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    ECOTECT

    Simulate and analyze environmental factors, such as solar, thermal, shading, and daylighting, with Autodesk® Ecotect™ conceptual building performance analysis software. Interact with your data in real time and easily interpret results to better inform decision making for more sustainable designs. Learn how with a free trial.

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    Achieve more efficient, even carbon-neutral, building designs using the powerful analysis tools in the Autodesk® Green Building Studio® web-based service. Leverage building information modeling (BIM) to explore options and gain better design insights through immediate whole-building energy, water, and carbon-emission analysis. In just minutes, learn how to design a carbon-neutral building.

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    DOCKSIDE GREEN

    Although the last two decades have seen Vancouver, Canada, grab more attention for its forest of tall, glassy condominium towers, the city's smaller western neighbor, Victoria, is making some waves of its own. The comparatively sleepy British Columbia capital, with a population of just under 80,000, is home to one of the most ambitious sustainable development projects ever undertaken in Canada.

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    Britain Says to Cut Emissions 80 Percent by 2050 — Reuters, 2008.1016

    Tesla Says It Will Lay Off Employees and Delay Its All-Electric Sedan Until 2011 — New York Times, 2008.1016

    Dockside Green — ArchitectureWeek, 2008.1015

    Fernald Preserve Visitors Center Earns LEED Platinum — Business Courier, 2008.1015

    Climate Deal to Help Overcome Financial Crisis: EU — Scientific American, 2008.1014

    Rising Temperatures May Dry Up Peat Bogs, Causing Carbon Release — New York Times, 2008.1014

    GreenPod Offers Full-Circle Home Design — Jetson Green, 2008.1013

    Energy-Efficient Home Projects Dot New Orleans — WTOP News, 2008.1013

    Denton Corker Marshall Bags RIBA Sustainability Award — Architects' Journal, 2008.1012

    Global Warming Gets U.S. Political Cold Shoulder — Canoe, 2008.1012

    Global Warming Gets U.S. Political Cold Shoulder — SiloBreaker, 2008.1012

    In Search of 'Personal' Space — Haaretz, 2008.1012

    Amazing Indoors — Boston Globe, 2008.1012

    Funds, Too, Are Mining New Energy Sources — New York Times, 2008.1012

    Alaska Pollock Fishery Near Collapse: Greenpeace — Reuters, 2008.1010

    Indian Tribes See Profit in Harnessing the Wind for Power — New York Times, 2008.1010

    Why Won't ABC Air That Clean-Energy Ad? — Christian Science Monitor, 2008.1010

    Mayne Warns Dubai Set for 'Ecological Disaster' — BD, 2008.1010

    Affordable and Still Green: Sandbag Houses by MMA Architects — Inhabitat (blog), 2008.1010

    Standing on the Brink — Nature, 2008.1009

    Ethiopia Signs Deal for Largest Wind Farm in Africa — AFP, 2008.1009

    New California Academy of Sciences Receives LEED Platinum — CAS Press Release, 2008.1009

    Farmer in Chief — New York Times, 2008.1009

    New York Home Earns LEED Certification — The Building Studio Press Release, 2008.1009

    Has Arctic Summer Sea Ice Tipped? — Nature, 2008.1009

    Pocket IPCC — Nature, 2008.1009

    Prince Charles Attacks Architects for Making Green 'Gestures' — Telegraph, 2008.1008

    'Zero Net Energy' Homes: An Experiment in Issaquah — Crosscut, 2008.1008

    Flight of the Penguins: Rescuers Return Wayward Birds Home — CNN, 2008.1008

    Federal Judge Puts Albuquerque's Green Building Code on Hold — Greener Buildings, 2008.1007

    HVAC Research Leads to Revisions in California Title 24 — Facilities Net, 2008.1007

    Contractors Rush to Become LEED Experts — Atlanta Business Chronicle, 2008.1003

    Biden, Palin, CO2 Caps, "Clean Coal" — New York Times, 2008.1003

    Regina Building Gets Nod for 'Green' Construction — Regina Leader Post, 2008.1002

    "Green Roofs" Flourish in Eco-Conscious Cities — Seattle Times, 2008.1001

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