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    AIA TOP GREEN BUILDINGS 2011

    The Kubala Washatko Architects faced a real challenge: create a large yet sympathetic addition to a Frank Lloyd Wright landmark. And the First Unitarian Society of Madison, Wisconsin, wanted this new structure to be very green to boot.

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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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    LEED Platinum-Certified Natural Balance House — Mother Nature Network, 2011.0503

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    Interactive Design Sessions — EDC, 2011.0502

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    Greening the Skyline: Small Fixes Save Big Money — Time, 2011.0501

    Japan’S Prime Minister Defends Handling of Crisis — New York Times, 2011.0501

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    Berkeley’S First LEED Platinum Building Is a Living Lab — Berkeleyside, 2011.0428

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    Can Green Design Be Dumb Design? — Huffington Post, 2011.0427

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    Building the Sacred inside and Out — Huffington Post, 2011.0426

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