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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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    Who’S Backing Gingrich’S ‘Drill Here’ Push? — New York Times, 2008.0717

    Country, the City Version: Farms in the Sky Gain New Interest — New York Times, 2008.0715

    Country, the City Version: Farms in the Sky Gain New Interest — New York Times, 2008.0715

    Sustainable Construction Goes to School — Reed Construction Data, 2008.0715

    Prefab Takes Manhattan — World Changing (blog), 2008.0715

    When Building Green Harms the Environment — Forbes, 2008.0715

    Green Architecture's New Goal: Affordable but Stylish Sustainability — Environmental Leader, 2008.0714

    Schwarzenegger: Bush Administration's Global-Warming Action Bogus — redOrbit, 2008.0714

    The Language of Going Green — LiveScience, 2008.0714

    Follow the LEEDer — Metropolis, 2008.0714

    New Urban Complex for Dubailand — Inhabitat (blog), 2008.0714

    County Green Buildings Programs Grow by Almost Fivefold — Greener Buildings, 2008.0714

    Australian Ecovillage Receives Sustainability Awards — Infolink, 2008.0714

    GE Gives Turboprops a Whirl — BusinessWeek, 2008.0714

    In Search of Better (and Greener) Building Blocks — New York Times, 2008.0713

    'Green' Latrine, Very Keen — Chicago Tribune, 2008.0713

    So, Just How Green Will the Eco-Towns Be? — Guardian Unlimited, 2008.0713

    Modular Houses Barge In — Martha's Vineyard Magazine, 2008.0712

    Green Architecture's New Goal: Stylish Sustainability — Christian Science Monitor, 2008.0711

    US Court Slaps Down Pollution Law — Nature, 2008.0711

    LEED: Credits, Cuts, and Converts — Rapid Growth Media, 2008.0710

    Organic Dyes Help Harvest Sunlight — Nature, 2008.0710

    World Ports Tackle Greenhouse Gas Emissions — AFP, 2008.0709

    HABITAT 2020: Future Smart Living Architecture — Inhabitat (blog), 2008.0709

    LCD Chemical Found to Have 17,000 Times the Climate Impact of CO2. — Triple Pundit, 2008.0708

    Cheney's Office Sought to Change Climate Testimony — New York Times, 2008.0708

    Green with Architecture — Fordham, 2008.0701

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