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    POSTCARD FROM FRANKFURT

    Dear ArchitectureWeek,

    The Passivhaus standard for energy efficiency isn't just for houses. This we learned in Germany recently, on a fascinating tour of green building and design there, organized by the Ecologic Institute environmental think tank with funding from the German government.

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    HEADING FOR NET-ZERO

    Some projects come along at pivotal moments. Such was the case for the Rose House in Portland, Oregon, a compact home that served as a laboratory for energy-efficient residential design in 2004, and ended up setting the bar as the first house in the state designed to achieve zero net energy use.

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    What 'Green' House? Standards of Sustainability — What House, 2010.0506

    Sunny Side of Solar Awnings — Oregon Daily Emerald, 2010.0506

    US Embassy in Beijing Showcases Energy Efficient Design — Inhabitat (blog), 2010.0506

    Gardens That Grow on Walls — New York Times, 2010.0506

    Wind Power in the Water? — Chicago Reader, 2010.0506

    Stanley Greenberg: Architecture under Construction — Dexigner, 2010.0505

    Aqua: Sustainable + Low-Cost Home Prototype from Brazil — Tree Hugger (Blog), 2010.0505

    BP Says One Oil Leak of Three Is Shut Off — New York Times, 2010.0505

    Greenhouse-Gas Numbers Up in the Air — Nature, 2010.0505

    Green Jobs Slowly Ticking Upward — New York Times, 2010.0504

    Banking on Fuel-Sweating Flora — New York Times, 2010.0504

    Sunlight with Cooling Factor — ScienceDaily, 2010.0503

    For Tire Recyclers, a Holy Grail — New York Times, 2010.0503

    Houston's Green Building Pioneer: Defying Reliant Energy — Culture Map Houston, 2010.0502

    Plundering of Greenery — Daily Star, 2010.0501

    Good Neighborhoods Trump Green Tech — Washington Post, 2010.0430

    Eco-Friendly Buildings Are Cost-Effective — Las Vegas Sun, 2010.0430

    Doors Open on Australia's First Zero-Emission Home — CSIRO Press Release, 2010.0429

    Postcard from Frankfurt — ArchitectureWeek, 2010.0428

    I Wish AIA Didn't Define 'Green' so Narrowly — Opinion at NRDC, 2010.0428

    Cherished Parks Closing in Arizona — New York Times, 2010.0428

    Quiet Progress on Senate Climate Bill — New York Times, 2010.0428

    Oil Spill Endangers Fragile Marshland — Nature, 2010.0428

    E.P.A. Makes Its Case on Climate Change — New York Times, 2010.0427

    Tinkering to Avert Disaster — New York Times, 2010.0427

    Climate Bill Delayed -- Again -- as Sen. Graham Drops Support — Campus Progress, 2010.0427

    Questions Fly over Ash-Cloud Models — Nature, 2010.0427

    Rebuilding a Sustainable Haiti — Earth 911, 2010.0426

    Who Will Build the First Offshore Wind Farm in North America? — New York Times, 2010.0426

    Venice's Green Cube — Los Angeles Times, 2010.0424

    New State-by-State Wind Power Data Helps Build a Green Grid — Green Economy Post, 2010.0422

    Engineers Say Eco-Friendly Buildings Should "Talk" to Each to Other. — Medill, 2010.0422

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