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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

    Cost of Achieving New Code for Sustainable Homes — eGovMonitor, 2007.0410

    Patients Get Platinum — Oregon City News, 2007.0410

    Discovery Center Receives LEED Gold Certification — Springfield Business Journal, 2007.0410

    Thin Carbon Is In: Graphene Steals Nanotubes' Allure — New York Times, 2007.0410

    Little Time to Avert Big Temperature Rise: U.N. Study — New York Times, 2007.0410

    Buildings Can Play a Key Role in Combating Climate Change — ScienceDaily, 2007.0409

    Saving the Planet Lifts Rents — News & Observer, 2007.0409

    Climate Takes Aim — Nature, 2007.0409

    Total Destruction of Forests Predicted to Cool Earth — Nature, 2007.0409

    Graduating to Green — Boston Globe, 2007.0408

    More Green Building Materials Offered — Delaware News Journal, 2007.0408

    Green Homes Ripen — Myrtle Beach Sun News, 2007.0408

    'Green' Future in Store for Glenwood Power Plant Site — The Journal-News, 2007.0408

    The Ultimate Green Gardening Guide — The Independent, 2007.0407

    Green Dream House in the City — World Changing (blog), 2007.0407

    Architect on the Edge — Daily Pilot, 2007.0407

    'Call a Brick Wall a Brick Wall' — Frontline, 2007.0407

    Architectural Idealist — San Francisco Chronicle, 2007.0407

    Get Right with the Sun — World Changing (blog), 2007.0406

    Recycle Your House! — Building Seattle Green (blog), 2007.0406

    Urban Jungle's Green Addition — Sydney Morning Herald, 2007.0406

    Army Mandates 'Green' Construction — Redstone Rocket, 2007.0406

    Green Housing Gains Ground — Miami Herald, 2007.0406

    Solar Power Breakthrough at Massey — Stuff, 2007.0405

    Portland a Leader in Sustainable Development — Revitalization Online, 2007.0405

    Niles Donates Gear to Atlanta's EcoManor "Green" House — Custom Retailer, 2007.0405

    Skyfarming — NY Magazine, 2007.0404

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

    Design Allows Significant Reduction in Potable Water Use — World Architecture News, 2007.0404

    1:1 Digital House and the Future of Green Building — World Changing (blog), 2007.0404

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

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

    Return of the Dust Bowl? — Nature, 2007.0402

    Effects of Climate Change Tallied Up — Nature, 2007.0402

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

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