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    PELLI'S PLATINUM VISIONAIRE

    At first glance, the glossy new 35-story condominium tower slicing into the lower Manhattan skyline doesn't stand out as a beacon of sustainable design. Its sleek form — an extruded curving wedge accented with red terra cotta bands — looks more Ferrari than Prius. And the structure's granite base and travertine lobby walls are elements not usually associated with green building.

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    GREEN STIMULUS MULTIPLICATION

    What if there were a way for states, cities, and counties to leverage each dollar of federal stimulus money they spend to generate $14 of private spending, create 14 times the number of jobs, reimburse the federal government $3, and get a dollar back to boot?

    And what if that economic solution could also help us tackle climate change by constructively attacking building-related carbon emissions?

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    In the Andes, a Toxic Site Also Provides a Livelihood — New York Times, 2009.0625

    Roadmap for Reducing Emissions Unveiled — New York Times, 2009.0625

    Builders Use LEED Technology to Make Urban Architecture Eco-Friendly — India Infoline, 2009.0625

    Deep in Bedrock, Clean Energy and Quake Fears — New York Times, 2009.0624

    Energy Bill Unfinished, but Vote Nears — New York Times, 2009.0624

    How Much Cap-and-Trade Bill Would Cost Families — New York Times, 2009.0624

    Special Innovation Zone: Imagination without Regulation — World Changing (blog), 2009.0624

    Sears Tower to Undergo $350 Million Green Remodel — Associated Press, 2009.0624

    Buildings and the Climate Bill — ArchitectureWeek, 2009.0624

    Touring the Ultimate 'Green' House — CNet News, 2009.0623

    Reworking and Rebuilding Our Economy through Sustainable Design — Kalamazoo Gazette, 2009.0623

    Raytheon Tests Carbon Sequestration — New York Times, 2009.0623

    Obama Urges Passage of Climate Bill — New York Times, 2009.0623

    Ford, Nissan and Tesla Awarded $8 Billion — New York Times, 2009.0623

    Houston Biodiesel Plant for Sale — New York Times, 2009.0623

    House Democrats Reach Deal on Climate Change Bill — Reuters, 2009.0623

    Himalayan Glacier Studies Commence — BBC News, 2009.0623

    Copenhagen Climate Change Treaty Backed by 'Hopenhagen' Campaign — Guardian Unlimited, 2009.0623

    President of Mexico Urges Action on Emissions — New York Times, 2009.0622

    First 'Green' KFC/Taco Bell Is Now LEED Certified — Los Angeles Business, 2009.0622

    Industry Group Says Solar to Become Cost-Competitive in Italy Next Year — New York Times, 2009.0622

    Seattle's HyBrid Architecture Unveils Its 'Cargotecture' Buildings — Oregonian, 2009.0622

    Sally Wilson on the USGBC Headquarters, LEED Fine Print, and Negotiating a Green Lease — Metropolis, 2009.0622

    California Architect Thinks about White Roofs — Green Building Elements, 2009.0621

    Some Flexibility in Building Mandates — Desert Sun, 2009.0621

    Oceans Rising Faster Than UN Forecast, Scientists Say — Bloomberg, 2009.0618

    Twisting Ivory Observation Tower for Dubai — Inhabitat (blog), 2009.0617

    Architect Shooting for Green — The Advocate, 2009.0617

    Papago Gateway Center Achieves LEED Gold Certification — EV Living, 2009.0615

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