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    CHRISTMAN BUILDING

    For the new Christman Company headquarters in downtown Lansing, Michigan, SmithGroup set out to design modern, high-end offices within a historic building. What resulted, somewhat surprisingly, was a sustainable exemplar.

    Christman, a Lansing-based construction company, had purchased a 1928 building listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and set a modest goal for sustainable renovation: basic certification under LEED for Core & Shell.

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    MAYA LIN - UNCHOP A TREE

    As we wait and listen around the world to hear what new increment of our collective fate will emerge from the final days of the Copenhagen climate conference, this new video piece by Maya Lin, itself an increment of her "What is Missing?" environmental memorial project, speaks deeply on the disaster of ongoing deforestation.

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    More Environment

    San Rafael Council Passes Green-Building Reform — Marin Independent-Journal, 2010.0120

    Homeowners Wasting Money on 'Eco-Bling' Which Makes Little Difference to the Environment — Daily Mail, 2010.0120

    Studio 804 Residence in Kansas City Earns LEED Platinum Status — Infozine, 2010.0120

    Green Firms Balk at Coalition's Lobbying Effort — San Francisco Chronicle, 2010.0118

    Ski Property Faces Meltdown as Global Warming Chills the Market — Guardian Unlimited, 2010.0117

    City's Green Groundbreakers — Philadelphia Inquirer, 2010.0117

    Radon in Homes an Invisible Danger — ENN, 2010.0116

    Giant Trellises Will Be Grown on 18-Story Federal Office Building in Portland, Ore. — Los Angeles Times, 2010.0115

    Zinc Bromide: Mass Energy Storage for the Masses? — Green Energy News, 2010.0114

    For Architects This Decade, Building Efficiency Will Replace Grandiosity — Washington Post, 2010.0114

    Investors Urge Governments to Take Immediate Action on Climate Change — Guardian Unlimited, 2010.0114

    White House Will Press Ahead with Climate Bill, U.S. Negotiator Tells Investors — New York Times, 2010.0114

    Settlement Reached in Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Lawsuit — Sive, Paget & Riesel PC (Blog), 2010.0114

    A Super Sweet Green Building Project in Brooklyn — Mother Nature Network, 2010.0114

    LivingHomes Announces National Availability of Ray Kappe’S Green Prefabs — Inhabitat (blog), 2010.0114

    Sustainable and Affordable Housing — Press and Journal, 2010.0114

    Norfolk Council House Has Green Refit — Green Building Press, 2010.0113

    California Panel Considers Money from Climate Rules — New York Times, 2010.0113

    Major Antarctic Glacier Is 'Past Its Tipping Point' — New Scientist, 2010.0113

    California Announces First Statewide Green Building Standards Code — State of California Press Release, 2010.0112

    Which Green Products Work? Architect Says Yes to Marmoleum, No to Cork — USA Today, 2010.0112

    The Year Sustainable Design Became Simply Design — Tree Hugger (Blog), 2010.0112

    Architect's Urban Living Guide Doesn't Include Cars — Miami Herald, 2010.0112

    Not All Ski Slopes Are Environmentally Equal, Study Concludes — New York Times, 2010.0112

    International Experts Featured in Manila Symposium on Green Architecture — Inquirer, 2010.0111

    Teaching Green, Beyond Recycling — New York Times, 2010.0111

    Environmental Groups Try to Block Parts of California's Green Building Code — Los Angeles Times, 2010.0111

    World Warming to Greener Train Travel — CNN, 2010.0111

    You Can Thank Arthur Rosenfeld for Energy Savings — Los Angeles Times, 2010.0111

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