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    PREFAB PLATINUM

    On a cloudy day in April 2006, a crowd of curious onlookers gathered on a hillside street in Santa Monica, California, to watch the installation of the first LivingHomes prefabricated house. Over the course of eight hours, 11 modules were hoisted by crane onto a concrete slab in a dramatic departure from traditional residential construction.

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    OREGON ENGINEERING

    Engineering students today face a different future from that of their predecessors. As design professionals develop new approaches to sustainability in architecture, old ideas about technology and mechanical controls as the ultimate solution are flying out the window.

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    STONE GREEN

    Architects Busby Perkins+Will and KEEN Engineering, which is now part of Stantec, combined multiple green strategies within a single project to achieve Canada's first LEED Gold certification for new construction for the City of White Rock Operations Building in British Columbia.

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    More Environment

    A Systematic Approach to Sustainability — Buildings.com, 2006.1206

    LA Gives Back Water to California River — New York Times, 2006.1206

    Tree-Dwellers Still Hanging Out — Oroville Mercury-Register, 2006.1205

    Adobe Headquarters Awarded Highest Honors from USGBC — Adobe Press Release, 2006.1205

    Australia Fears Super Fires as Temperatures Soar — Reuters, 2006.1205

    Zaragoza Spain to Host World Expo in 2008 — Travel Video, 2006.1205

    Green Classroom Complete — New Builder, 2006.1205

    Make My Day — Oklahoman, 2006.1205

    Report Shows Effects of Construction Pollution — San Diego Union-Tribune, 2006.1205

    FEMA Concerned about Debris at Gentilly Landfill — The Advocate, 2006.1205

    When Questions of Science Come to a Courtroom, Truth Has Many Faces — New York Times, 2006.1205

    Los Angeles Selected to Host Greenbuild 2007 — AZoBuild.com, 2006.1205

    A Sustainable Life — Rutland Herald, 2006.1204

    Women Drive Green Building Rating System — Bay Area Business Woman, 2006.1204

    How Green Is My Company? — The Slatin Report, 2006.1204

    Tapping Sun for Water Heat — Toronto Star, 2006.1204

    Landfill: Transformed into Environmental Education Park — University of Connecticut Advance, 2006.1204

    Waiting for the Green Light — Napa Valley Register, 2006.1204

    Green 'House' — New York Post, 2006.1204

    Grass-Roofed Mall Opens, but No Grass — Vail Daily, 2006.1204

    German High-Tech Sky Sail May Cut Costs, Emissions — Cnet, 2006.1204

    The Truth about Toxics — ENN, 2006.1204

    I'm Dreaming of a Green Christmas — Baltimore Sun, 2006.1203

    Radioactive Homeland — Free New Mexican, 2006.1203

    Follow This Recipe for an Eco-Friendly Healthful Kitchen — Orlando Sentinel, 2006.1203

    London 2012: The World's First One-Planet Olympics — World Changing, 2006.1201

    Radioactive Find Prompts Survey of Area — Houston Chronicle, 2006.1201

    Building Sector Unites to Confront Global Climate Change — Architecture-India, 2006.1201

    Stealing Green — Whole Life, 2006.1201

    The 'ICEAlity' of Sustainability Natural for Some Architects — ICEA Press Release, 2006.1130

    Sustainability Champion — Green Source, 2006.1130

    Eco Buildings — Variety, 2006.1130

    Making Environmentally Friendly More Biz Friendly — Brooklyn Downtown Star, 2006.1130

    Sun Valley Gets Low Grade on Environment — Forbes, 2006.1130

    Positioning Landscape Architecture in the New Era — ASLA Speech at Landscape.cn, 2006.1130

    Justicesí First Brush with Global Warming — New York Times, 2006.1130

    USGBC Awards HOK's Organizational Leadership — Revitalization Online, 2006.1130

    California 'Green Tuners' Clamor for Plug-in Cars — Washington Post, 2006.1129

    Bamboo Leads Green Revolution — San Francisco Chronicle, 2006.1129

    Supreme Court to Take Up Global Warming — Washington Post, 2006.1129

    DOE Secretary Addresses Renewable Energy Council — DOE Transcript, 2006.1129

    USGBC Accredited as ANSI Standards Developer — U.S. Green Building Council press release, 2006.1127

    Sales Centre Takes LEED — Toronto Star, 2006.1125

    Hidden Costs of a Place in the Sun — The Times (London), 2006.1124

    China Says Pollution Worsening Amid Economic Boom — International Herald Tribune, 2006.1122

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