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    GEN'S TORRI SUPERIORE

    Perched like a fortress in the foothills of the Liguria maritime alps, the tiny Italian hamlet of Torri Superiore may seem an unlikely flagship in the search for sustainable solutions in architecture, landscape, and lifestyle. But a closer look into this labyrinth of stone dwellings reveals a community working hard to find workable solutions to what many see as a looming global energy famine.

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    LEED GOLD ELDER LIVING

    As "green" principles begin to take hold in U.S. firms, those architects who have been following them the longest are demonstrating a refined and diverse understanding of what "sustainability" means to a building's occupants. For the NBBJ design team for the Washington State Veterans' Home, sustaining the elderly inhabitants' quality of life was a key component of the design intent.

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    Copper, Glass and Lots of Class — Kansas City Star, 2006.0830

    New Baseball Park, Courthouse Will Be Ecologically Sound — Columbus Dispatch, 2006.0830

    REI’s Pittsburgh Store Receives LEED Silver Rating — REI Press Release, 2006.0830

    A Model for the Future — The Journal-News, 2006.0830

    By Definition Can Urban Redevelopment Be Sustainable? — Planetizen, 2006.0830

    Deep-Sea Oil Rigs Inspire MIT Designs for Wind Turbines — PhysOrg, 2006.0830

    Local Solar Firm Sees Its Business Heating Up — Inside Bay Area, 2006.0829

    Acid Rain Affects One-Third of China — Mongabay, 2006.0828

    New Firm Looks for Green From Its Green Database — ENR, 2006.0828

    Waterstudio’s Flood-Resistant Architecture — Inhabitat, 2006.0828

    Earth-Friendly Design — Christianity Today, 2006.0828

    Finding ‘Green’ Builders Might Leave You Feeling Blue — Columbus Dispatch, 2006.0827

    Learning How to Build Green — PhillyBurbs.com, 2006.0824

    New Insurance Policies Emerging to Tackle Climate Losses — GreenBiz.com, 2006.0823

    Radiant Heat — Eureka Reporter, 2006.0823

    College Campuses Are Going Green — Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 2006.0823

    Green Building 101: Eco-Power! — Inhabitat, 2006.0823

    Cardiff Eco Home Wins a Prize — Green Building, 2006.0823

    Deadline Looms for University Students' Housing Project — Cambridge Times, 2006.0822

    Turning Green into Gold — Loveland FYI, 2006.0821

    Turning Green into Gold — Loveland FYI, 2006.0821

    Greening Up the Vail Valley — Vail Trail, 2006.0821

    His Designs Tread Lightly on the Earth — Miami Herald, 2006.0820

    Green Gains Steam — Wichita Eagle, 2006.0820

    Architecture for Humanity Launches Model Home Program — World Changing, 2006.0819

    Nine Selected in "House for an Ecologist Ideas Competition" — AIArchitect, 2006.0818

    National Building Museum Expands "Green House" Programming — Interior Design, 2006.0818

    Green Isn't Just a Color When It Comes to Roofs — Star-Tribune, 2006.0818

    Going Green Gets Thumbs Up at Meetings — Toronto Star, 2006.0817

    Lab Uses Green Office as Guinea Pig — Idaho Statesman, 2006.0817

    Environmentally Smart Design, Powered by Hollywood — Washington Post, 2006.0816

    Grass Isn't Greener — Los Angeles Times, 2006.0816

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