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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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    DOCKSIDE GREEN

    Although the last two decades have seen Vancouver, Canada, grab more attention for its elegant forest of tall, slender, glassy condominium towers, the city's smaller 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 undertaken in Canada.

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    Dockside Green — ArchitectureWeek, 2008.1015

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

    Scientists Solve Climate Science Puzzle — UPI, 2008.1014

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    USGBC Pushes LEED 2009 One Step Closer to Implementation — Facilities Net, 2008.1014

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