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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 (featured in ArchitectureWeek No. 401).

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    MODERNIZING MODERN

    In the United States, there is a huge inventory of unused, underused, and poorly configured buildings, many of them modern-style. These buildings are a valuable resource, and until this resource has been exhausted, the pace and pattern of new building construction seen in the second half of the 20th century is a luxury that is not sustainable.

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    Starbucks to Build All New Stores LEED — EarthTechling (Blog), 2011.0421

    LEED Outtakes — Washington City Paper, 2011.0421

    Intel Manufacturing Site Earns LEED Silver — ZDNet, 2011.0421

    Chevron Mines Solar Energy at Tailings Dump — Forbes, 2011.0421

    Smog Alert in England and Wales — BBC News, 2011.0421

    Japan Bans Entry into Fukushima Evacuation Zone — BBC News, 2011.0421

    How News Corp. Cashes in on Both Sides of the Climate Fight — Media Matters, 2011.0421

    Google Invests $100 Million in Oregon Wind Farm — Triple Pundit, 2011.0421

    Green Performance Bonds: The Green-Eyed Monster of Eco-Construction — iStock Analyst, 2011.0420

    Could the California Aqueduct Turn into a Solar Farm? — New York Times, 2011.0420

    Texas Wildfires Destroy a Million Acres — BBC News, 2011.0420

    Kan to Make 20-Km No-Entry Zone Binding — Japan Times, 2011.0420

    Bicycle Sales Triple as 3/11 Haunts Tokyoites — Japan Times, 2011.0420

    A Year on, Gulf Still Grapples with BP Oil Spill — Reuters, 2011.0419

    Cracks in the City of Glass — The Globe and Mail, 2011.0419

    Robots Detect Dangerous Spike in Reactor 3 Radiation — Japan Times, 2011.0419

    Feds Grant $2.1 Billion Loan Guarantee for California Solar Farm — Forbes, 2011.0418

    10 Best Green Buildings? Architects Pick 2011 Winners — USA Today, 2011.0418

    1930's Cowshed Becomes Eco Home — Green Building Press, 2011.0418

    UK's 'Greenest' Hospital Wing under Construction at Great Ormond Street — WAN, 2011.0418

    University of Houston Receives Green Light to Deliver Solar Generators — Cypress Times, 2011.0418

    Berkeley Lighting Business Creates Winning Green Space — Berkeleyside, 2011.0418

    Nuclear Safety Chief Calls for Reform — Nature, 2011.0418

    Mercury Rising — Nature, 2011.0418

    Green Architecture Builds Momentum — PhillyBurbs, 2011.0417

    For Energy-Starved India, Japan's Crisis Raises Hard Questions — New York Times, 2011.0417

    Sustainable Landscape Is Green and Lush — Victoria Times-Colonist, 2011.0416

    Evergreen Homes: Art Stable — Mother Nature Network, 2011.0415

    Natural Gas Greenhouse Emissions Study Draws Fire — Nature, 2011.0415

    BPA, Wind Developers Argue over Looming Problem of Too Much Power from Renewables — Oregonian, 2011.0414

    When the Devil Is in the Installation Details — New York Times, 2011.0414

    Here Comes the Sun — New York Post, 2011.0413

    Ford's Top 25 Cities Paving the Way for Electric Cars — Reuters, 2011.0413

    Green Building with Structurally Insulated Panels (SIPs) Part Two — Green Building Elements, 2011.0413

    If Flying Isn't Green, Can the Airport Wait Be? — New York Times, 2011.0413

    Migratory Birds Run Afoul of Green Buildings — Chicago Tribune, 2011.0413

    Shale Gas Pollutes More Than Coal, Study Finds — Reuters, 2011.0412

    Greener on the West Side: Grand Rapids Leads — Crain's Detroit Business, 2011.0410

    One-Time Activist Dons Renewable Energy Hat — Taiwan Today, 2011.0408

    The Architect Behind UCSD's New Uber-Green Housing — San Diego Union-Tribune, 2011.0408

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