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    DOCKSIDE GREEN: PHASE TWO

    The second phase of the Dockside Green project in Victoria, British Columbia, recently received a high-scoring LEED Platinum certification from the Canada Green Building Council. Known as Balance, this part of the development comprises 171 residential units in two adjacent towers. It earned a LEED score of 63 points out of a possible 70, matching the score of Dockside Green's first phase, Synergy (previously featured in ArchitectureWeek No. 401).

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    CLIMATE LETTER TO CONGRESS

    We think this public letter, signed by 18 prominent climate scientists, coordinated by the Project on Climate Science, gives a succinct and accurate view of the current situation, addressed to our national legislators.

    Meanwhile, the "Better Buildings Initiative" announced by the White House on February 3, 2011, is an important climate- and architecture-related package moving forward administratively, even as Congress fiddles. —Editors

    To the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate:

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    Groucho Marxist Bill McKibben Takes on Glenn Beck — Climate Progress, 2011.0228

    Not a Carbon Copy of the U.S. — Los Angeles Times, 2011.0228

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    Top Ten Highlights of Cleantech in Mexico — Clean Techies, 2011.0228

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    Regulation Lax as Gas Wells’ Tainted Water Hits Rivers — New York Times, 2011.0227

    China Vows to Cut Energy, Carbon Intensity by 2015 — Reuters, 2011.0227

    'Net Zero' House to Be Built in Maryland Should Produce as Much Energy as It Uses — Washington Post, 2011.0225

    Can Geoengineering Save the World from Global Warming? — Scientific American, 2011.0225

    A Study Shows All Coral Reefs May Be Gone by 2050 — Salon, 2011.0225

    Lafayette Park Recreation Center Opening Ceremony — Southern California Public Radio, 2011.0225

    Procter & Gamble Pledges to Pursue LEED Certification for All New Sites — Procter & Gamble Press Release, 2011.0225

    NZ Quake Sends 30 Million Tons of Ice Loose from Glacier — Reuters, 2011.0225

    No Date yet for Deepwater Gulf Permits: Officials — Reuters, 2011.0225

    A Tipping Point for Oil Prices — New York Times, 2011.0225

    Perkins + Will Celebrates Certification of 100th USGBC-LEED Building — Construction Digital, 2011.0224

    New England Beaches Erosion — ENN, 2011.0224

    DEP Environmental Stewardship Program Grows to More Than 500 Participants — ENN, 2011.0224

    Solar Energy Faces Tests on Greenness — New York Times, 2011.0224

    Dirty Air Triggers More Heart Attacks Than Cocaine — Reuters, 2011.0224

    Using Solar Power to Extract Oil — New York Times, 2011.0224

    Cleaning the Air Would Limit Short-Term Climate Warming — Power-Gen Worldwide, 2011.0223

    Scott's Antarctic Creatures May Give Climate Clue — Reuters, 2011.0222

    Cleaning for LEED Buildings — Mother Nature Network, 2011.0222

    New Multi Family Homes Receive LEED Platinum in San Francisco — Property Magazine, 2011.0222

    LEED Volume Program Celebrates Its 500th Certified Pilot Project — Green Building Pro, 2011.0222

    Investing in Greener Economy Could Spur Growth — Reuters, 2011.0221

    An Illustrated Guide to the Latest Climate Science - Update — Climate Progress, 2011.0217

    Horticulture Center at Morris Arboretum Receives LEED Platinum Designation — Penn Current, 2011.0217

    Passive Houses Aggressively Reduce Energy — USA Today, 2011.0217

    Suburban 'Green' — Wall Street Journal, 2011.0214

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