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    ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER IN GEORGIA

    Architects designing educational centers for environmental organizations bear a special responsibility to make their medium part of the message. The new Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center (GEHC) in Buford, Georgia, designed by Lord, Aeck & Sargent, is a lesson in itself about energy and water conservation.

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    REMODELING NATURALLY

    Many people start a home remodeling project by designing an addition and selecting finish materials. But if your goal is to live in harmony with nature, you need to begin with something more basic: a personal strategy for weaving your needs together with the natural elements available at your site.

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    BUILDING POTENTIAL

    In the rolling hills just east of Austin, Texas, a small compound of experimental buildings makes up the Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems (CMPBS). Here, Pliny Fisk III, his partner Gail Vittori, and a cadre of researchers and interns explore the depths of sustainable building.

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    More Environment

    The Energy Challenge: Pioneering Green Pays Off — EDC, 2007.0301

    Making Your Second Home Green — New York Times, 2007.0228

    Big Green Buyout — Nature, 2007.0227

    Light Fantastic — Guardian Unlimited, 2007.0227

    Sustainable Design at U.S. Green Building Council — Daily Commcercial News and Construction Record, 2007.0227

    Building Sector Sets Green Goals — BBC News, 2007.0227

    A Welcome Plan for Bold -- Not Big -- Housing — San Francisco Chronicle, 2007.0227

    Multiple Listing Service for 'Green' Home Buyers — Earth Advantage press release, 2007.0227

    EU Faces New Fights over the Environment — New York Times, 2007.0227

    Prototype 'Zero Carbon' Home to Become 'Commercial Reality' — 24Dash, 2007.0227

    GBI Shares Climate Change Calculator with Green Community — EDC, 2007.0227

    Zero-Carbon Home Is Cost-Effective — Scotsman Online, 2007.0227

    Tax Breaks for Energy Efficiency Don't Yield Big Green — Springfield News-Leader, 2007.0226

    Sustainable Buildings in Wales — AZoBuild, 2007.0226

    Look inside UTD's Newest Building — UTD Mercury, 2007.0226

    Assessment of PVC-Related Materials Credit for LEED — U.S. Green Building Council press release, 2007.0226

    Hot for Green Investing — GlobalTV, 2007.0226

    Scientists Kick Off Huge Polar Research Plan — Nature, 2007.0226

    Scientists Wary of Lake Superior Warming — Houston Chronicle, 2007.0226

    Cardboard Tents: A Triumph of Green Entrepreneurship — Independent Digital, 2007.0226

    Global Warming Worries to Boost Renewables — Washington Post, 2007.0225

    Pointing the Way to Green Future — Sacramento Bee, 2007.0225

    Home, Green Home — Hartford Courant, 2007.0225

    Britain's First Custom-Built Green Estate — Independent Digital, 2007.0225

    One with the Earth — Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, 2007.0224

    Conference Spotlights Successful Conservation Strategies — University of Florida News, 2007.0223

    Capturing Carbon with Enzymes — MIT Technology Review, 2007.0222

    The New Kitchen Is Done. So Why Can't I Be Happy? — New York Times, 2007.0222

    Develop 'Ecophobia'? — Toronto Sun, 2007.0222

    Green Office Building Goes Back to the Future — DJC, 2007.0222

    Wal-Mart Renews Green Pledge at S.F. Forum — Examiner, 2007.0222

    A Platinum LEED Rating -- How We Did It — DJC, 2007.0222

    Making Prague a Little Greener — Prague Post, 2007.0221

    Legislation Aims at Brighter Future for Solar Power — Frederick News Post, 2007.0219

    Living in a State of Exponential Delusion — BusinessDay, 2007.0207

    Hawaii's Chief Island Attends to Its Growing Pains — Architect Online, 2007.0201

    American Meteorological Society on Climate Change — American Meteorological Society press release, 2007.0201

    Subsidizing Climate Change — GreenBiz.com, 2007.0200

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