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    BANK OF AMERICA TOWER — ONE BRYANT PARK, NEW YORK

    In the heart of Manhattan, across from the expansive Bryant Park at 42nd Street and Avenue of the Americas, is a landmark new skyscraper — a triple landmark, based on its sustainable and energy-saving design, its crystalline form, and its sheer size.

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    SUSTAINABLE SITE SELECTION FOR SCHOOLS

    In the case of a new school, the first job for the working group is selecting a site. All the decisions that go into making a sustainable campus or building follow. Location defines the impacts of development both to the site itself and to surrounding neighborhoods, transportation, habitat, and hydrology.

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    WHAT GOES INTO GREEN?

    The American Institute of Architects has announced its top ten green projects for 2010. Sponsored by AIA's Committee on the Environment, and published in ArchitectureWeek No. 472, the award winners are each worthy of citation for excellence in internal design, in most cases reducing their environmental impacts significantly below those of similarly located but conventional buildings while also serving as teaching exemplars. So far, so good.

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    One Bryant Park, New York — , 2010.0707

    Envision's Solar PV Building in a Box — Green Tech Solar, 2010.0707

    A Housing Project in Victoria That Embraces Nature — New York Times, 2010.0707

    Chicago Neighborhood to Get Green Parking Garage — Government Technology, 2010.0706

    Can an All-Glass Office Building Really Be Considered Green? — TreeHugger (Blog), 2010.0706

    Dutch Review Backs U.N. Climate Change Report — USA Today, 2010.0706

    The Parking Lot as "Solar Grove" — New York Times, 2010.0706

    A Blow to Home Retrofits — New York Times, 2010.0706

    For a Premier Lab, a Zero-Energy Showcase — New York Times, 2010.0706

    How Sustainable Are Green Mansions? — Construction Digital, 2010.0705

    Southface Provides Online Tour of Atlanta Eco Demonstration Center — Citybizlist Atlanta, 2010.0705

    Dutch Agency Admits Mistake in Climate Report — New York Times, 2010.0705

    LEED Certification Neglects Health of Residents — Tainted Green, 2010.0704

    China Fears Consumer Impact on Global Warming — New York Times, 2010.0704

    EPA Issues Greenhouse Gas Reporting Requirements — ENN, 2010.0702

    Kyoto May Push Factories to Pollute More: U.N. Report — Reuters, 2010.0702

    Houston Rockets' Stadium Wins LEED Certification — Matter Network, 2010.0702

    NOAA Models Long-Term Oil Threat to Gulf and East Coast Shoreline — New York Times, 2010.0702

    Virginia Students' Solar Home Is the Star of European Contest — Sunpluggers.com, 2010.0702

    2010 Passivhaus Winner Showcases Energy-Efficient Style — EarthTechling, 2010.0701

    Vivian and Seymour Milstein Family Heart Center Received LEED Gold Certification — A to Z Build, 2010.0701

    Five Keys to Sustainable Lab Design — Laboratory Equipment, 2010.0701

    Passive Aggressive — Independent (Lafayette), 2010.0630

    Obama Presses for Price on Carbon in Energy Bill — New York Times, 2010.0629

    Europe's Enduring Coal Subsidies — New York Times, 2010.0628

    Is a New Reactor Rust-Prone? — New York Times, 2010.0628

    Bill Clinton on the Spill — New York Times, 2010.0628

    A 4300 SF House in the Suburbs Is Not a "Statement of Sustainability" — Treehugger.com, 2010.0628

    Dwelle Dwelle.Ings Tiny Prefab Homes — tinyhouseblog.com, 2010.0628

    Turning Waste Wood into Gas-Fueled Energy — Tyee, 2010.0625

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