Renewable Energy Laboratory press release, 2006.0721

    A New Beacon for Londonís Energy Needs — World Architecture News, 2006.0721

    Black & Veatch Opens Rain Garden — Revitalization Online, 2006.0720

    Renewable Artwork — Metropolis, 2006.0719

    Wishes Come True — EDC, 2006.0717

    Going Greener than Green — The Vancouver Sun, 2006.0707

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