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    GREEN SCHOOL ECONOMICS

    When architects are asked to articulate the economic benefits of "green" buildings, they may say something like: "they may cost more in construction than conventional buildings but will more than make up the difference in the long run." This claim seems reasonable, but how do we know it's accurate?

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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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    More Environment

    Architecture Students Approach International Territory — The Campus Press, 2007.0320

    The Tilted Earth at Its 'Equal Night of Spring' — New York Times, 2007.0320

    Material Shows Weakening of Climate Reports — New York Times, 2007.0320

    Controversial Skywalk in Place over Grand Canyon — CNN, 2007.0320

    Singapore Introduces More Measures to Promote Green Buildings — People's Daily Online, 2007.0320

    Building Green -- If I Can Do It, Anyone Can — The Globe and Mail, 2007.0320

    Tinkering with Climate to Stop Warming Raises New Risks — China Post, 2007.0320

    Towards a More Sustainable Wales — New Builder, 2007.0320

    U. S. Embassy Goes Green — ABC News, 2007.0320

    British Homeowners Want New Builds to Be 'Eco-Friendly' — Easier Property, 2007.0320

    A House for an Ecologist Opens — Art Daily, 2007.0320

    House Made of Straw and Recycled Steel — Contra Costa Times, 2007.0319

    A Commitment to Combating Climate Change — Inside Bay Area, 2007.0319

    EarthTalk: Will Building Green Save Money? — Alternet, 2007.0319

    Three Times LEED at Indiana Psychiatric Hospital — Interior Design, 2007.0319

    Remodel Green Midwest — GreenOptions, 2007.0319

    30 the Bond: Sydney's Greenest Building — Inhabitat, 2007.0319

    Mobilizing Environmental Sustainability with Design Mobel — Epoch Times International, 2007.0319

    The First Certifiably Green Mansion — CNN, 2007.0319

    U.S. Sees Growth in 'Green' Architecture — Playfuls, 2007.0319

    Rising Sea Levels Threaten Indian Islands — Reuters, 2007.0319

    Young Poles Battle Government over Swampland — Scotsman Online, 2007.0319

    Big Investors Urge U.S. To Slash CO2 Emissions — Scotsman Online, 2007.0319

    WWF Says Pollution, Dams Threaten Rivers — New York Times, 2007.0319

    German Workshops Start Afresh — Nature, 2007.0319

    No Enforcement of Energy Conservation Regulations — Malta Today, 2007.0318

    Going Green Full Tilt — Herald Net, 2007.0318

    "Building Green" Is the Buzz Phrase — Houston Chronicle, 2007.0318

    Poor Man's Floating Home Turns Rio Recycling Model — Infoshop, 2007.0318

    Green Architect McDonough Finds Mainstream Acceptance — Chicago Tribune, 2007.0318

    Associations to Collaborate on 'Green' Building Code — Kitchen & Bath Design News, 2007.0317

    Green Guide to Healthcare — Express Healthcare, 2007.0317

    World's Warmest Winter? We're in It — Los Angeles Times, 2007.0317

    BP's Helios House — World Changing, 2007.0316

    Dutch Offshore Wind Project Sets Financing Precedent — Renewable Energy Access, 2007.0316

    Architect Discusses Sustainable Design for Urban Highrises — Multi-housing News, 2007.0316

    Navigating the Green Moral Maze — BD Online, 2007.0316

    Low Power Solar Air Conditioner and Heating System — Renewable Energy Access, 2007.0315

    Government, Community, and an Environmental Culture — Revitalization Online, 2007.0315

    Could Crazy Technology Save the Planet? — ABC News, 2007.0315

    It's Not Pretty Being Green — Yahoo News, 2007.0315

    Green Buildings on the Horizon — TBO, 2007.0314

    Profiles in Municipal Sustainability — World Changing (blog), 2007.0314

    White House Seeks to Cut Geothermal Research Funds — Reuters, 2007.0313

    Community Supported Energy Offers a Third Way — Renewable Energy Access, 2007.0312

    Benefits of Sustainable Design to Advance Quality Patient Care — World Architecture News, 2007.0312

    Going, Going Green — Sports Illustrated, 2007.0306

    Scientific Uncertainty and Public Policy — Geological Society of America, 2007.0300

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