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    BIG RIPPLES

    Magic in architecture often occurs when the client presents the architect with clear criteria and formidable challenges and when, rather than engineer around obstacles, the designer embraces the challenges as opportunities to enrich the project.

    Such was the case with the Heifer International Center, in Little Rock, Arkansas, designed by Polk Stanley Rowland Curzon Porter Architects. The result is a building that meets the client's needs with stellar design and an anticipated LEED-Gold rating.

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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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    More Environment

    1000 Words: A Manifesto for Sustainability in Design — Core77, 2007.0404

    Skyfarming — NY Magazine, 2007.0404

    Reports from Four Fronts in the War on Warming — New York Times, 2007.0403

    'Green' Solutions for Qatar's Energy City Development — AME Info, 2007.0403

    Architecture: Green and Greener — World Changing (blog), 2007.0403

    NREL Ranks Leading Utility Green Power Programs — National Renewable Energy Laboratory press release, 2007.0403

    Australia Tells EU to Do More on Emissions — Reuters, 2007.0403

    Humans 'Not to Blame' for Climate Change — Sydney Morning Herald, 2007.0403

    The Push for Energy Efficiency — Professional Roofing, 2007.0402

    U.S. Supreme Court Gives Boost for Power Plant Cleanup — International Herald Tribune, 2007.0402

    Planet Saving Permission — The Sun, 2007.0402

    Go 'Green' in Construction — Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, 2007.0402

    Green Plan for Pacifica Housing — San Jose Mercury News, 2007.0402

    Race for a Green Car — Nature, 2007.0402

    Green Plan for Pacifica Housing — San Jose Mercury News, 2007.0402

    Warmer Waters Could Spin the Earth Faster — Nature, 2007.0401

    Green Is the New Black — Boston Herald, 2007.0401

    Understanding, Evaluating Carbon-Offset Programs — Biloxi Sun-Herald, 2007.0401

    'Sustainability,' 'Green' Becoming Key Words in Architectural Design — Des Moines Business Record, 2007.0331

    Dramatic Facade Change Planned for Office Tower — Indianapolis Business Journal, 2007.0331

    OHSU Center First Medical Facility to Win LEED Platinum Award — AIArchitect, 2007.0330

    Beijing's Water Thirst Causes Neighbour Problems — Guardian Unlimited, 2007.0330

    Plan for Big Offshore Wind Farm Passes Hurdle — Reuters, 2007.0330

    'Species Are Going to Be Lost' — Philadelphia Inquirer, 2007.0330

    New York Announces Green Schools Guide and Rating System — E-releases, 2007.0329

    Government Official Faulted for Science Meddling — San Diego Union-Tribune, 2007.0329

    U.N.: Green Buildings Could Slow Global Warming — C|Net, 2007.0329

    Buildings Can Play a Key Role in Combating Climate Change — Sustainable Construction and Building Initiative press release, 2007.0329

    ... And the Greenie Goes To? — EDC, 2007.0329

    One in 10 at Risk from Rising Seas, Storms — Scientific American, 2007.0328

    From Michigan, a Clean-Running Museum — New York Times, 2007.0328

    Malaysia to Make Rainwater Collection Mandatory for Big Roofs — International Herald Tribune, 2007.0328

    On the Track of Carbon Dioxide — Nature, 2007.0328

    Green Buildings Combat Climate Change, Encourage Innovation — Cleanlink News, 2007.0327

    San Francisco Supervisors Ban Plastic Shopping Bags — San Jose Mercury News, 2007.0327

    Beyond the Green House, an Eco-Garden — Bainbridge Island Review, 2007.0327

    Smart-Growth Outline Covers 100 Years — Palm Beach Post, 2007.0326

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