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    GREENBUILD REPORT 2009

    "Almost 40 percent of the global warming pollution in our country comes from old, inefficient, leaky buildings that don't have to be that way."

    So said former Vice President Al Gore as he opened Greenbuild 2009.

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    PEOPLE AND PLACES

    KPF in New York, New York — SmithGroup in Phoenix, Arizona — Alt Breeding Schwarz in Annapolis, Maryland — Rafael Viñoly, Daniel Libeskind, Rockwell Group, and KPF, with Gensler in Las Vegas, Nevada — Peter Bohlin, Pugh + Scarpa, and Michael Graves in Washington, D.C., USA...

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    CHICAGO AIA AWARDS 2009

    A utility plant stands in glass at the edge of the University of Chicago campus, the geometric tangle of its technical systems revealed inside the radiused crystalline form.

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    NEW ENGLAND AIA AWARDS

    The rectangular volume of Kroon Hall by Michael Hopkins wears one great roof, pitched up to a broadly curving ridgeline. This new home for Yale University's School of Forestry & Environmental Studies in New Haven, Connecticut, achieves both a welcoming form and a high level of sustainable design.

    Designed by Hopkins Architects of London, with Centerbrook Architects and Planners as executive architect, Kroon Hall is expected to earn a Platinum LEED certification.

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    HIGH TENSION OVER BIG TIMBER

    Late in 2007, storm-driven rains in southwestern Washington sent floodwater, mud, and tons of logging debris crashing into homes and farmland downstream of the Chehalis River. Numerous landslides destroyed wide swaths of mountain habitat, caused hundreds of millions of dollars in property damage, and downed an estimated 140,000 truckloads of timber — much of it on land owned by the Weyerhaeuser Company, the state's largest private timberland owner.

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