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    GETTING GREEN PRODUCTS RIGHT

    Green project requirements can be found just about anywhere in the contract documents. This is also true for green building product requirements that are an important part of any green building project.

    Just like green project requirements, green building product requirements can be included in the contract documents either explicitly or implicitly.

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    APPALACHIAN SUNCATCHER

    Nestled into a hillside near Asheville, North Carolina, the Blue Ridge Parkway Destination Center is projected to use 75 percent less energy than a comparable conventionally designed facility.

    Trombe walls, a planted roof, bioswales, daylighting, a high-efficiency mechanical energy-recovery system, and other "green" features add up to make this National Park Service facility a contender for LEED Gold certification.

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    CLIMATE ACTION NOW

    In ArchitectureWeek No. 377, in Tackling Climate Change, we took a reality check on the level of challenge embodied in established targets for reducing emissions of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide.

    Then in ArchitectureWeek No. 378, on April 30, 2008, we announced a new call to action for architecture firms across the United States and around the world.

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    More Environment

    Autodesk Acquires Ecotect and Green Building Studio — EarthTimes, 2008.0626

    Moves Aim for Greener Rooftops in NYC, Nationwide — Commercial Property News, 2008.0625

    Wayne Hemingway Speaks at Wolseley's Sustainable Opening — Building Merchants Journal, 2008.0625

    the Think City: In Norway, They're Building Your First Electric Car — Los Angeles Times, 2008.0625

    Carbon Trust Aims to End 'Greenwash' by Launching Company Standard — Guardian Unlimited, 2008.0624

    Casinos Going Green to Save Energy, Money — AP, 2008.0624

    Beijing Embraces Brave New World of Buildings — CNN, 2008.0624

    Follow the Silt — New York Times, 2008.0624

    Home Depot Offers Recycling for Compact Fluorescent Bulbs — New York Times, 2008.0624

    McCain Gambling on Offshore Drilling — Los Angeles Times, 2008.0624

    'Vancouverism' Celebrated in Trafalgar Square — CTV, 2008.0624

    a 20th Century Cliff House — Mother Earth News, 2008.0624

    Rich and Green in Moscow: Russian Eco-Design — International Herald Tribune, 2008.0624

    Green Building Centre Aims to Show How to Do It — New Builder, 2008.0623

    Years Later, Climatologist Renews His Call for Action — New York Times, 2008.0623

    Eco-Town Plans Attacked over Public Transport Links — Guardian Unlimited, 2008.0623

    German Town Forces Homes to Fix Solar Tiles — Guardian Unlimited, 2008.0623

    Protecting Earth as Part of Faith — Daily Herald, 2008.0622

    The New Trophy Home, Small and Ecological — New York Times, 2008.0622

    Green Skins — The Australian, 2008.0621

    Green Energy Push Planned for UK — BBC News, 2008.0621

    Shetland's Hydrogen Technology Pioneers — Telegraph, 2008.0621

    Naturally, It's Alila — The Nation, 2008.0620

    A House That Sustains — Express Estates (India), 2008.0620

    The Smaller the Better, Automakers Are Finding — New York Times, 2008.0620

    KøBenhavn Cool - Socially Sustainable Danish Architecture — Building (UK), 2008.0620

    Changing Skyline: Center Should Be Growing Far More Green — Philladelphia Inquirer, 2008.0620

    New Government Report Details Impacts of Extreme Weather on the U.S. — ABC News, 2008.0619

    Cleaning Up on Carbon — Nature, 2008.0619

    Judge Gives a Victory to Tree Sitters in Berkeley Oaks — New York Times, 2008.0619

    Future Homes Plan for Ravenscraig — BBC News, 2008.0618

    It’S the Home of Your Dreams — Disney Press Release, 2008.0616

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