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    ENVIRONMENT THIS WEEK

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    MAKING BUILDINGS GOOD

    The days of making the business case for sustainable design, or even explaining what LEED means and why it is important, have passed. Today's green building challenges have moved to more complicated areas of policy — permitting and politics — and the motivating sense of competition to be "the greenest."

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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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    More Environment

    For Wind Turbines Trucks, Trains Pose Hazard — New York Times, 2009.0731

    All-Electric Commercial Vehicles: Now Available in the U.S. — TriplePundit, 2009.0730

    Chile's Fighting Climate Change Is a Role Model for the (Developing) World — Matter Network, 2009.0730

    Efficiency Drive Could Cut Energy Use 23% by 2020, Study Finds — New York Times, 2009.0730

    Universities Turn to Kindle - Sometimes to Save Paper — New York Times, 2009.0730

    Evaluating Obama's Pledge for Energy Innovation — New York Times, 2009.0730

    Californians' Global Warming Fervor Cools — New York Times, 2009.0730

    New Jersey Plans Doubling of Solar Power — New York Times, 2009.0730

    The Wisdom of Crowds — Nature, 2009.0730

    White Roofs Catch on as Energy Cost Cutters — New York Times, 2009.0730

    The Nation's First Platinum LEED-Certified Supermarket Opens in Maine — TriplePundit, 2009.0729

    McKinsey Report Cites $1.2 Trillion in Potential Savings from Energy Efficiency — New York Times, 2009.0729

    A Plan to Cut Carbon Emissions from Deforestation — New York Times, 2009.0729

    Financing Model for Home Renewables Spreads — New York Times, 2009.0729

    Success Stories in Energy Efficiency — New York Times, 2009.0729

    Deforestation Emissions on the Rise — Nature, 2009.0729

    Jellyfish Help Mix the World's Oceans — Nature, 2009.0729

    Buildings Where Energy Is 'Free' — Reuters, 2009.0728

    It’S Rainwater to the Rescue If Fire Sprinkler Is Needed at ‘Green’ Lee’S Summit Middle School — Kansas City Star, 2009.0728

    Nissan Offers Sneak Peek at Electric Car — New York Times, 2009.0728

    Oregon Eases Ethanol Requirements — New York Times, 2009.0728

    U.S. Can Cut Half Its Carbon Emissions from Transportation by 2050, Report Says — New York Times, 2009.0728

    A Quest for Batteries to Alter the Energy Equation — New York Times, 2009.0728

    Uranium Contamination Haunts Navajo Country — New York Times, 2009.0727

    New Study Backs UN Panel on Ocean Rise — Associated Foreign Press, 2009.0726

    Why We Need the Climate Bill's Building Code — Reuters, 2009.0726

    Making Buildings Good — ArchitectureWeek, 2009.0722

    A New Branch of Architecture: Grow Your Own Building — Tree Hugger, 2009.0722

    Setting the Pace to Create the Greenest Building Ever — Centre Daily Times, 2009.0722

    Is the Sun Missing Its Spots? — New York Times, 2009.0721

    Demand on the Rise for Green Buildings — Miami Herald, 2009.0719

    New Geothermal Heat Extraction Process to Deliver Clean Power Generation — PNNL Press Release, 2009.0718

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